Healthy eating doesn’t mean we have to stop enjoying the foods we enjoy and live on fat free meat, vegetables and fruit. More importantly, it is about feeling great, keeping as healthy as possible and learning some basic nutrition facts that you can easily build into your lifestyle.
Healthy eating does require some thought and planning, but once you get the basics it’s easy to rethink eating in a way which works for you.
Tips for Healthy Eating
Following these six tips will help start you off!
- Watch your portion size
- Watch the fats you eat
- Go for 2 fruit and 5 veg
- Cut back on Sugar
- Choose healthy snacks
- Cut back on salt.
Healthy eating begins with learning how to eat smart - it’s not just what you eat, but how you eat. Good food choices can reduce your risk of illnesses such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes as well as provide protection against depression.
Also, learning the habits of healthy eating can improve your health by boosting your energy, sharpening your memory and stabilizing your mood. Expand your range of healthy food choices and learn how to plan ahead to create healthy meals you enjoy.
Have a look at the websites below for advice on healthy eating:
- My Healthy Balance - a free, online healthy lifestyle program
- Diabetes WA - dedicated to improving the lives of those at risk of, living with or affected by diabetes
- Get on Track - a free online team-based challenge designed to help you increase your daily physical activity and fruit and vegetable intake
- LiveLighter: a program developed to encourage Australian adults to lead healthier lifestyles - to make changes to what they eat and drink, and to be more active.