When it comes to losing weight and getting healthy, it is the healthy choices you make every day that truly make a difference. Remember, small steps can make a big difference.
Here’s our top five:
Choose smaller portions and less kilojoules
If you eat more than your body needs, the extra kilojoules may end up as extra weight. Snack less and choose healthy snacks like fruit and vegetables or low fat yoghurt. Begin your day with a healthy breakfast to help you feel fuller throughout the day or use a smaller dinner plate to ensure you are eating a smaller portion size.
Eat more fruit and veg
The ultimate fast food; fruit and vegetables are packed with all the nutrients your body needs to help you feel great, keep your weight down and fight disease. Add extra vegetables to your meals, carry around as snacks or add salad to your sandwiches to increase your intake.
Make water your drink
Water is free and contains zero kilojoules. Make water your drink of choice and always keep a bottle with you, you can even add flavour with mint or lemon. Keep soft drinks for special occasions only and choose low sugar versions.
Be active every day
Being active doesn’t just mean big workouts. Get moving by walking to work or the shops, taking stairs instead of lifts, walk and chat with friends or make ‘family time’, ‘family active time’.
Sit less and move more
So much of our lives are spent sitting. Find ways to add movement to your downtime or move from your desk. Move during ad breaks, stand up on public transport, leave your desk for lunch, talk to colleagues in person rather than by email, or set movement alerts in your diary.
Join one of our free healthy programs
Take your first small step towards a healthier normal and join a free healthy program.
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