Healthier Diets - Tips for Lasting Success

Healthier Diets - Tips for Lasting Success

  1. Try keeping a food diary to track your dietary habits and to identify barriers to healthy eating. Make positive changes which will help you follow a healthy and balanced diet and lifestyle. Remember to be realistic, with gradual but effective changes being key to long-term success.
  2. Follow healthy eating guidelines – familiarise yourself with the food pyramid and other reliable sources of information from qualified professionals.
  3. If trying to lose weight, beware of fad diets which tend to be extreme and unbalanced. A healthy, balanced diet and a physically active lifestyle is the recommended approach for effective weight management.
  4. Be it diet or exercise - planning, organisation and preparation can help ensure the healthy option is also the easy and convenient option.
  5. Support and encouragement from family and friends can be a key ingredient when it comes to diet and lifestyle changes. This does not have to be a lonely journey. You may even inspire others!