What should I do to lose weight?
Successful weight management requires a life long commitment to a healthy lifestyle, which is focused on eating healthy foods and keeping physically active in a way that is both sustainable and enjoyable.
Try the following:
- Choose a variety of foods including plenty of breads, cereals, fruit and vegetables; moderate amounts of low fat dairy foods and lean meats or alternatives; and small amounts of unsaturated fats and oils.
- ‘Hunger’ is the best guide – eat when you feel hungry and stop when you are full.
- Some foods should be eaten occasionally rather than everyday. These include many takeaway foods (especially those that are deep fried)
- Aim for at least 60 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity on most days of the week.