Healthy eating and drinking tips

Fresh fruit tastes good and is great for a healthy diet.

Try these tips to make your diet healthier:

  • Use a spread like low fat mayonnaise or hummus instead of margarine or butter on sandwiches
  • Listen to your body – only eat when you’re hungry and stop eating when you’re full
  • Decrease your portion sizes – use a smaller dinner plate or serve a slightly smaller amount than you usually do
  • Eat slowly and wait 20 minutes before deciding if you need another helping – it takes this long for your brain to tell your stomach it’s satisfied
  • Don’t skip meals, especially breakfast – you will only eat more later
  • Use low fat cooking methods – grilling, steaming, poaching or baking. Use a non-stick frypan or a spray of oil when pan frying

Try these tips to make your drinking habits healthier:

  • Drink at least 2 litres of water each day
  • Thirst can disguise itself as hunger, so make sure you drink enough water
  • Watch your intake of soft drink, cordial and juice – these are high in sugar and energy. Replace with water, diet drinks or diluted juice or cordial
  • Limit alcohol intake