1. Do not skip breakfast
Skipping breakfast will not help you lose weight. You could miss out on essential nutrients and
you may end up snacking more throughout the day because you feel hungry.
Check out healthy breakfast recipes.
2. Eat regular meals
Eating at regular times during the day helps burn calories at a faster rate. It also reduces the
temptation to snack on foods high in fat and sugar.
Find out more about eating healthy.
3. Eat plenty of fruit and veg
Fruit and veg are low in calories and fat, and high in fiber – 3 essential ingredients for
successful weight loss. They also contain plenty of vitamins and minerals.
4. Get more active
Being active is key to losing weight and keeping it off. As well as providing lots of health
benefits, exercise can help burn off the excess calories you cannot lose through diet alone.
Find an activity you enjoy and are able to fit into your routine.
5. Drink plenty of water
People sometimes confuse thirst with hunger. You can end up consuming extra calories when a
glass of water is really what you need.
Read more about drinking water as part of a healthy diet.
6. Eat high fiber foods
Foods containing lots of fiber can help keep you feeling full, which is perfect for losing weight.
Fiber is only found in food from plants, such as fruit and veg, oats, whole grain bread, brown
rice and pasta, and beans, peas and lentils.
7. Read food labels
Knowing how to read food labels can help you choose healthier options. Use the calorie
information to work out how a particular food fits into your daily calorie allowance on the weight
Find out more about reading food labels.
8. Use a smaller plate
Using smaller plates can help you eat smaller portions. By using smaller plates and bowls, you
may be able to gradually get used to eating smaller portions without going hungry. It takes about
20 minutes for the stomach to tell the brain it’s full, so eat slowly and stop eating before you feel
9. Do not ban foods
Do not ban any foods from your weight loss plan, especially the ones you like. Banning foods
will only make you crave them more. There’s no reason you cannot enjoy the occasional treat
as long as you stay within.
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