Category: Healthy Eating Guidelines

Living A Healthy Lifestlye

These healthy eating guidelines can improve your overall well-being and lower your risk of disease. The healthy eating tips below are really a common sense approach to food choices and can be adopted simply by changing your attitude to eating.

Tips For Healthy Eating & Living

  • Eat a healthy breakfast to begin the day, and eat regularly throughout the day
  • Variety is the spice of life. One of the best healthy eating guidelines.
  • Do not overeat. Learn portion control, and maintain your daily kilojoule /calorie intake within recommended allowances. Stop eating when you are full.
  • Choose filling foods that satiate your hunger, and at the same time keep your calorie intake under control
  • Choose healthy cooking methods such as stir-frying, baking, steaming and grilling rather than deep frying or boiling food. Use non-stick cookware and limit oil use to a light spray.

Lifestyle Changes

  • Gradually change your eating habits. Make a small change each day rather than radical changes that cannot be maintained
  • Get enough physical exercise as this is the key to permanent weight control. Include aerobic exercise such as walking, as well as anaerobic exercise such as strength training in your fitness program.
  • Get enough sleep. Inadequate sleep can result in higher stress levels and increased risk of heart disease
  • Balance your time between work, family and friends, and allow time out for yourself. People with strong relationships are generally happier.
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