Don’t skip breakfast. Breakfast gives you the energy you need to face the day along with some of the vitamins and minerals needed for good health.

Reduce your fat intake:

  • Choose lean cuts of meat and trim off any visible fat;
  • Choose low fat, polyunsaturated spread instead of butter;
  • Measure oil for cooking with tablespoons rather than pouring it straight from a container;
  • Grill, bake, poach or steam rather than frying and roasting; and
  • Choose lower fat versions of dairy foods whenever you can.

Aim to have five pieces of fruit and vegetables every day:

  • Try fruit sliced over cereal for breakfast;
  • Snack on fruit mid-morning or mid-afternoon;
  • Put some extra vegetables, beans or lentils in your casseroles and stews (and less meat);
  • Stock up on frozen vegetables for easy cooking; or
  • Remember – a third of your lunch and your dinner plate should be vegetables or salad.

For advice or support contact the Healthy Lifestyles Team Opens in a new window on 0300 456 1006.