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.