You may have heard the saying, ‘fail to plan, plan to fail’
This is so true when you are trying to stay on the healthy route to weight loss. By planning and preparing your meals in advance, you’ll be able to stay on track and you’ll stop being so tempted to reach for the sugary snacks.
Getting your “5 a day” can really help!
By eating plenty of fresh vegetables and fruit, which are full of fibre, you’ll feel fuller for longer. Try adding a handful of berries and slices of banana to your breakfast: adding onions and mushrooms to bolognaise sauce or lasagne or adding and handful of frozen peas and sweetcorn to a shepherds pie can easily increase your vegetable intake with little or no effort.
Look out for the traffic light system on food packaging.
Nutrition labels can help you choose the right products and keep a check on the amount of foods you're eating that are high in fat, salt and added sugars. By comparing these labels when out shopping, you can easily make better choices and still enjoy your favourite foods.