Disability – managing overweight and obesity | Better Health Channel

“Healthy diet suggestions for people who want to lose weight

It’s a good idea to see a dietitian for advice on how to achieve a slow, healthy weight loss. Some suggestions include:

Eat a healthy, balanced diet – breads, cereals, vegetables and fruits should make up the bulk of your diet. Meats and low fat dairy foods should be eaten in smaller portions.

Restrict high fat and high sugar foods for ‘special occasions’ – these include fried foods, pastries, cakes, crisps, chocolate, soft drink and lollies.

Increase fibre – high fibre foods offer a sensation of fullness and satisfaction without the kilojoules. Aim for around 30g of fibre each day.

Don’t overeat – excess kilojoules lead to an increase in weight. It is best to eat foods that are lower in fat and sugar and to avoid eating when you are not hungry.

Read labels – packaged foods include nutrition information on their labels. Make a habit of reading these labels when shopping and choose foods that are lower in fat and sugar.

Exercise regularly – any type of regular exercise program will boost your metabolism and help burn kilojoules.”

via Disability – managing overweight and obesity | Better Health Channel.

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