5 small changes to try in 2017

Swap refined carbohydrates for wholemeal versions – not just bread but wraps, pitta breads and noodles. Wholemeal versions are higher in fibre which makes us feel fuller for longer.

Try to make every meal balanced – ¼ protein, ¼ starchy carbohydrate (preferably wholegrain) and ½ vegetables/salad

Swap processed meats for lean meats – swap sausages for lean chicken. Lean versions are typically lower in fat.

Swap sugary carbonated drinks for no-added sugar diluting juice or just water. We often mistake hunger for thirst – always take a drink first!

Breakfast – try and eat something for breakfast! Healthy breakfast ideas include porridge with fruit, wholemeal toast with peanut butter or avocado.

Please see my piece on Gemma Taggart’s blog about keeping the balance in new years resolutions! Coming soon!

For more information…

NHS Choices – Eatwell Guide

CASH – Food Switch App 

 

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