Aim to lose small amounts of weight steadily, and consistently, over a long period of time.

Check your labels. It is worth noting the following rules of thumb when checking food packaging

It’s not the bread or the potatoes that are “fattening”, it’s the spread / oil you use on them that bumps up the calories! Cut back on butter, margarine and other spreads, or choose low-fat alternatives.

Set activity goals and reward yourself once you have achieved them

Reduce the amount of fat in your diet by grilling instead of frying. If you have to fry, use a spray oil (instead of a pouring oil or a solid fat like lard, margarine or butter).

In this area, you’ ll find 35 quick tips for making healthy living even easier. To view these helpful healthy eating and physical activity tips, click on the topic areas on the left menu.

Here you'll find out about healthy eating and physical activity, and how small changes can lead to big benefits. A poor diet and inactivity can lead to health problems, but by taking on board our healthy eating advice and physical activity tips you'll soon see yourself on the way to a healthier lifestyle.

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