"I need some advice on how to eat well and manage my weight."
Taking care to stay hydrated and eating a well balanced and healthy diet can help you to:
The government has produced a handy poster to help us know how to eat well. The Eatwell Guide shows how much of each different type of food we should eat to make sure we get the energy and nutrients our bodies need.
It covers these 5 food groups:
You can find out more about the Eatwell Guide on the NHS website.
Alternatively, you can download the Eatwell Guide poster on the GOV.UK website.
Healthy eating does not have to cost more. With a bit of planning you can improve your diet and pop a few extra pennies in the savings jar too.
Here are our top tips:
Create a weekly meal plan - doing so makes you far less likely to reach for a quicker, easier, junk food option at meal times.
Write a shopping list - this helps you plan healthy meals.
Go shopping after you have eaten - we tend to buy food we don't need when we are hungry.
Avoid the junk food aisles - in most supermarkets you’ll find the fresh foods like fruits, vegetables, dairy, meat and fish are usually located around the edges of the shop - skipping the centre aisles can make a big difference to your trolley.
Check nutrition labels - make sure what you're buying isn't too high in sugars or salt. Learn more about nutrition labels on the NHS website.
You can find more tips on how to eat well for less on the NHS website.