How to be a healthy weight

Top tips

The key to losing weight is to eat healthy food and take more exercise.

Of course, everyone is different, and some things work better for some people than others. But, by following a few golden rules, you’ll be on the right track to achieving your goal.

  1. Don’t go on faddy diets, they just don’t work and are hard to sustain.
  2. Watch your portion size. If you pile food onto your plate you’re more likely to eat it all, so opt for smaller portions instead.
  3. Avoid drinking too much alcohol as it’s packed with calories.
  4. Swap high-calorie snacks for more nutritious options such as fruit.
  5. Ditch sugary drinks for water.
  6. Be a role model for your family and lead by example.
  7. Choose a realistic goal weight to work towards.
  8. Weigh yourself once a week or keep a record of your waist measurement so that you can monitor your weight loss. Aim for a healthy weight loss of 1-2 pounds a week.
  9. Don’t skip meals - eat three times a day, including breakfast.
  10. Planning food and drink in advance helps you to keep tabs on your calorie and nutritional intake.