What should I do to lose weight?

Successful weight management comes down to a life-long commitment to a healthy lifestyle, which combines eating healthy foods and keeping physically active.

Try the following:

  • Choose a variety of foods including plenty of breads, cereals, fruit and vegetables; moderate amounts of low fat dairy foods and lean meats or alternatives; and small amounts of healthy fats and oils
  • ‘Hunger’ is the best guide – eat when you feel hungry and stop when you are full
  • Some foods should be eaten occasionally rather than everyday. These include many takeaway foods (especially those that are deep fried)
  • Aim for at least 60 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity on most days of the week.
An Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) can provide professional dietary advice on weight management, which is tailored to your individual needs.