Healthy eating isn't that tough. It's all about eating balanced portions and a wide variety. You don't have to change everything at once. Just keep making small changes over time.
- Eat a wide variety of healthy foods
- Balance the number of calories you eat with your activity level
- Choose foods rich in whole grains, vegetables, fruits and fat-free/low-fat milk products
- Eat lean meats (such as poultry and fish) and beans for protein
- Limit your intake of saturated fats, trans-fats and cholesterol
- Limit your intake of salt
- Cut down on added sugars - that includes regular soft drinks which are high in calories
- Keep to sensible amounts of alcohol
- Have a proper breakfast every morning to stimulate your metabolism
- Space your eating throughout the day
- Don't skip meals
Try picking a few small changes that are important to you. Pick ones you feel confident that you can achieve and focus on those.
As you make these changes a part of the normal way you eat, you'll find that you're ready to take on something new.
Don't expect to be perfect - it's nearly impossible to eat right all of the time. It's okay to have a treat every now and then as long you stay motivated and on track most of the time.