What does a healthy weight mean to you?
Carrying too much weight, especially around your waist, puts you at a higher risk of lifestyle-related conditions, such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
What other things could losing weight help you achieve?
-A greater chance of conceiving
-More time with the kids
-Catch your breath
-No more yo yo dieting
It’s never too late to start! Losing just 5-10 per cent of your starting weight, or dropping a few centimetres from your waist, will reduce the risk of disease and helps you feel healthy in the long term.
Australia’s Healthy Weight Week gives you the tools to kick-start healthy eating habits that start in your own kitchen.
Try our 7 day meal plan and download the Everyday Healthy II: Seasonal Fresh and Tasty Cookbook to get started!
Just remember when it comes to healthy eating and cooking at home be PREPARED!
Plan your meals in advance – (meal planner)
Read information panels – (learn how)
Eat Breakfast! (click here for easy ideas)
Portion your plate ½ vegetables, ¼ protein, ¼ carbohydrate
Alternatives – try using healthy substitutes
Recipes! Learn a new one every month to keep it interesting (Download cookbook)
Encourage the kids to get involved