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Planning for Healthy Eating

May 26, 2020

Healthy eating is about making realistic changes. It is not about punishing yourself. Take one step at a time and soon you will be on your way to changing your eating habits for life.

*  Eat plenty starchy foods such as bread, rice, pasta, potatoes and breakfast cereals.
*  Aim to eat five portions of fruit and vegetables per day.
*  Eat fish twice a week and include oil-rich fish such as herring, mackerel, sardines, tuna.
*  Eat less fatty and sugary foods.
*  Reduce the amount of salt in cooking and at the table.
*  Use semi-skimmed or skimmed milk.
*  Choose reduced fat spreads, low fat cheeses and low fat yogurts.
*  Shop when you are not hungry – make a list.
*  Empty your cupboards of high fat, sugar and salt foods such as biscuits, cakes, crisps and pastries.
*  Read food labels – checking the fat content.

Remember to check with your doctor at Belize Medical Associates for a healthy eating plan that suits you.