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Eating well and being the right weight for your height can make a significant difference to your health and, contrary to what a lot of people think, is not expensive and is certainly not dull! Before you start your slimming programme find out what is the right weight for your height and build, then plan your weight loss accordingly.  For example, should you need to lose 10 kg, you may decide that you want to achieve this goal over 8 months. This means you need to aim at a weight loss of about 1,25kg per month.


Eating Well & Being the Right Weight For Your Height

 

Eating well and being the right weight for your height can make a significant difference to your health and, contrary to what a lot of people think, is not expensive and is certainly not dull! Before you start your slimming programme find out what is the right weight for your height and build, then plan your weight loss accordingly.  For example, should you need to lose 10 kg, you may decide that you want to achieve this goal over 8 months. This means you need to aim at a weight loss of about 1,25kg per month.

Be realistic, a weight loss of about 2 kg per month is the average healthy weight loss most people can achieve fairly easily. Research has shown that losing 10% of your present weight is a good goal to start with, and decreases your risk for a heart attack, stroke, cancer and diabetes appreciably.

To determine what your ideal or correct weight should be, go to the section on the body mass index under the Usage tab.

There is a huge variety of food from which to choose, after all, eating is one of the pleasures of life. For good health and variety, foods should be chosen from each of the five food groups set out below, to make up your three meals every day – breakfast, lunch and supper. This ensures that all the nutrients, which the body needs to function properly, are provided.

 

Use the diet plate for serving all the main meals of the day – even if you eat a packed lunch on the run. This will help you get the balance of foods right at every meal.



 
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