Create better habits

It can be really difficult to eat more healthily, but a few small swaps can make a big difference to your diet. Try to eat as well as you can, but don’t worry if there are days when this isn’t possible. Instead, try to create better habits and make sure your cupboards are stocked with healthy food to help you make good choices. This will make healthy eating a long-term, sustainable goal and eating healthily will soon become part of your everyday routine.

Set yourself small, achievable goals to help you reach your target. For example, don’t try to cut out chocolate, takeaways, alcohol, fizzy drinks and pies all at once. Take it slowly and reduce each one at a pace that works for you.

When snacking, try to avoid things like biscuits, chocolate and crisps. Instead opt for fruits and vegetables, nuts or unsalted popcorn. These can be paired with healthy accompaniments such as homemade humous or flaxseeds to boost flavors and textures.

Always eat a balanced breakfast to set you up for the day. This will keep you feeling full, so you won’t be tempted to snack throughout the morning.
It can be difficult to do this alone, so why not ask a friend or family member to join you on your journey to healthy eating? Having someone to talk to and get support from can be really helpful.

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