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several factors that influence our weight. It is important to have a controlled
energy intake with increased activity as well as managing the types of foods
that you consume, quantity and the timing of meals.
your diet by monitoring your portion sizes. Try eat more lean meats like fish
or chicken. Eat less red meat and eat more vegetarian meals. Having vegetarian
meals will save you money as beans, chickpeas and lentils are cheaper than
beef, pork or lamb. Bulk up your meals with lots of vegetables. Eat less junk
food or take-aways and eat more homemade unprocessed foods. Drink less sugar
sweetened drinks and eat less high sugar foods.
be more active by walking around your block daily for as long as you can
manage. Slowly push yourself to walk faster or for a longer distance. Another
thing you can do is put on music at home and dance to 5 of your favourite
songs. Take the stairs in buildings and not the lifts.
advice would be to consult with a dietitian for an individualized eating plan
where he or she will calculate your energy intake that you will need to achieve
the results you want. A dietitian will guide you through your specific
challenges and lifestyle needs to ensure sustainable weight loss. To find a
registered dietitian near you visit the Association for Dietetics in South Africa’s
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