Nutritional Guidance and Information
A good balanced / nutritious diet is important for healthy living, rehabilitation and good performance in sport and exercise.
Fulcrum Sports Therapy can offer you dietary advice, personal exercise and diet programmes, dietary supplements and sports specific training diets, in association with Pro-Balance Health.
Love your labels
Food labels can seem a bit boring, but they are the best way of checking what you're eating as they can tell you what's hidden inside the food. Once you know what how to use them, you'll soon be able to make healthier choices when you're shopping.
Be calorie smart
Counting calories doesn't have to mean you're on a diet! They are a really handy way of helping you choose balanced meals each day, and not eating more than your body needs.
The eatwell plate is a brilliant idea - it helps you eat a balanced diet by showing you how much of what type of food to eat at each meal. Simple!
Share packaged foods
Many foods and drinks are packaged for two adults sharing, so if you’re eating by yourself avoid temptation and save some for later. Don’t give a whole one to a child - let them share a bag of crisps, or save some.
Eat a little slower
It takes time for our brains to register we’re full, so try to eat more slowly. If you’re eating with friends or family try pacing yourself to the slowest eater.
Focus on your food
Eating distractedly, such as in front of the TV, means we eat more without noticing or even enjoying it. Swap the TV for the table.
Aim to feel satisfied, not stuffed
Try eating just one plate of food and don’t go back for seconds.
Super start your day
Don’t be tempted to skip breakfast, even if you’re trying to lose weight. If you have a healthy breakfast in the morning you’re less likely to want to snack before lunch.
Mix and match
If you know you’ll be having a proper dinner later, keep an eye on the calories by having a lighter lunch. Spot the difference
Swap a big dinner plate for a smaller one and you’ll have a smaller portion. It will also look as if you have more food on your plate too.
Max your pocket, not your drink!
Extra-large whole milk lattes or cappuccinos may seem like value for money, but they also contain more calories. Try swapping for a regular size coffee made with lower fat milk – less calories (and it’ll save you money).
Top Tips courtesy of nhs.uk/changeforlife