The choices we make about how we live can have a significant effect on our health. A healthy, nutritious diet can benefit individuals in many ways.
When it comes to a healthy diet, balance is the key to getting it right. This means eating a wide variety of foods in the right proportions, and consuming the right amount of food and drink to achieve and maintain a healthy body weight. The ‘Eatwell Plate’ highlights the different types of food that make up our diet, and shows the proportions we should eat them in to have a well-balanced and healthy diet.
More information about healthy eating is available here:
- Weight loss and exercise services for over 18s in Hull
- Weight loss and exercise services for children in Hull
- Change 4 Life
- Healthy eating on a budget
- A balanced diet
- Healthy Lifestyles Hull
- 5 a day
- Healthy eating for vegetarians and vegans
- Healthy recipes
- Say no to salt
- Lower your cholesterol
Commercial slimming clubs, such as Weight Watchers and Slimming World are also widely available across the city and can offer support in weight loss and maintaining a healthy weight. Contact these directly to discuss your options.
Remember: if you have a long term health condition or have a BMI of 30 or above, it may be important that you consult with your GP before undertaking a new diet. If you fall into this category and you’re worried about your weight speak with your GP.