Nutrition News & Views

Smart Weight Management and Dieting

Keeping at your most comfortable weight means focusing on a healthy lifestyle, combining healthy foods with plenty of regular exercise.

The best way to gobtain all the nutrients you need is to eat a variety of foods from these five groups every day:

  • Plenty of vegetables, including different types and colours, and legumes/beans
  • Fruit
  • Whole grains such as breads, cereals, rice, pasta, noodles, polenta, couscous, oats, quinoa and barley
  • Lean meats and poultry, fish, eggs, tofu, nuts and seeds, and legumes/beans
  • Milk, yoghurt, cheese and/or their alternatives, mostly reduced fat
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Limit foods containing saturated fat, added sugars, added salt and alcohol.

Are some of the common beliefs about dieting and weight loss true, or only half-truths?
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A dietitian and nutritionist in Orange NSW, Natalia Knezivic provides practical and achievable advice for common nutrition problems.