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 Easy Tips for ‘Eating Your Way to Wellness:

Fad diets are out! Sustainable, healthy eating is truly the best way to achieve your goal of vitality and Wellness for the longterm. It is easy to eat well and be healthy following these key steps of the Wellness eating plan:

1. Include protein-rich foods in each meal or snack, including fish, poultry, lean meats, eggs, dairy, tofu, and tempeh. Remember fresh is best.

2. Enjoy a minimum of three cups of fresh vegetables per day to help increase long-termhealth and vitality. Aim to have a rainbow on your plate to ensure good antioxidant intake and seasonal variety.

3. Enjoy a minimum of two pieces or one cup of fruit per day.

4. Starchy carbohydrates should be kept at a minimum, with one to two small serves each day. These include cereals, pasta, bread and rice. Where possible choose low glycaemic index options such as wholegrain varieties.

5. Include nuts, seeds and healthy oils daily. Enjoy up to two tablespoons of healthy oils such as olive oil, macadamia oil or flaxseed oil, and ¼ cup or a small handful of nuts and seeds preferably soaked. Nuts and seeds can also provide protein and other nutrients, such as selenium from Brazil nuts.

6. Ensure you are well hydrated. Enjoy at least eight glasses or two litres of pure water per day.( 33mls per kg of body weight) Use natural flavourings such as fresh lemon, lime, mint or watermelon instead of opting for soft drinks. Reduce caffeinated beverages to one to two per day, and minimise alcohol intake.

7. It can be a challenge to maintain a perfect diet 100% of the time. Allow yourself a freedom meal once a week. This will keep your life-long Wellness program achievable, realistic and enjoyable.

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