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Maintaining a balanced diet

What you need to know

  • Men need around 2,500 calories a day and women need around 2,000 calories a day
  • Eat at least 5 portions of fruit and vegetables every day, home-made soups, juices or smoothies are a quick and easy way to get some of your 5 a day
  • Don’t skip breakfast! You’re more likely to snack and eat more later in the day
  • Include whole-grain foods like brown rice, rye bread and whole-grain cereal with each meal as they’ll keep you fuller for longer
  • Choose skinless chicken, oily fish and beans which are lower in saturated fat and cholesterol than red meat.

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