Following a healthy and nutritious diet can be easier than you think, even if you are on a budget. It is worth knowing what to include in your diet - and in what proportions - to make a healthy plate of food. Eating well also helps in the fight against other disease including Type 2 diabetes and cancer.
Eating well means eating the right amount of calories for how active your lifestyle is. Many of us eat too much and don’t burn off the amount that we do with activity. To maintain a healthy body weight, men should eat around 2,500 calories a day and women need around 2,000 calories a day. The BMI calculator will let you know if you are a healthy weight and offer you practical advice depending on your result.
Sometimes it can be difficult to know how many calories are in your food, but NHS.UK website has done the hard work for you! You can use their online calorie checker to check the amount of calories in lots of different food and drinks.