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Healthy Eating

Eating a healthy, balanced diet provides nutrients to your body. These nutrients give you energy and keep your heart beating, your brain active, and your muscles working.

Get the balance right with ShapeUp4Life

The ShapeUp4Life plan comes with unlimited access to our free recipes and snack ideas. Developed by nutritionists and dieticians these healthy foods contain a balanced mix of nutrients helping you to eat well and enjoy your meals.

ShapeUp4Life sessions include:

  • Snack swaps

    The ShapeUp4Life plan allows you to enjoy snacks and lose weight

  • Portion Size

    Learn how to eat the right portion size for you and still feel full

  • Crack the code on food labels

    You’ll never shop the same way again

  • Alcohol and takeaway swaps

    Continue to eat out and socialise with ShapeUp4Life

  • Cut the fat

    Learn about healthy and unhealthy fats

  • Sugar

    Our nutritionists help you cut down on sugar, look and feel great

  • Unlimited access to our free recipes, meal mixer and snacks

Why should I eat healthily?

Eating a healthy, balanced diet provides nutrients to your body. These nutrients give you energy and keep your heart beating, your brain active, and your muscles working.

Eating well is essential for good health and wellbeing, and contributes to reducing the risk of conditions including heart disease, stroke, some cancers, diabetes and osteoporosis.

Eat well by …

  • Eating lots of fruit and vegetables

    Remember to try and have at least 5 portions of fruits and vegetables a day. Whether it is dried, tinned, frozen or a fruit juice, they all count! A portion is roughly a handful, for more exact measurements check out our ‘5 A Day leaflet’ for the correct portion size!

  • Have some dairy foods

    Try to choose lower fat versions where possible for example, semi skimmed milk, low fat yoghurts, lower fat cheeses such as Edam or cottage cheese.

  • Have plenty of starchy foods such as wholegrain bread, pasta, rice

    A good tip is to plan your meals around starchy foods. Aim to include 1 food from this group in each meal.

  • Go easy on your intake of foods containing fat and sugar

    Our resource ‘Saturated fat made simple’ explains how to reduce your fat intake with simple tips for cutting down.

  • Eat some protein rich foods such as meat, fish, eggs and beans.

    Go lean – remove the skin from chicken and the excess fat from meat. Remember to try to include two portions of fish a week one of which should be oily.

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