5 ACTIVITIES TO SUPPORT YOUR NUTRITIONAL HEALTH

For a healthier diet, try to eat more of these foods: vegetables, fruits, whole grains, lean proteins, and some low-fat dairy products.

Nutritional Support Activity #1


Enjoy your food but eat less. Take time to fully enjoy what you are eating. This is called mindful eating. Eating quickly or not
paying attention to what you eat, known as mindless eating, can lead to eating too many calories.

Nutritional Support Activity #2


Try to eat more of these foods: vegetables, fruits, whole grains, lean proteins, and some low-fat dairy products.
Try to make these the basis for your meals and snacks rather than meats and other high-fat and non-nutritive foods.

Nutritional Support Activity #3


Cut back on less healthy foods. These are foods high in saturated and solid (trans) fats and added sugars and salt,
such as cookies, ice cream, candy, sweetened drinks, and fatty meats like bacon and hot dogs. These foods generally provide a
lot of calories and minimal, if any, nutritional benefit. Have these as occasional treats but not every day.

Nutritional Support Activity #4


Reduce your sodium (salt intake). Cut down on packaged and processed foods. If you are buying these items, use the
Nutrition Facts label to choose lower sodium versions of foods. Choose healthier options when you eat out. Choose the yoghurt dessert,
instead of the chocolate cake, choose the grilled fish instead of the fried fish.

Nutritional Support Activity #5


Sip on water all day. Drink more water and other unsweetened beverages, instead of sugary and other high-calorie drinks.
Soda, sweetened juice, energy and sports drinks are a major source of added sugar and calories in many diets.