Dieting and weight management

Aim for a healthy lifestyle by making positive choices and take control of your health. Look at all areas of wellbeing and don’t just focus on weight. Feel good about yourself for making small changes—these can lead to big improvements.

A good way to achieve and maintain a healthy weight is to make small changes in your daily routine that will lead to a healthier lifestyle. Being overweight or obese increases the risk of high blood pressure, muscle, bone and respiratory disorders and chronic disease including type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke and some cancers, and reduces life expectancy. Being underweight also carries health risks.

The Australian Dietary Guidelines advise that to achieve and maintain a healthy weight, Australians need to be physically active and choose amounts of nutritious food and drinks to meet their energy needs.

If you are overweight, it can be hard to lose weight and keep the weight off. Weight loss diets rarely work in the long term. In particular, weight loss diets that restrict the recommended intake of foods from any of the 5 food groups can be dangerous, especially for children and teenagers whose nutritional needs are high due to growth.

Happier. Healthier. can help you make lifestyle changes that improve your health and fitness.

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