Healthy Weight Week: Great Advice From The Dieticians' Association Of Australia

Healthy Weight Week: Great Advice From The Dieticians’ Association Of Australia

Healthy Weight Week Australia 2014

From the 17th until the 23rd of the month the country is observing Healthy Weight Week. Weight gain is one of the risk factors in developing cardiovascular diseases so it is important to watch your weight—and it all starts with the food we eat and drink.

Foods and drinks that are high in carbohydrates and calories not only contribute to weight gain but tend to be tooth unfriendly as well. Sweets, energy drinks, soft drinks and fruit juices have high sugar content and/or have a high acidity level.

Which drinks contain the most kilojoules and which are the ones that are weight- and tooth-friendly? This infographic by the Dietitians Association of Australia is a fantastic quick reference.

Need some great ideas for eating more fruits and vegetables? This page has lots of suggestions for increasing your intake of these ‘Super Foods’.

People who regularly eat breakfast are more likely to be of normal weight compared to non-breakfast eaters.

Too busy to eat breakfast? Here are some tips for making breakfast possible on-the-run.