susieoneill

Thinking salad but craving pizza? Trust ex-Olympic swimmer and mum-of-two Susie O’Neill to motivate us to start eating healthy and ditch the junk food for good.

1. Fabulous fruit
The more brightly coloured your fruit is, the more full to the brim it is with antioxidants. Fruit is the perfect dessert option any night of the week!

2. The rule of fat
Trying to cut down the fats in your meal? As a rule when using fats and oils in your cooking, stick to one teaspoon of fat/oil per person that the meal will feed.

3. No more skipping breakfast!
Research shows that skipping breakfast is bad for our waistlines. Studies show that people who eat breakfast are generally a lighter weight, and find it easier to keep weight off. So tuck into a healthy brekkie of porridge, wholegrain toast, or cereal (with reduced fat milk).

4. Hunger = over-eating
Going hungry for too long can lead to over-eating. Take the edge off your appetite with a handful of unsalted nuts or some wholegrain crackers with salsa or low-fat hummus dips.

5. Portion control is your friend
How much you eat is really important when you’re trying to balance your energy in with your energy out. Keep portion sizes reasonable planning how many servings a meal will make and putting leftovers in the fridge for lunch.

Visit Together Counts for more tips from Susie as well as healthy meal ideas.

What are some of your favourite healthy summer recipes?