Weight Management

Weight Management

Our nutritional needs change with different life stages. To be fit and healthy, it is important to take into account the extra demands placed on your body by these changes. 

To meet your body’s regular nutritional needs, you should consume:

a wide variety of nutritious foods

water on a daily basis

enough kilojoules for energy, with carbohydrates as the preferred source

essential fatty acids from foods such as oily fish, nuts, avocado

adequate protein for cell maintenance and repair

fat-soluble and water-soluble vitamins

essential minerals such as iron, calcium and zinc

foods containing plant-derived phytochemicals, which may protect against heart disease, diabetes, some cancers, arthritis and osteoporosis.

A varied diet that concentrates on fruits, vegetables, wholegrains, legumes, dairy foods and lean meats can meet these basic requirements.