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Eating well

lose weight, get in shape and feel better

Hounslow’s One You service is here to help you make simple changes that can double your chances of enjoying a healthier life for longer.   

Our health advisors can offer you personalised recommendations on how to start the fight back to a healthier you. This includes advice on how to eat well and keep your weight under control.  

Becoming overweight or obese increases your risk of getting type 2 diabetes, heart disease and some cancers. 

Hounslow’s health advisors can help you plan how to improve what you eat.  Just register for our free 1-to-1 support and get access to a variety of free local services in the borough of Hounslow.

One You offers lots of great advice on how to eat better.  Just visit www.nhs.uk/oneyou

Find out some healthy meal recipes from Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust's dietitians here!

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Top food tips

5-a-day 

Fruit and vegetables are part of a balanced diet and can help us stay healthy. It’s recommended that we eat at least five portions of different types of fruit and veg a day. 

Fat

Check the labels when you shop and swap high fat foods for ones that are lower in saturated fat.

Sugar

Cut down by watching out for sugar when you shop and making smart sugar swaps 

Salt 

Shop for low-salt or reduced-salt foods, and watch out for salt by checking the labels on everyday items. 

Click here to watch NHS Choice's film on eating well with a South Asian diet

Eating well on a South Asian diet 

People from South Asian communities, especially men, tend to be more at risk of heart disease than the wider population. If you eat a South Asian diet, remember to watch your portion size, and the amount of fat and sugar you eat to help you keep a healthy weight. 

This video on the NHS Choices website contains tips on how you can eat healthily and still enjoy eating South Asian food.

Tools to help you eat well

Download the free Easy Meals app for over a hundred delicious and simple meal ideas to get you eating foods that are healthier for you. 

You can still enjoy the foods you love, by making some small changes and food swaps to help you cut back. Switching from dairy products that are full fat and high in sugar to ones that are low fat and have less sugar can really help. You find more sensible advice like this on the NHS One You website. 

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