What is The Key to Healthy Eating?
Adopting a healthy eating pattern will help you feel less hungry, choose nutritious foods and manage your weight for life.
So say goodbye to skipping meals, leaving long gaps between eating and choosing foods that don’t give your body the nutrients it needs.
What does a healthy eating pattern look like?
It’s made up of one or more of the following behaviours:
- Regular meals at roughly the same time each day
- Healthy snacks to fill the gaps between meals
- Eating a healthy mix of foods
- Making meals an occasion at home
- Eating healthy portion sizes
- Not eating on the go too much
- Eating foods that keep you fuller for longer
Start seeing a pattern
If you join us on the Momenta Programme we will help you develop a healthy eating pattern by exploring:
- Eating regular meals
- Filling the gap with healthy snacks
- Eating breakfast
- Managing portion sizes
Skipping meals and allowing yourself to get too hungry can make you overeat at your next meal or choose unhealthy snacks in between.
Do you have a healthy eating pattern?
The best way to find out is by keeping a food diary. It’ll help you see what, when and how you eat now so that you know what you need to change. Scientific research has shown that people who monitor what they eat are more likely to achieve and maintain a healthy weight.
We also understand that keeping a food diary can be challenging. After all, there’s a difference between knowing something will be helpful and actually doing it. Therefore if you join us on the Momenta Programme we will help you look at the reasons behind these challenges and use the six problem-solving steps that are proven to get results:
The six problem-solving steps
- Identify the problem
- Remind yourself of your goals
- Brainstorm ways to overcome the problem
- Pick the best idea
- Put your solution into practice
- Checkpoint: is your solution working or do you need to try another idea from step 3?
The online Momenta Weight Loss Programme with Helena Shirley and Helen Krag runs for 12 weeks from 13 January 2021.
This is one of a series of articles about weight loss, nutrition and exercise. You’ll find more on the blog.