Keep your diet plan exciting – else you may drop out of your weight-loss programme too quickly.

Nobody enjoys eating the same type of meals day after day, week after week. It can easily become too boring and you may find yourself feeling uninterested in keeping up with your diet plan.

Find low calorie alternatives

Make some changes to your diet plan by finding healthy low calorie alternatives to some foods. You can substitute these foods with the alternative food when you need a change. For example, if you are tired of eating brown rice, consider having whole-wheat pasta on some days. Alternatively, whole wheat or seeded brown breads are delicious!

Don’t be afraid to try new foods

If you haven’t eaten a certain food before, don’t be afraid to try it! For example, there are many types of fresh fish that may be available at your local fishmonger. Try something new the next time you are out shopping. It may even be a newfound favourite! Just remember to prepare the food in a healthy manner so as to minimise calorie intake. For example, opt for grilled fish instead of deep frying it.

Experiment with food preparation

Remember that you can have the same or similar ingredients daily on your diet plan, but how you prepare them can make a big difference! Try out new recipes and experiment with cooking food in a healthy way that aids weight loss.

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Consult a professional

Always consult a dietitian if you require assistance in putting a meal plan together. In addition, you should always check with your doctor before making any drastic changes to your diet, especially if you are under medication or suffer from any medical condition that has an effect on your diet.

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