Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Plan, Eat Fresh and You'll Never Say Diet

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Plan, Eat Fresh and You'll Never Say Diet

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Byline: Carly Rees

WANT to be healthy? Eat like the Greeks.

Sunshine Coast Dietetics director Sally-Anne Livock always says "eat like a Greek grandmother" with lots of fresh seasonal produce all cooked at home.

This week is Dietitians Association of Australia's Healthy Weight Week, which aims to inspire people to cook more healthy meals at home.

Mrs Livock said that with Australia fourth in the world obesity rankings, this week was more important than ever.

Her tips are to focus on fresh produce, prepare foods with little intervention, eat foods in season and buy small quantities regularly from farmers markets or stores that visit markets.

A big mistake that most people made was not planning ahead.

"Planning means you have fresh produce at home, have simple recipes to quickly prepare this food as well as eating predominantly your own food like taking your own lunch and snacks," Mrs Livock said.

"Having said that we do have some amazing healthy food outlets here on the Coast, so if you must buy, at least we are spoilt for choice with fresh food cafes. …

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