Tools for Success 10 steps for Success

Whether you're taking part in the Special K Confidence Challenge or simply looking for helpful ways to improve your diet and get more exercise, here are some handy tips to help you stay on track.

  • Eat smaller portions.
  • Drink up! Water is an essential part of a healthy diet. Nutritionists recommend drinking between 1.5 litres and 2 litres of water a day.
  • Choose lean meats, skinless chicken and low-fat dairy foods.
  • Upload a collection of your favourite tunes to listen to on your MP3 player while exercising.
  • Try to get a good night's sleep to help your body refuel.
  • Remember to eat regular meals and have breakfast every day.
  • Try to incorporate legumes and pulses such as beans and lentils into your diet. They're full of fibre and a good source of protein.
  • If you work in an office, try to get out for a brisk 10-20 minute walk during lunchtime.
  • Don't skip meals and don't deprive yourself. The key to success is balance, variety and moderation. Try swapping your favourite foods for healthier alternatives.
  • Remember to take time out for yourself and relax on a regular basis.