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Healthy Eating Jump-Start Day 7: Snack on fruit Add to ...

Have you made a resolution to eat better and lose weight? Follow our month-long program of daily nutrition tips, created by dietitian Leslie Beck to change your lifestyle for January - and beyond. And to get your fitness on track, try our personal trainer-designed Boot Camp 2012 program .

DAY 7: Snack on fruit today

To get a more fibre, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants into your diet, we should all be eating at least 2 servings of fruit each day. What does one serving look like? It could be one medium-sized fruit, two clementines, one cup of cut up fruit/berries or ¼ cup dried fruit or ½ cup-100 per-cent fruit juice.

To help you meet your minimum target, snack on fruit (whole fruit, not juice) midmorning and afternoon.

Missed earlier days? It's easy to get caught up.

DAY 6: Use a smaller plate

DAY 5: Eat more veggies

DAY 4: Practise eating slowly

DAY 3: Boost fibre at breakfast

DAY 2: Drink a large glass of water before each meal

DAY 1: Keep a food diary for the next seven days

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