Eating and drinking fewer kilojoules and/or being more physically active each day can help us reach or keep a healthy weight. If we are already overweight, this can also help prevent us from putting on more weight.
Not sure how many kilojoules you are burning on that walk, looking after the kids or that basketball game? Get the lowdown on how to burn your kilojoules.
Healthy food and drink choices
The table below shows us how our healthy food and drink choices can make a big difference in the number of kilojoules we eat. And remember, the healthier choices are not only lower in kilojoules, but they are higher in vitamins, minerals and fibre and lower in salt, added sugar and saturated fat.
By regularly swapping some high kilojoule options for healthier, low kilojoule ones, we can cut down our energy intake and lose weight.
Kilojoules on Display
Did you know that from February 2013, all larger food and drink chains in South Australia have been required by law to clearly display the kilojoule information for the food and drink they sell?
Outlets are be required to display the statement that “the average adult daily energy intake is 8700kJ”.
This information makes it easier for us all to make healthier food and drink choices at major takeaway outlets, coffee, bakery, drink and restaurant chains.
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