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Healthy food choices

Recently, I had a long spell in hospital. There were times when it wasn’t fun, but my job there got done and I’m on the mend.

Before hospital, I was thrilled because I’d made a total weight loss so far of around 30 kilograms. In hospital, I realised that my normal weight-loss diet was going to be changing dramatically.

At home we eat lots of tomato soup, and lots of spinach, eggs, and chicken. I like meats, salads, fruits and cooked green vegetables. In hospital there were more desserts, potatoes, bread and margarine than I’d been eating to lose weight.

One thing I really enjoyed about hospital food was the high-fibre options like minestrone, baked beans and prunes. Another thing I was often able to do was to eat only the meat and veggies and leave the white bread and white rice.

I was blessed to lose 3 kilograms in hospital despite the big changes to my diet that happened there. Thanks to NSW Health for giving hospital patients options to be healthy and lose weight.

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