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Health Challenges: Your path to success

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Health Challenges: Your path to success

These five factors are key in helping you meet the nutrition goals you set for yourself when you sign up to a challenge.

Specific goals beat vague resolutions.

Specific health challenges are more likely to inspire you to set clear, realistic and achievable goals. The more direction you have the more likely you are to arrive at a successful destination.

Plan, plan, plan

Planning is the number one key to success! Planning your path makes your journey more manageable, it prepares you for potential barriers that may crop up. You can boost your success with health goals by thinking ahead about any likely barriers, and having strategies prepared to overcome them. Such as keeping a piece of fruit in your desk drawer or bag, for something to grab quickly if you get hungry (so you don’t head to the vending machine).

Acknowledging the journey

Change is a journey and making changing is not black and white. If you focus too much on the end goal (I want to eat less take away) and forget to allocate the right amount of time to plan the steps, then you can lose momentum. Change is a massive undertaking, and at times overwhelming. Take the time for small changes (like making homemade pizza rather than buying takeaway one night a week) to lead to long-lasting results. The change journey can also mean encountering setbacks. View setbacks as opportunities for learning and personal growth rather than failures.


Self-awareness is a powerful tool when trying to make changes in your eating habits. Try to identify your long-held habits and make plans to gradually address changes you would like to make to these habits. Awareness of areas such as how the food you are eating can affect your mood, or how emotions can affect your food intake can pave the way for change and growth.

Maintain positivity and celebrate progress.

A positive mindset builds resilience and persistence. These are important for helping you achieve your nutrition goals. Being positive also helps to build your confidence and notice the smallest achievements. Recognise and celebrate your progress along the way - this will fuel your motivation to keep going.

By focusing on specific goals, challenges equip you to overcome setbacks and achieve meaningful changes in your eating habits.

Your Personal Healthy Eating Quiz

What you eat or don’t eat affects how you look, feel and perform. Take our short quiz to find out what foods you could introduce to help you be your best.

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What is healthy eating?

Eating healthy is making sure you enjoy a wide variety of foods from each of the five major food groups daily, in the amounts recommended. The five major food groups as recommended by the Australian Guide to Healthy Eating are:

  1. vegetables and legumes/bean
  2. fruit
  3. lean meats and poultry, fish, eggs, tofu, nuts and seeds, legumes/beans
  4. grain (cereal) foods, mostly wholegrain and/or high cereal fibre varieties
  5. milk, yoghurt, cheese and/or alternatives, mostly reduced fat.

Foods are grouped together because they provide similar amounts of key nutrients and eating a variety of foods from the list above helps to promote good health and reduce the risk of disease.

How do I improve my diet?

If you want to improve your diet you have come to the right place. By completing the Healthy Eating Quiz you’ll receive instant personalised feedback and a report on your diet quality to highlight any areas where you can improve your overall eating habits. Your score is based on the frequency and variety of the foods consumed from the five major food groups mentioned above. No Money No Time can help you improve your score by providing tips, goals and suggestions. On top of this we will provide quick, cheap and healthy recipes as well as credible answers to diet hacks, myths and FAQ’s.

Is my diet healthy?

Dietary habits are different between people. Some people choose to follow a particular diet (i.e., Keto diet or vegan diet) while some have to make changes due to certain food restrictions or health conditions. If you want to know if what you usually eat is healthy, then do the Healthy Eating Quiz today to give you the answers in less than 10 minutes.

Why is healthy eating important?

Your HEQ score and personalised feedback report is based on the frequency and variety of healthy core foods you usually eat. This is important because no single food contains all the nutrients we need to stay healthy. Some foods are higher in nutrients than others and people who have a lot of variety in the foods they eat are more likely to be healthy and to stay healthy. In other words, if you can eat a large variety of vegetables as opposed to only 2-3 types of vegetables, the benefits are much greater. This type of diet also helps you to feel better, think better and perform better during your usual daily activities.

Take the Healthy Eating Quiz