The month of October had a huge focus on mental health and obesity. Yes, once again the weight issue comes up and it is a frustration for many who are struggling to get the extra kilo’s and centimetres off! Whether you are looking for your bikini body or you are having great health challengers due to excess weight – you need find a way to get this done.
As a dietitian with a special interest in lifestyle diseases – diabetes, heart disease, obesity and stroke I attend to obese clients daily. It is a well-known fact from the South African Heart and Stroke Foundation that obesity is on the increase. With the increase in obesity comes increase in diabetes, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia and gout. The recommendation is to make a LIFESTYLE change – diet and exercise. Not a quick fix…pills, injections, starvation, yuck tasting shakes BUT a Lifestyle change. Enjoy good,tasty healthy foods that nourish you and support weight loss.
The benefits of weight loss are HUGE!
- Lowering blood pressure
- Better glucose control
- Possible improvement in lipid profile
- Less constipation and bloating
- More energy
- More confidence
- Less use of medication / lowering medication
I can tell you that many of our clients have lowered medication or gone off medication completely due to successful and sustainable weight loss. The secret is to get a plan that is tailored for your needs and lifestyle. There is no one size fits all.
It is wonderful to think that as you get older you can actually start going off medication instead of piling more on! You can actually start feeling wellness and vitality …that is an addictive feeling!
Healthy eating means
- Eating fresh produce
- Eating portions suitable for your needs
- Have enough fibre in your plan
- A variety of fruits and vegetables
- Drink enough water
- Supplement according to your needs
- Limited alcohol use
There are really fantastic healthy meals that one can prepare that are simple yet so tasty. It has got to be tasty and fun if it is going to last…otherwise you‘re on the wrong plan.
Exercise can start with basic walking. Three times a week is super. We are not trying to become bodybuilders; we just want to have enough activity to support a healthy lifestyle and especially to maintain weight loss.
It is SO worthwhile to drop a few kilo’s and centimetres. The benefits above should have you so excited – better quality of life to enjoy.
Take the first step; focus on one week at a time. Remember that every centimetre you lose counts in your favour. We still have 5-6 weeks before the year ends. You could lose a few kilo’s and centimeters by then. Why wait!
Contact my clinic 0129972783/ www.easyhealthwellness.com