Manage Your Weight For A Healthier Lifestyle

Many beneficiaries are thinking about healthier lifestyles and some of you may be wanting to lose some weight.

If you’re overweight and want to lose those inches, it will help to know that the benefits of weight loss extend far beyond fitting more comfortably in your clothes. Losing weight can help lower blood pressure, reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, Type 2 Diabetes and even some cancers.

Moreover, you may find losing weight helps your joint pain and makes you less tired. This will give you more energy to enjoy activities you want to do, like playing with your grandchildren, pets or taking trips away. As a result many people see a boost to their mood if they are feeling better and have more energy.

What are the options to lose weight?

Most diets do work to some degree but the hardest part is actually keeping the weight off. A lot of people may fall into a cycle of so-called 'yo-yo' dieting; losing weight, finishing the diet, then returning to their old patterns of eating and putting weight back on. There are some biological and hormonal reasons why your body will want to return to its pre-diet weight. Think of it a bit like a thermostat - your body will try to return to its set weight, like a thermostat will try to maintain the temperature.

There are medicines and surgical options to lose weight which are only available under specific circumstances.

Our opinion is that the best way to lose weight is to make small, consistent changes to what you eat and your lifestyle.

Focus on eating nourishing foods and not just losing weight. This will keep your body healthy for life, rather than just eating less or calorie counting.

 

 

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Need more information or support?

Contact the Trust medical advisers on 01480 474074 or email if you would like further advice and support to help you lose weight.