Forest Trees

Lowering weight

“Weight loss doesn’t begin in the gym; it starts in your head with a decision”

No matter where you are on your weight loss journey, we are here to help. Whether it’s a little or a lot, losing weight and keeping it off is no easy task.

If you're overweight or obese, losing weight can reduce your risk of some potentially serious health problems.

Most people who need to lose weight can get health benefits from losing even a small amount (about 5%) of their weight if they keep it off.

If you're overweight or obese, you have a higher risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes.

The keys to success:

  • Make realistic changes to your diet and physical activity that can become a part of your regular routine.

  • The best way to lose weight is to make long-term changes to diet and physical activity that result in a steady rate of weight loss.

  • Aim to lose weight at around 0.5kg to 1kg a week (1lb to 2lb), until you achieve a healthy body mass index (BMI).

Lots of us eat and drink more than we realise and do little physical activity. The result is often weight gain.

To lose weight, we need to change our current habits. This means eating less – even when eating a healthy, balanced diet – and getting more active.

Our top tips

get moving

Being active is key to losing weight and keeping it off. As well as providing lots of health benefits, exercise can help burn off the excess calories you cannot lose through diet alone.

increase whole foods

Focus on home-cooked food prepared with natural ingredients. Incorporate vegetables and fruits wherever possible and try to steer clear of processed, packaged and junk food as much as possible.

de-stress

Weight loss is going to be slower, and much less effective if you are stressed. Stress can increase production of cortisol, and high levels of cortisol can contribute to weight gain, so try to find ways to relax.

get a good night's sleep

If you are not sleeping well, it can make you feel tired and fatigued all day and can lead to cravings. Focus on getting good quality sleep for six to eight hours every night, and work towards if you are unable to do so.

Why lose weight?

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REDUCES RISK OF MANY HEALTH CONDITIONS

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IMPROVES ENERGY

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IMPROVES MOOD AND EMOTIONAL WELLBEING

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PROMOTES A BETTER SLEEP

What do we offer?

1:1 HEALTH COACHING

GROUP PROGRAMMES

ADVICE ON LOCAL GROUPS

RESOURCES

Get in touch

Get in touch for more information, resources and to book an appointment with one of our health coaches

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