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If you are looking to improve your overall health, then lifestyle changes to cut down on excess weight is one of the most effective ways you can do this.
In fact, being overweight is connected a range of health conditions, including:
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
- Back and joint pain
To see if you should lose weight, you should get your Body Mass Index (BMI) checked. This is the ratio of weight to height and shows if you are a healthy weight for your height. You may want to get additional factors taken into account, such as the amount of muscle and waist size.
Many people struggle with losing weight and maintaining a healthy weight. However, there is a lot you can do if you need to lose excess weight.
Weight loss tips
If you want to lose weight, you should start by making small changes and giving yourself achievable goals. Many people fail to lose weight because they attempt to make too drastic a change, completely overhauling their diet and lifestyle all at once. Or they expect results too quickly. If they fail to achieve the results, this can affect motivation.
Small changes are more sustainable and are more likely to be successful. You should begin to take a short walk after your evening meal. This can help aid digestion, as well as getting you into the habit of being physically active. Over time, you can walk for longer, or start to jog.
Introduce healthier snacks such as nuts. Nuts provide a great balance of fibre, protein and healthy fats. If you have a sweet tooth, fruit and berries are a great healthy snack option.
Make sure you have breakfast every morning. Skipping breakfast may lead to you snacking more. Have a healthy breakfast such as wholemeal toast or poached eggs.
Drink plenty of water. Not only will this keep you hydrated, but it will help you feel fuller for longer, reducing snacking.
Weight loss products
There are also weight loss products available, to compliment a healthy diet and exercise.
These work by reducing the amount of carbohydrates, sugar and fat the body absorbs. Weight loss products can also help to reduce blood glucose and insulin levels. This can reduce cravings.
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