If you’re overweight, the key to success is to think small and make realistic changes to your diet and level of physical activity that can become a part of your daily routine.
Don’t forget losing weight will bring you a range of important health benefits..
Modern life can make it easy to eat too much and do little physical activity. The result is often weight gain. Evidence shows that 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..
Ready to get started?
At HBS we can advise and support with a number of weight loss programmes and help you choose the best option to suit your circumstances and to help you get started.
However remember to lose weight; we need to change our current habits. This means eating a healthy, balanced diet and getting active. Drastic exercise regimes and fad diets that result in rapid weight loss are unlikely to work for long, because these kinds of lifestyle changes can’t be maintained. Once you stop the regime, you’re likely to return to old habits and regain weight.
Instead, choose diet and physical activity changes that you can make a part of your daily routine, and stick to for life. Along the way, you can monitor changes in your body mass index (BMI) using our Healthy weight calculator.
Avoid snacking and swap it for something healthier like a piece of fruit. Many common snacks, such as sweets, chocolate, biscuits and crisps, are high in fat and sugar and supply calories that we don’t need.
Find a way to fit just one extra walk into your day. Brisk walking is a way to burn calories, and you can often fit it into your daily routine. You might walk to the shops during your lunch break, or get off the bus one stop early on the way home and walk the rest of the way.Weight management