WHY IS WEIGHT MANAGEMENT SO IMPORTANT?
In addition to helping you feel and look better, reaching a healthier body weight is great for your overall health and well-being. Having a high percentage of body fat is known to be one of the most serious causes of ill health. If you are overweight or obese, you have a greater risk of developing many diseases including type 2 diabetes, heart disease, osteoarthritis, and some types of cancer.
The prevalence of obesity in Australia and New Zealand is rapidly increasing, with almost 55% of men and women currently overweight or obese. Shockingly, 20 to 25% of children are also obese or overweight. Excess body fat is undoubtedly one of the biggest health threats facing our lives. The good news is that losing even a small amount of body fat can reduce your chances of developing these numerous diseases.
Bodyweight management is a balancing act for most people. The simple equation being if you eat more calories than you burn then you gain weight. If you eat fewer calories than you burn, then you lose weight. This equation however doesn’t work for everyone and “Quick fix” diets are not the answer, as they leave you feeling miserable and set you up for failure. There is no “one size fits all” solution.
Research has now also suggested that diet is not the only contributing factor in weight loss. People are now affected by many modern environmental factors. These can include lack of sleep, hidden dietary sugars, environmental estrogens, sedentary lifestyle, fast food, hormonal conditions. not eating enough good fats and your body’s set point.
Education in the areas of nutrition, exercise, and behaviour modification will help you understand how to control your weight and improve your health.
Natalie will tailor a unique personalised healthy weight program so you can achieve lasting weight management success and develop a healthier relationship with food!
The secret to weight management success is making small lifestyle changes and sticking with them one step at a time.
Healthy Weight Management Assessment– A key step in managing your weight is to find out what you eat and drink.
Healthy Weight Management Action Plan– A personalised daily food plan to guide and monitor your food and exercise choices.
Healthy Weight Management Wellbeing Program– Lastly you need to focus on making better lifestyle food and drink choices. We will discuss what you should be eating, drinking, and exercise requirements on your wellbeing personalised program. This will help you to plan and monitor your progress, and to help you achieve and maintain your long-term health goals. Encouraging lifelong healthy behaviors that will boost your overall long-term emotional and physical health.
To help keep you motivated and on target, you will be provided with a wealth of information for you to access on recipes and exercise. Remember you can always ask Natalie about any questions you have on diet, exercise, and lifestyle.
Some benefits of losing body fat may include:
· Looking good and feeling great
· Improved energy levels
· Reduced risk of developing many chronic diseases
· Healthy Ageing
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