is a difficult issue which affects people in different ways. While
some people are happy with their weight, many more are
If you do struggle with your weight, it
might be for any number of reasons - increased stress levels,
difficulty controlling the amount or type of foods you eat,
trouble keeping up with an exercise programme, not knowing where to
start, or fear of failure after previous diets have not worked.
All these things can be difficult to overcome,
however, it is important that you're aware of the health risks
linked to carrying extra weight:
The good news
Losing even small amounts of weight can
benefit your health. We recommend a slow and steady approach to
weight loss. Losing one to two pounds (between
half a kilo and one kilo) a week is the safest and most
effective way to keep the pounds off for good.
When you're ready to take the plunge,
you want to lose weight...for good booklet can help you
take a good look at the way you eat and exercise and plan a route
to your ideal weight. It helps you to work out your own
calorie-controlled eating plan and include the right balance
of all the food groups to help you meet your weight loss goal.
Tips for maintaining a healthy weight
Our approach to getting and staying healthy is
simple, but effective:
- Keep to a regular meal pattern.
- Make sure your portion sizes aren’t too
- Reduce your calorie (energy) intake by
cutting down on food and drink that's
high in fat and / or sugar.
- Include plenty of fruit and vegetables
which are low in calories and full of goodness.
- Follow a healthy balanced diet.
- Be physically active so that you burn up calories right from
Download or order our
So you want to lose weight...for good booklet for more
advice and tips on following these steps.
Find out more about the risks of carry extra weight around your
middle by visiting
our Active Fat website.