Do you find your weight is changing? Have you tried many of diets, and none seem to work? Have you fallen into the yo-yo diet trap or restricting foods? Are you overwhelmed?
If you answered YES to any of these, you’re not alone!
Did you know ………
The fact there’s a vast number of Australians carrying more weight than they’re comfortable with, highlights you’re not alone. It’s commonly thought overweight and obesity is a result of an excess of energy intake and low energy expenditure, in many cases this is true.
BUT many are struggling not because of these reasons.
Stress, hormones, environment, body composition and our age all make managing weight more complicated and keeping weight off may be harder than it seems.
Restricting diet and increasing exercise may achieve initial weight loss, but our bodies adapt and learn to burn fewer calories, meaning a start to gain weight. We need to stop restriction and learn to balance our diet and lifestyle to achieve beneficial weight loss.
Why should you worry if you carry a few more kilos?
Excess in weight is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, some musculoskeletal conditions, and some cancers. As the level of excess weight increases, so does the risk of developing these conditions. (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare).
As dietitians we can help
If you want help with the management of your weight and perhaps get into a weight loss program, our Dietitian, Marcela Velasquez-Villa, can help. For more information and advice tailored to you, call 82781111.