Achieving a healthy weight
Achieving a healthy body weight is one of the most important things you can do for your health. The best way to do this is by focusing on eating a healthy diet, and being physically active everyday.
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Maintain, Don’t GainPreventing further weight gain is such a crucial first step. It’s important to realise and acknowledge this as a sign of success.
Set some SMART GoalsSMART goals are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Time-bound- they're also a key ingredient to success! setting goals is the best way to stay on track and see results. Setting SMART goals will help you avoid common pitfalls people run into while trying to improve their health. Learn more about how to set yours here.
Balancing the calories we eat from food and drink, with the calories we burn through exercise and living is the best way to achieve and maintain a healthy weight. Aiming for 2000 calories a day + getting at least 30 minutes of moderate intensity exercise on most days is the best way to achieve that balance.
While too many calories in, and not enough calories out causes obesity, addressing obesity requires people to improve the quality of foods they’re getting those calories from. Low quality foods contain a lot of sugar, unhealthy fat and salt and not a lot of healthy vitamins and nutrients. These low quality foods are also likely to be digested quickly, raising our blood sugar levels and leaving us feeling hungry and in want of more food/ calories.