Living a healthy lifestyle to lose weight
The best way to lose weight is to gradually develop a healthy lifestyle.
Energy and weight loss
A healthy lifestyle means you need to get your energy balance right. To allow your body to function normally it needs a supply of energy as well as a variety of nutrients. If the food you eat contains more energy than you need, your body will convert the excess to fat which will result in an increase in weight. If the food you eat contains less energy than your body needs, you will breakdown some of the fat stores to produce extra energy and your weight will fall. The best way to lose weight is to consume fewer calories than you use.
Reduce the amount of calories you eat.
Increase your levels of activity.
Start changing your diet slowly, one step at a time.
Change your eating habits , introducing healthier foods.
You should always remember these changes should be integrated into your day-to-day life if you want to keep your weight off. They shouldn’t be dramatic and distressing. Start slow and gradually you will be able to change to a healthy diet without starving your body. Simple changes like swapping full fat milk for skimmed or reducing sugar in your drinks by swapping fizzy drinks for squash or water. Portion sizes have increased dramatically over the years and reducing this is a great way to start your weight loss.
Increase your levels of activity
Choose an activity you enjoy doing. It is really important to start at the level that is right for you. Vary your exercise routines to make sure you don’t get bored. Integrate exercise into your everyday life and most importantly – stick to it.
Always consult your doctor before starting a weight loss programme. If your BMI is over 30, your body is already under stress of extra weight and weight related healthy conditions. At The Slimming Clinic, a weight loss doctor checks your medical history and performs necessary medical tests to make sure you’re fit to start your weight loss programme with us.
Quick weight loss is most likely to be achieved by a healthier diet. You need to make changes in your diet and lifestyle by gradually introducing a healthier, balanced diet and a more active lifestyle. Healthier food options and smaller portions will reduce your calorie intake and regular exercise will produce muscle to increase metabolic rate and burn more calories.
At The Slimming Clinic we know how much it takes to make this first step and keep going until you reach your target. That’s why our doctors can prescribe a medication that can help your willpower. The medication is designed to help lessen your appetite and give you a better chance to stick to your diet.
You should remember that medication is only one part of a weight loss plan. Weight loss medication can help your diet by curbing your hunger and reducing appetite. The biggest and most important part of your weight loss programme is to make changes to your diet and increase activity. A crucial component of a successful diet is support, motivation and guidance.
To start your weight loss programme now, book a free consultation with a weight loss doctor please call 0800 917 9334 FREE or fill our a book an appointment form.
*Please note individual results may vary & these results are not guaranteed.
Are the weight loss medications safe?
Yes; all of our medication is prescribed by a doctor who will give you a health screening before to check that you are suitable for our medication. They only prescribe safe and effective medication, most of which are appetite suppressants with a history of success to help weight loss and treat obesity by increasing one or more brain chemicals that affect appetite. If you would like to find out more information on our medication, please book your free consultation with one of our doctors.
Do I have to change my diet whilst on the medication?
During your consultation, the doctor will issue you with a diet guide and advise you on a healthy eating plan. The quality of your everyday diet is improved by reducing the amount of foods and drinks that are high in calories, fats and sugars that you consume. These are replaced by healthier options that are high in fibre, proteins and nutrients.
Do I have to exercise whilst taking the medication?
Gently increasing activity levels is a desired part of obesity treatment plans. By gradually introducing various exercises including walking, aerobics, swimming and so on, slimmers increase their metabolic rate, become more active in life and improve their general wellbeing and energy levels which in turn leads to faster, more effective weight loss.
Am I overweight?
There is an easy way to find out whether you are obese or overweight – Body Mass Index (BMI). Check your BMI by using our calculator. If your BMI is over 30, you are classified as obese. The best obesity treatment and the major factor in reducing your health risks in the future is to lose weight and maintain weight loss long term. It is necessary to modify your diet and lifestyle to achieve successful long term weight loss. For a free consultation with one of our doctors, please complete one of our appointment request forms here or call 0800 917 9334 to speak to a Customer Service Advisor.