How ready are you to make lifestyle changes to manage your weight?
It may seem a strange question, but it's one worth asking before you start.
First , check if you need to lose weight?. If you are overweight, then it's time to think about taking control. Let's focus on why you want to lose weight.
- Look good
- Feel better
- Live longer
Whatever your reason(s) , making lifestyle changes can be hard: we are surrounded by tempting, tasty food; there are so many convenience foods, and portion sizes are getting bigger. It's all too easy to overeat.
We also lead less active lives: sitting in front of computers and televisions for hours, for example. We use cars more: often for short journeys. Around 60% of the UK population are now overweight or obese.
If you want to control your weight, you need a plan to work through any potential pitfalls. That's why being clear about why you want to lose weight is important.