Already 1 in 4 adults are obese in the UK. Yet research says that by 2050 half the UK population will be needing to go on a diet. This means inevitably there will be a rise in serious weight related issues. Britain you need to diet!
With the variation of diet plans and health supplement businesses becoming more prominent in the internet world. It is no wonder people are confused as to what a healthy diet really looks like.If I said to you what is a healthy diet would you know? Click To Tweet
Too many people are using supplements as quick fixes and taking crash diets. Yet not really thinking what it means on a long-term basis. The costs are high and the results are short-term to the user.
So how can we as a nation and you as an individual get this potential problem under better control faster? Well it is really simple we need to understand what a healthy diet looks like and how to follow one right for us.
What is the true definition of obesity?
According to the NHS the definition of an obese is a person who is overweight and who has a lot of body fat. To me personally this is not very specific. So my definition of an obese person is as follows:
a person with a BMI of 25 or above and excess fat in their bodies which is causing them to have health issues.
Ok this is my personal thoughts and maybe not agreed by everyone. I totally understand that the whole BMI use as a measure for obesity is not the most accurate. This is due to the fact that muscle weighs more then fat. Hence why I said someone who has also got excess fat in their bodies.
Generally it is said if you have a BMI of 25+ and a waist circumference measurement of 37 inches (94cm) for men and 31.5 inches (80cm) for women then you are classed as being obese by the NHS. Click To TweetThis in turn is meaning you are putting yourself at risk of many obesity related illnesses.
Illnesses such as heart disease and diabetes. We will talk about further risks later on in the article.
Don’t worry though here you will find ways to cut your weight down and also get a healthier lifestyle. This will allow you to cut the risks of the obesity related illnesses and also feel better in yourself. Cos we all know dieting is usually harder because there are so many diet plans and supplements that are said to help shred the weight fast. It is even harder when you don’t know how to do it the right way.
why is it so important to get a healthy lifestyle now?
Well by 2050 you could be or maybe already are one of the people who are or will be starting to see the effects of obesity.
You are desperately wanting to diet but every diet you try is just not working. You have also tried the whole supplement ranges. What can you do?
well there is so much you can do. The first is realizing the effects obesity can have on your lifestyle and secondly how you can get things under control starting right now.
Here are just a few things you may encounter especially if you are said to have serious weight issues:
- type 2 diabetes
- breathing problems
- heart disease
- bowel or breast cancer
These are just a few of the biggest problems encountered by people with obesity. There is hope for you and this can easily be controlled. It is not a quick fix, and it will take a lot of will power and support from friends and family. Yet I know people are strong and if you really desire it you can do it.
If you are looking to get healthier and potentially get your life back on track you can. Below you will see a few ways to get your life a better and healthier one with just a few tweaks to your current life. This is all it will take to get a life where you are healthier but most importantly happier too.
So what does a healthy lifestyle look like?
I will say now this is not going to be a quick fix nor will it be easy at times. Yet the end result should be the one thing to be looking at.
So let dive in and look at a good healthy lifestyle. Well one that will mean you are healthier anyway then you already are.
- Step 1 is to get exercising. Get up get out and get the fresh air in you. Start out by doing a 30 minute walk even if it is just round the block. Over a 9 week period you can increase it from say a 30 minute walk to a 30 minute jog or run even the choice is yours. The most important thing is start small and work up.
- Step 2 is to eat better. Ditch the fad diet plans unless you are instructed by a GP to do one. They are usually low in fat but high in sugars as they are replacing the preservatives to keep the shelf life long. Also another thing you do not and I as a nutritionist advise not taking supplements as they are too short-term and will cost too much in the long run.
Think low calorie rather then low fat when out shopping for your food Click To Tweet. Also bbc good food website offer loads of cheap yet healthy recipes for the whole family. You do not need these crash diets but just to be aware of calorie intake and exercise you are doing.
- step 3 is tell people what you are doing. The fact you tell people will make your mind more determined to do it. As humans we seem to love to prove ourselves and peers we can do something they say we can’t. Another factor is they will be willing to help you on the journey too.
to conclude then:
It is not hard to get healthier and all it takes is the first step. The step in your mind that says I am doing this no matter what. Yes at times it is going to be hard but also for a healthier and happier life surely you agree it is worth it.
So if you are ready to take a step and get healthier sit down now and say to your family things are changing we are going to be healthier. Note the steps you need to take and make a plan of action to get a healthier and happier life.
This is not going to happen overnight and it may not happen in the next month or two but stick at it and you will get there.
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