As 2023 approaches, many of us will be anticipating January as a fresh start to make some New Year’s Resolutions. With two-thirds of the UK adults either overweight or obese, self-improvement is the most popular resolution made. Whether it’s to lose weight, get active, stop smoking, or reduce alcohol consumption, making lifestyle changes will have a positive effect and make a big difference to your health.
There are many benefits to losing weight, including reducing the risk of developing type 2 diabetes which makes it harder for the body to control blood sugar levels and reducing joint stiffness and back pain, making walking and physical activity easier.
Learn why it’s important to manage your weight in the video:
12 Tips to help you lose weight:
- Don’t skip breakfast
- Eat regular meals
- Be more active
- Drink plenty of water
- Try and include a protein with meals
- Eat high fibre foods
- Plan your meals
- Read food labels
- Use a smaller plate
- Choose healthy snacks
- Reduce how much highly processed food you eat
- Cut down on alcohol
Discover ways on how to lose weight safely with the NHS: 12 tips to help you lose weight – NHS (www.nhs.uk)
The NHS has lots of free tools to help you manage your weight effectively, including apps and local weight management support. For more information search the Better Health website.