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Most frequent questions and answers about weight loss
Maintaining a healthy weight is one of the best ways to ensure good health. This is because many health risks are associated with being overweight, for example, cancer and diabetes. The best way to do this via a balanced diet and exercise. Many health risks are associated with being overweight, for example, cancer and diabetes.
However we know sometimes this can prove to be difficult. Prescription medication can help you in losing weight and getting back on track to a healthy weight.
The NHS provide a comprehensive guide on what a healthy diet consists of. But in gist a healthy diet involves eating a wide variety of foods in the right proportions. Drink also contributes to diet, and can make up a significant amount of weight gain.
To maintain a healthy diet, some general advice is given below:
- Eat 5 portions of varied fruit/vegetables (see 5 A Day).
- Base meals with a carbohydrate source (rice, pasta, potatoes).
- Have some dairy or dairy alternatives (such as soya drinks).
- Include protein sources such as: beans, pulses, fish, eggs, meat and other protein.
- choose unsaturated oils and spreads, eaten in small amounts.
- Drink 2L of water as a minimum.
It is recommended to do at least 30 minutes of moderate physical activity on at least 5 days of the week. When aiming to lose weight, you should increase this to 60-90 minutes. Health benefits of exercise are vast and extensive; it will also counter the risks caused by obesity.
Some people struggle with losing weight as it is a difficult task. Motivation is key, and sticking to a strict regimen is often required.
At e-Surgery, we understand that it can be difficult. This is why we offer prescription medication to help you on your weight loss journey and get you back on track to a healthy weight.
There are various diet pills available to purchase. Most work by reducing fat absorption, suppressing appetite or increasing fat burning. Many of these are prescription-only treatments; however, natural substances have been shown to act in some of the mechanisms described above. For example, caffeine is shown to boost metabolism by 3-11% and increase fat burning by 29%.
Research has shown that apple cider vinegar has many health benefits, and has recently been seen as a tool for weight loss. Some studies have shown that it can reduce fat stores and increase metabolism. But only animal studies have been carried out thus far and therefore more research is needed in human models to confirm these effects.