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How can extra weight be lost?

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How can extra weight be lost?

A person who is trying to lose weight should seek help from a doctor/dietician to check if losing weight is what they need.

Weight loss takes time and requires changes to a persons' eating habit and way of life.


Most effective and healthy way to lose weight is to take in slightly less energy from food than the body needs each day. The body then makes up the difference by releasing energy it has stored as fat. Gradually the fat stores are reduced.

Very low calorie diets are often advertised as a quick and easy way to lose weight.

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Depending on the weight and height of a person a diet providing 4200 – 6700 kJ is usually recommended and in the following proportions: 60% carbohydrates, 30% fat and 10% protein.

Research has shown that people who follow a low calorie diet lose 10% of the initial weight in 20 weeks, but without further treatment people usually regain 1/3 of the weight in the following year.image03.png


Caloric restriction alone will not produce long-term weight loss, but with the use of exercise weight may stay off for longer.

Exercising uses more energy, which promotes weight and generally makes the person feel better.

Weight loss groups are often successful and help many people who find it difficult to lose weight alone.

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image01.png        Replace saturated fat with polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fat.

image01.png        Grill, poach or microwave food instead of frying.

image01.png        Cut down on sugary foods.

image01.png        Eat plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables.

image01.png        Avoid crash diets.


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