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It’s around this time of year that many people start to talk about getting ‘beach body ready’. Essentially, what they’re often referring to is the desire to lose any excess weight in a bid to looker slimmer and more toned in time for summer, because it’s hard to disguise lumps and bumps in swimwear!
Of course, we all come in different shapes and sizes. Someone may be naturally larger, heavier or curvier than others due to their genetics, yet still be perfectly fit and healthy. And our weight can change throughout our lives dependent on a variety of factors including medication, hormones and metabolism.
But if someone is unhappy about carrying excess weight and wants to lose a few pounds to give themself a confidence boost ahead of a holiday – that’s no bad thing. Crucially, however, the key thing to remember is that the weight should be lost in a way that is sensible and healthy.
So, we’re here to help you do just that. Read on as the health experts at YourGP discuss the best ways to lose excess weight, and reveal the many potential benefits of doing so.
Before embarking on any kind of weight loss journey, it is important to speak to your GP to ensure it is safe to do so. If you’re planning a drastic diet change or a dramatic new fitness routine, a GP will consider your medical history and current condition to assess whether or not it is safe to proceed.
Forget quick fix fads and crash diets – these can be difficult to maintain, and in extreme cases can be damaging to your health. The best way to lose weight is quite simply to eat better and move more:
And finally, be realistic in your goals. Don’t be disheartened if it takes a while for the scales to reflect all of your hard work. Celebrate every milestone and remember that every healthy choice you make will benefit you in the long-run.
Losing excess weight isn’t just about giving yourself a confidence boost when you look in the mirror – it can also have significant health benefits too:
The advice to eat better and move more is simple, but for many people the reality can be much harder. If you have tried improving your diet and increasing your exercise to lose excess weight and you’re still not happy with your progress, there may be other options to consider.
The highly qualified medical professionals at YourGP are available to discuss the right route for you – whether that be medication or an alternative. Simply book an appointment using our online booking form, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us on 0131 225 5656 and we’ll be happy to arrange an appointment at a time that suits you.
Called Sunday at 2pm seen next day at 12pm. I had the Kenelog injection and it’s been like a switch to turn off my hay fever. From sweating and sneezing all day it’s been a complete transformation and for the first time I’m enjoying the summer. Excellent service.