Weight Management

Weight Management

It has been proven that the best way to lose weight and keep it off is by making lifestyle changes. In order to keep off any weight you lose with any diet program, any changes to your eating habits must be maintainable in the long term.

We are all individuals, so what works well for one person will not necessary work well for all. For that reason we do not advocate a ‘one size fit’s all’ diet plan. we instead offer good sound dietary advice and will inspire you with sensible and achievable goals. We also offer an optional weekly weigh in to help you to keep on track as well as offering a wide range of exercise options to help supplement your new healthy lifestyle.

 We recommend that you follow a healthy eating plan based on  the portion Control Plate.Portion Control Plate

The average male needs around 2500 calories per day and the average female around 2000. In order to lose around 1lb of body fat per week you need to either eat around 500 calories less than this per day or alternatively you can burn an extra 500 calories on top of your current activity level.

BMI (Body Mass Index) Guide:

Underweight: BMI is less than 18.5

Normal weight: BMI is 18.5 to 24.9

Overweight: BMI is 25 to 29.9

Obese: BMI is 30 or more

To calculate your BMI use the  Healthy Weight Calculator below

To maximize your chances of weight loss it is important to keep a daily diary of the foods that you eat and also you activity levels. A great free tool for this is MyFitnessPal.  You also have the option of weighing in each week when you come to class to help keep you focused and motivated.

For more information about healthy eating and exercise visit the NHS Change for Life website

We are happy to support you in any healthy weight loss plan that you choose to follow. You have to choose to do what works best for you and we will support you and help you to reach your goals.

There are also some sensible steps that you can take in order to improve your health, weight and diet:-

Try and cut back on your Fat intake

Try to ensure that you eat at least 5 portions of fruit and Vegetables each day

Cut down on your Sugar

Cut down on your Salt Intake

Try to cut down on your snacking or make healthy substitutions

Cut down on your Alcohol intake

Always check Food Labeling

We will be here to support you every step of the way. See also our Top Tips for Losing and Maintaining Weight

Also don’t underestimate The importance of Exercise when trying to control your weight!

Test Your BMI Here: