Losing weight guide | healthdirect

Posted: April 5, 2019 at 7:42 pm

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If you're overweight, losing weight will bring you a range of important health benefits. The key to success? Making realistic changes to your diet and level of physical activity that can become a part of your daily routine.

This guide can help you to start your journey towards a healthy weight.

Modern life can make it easy to eat and drink more than we realise and do little physical activity. The result is often weight gain.

To lose weight, we need to change our current habits. This can mean eating less even when eating a healthy, balanced diet and getting more active. Drastic fad diets and exercise regimens that result in rapid weight loss are unlikely to work for long, because these kinds of lifestyle changes cant be maintained. Once you stop the regime, youre likely to return to old habits and regain weight and in some cases put on even more.

Instead, choose diet and physical activity changes that you can make a part of your daily routine, and stick to for life.

Ready to get started?

Here are five actions you can do today that will start your journey towards a healthy weight:

Here are four actions you can take this week:

Consider using a health and coaching service that may be available free in your state. For example, there are free Get Healthy services in NSW, SA, QLD.

Last reviewed: August 2018

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