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Weight loss is a major focus on a national level in the UK as obesity is a massive problem that's estimated to affect around 1 in every 4 adults and around 1 in every 5 children aged 10 to 11.
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In this blog post, we look at the problem of obesity in the UK, various ways in which to lose weight, medicines that can help in losing weight, remedies for losing weight and lifestyle and dietary changes and some useful tips and advice around weight loss.
Obesity is a condition in which abnormal or excessive fat accumulates in adipose tissue. It is mostly caused by energy intake exceeding energy expenditure over a period of years. It is defined in adults as a body mass index (BMI) above 30. Within the UK more than 6 in 10 (59-65%) adults are overweight or obese by body mass index (BMI) (2015). 63-68% of males and 56-62% of females in the UK are overweight or obese.
Overweight and obesity increase the risk of developing some cancers, cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes.
Weight loss can be achieved with a combination of weight loss aids, dietary and lifestyle changes.
There are a number of weight loss aids available now in the form of :
Injectable medicine, Weight loss Pills, Fat Burners & Binders, Slimming supplements, Diet foods, Meal replacements
Saxenda® injection is an FDA-approved, prescription injectable medicine that, when used with a low-calorie meal plan and increased physical activity, may help some adults with excess weight who also have weight-related medical problems (such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or type 2 diabetes), or obesity,b to lose weight and keep it off.
Saxenda® is not for the treatment of type 2 diabetes and should not be used with Victoza® or any other GLP-1 receptor agonist or insulin. It is not known if Saxenda® is safe and effective when taken with other prescription, over-the-counter, or herbal weight-loss products.
There are a few clinically proven weight loss pills available in the UK.
Alli is in capsule form when added to a diet with reduced-calorie and lower fat can accelerate your weight loss. It can help you achieve 50% more weight loss than you would get through dieting alone. So, for every 1lb, you lose through healthy eating and your own efforts, Alli can help you lose half an lb more.
Is Alli right for you?
Stops about a quarter of the fat you eat from being absorbed
intended for adults with a BMI over 28
Comes with the active ingredient orlistat.
You can read more about Alli here on the Health line.
The medicines that are available in the UK for weight loss include:
Xenical (Orlistat 120mg) - read more on this medicine here
Orlistat 120mg - read more about this medicine here
Alli (Orlistat 60mg) - read more about this medicine here
Orlistat prevents approximately 30% of dietary fat from being absorbed.
Alli also works by preventing the body from absorbing fats from the diet, thereby reducing calorie intake.
Read more about the effectiveness of these drugs on the NHS website.
Fasting does help with losing weight. It also has other health benefits. You can read more about weight loss by fasting in this article by forbes.com
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Exercise without a proper diet plan is not a good weight-loss strategy. To lose weight, you need to burn more calories than you consume or eat fewer calories than your body uses each day. If you don't have a caloric deficit, you will not lose weight. It also depends on the type of exercises you do. Read more about the role of exercise in weight loss in this article by Cleveland Clinic
In order to lose one pound a week, you'll need to cut 500 calories each day, through a combination of diet and exercise. If losing weight is your goal, run three to four times per week and incorporate other forms of calorie-burning cardio and/or metabolism-boosting strength training on the other days. Read more on weight loss by running in this article by popsugar.co.uk
At a brisk walking pace, you would burn 100 to 300 calories in 30 minutes (depending on your weight) or 200 to 600 calories in an hour. ... Walk most days of the week for at least 30 minutes to burn an extra 1,000 to 3,000 calories in total for the week and to improve your metabolism each day. Read more on Weight loss by walking in this article by verywellfit.com
Jogging burns more calories than almost all other forms of cardio exercise. Since the formula for weight loss is burning more calories than you consume, jogging can be your golden ticket to get lean. You can lose weight by jogging for 20-minute sessions with a personalized workout plan. Read more on Weight loss by jogging in this article by livestrong.com
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These equipment-free fitness routines are great to do at home and short enough for you to easily fit them into your daily schedule. Read more about these routines on the NHS website.
Weight loss surgery also called bariatric or metabolic surgery. These include gastric band, gastric bypass, gastric balloon and sleeve gastrectomy. Weight loss surgery is a treatment that reduces the amount of food you can eat by making your stomach smaller. Read more on the NHS website.
12 Weight loss tips to help you lose weight on the 12-week plan quicker and faster.
Read more on the NHS website.