Dr. Sally Norton
It’s difficult to avoid over-eating when it seems such a part of Christmas and we are surrounded by food wherever we go.
Statistics show that two thirds of our population are currently overweight, and 1 in 5 of us is obese – particularly shocking when you think about the risks that obesity carries with it, most notably, the risk of developing type-2 diabetes, which is increased substantially as your BMI rises.
If you’re tempted to go into winter hibernation mode, remind yourself that exercise is more – not less – important for our health than in the summer.
Losing 12 lbs in 5 weeks is a bit harder and doesn’t leave much room for snacking and treats so prepare yourself for a bit of work!
So if this is something our bodies are naturally programmed to do, what’s the answer to the stress-health-diet dilemma?
There is certainly evidence to suggest that people who eat late at night are heavier than those who don’t. But is that just because they eat more at other times too, so have a higher calorie intake overall? In some cases, yes.
A sure fire way to kill your enthusiasm for exercise is to compare your progress with a friend, or the person lapping you in the pool.
Ask Dr. Sally Norton – Slow weight loss also means you can do it without drastic changes to your life – so it will be easier to maintain.
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