View of the gym floor and many machines

Weight loss is a decrease in body weight resulting from either voluntary (diet and exercise) or involuntary (illness) circumstances.

Weight loss can be body fat or in extreme cases proteins and other substances in the body!

Does drinking water help lose weight?

Science suggests that water can help with weight loss in a variety of ways. It may suppress your appetite, boost your metabolism, and make exercise easier and more efficient, all of which could contribute to results on the scale.

How do hormones affect weight loss?

As we know, hormones support many vital functions within the body, including our ability to maintain muscle, lose body fat, and experience stress and hunger. Therefore, when a hormonal imbalance occurs, it becomes considerably harder to lose weight.

Best foods to eat to aid weight loss?

Whole Eggs, Leafy Greens, Avocados, Salmon, Cruciferous Veggies, Lean Beef, Chicken Breast, Boiled Potatoes, Tuna, Beans and Legumes, Soups and Nuts (Lots more good things, just have a look on google!)

Is BMI a good measure of your health?

As a single measure, BMI is not a perfect measure of health, but it’s still a useful starting point for important conditions that become more likely when a person is overweight or obese. In my view, it’s a good idea to know your BMI.. but it’s also important to recognise its limitations.

Why weight doesn’t matter!

  1. Your body composition is changing!
  2. Your weight fluctuates each day.
  3. Your weight does not always show your health!
  4. Muscle Mass weighs more than Body Fat!
  5. Your scales do not account for everything.. (you have bones and organs and big heavy brain in your body too remember!)

If the number on the scale can make or break your day, you are not alone. It’s normal to feel disheartened when your weight is up and happier when the number is down. You could have 3 women that weigh the same but have 3 different shapes and sizes. It all depends on how much muscle and fat you carry and where!

Stop focusing on your weight and just worry about adopting a healthier lifestyle.