Weight Loss

Are you obese or overweight? Use our BMI calculator to work it out. Being obese or overweight increases your risk of developing health problems such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, coronary heart disease, type 2 diabetes and breathing problems. Being overweight or obese can also affect the way you feel about yourself and your life expectancy.

Losing weight is a commitment to improving your lifestyle. It is not just about eating a healthy diet but also about exercise. People often diet for short periods of time to lose weight and then when they have achieved their target weight they go back to eating as they did before and put all the weight back on. To maintain your weight loss you need to look at what you eat and how much you eat and how much exercise you do. Being overweight is often caused by eating large, highly calorific portions and leading a lifestyle with limited exercise. Aim to lose weight gradually by eating a healthy balanced diet. It is recommended that adults should do at least thirty minutes of moderate exercise five times a week. It is also worth thinking about walking more during the day instead of using your car or the bus and taking the stairs instead of the lift.

Sometimes drugs can be used to help you lose weight but they only work in combination with a healthy, balanced diet and an active lifestyle. They are only suitable for patients with a BMI over a certain level. To see if they are suitable for you please fill in our questionnaires on the individual product pages.



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To determine which category your BMI falls and what this means please look at the table below:

BMICategoryWhat does this mean?
Below 18.5UnderweightSpeak to a healthcare professional about how to safely gain weight.
18.5 - 24.9Healthy weightYou are not at risk of weight related illnesses.
25 - 29.9OverweightYou are at risk of weight related illnesses such as arthritis, asthma, cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and infertility.
30 - 35ObeseYou are at high risk of weight related illnesses such as arthritis, asthma, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and infertility.

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