You can work on tackling any weight issues you think you might have on your own and here are some resources that you may find helpful.
However, it can be easier to make changes with the help of a health coach to find out what works best for you and support you to make changes at your own pace and develop your confidence to maintain those changes and manage any set-backs.
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It doesn't matter if you don't know what you want or what could help you; a health coach will discuss your situation with you and help you decide what's important for you.
Whether you decide to be supported by a health coach at this stage or not, you will find plenty of suggestions in the links below to help you.
You should try to maintain a healthy weight so you are neither underweight nor overweight. It is estimated that more than half of our local population are overweight or obese (58.7% in Bournemouth, 57.6% in Poole and 62.4% in Dorset). Roughly a third of these overweight people are classified as obese.
Our new 12 week weight loss guide combines advice on healthier eating and physical activity. You get a brilliant information pack for each week of the plan, which is full of advice and tips, plus a brilliant stick-it-on-the-fridge planner to help you track your weekly progress.
Being underweight can damage your health. Weighing too little can contribute to a weakened immune system, fragile bones and feeling tired. There might be an underlying medical cause for your low weight, such as an overactive thyroid. Or you may simply be underweight because your diet isn't providing you with enough energy. Stress or other emotional problems can sometimes cause a change in eating patterns that is hard to recognise.
We were all brought up to finish the food on our plates, but sometimes it’s more than we really need. Try our simple tips to get you and your family into great healthy eating habits.
The eatwell plate applies to most of us – whether we're a healthy weight or overweight, whether we eat meat or are vegetarian, and no matter what our ethnic origin.
Anyone with special dietary requirements or medical needs might want to check with a registered dietitian whether the eatwell plate applies to them.
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