Weight Management

Are you overweight?

Is your increasing abdominal waist measurement (central obesity)  putting your body at risk of initiating ‘Metabolic Syndrome’?

People with metabolic syndrome have an increased long-term risk for developing cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and stroke with symptoms such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure and insulin resistance. Metabolic syndrome is caused by an unhealthy lifestyle.

The number one risk factor that leads to metabolic syndrome is related to obesity. If the metabolic syndrome is not appropriately managed, irreversible damage to your heart, arteries, liver, kidneys and nervous system will result.

Are you at risk?

Lose fat, look great and feel healthier

A healthy waist measurement is below 94cm for men and below 80cm for women. 

Metabolic Syndrome indicator is a waist measurement above 102cm for men and above 88cm for women.

Having a higher percentage of body fat than what is considered normal is now known to be one of the most serious causes of ill health – DISEASE.

Being overweight creates a problem with insulin resistance and high blood insulin levels. Not all people with blood sugar (glucose) irregularities are overweight but most overweight people have resistance to the effect of insulin, resulting in disturbances to fat metabolism and this increases the risk of diabetes, heart disease, infertility, female reproductive disorders including polycystic ovarian syndrome, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and even cancer.

Let us help you achieve the weight loss results now. With our health and lifestyle package, we can support and encourage you to achieve positive long-term results for your style of life.

Do you know your BMI?

BMI measures your body weight divided by the square of height

This BMI chart is a general guide and accepted way of expressing weight. It is simple to measure and it provides a strong correlation with the amount of fat in the body in the vast majority of people over 18.

When you have calculated your BMI you can determine your healthy weight range from the chart. The BMI chart is a general guide that you can do in the comfort of your own home. It is important to remember there may be reasons to modify the interpretation and you should discuss this with your health professional.

Body Mass Index: BMI Calculator. Please click here to work our your BMI.

When can BMI be Misleading?

BMI Groups

  1. In Athletes: The BMI can be misleading in athletes (such a body builders) who have a low body fat percentage, but deliver an excessive BMI as they have a significant increase in muscle mass. As the index is a calculation of weight and height alone, it assumes that the increase is due entirely to body fat.
  2. In Children: The BMI can be misleading in children, as body fatness changes over the years as they grow, and girls and boys also differ in their body fatness as they mature. In children, it is better to express weight as a percentile value, in which it is compared to others at the same age and sex.
  3. In Ethnic Groups: For some ethnic groups the BMI values need to be modified. For Chinese, Indian and Malaysian people, a BMI greater than 23 is regarded as overweight and a BMI greater than 27.5 is regarded as obese.
We can help you reach your goal

A weight loss program to suit your lifestyle.

A healthy diet, which is based on reducing carbohydrates and maintaining adequate protein to lower blood sugar levels of the primary fat producing hormone insulin, has been proven to be effective in weight management. This reduction of carbohydrates forces the body to burn fat, while maintaining protein intake and preserving valuable muscle mass. The use of only low GI (Glycemic Index) carbohydrates ensures that the body does not produce high levels of insulin. This is important, as high levels of insulin will cause the body to store carbohydrates as fat and stops fat being converted to energy. This has the effect of not only making a person fat but will also keep them fat.

Low GI carbohydrates slowly release glucose into your blood stream. These foods have the effect of keeping your energy levels balanced and keep you feeling fuller for longer between meals. The lower the GI carbohydrates, the slower the rise in your blood glucose levels when the food is consumed. There is always a positive way to manage weight issues, either over weight or under weight. It is exciting to offer you the tools to help you reach your goal.

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