Web Content Viewer (JSR 286) - Healthy Weight


Two women walking outsideResearch suggests that achieving and maintaining a healthy weight takes a long-term commitment. Rapid weight loss is more likely to be temporary. It also puts you at greater risk of regaining the weight you lost, plus more. 

You need to focus on what works in the long run. This means viewing healthy habits not as something you adopt for a few months, but as ongoing changes to your lifestyle.


Developing healthy habits can seem daunting at first. After a while though they will become part of your life. For example, you may have stopped adding sugar to your tea and now you don’t miss it, or you swapped from full-fat to reduced-fat yoghurt and now hardly notice the difference.

But some changes are harder to maintain than others. And there are times in our lives when eating healthily and being active is more difficult. There may be times when you lapse into old, unhealthy habits. That’s normal. You just need to find the motivation to get back on track and start making plans and setting goals for how you’ll do it.

Read this Healthy Weight Guide to get the facts and find ideas about strategies you might try. These may include revisiting your weight loss goals, monitoring what you’re doing to see what’s going wrong, getting support to help you through the hard times and making new plans so you can re-establish healthy habits.

If you’ve done it before, you can do it again, so focus on doing what works and don’t waste energy feeling guilty. Use this website as support. And remember, you don’t have to do it on your own.



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