Being overweight is a risk factor for becoming obese and developing conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, musculoskeletal conditions as well as some cancers so help should be sought from a registered dietitian before your health is impaired.
People become overweight by consuming more calories than they expend on a day to day basis, leaving them with excess energy that is stored as fat. The incidence of people who are overweight has increased over the past three decades due to an increase in energy dense food (high in fat, salt, sugar) and a decrease in the level of physical activity that coincides with the sedentary lifestyle of many of us nowadays.
Symptoms Of Being Overweight
Overweight can be defined as having more body fat than is healthy and is classified by the Body Mass Index (BMI) as being between 25 and 30kg/m² on the BMI scale, anything above this is obese.
Treatment of Being Overweight
Spectrum Nutrition offers a wide range of weight loss programmes that vary in structure, strategy and duration in order to meet your individual needs. For more information on these programmes please visit our weight loss programme page.
Our Dietitians offer an expert and effective service to people who are overweight and are struggling with weight loss. They provide guidance and support in order to help you regain a healthy weight, counteract the negative health implications from being overweight and prevent your condition from progressing to obesity. Their support will be invaluable in ensuring you lose weight in a safe, healthy, yet effective manner so that you will reach your target weight while still eating fully balanced meals that include all the necessary nutrients.