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Dr Oz says drink­ing Green tea is one of the eas­i­est and nat­ural ways to lose weight. Both of these teas, Pu-erh and White tea can be found in Kou Tea.


Food to avoid when dietingIt is dif­fi­cult to keep hunger pangs at bay, espe­cially when on a weight loss diet. For­tu­nately, we can learn to avoid the foods that tend to cause the
great­est amount of hunger and stay away from them.

These are the top foods that cause hunger so you can avoid them:

White Rice
The rea­son why rice should be avoided is because after eat­ing it, you’re going to get a large blood sugar spike, which is then fol­lowed by a sharp decline as insulin is released and comes and sucks all that glu­cose out of the blood.

As your blood sugar lev­els crash, this sets off the hunger sig­nal in the brain that’s going to prompt you to con­sume more food.

Sug­ary Cere­als
Remem­ber, always read the pack­age label when pur­chas­ing any cereal that you plan to eat on your weight loss diet.

Cere­als are often thought of as a healthy choice but it depends on how much sugar is in it, so always read the label before you buy. Ide­ally, choose a cereal that con­tains no added sugar such as oat­meal or bran cereal. If you must add a sweet­ener, use honey instead of sugar. This will be far bet­ter in help­ing boost your weight loss plan.

Snack Bars
These are a real prob­lem and the big issue here is that these tend to be very low in total pro­tein and often very high in fat and sugar con­tent. This results in that blood sugar spike that we talked about pre­vi­ously and will cause you to quickly expe­ri­ence an energy low.

As your energy level comes crash­ing down, you’ll want to reach for more food to help bring it back up. This cycle can cause you to take in very high amounts of calo­ries daily, mov­ing you fur­ther away from fat loss.

This is one of the worst foods as far as hunger is con­cerned. While you may feel like this gives you a good energy burst and quickly fills you up, that’s just the sugar high talking.

Sweets made from pure sugar are even worse for you from a diet per­spec­tive than snack foods that con­tain fat, because at least with the addi­tion of fat you won’t see quite the rise in blood sugar lev­els. So, avoid sweets at all costs.

So there you have the main foods to avoid if you want to con­trol your hunger lev­els and suc­ceed at your fat loss diet. Tak­ing an appetite sup­pres­sant such as Kou Tea, which is 100% nat­ural, will also go a long way towards get­ting your hunger under con­trol so that you aren’t suf­fer­ing from food crav­ings through­out the day.



Our bod­ies require a cer­tain amount of fat intake for proper phys­i­o­log­i­cal func­tion of the body. The right kind of fats can help to pro­tect from heart dis­ease, man­age body cho­les­terol lev­els, keep skin healthy, pro­duce hor­mones and reduce inflammation.

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Monoun­sat­u­rated Fatty Acids (MUFAs) 

Foods which are rich in MUFAs are nuts,  avo­ca­dos and canola and olive oils.  These most com­mon fat type in our diet and they help con­trol hunger and blood sugar, says Wendy Bazil­ian, R.D., coau­thor of The Super­Food­sRx Diet. Plus, they may turn on genes that trig­ger fat burn.

Daily goal*: Up to 30 per­cent of your daily calo­ries, or about 60 grams, can come from fat, and MUFAs should make up the lion’s share of that. Go for 30 g to 50 g per day.

Omega-3 polyun­sat­u­rated fats 
Of the three main O-3s, EPA and DHA (in seafood, grass-fed meat and some eggs) are the best; ALA (in soy, wal­nuts, flaxseed and more) are ben­e­fi­cial but come sec­ond best.

Increas­ing your O-3 intake can improve  blood pres­sure, heart health, even your body’s fat-burning abil­ity. You should aim to eat at least 450 mil­ligrams per day on aver­age of EPA and DHA com­bined, which you can get from two 4-ounce serv­ings of salmon per week.

Omega-6 polyun­sat­u­rated fats 
The O-6s work with O-3s to reg­u­late immune func­tion. They’re ample in every­day foods: Veg­etable oils, fried and       pack­aged foods and baked goods have them.

When bal­anced by O-3s, they’re good. But O-6s often dom­i­nate our polyun­sat­u­rated fat intake, and this unbal­anced ratio may lead to inflam­ma­tion and weight gain.

You should aim to con­sume only 12 g, or 6 per­cent max of your calo­ries. To get there, reduce processed and fried items to treat sta­tus and fill up on health­ful food-produce, nuts and whole grains.

Sat­u­rated fats

These are solid at room tem­per­a­ture. Most sat­u­rated fats melt in your mouth, which makes them irre­sistible,” says Eric A. Decker, Ph.D., of the Uni­ver­sity of Mass­a­chu­setts in Amherst.

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Experts have long thought eat­ing sat­u­rated fats increased heart dis­ease risk, but some recent stud­ies show the link isn’t so clear. For now, eat them in moderation.

Daily goal: From 14 g to 18 g at most. That’s 7 to 9 per­cent of total calo­ries. A McDonald’s Dou­ble Cheese­burger gets you close with 11 g; an ounce of dark choco­late has 7 g.

Trans fats
These fats help pre­serve foods and extend shelf life. They’re in some fried dishes and pack­aged goods. (That’s how those months-old bis­cuits stay fresh.)

They have no redeem­ing health­ful qual­i­ties. Research sug­gests diets high in trans fats may be linked to weight gain, heart dis­ease, belly fat and depression.

These should be avoided alto­gether - Zip, zilch, zero. Labels can claim no trans fat if a prod­uct has less than 0.5 g, so read the ingre­di­ents list. If you see par­tially hydro­genated, put the item back on the shelf.

*Based on a healthy woman eat­ing 1,800 calo­ries per day.

 Choose Kou Tea

You are read­ing this so you have already started to take pos­i­tive action to improve your health.

Really, weight loss could not get eas­ier than drink­ing a cup of tea. This is no hype. These four teas are 100% nat­ural and have been con­sumed for cen­turies and proven to have many health ben­e­fits, includ­ing weight loss.

Kou tea is 100% nat­ural prod­uct which con­tains a unique com­bi­na­tion of Pu erh, Green tea, Oolong tea and White tea. It is totally safe and effec­tively boosts metab­o­lism and curbs appetite. It’s these  prop­er­ties of Kou tea which helps to lose weight.

Kou tea is free from syn­thetic chem­i­cals which can cause adverse side effects and some­times, can cause harm­ful addiction.

Accord­ing to World Health Orga­ni­za­tion (WHO), one in six adults is obese, one in 10 is dia­betic and one in three has raised blood pres­sure. Dr Mar­garet Chan, Director-General of WHO says “this report is fur­ther evi­dence of the dra­matic increase in the con­di­tions that trig­ger heart dis­ease and other chronic ill­nesses, par­tic­u­larly in low and middle-income countries.

The high­est obe­sity lev­els are in the WHO Region of the Amer­i­cas (26% of adults) and the low­est in the WHO South-East Asia Region (3% obese). In all parts of the world, women are more likely to be obese than men, and thus at greater risk of weight related health prob­lems, such as:


Car­dio­vas­cu­lar dis­ease is the lead­ing cause of mor­tal­ity for peo­ple with dia­betes. If you have dia­betes you have a two– to three-fold greater risk of heart fail­ure com­pared to       peo­ple with­out diabetes.

Uncon­trolled dia­betes causes dam­age to your body’s blood ves­sels mak­ing them more prone to dam­age from            ath­er­o­scle­ro­sis and hyper­ten­sion. Peo­ple with dia­betes develop ath­er­o­scle­ro­sis at a younger age and more severely than peo­ple with­out diabetes.

Peo­ple with dia­betes are more likely to a heart attack or stroke, than peo­ple who do not, and their prog­no­sis is worse.

If you have dia­betes you can have a heart attack with­out real­iz­ing it.  Dia­betes can dam­age nerves as well as blood      ves­sels so a heart attack can be ‘silent’, that is lack­ing the typ­i­cal chest pain.

Pre­menopausal women who have dia­betes have an increased risk of heart dis­ease because dia­betes can­cels out the pro­tec­tive effects estrogen.

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Heart/cardiovascular dis­eases or stroke

Obe­sity causes car­dio­vas­cu­lar dis­ease because sci­en­tists believe that fat, espe­cially intra-abdominal fat, has              sig­nif­i­cant impact on our metabolism.

You have intra-abdominal fat if you have a big belly.  This fat affects your blood pres­sure; your blood lipid lev­els and inter­feres with your abil­ity to use insulin effec­tively.  You use insulin to process glu­cose derived from food, our body’s pri­mary fuel. If you can­not use insulin prop­erly you may develop dia­betes, a risk fac­tor of car­dio­vas­cu­lar disease.

High blood pres­sure (hypertension)

Hyper­ten­sion is at least twice as com­mon in peo­ple with dia­betes as in peo­ple with nor­mal blood glu­cose levels.

High cho­les­terol

Cho­les­terol is needed to form cell mem­branes and hor­mones. The human body makes cho­les­terol and we also     con­sume it when we eat ani­mals and ani­mal derived food like milk and cheese.  We can also make cho­les­terol from foods that do not con­tain cho­les­terol such as coconut fat, palm oil and trans fats, often used in foods such as french fries, cakes and cookies.

Cho­les­terol is car­ried through our blood by par­ti­cles called lipopro­teins: low-density lipopro­tein (LDL) and high-density lipopro­tein (HDL). High lev­els of LDL lead to ath­er­o­scle­ro­sis increas­ing the risk of heart attack and ischemic stroke.

Gall­blad­der diseases

Gall­blad­der dis­ease includes gall­stones and inflam­ma­tion or infec­tion of the gall­blad­der.
Gall­stones are clus­ters of solid mate­r­ial that form in the gall­blad­der. They are made mostly of cho­les­terol and can cause abdom­i­nal pain, espe­cially after con­sum­ing fatty foods. The pain may be sharp or dull.

How is it linked to over­weight?
Peo­ple who are over­weight have a higher risk for devel­op­ing gall­blad­der dis­ease. They may pro­duce more cho­les­terol (a fat-like sub­stance found in the body), a risk fac­tor for gall­stones. Also, peo­ple who are over­weight may have an enlarged gall­blad­der, which may not work properly.

What can weight loss do?
Fast weight loss (more than 3 pounds per week) or large weight loss can actu­ally increase your chance of devel­op­ing gall­stones. Mod­est, slow weight loss of about 1/2 to 2 pounds a week is less likely to cause gall­stones. Achiev­ing a healthy weight may lower your risk for devel­op­ing gallstones.

Sleep apnea (inter­ruped breath­ing dur­ing sleep)

Sleep apnea is a con­di­tion in which a per­son stops breath­ing for short peri­ods dur­ing the night.
A per­son who has sleep apnea may suf­fer from day­time sleepi­ness, dif­fi­culty con­cen­trat­ing, and even heart fail­ure.

How is it linked to over­weight?
The risk for sleep apnea is higher for peo­ple who are over­weight. A per­son who is over­weight may have more fat stored around his or her neck. This may make the air­way smaller. A smaller air­way can make breath­ing dif­fi­cult,                       loud (snor­ing), or stop alto­gether. In addi­tion, fat stored in the neck and through­out the body may pro­duce sub­stances that cause inflam­ma­tion. Inflam­ma­tion in the neck is a risk fac­tor for sleep apnea.

What can weight loss do?
Weight loss usu­ally improves sleep apnea. Weight loss may help to decrease neck size and lessen inflammation.

Other obe­sity risks are: 

Some types of can­cer, osteoarthri­tis (wear­ing away the joints).

Call For Action — Start Your Weight Loss Plan Now.

R.D.K holdings S.A

If you con­trol your blood glu­cose you can reduce your risk of a car­dio­vas­cu­lar dis­ease event by 42% and the risk of heart attack, stroke, or death from car­dio­vas­cu­lar dis­ease by 57%.If you con­trol your blood glu­cose lev­els you reduce your risk of car­dio­vas­cu­lar dis­ease by between 33% to 50%.
If you con­trol your blood lipids (fats) you can reduce car­dio­vas­cu­lar dis­ease com­pli­ca­tions by 20% to 50%.Losing weight and main­tain­ing a healthy diet will improve your dia­betes status.If you have impaired glu­cose tol­er­ance and lose weight, you can pre­vent the onset of diabetes.

These help­ful tips and tricks are effort­less and should help you reduce the calo­ries and shed those excess pounds if you fol­low them regularly…


  1. Eat break­fast. Research says you’ll eat at least 100 fewer calo­ries over the course of the day.
  2. Have a 30g bowl of cereal, instead of 60g (or some­times even more). Use a smaller bowl and you won’t see the difference.
  3. Use skimmed milk instead of full-fat milk.
  4. Have two tea­spoons of fruit jam instead of four tea­spoons of but­ter on your morn­ing toast.
  5. Swap your morn­ing crois­sant and but­ter for 2 toasted crum­pets with Marmite.


  1. Replace 30g of ched­dar cheese in your sand­wich with a table­spoon of low-fat cheese spread.
  2. For sal­ads, use lemon juice or bal­samic dress­ing  which is vir­tu­ally fat-free.
  3. Swap a can of tuna in oil for tuna in water.
  4. Instead of hav­ing a super-sized packet of crisps go for a stan­dard one or low fat baked crisps.
  5. Choose Jacket potato with baked beans instead of chilli.


  1. Swap three choco­late diges­tives for three Jaffa cakes.
  2. Make your own pop­corn with­out butter.
  3. Have 4 tbsp salsa instead of 4tbsp houmous.
  4. Eat an apple instead of 6 squares of milk chocolate.
  5. Instead of choco­late, go for Jelly Babies.


  1. Leave out chicken skin.
  2. Por­to­bello mush­rooms make a tasty sub­sti­tute instead of a meat burger — just one will do per person.
  3. Replace creamy sauces with tomato-based ones instead.
  4. Add lemon juice and fresh herbs to steamed veg instead of butter.
  5. Try lentil bolog­nese for a lighter choice, rather than the meat vari­ety. This will save you around 250 calo­ries per serving.


  1. Swap three scoops of ice­cream for sorbet.
  2. Have a baked apple with sul­tanas instead of apple crumble.
  3. Replace 2tbsp of clot­ted cream with sin­gle cream.
  4. Have a bowl of fruit salad instead of a bowl of trifle.
  5. Swap reg­u­lar jelly for sugar-free jelly.


  1.  Instead of a medium por­tion of chips go for small one.
  2. Swap potato side dishes for steamed spinach or carrots.
  3. Swap a Big Mac for a smaller cheeseburger.
  4. Choose thin slice pizza instead of thick or cheese-stuffed.
  5. Swap chicken and sweet­corn soup for hot and sour soup.


  1. Have Kou tea, instead of hot chocolate.
  2. Instead of fizzy drinks have sparkling or still water with lemon.
  3. Swap your cap­puc­cino for an espresso.
  4. Use a small (around 150ml) wine glass instead of a large one (around 300ml).
  5. Have sugar free soft drinks.


  1. Eat slowly and always eat at the table.
  2. Use non-stick pans — elim­i­nat­ing oil and but­ter is an easy way to cut 100 calories.
  3. Don’t go gro­cery shop­ping on an empty stomach.
  4. Get enough sleep. Research shows get­ting seven hours each night helps con­trol food crav­ing hormones.
  5. Use smaller bowls and plates so a full plate has less food.

The sta­tus of Green tea as Super­food grows as a study finds it even abol­ishes bad breath. It’s already known that Green tea helps pre­vent can­cer and heart disease.

Green tea can help to beat bad breath, accord­ing to sci­en­tic research.  The study found that antiox­i­dants in the tea, called polyphe­nols, destroy a num­ber of com­pounds in the mouth that can lead to bad breath, tooth decay and even mouth ulcer.

The study from Israel’s Insti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy will add to green tea’s sta­tus as one of nature’s so-called “superfoods”.

Green is already said to help pre­vent can­cer and heart dis­ease and lower cho­les­terol – and even ward off Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.

Writ­ing in the Archives of Oral Biol­ogy, the sci­en­tists called for more stud­ies, adding: ‘All together, there is increas­ing inter­est in the health ben­e­fits of green tea in the field of oral health.’

Green tea is made from the same plant as black tea but processed in a dif­fer­ent way that means it retains less caf­feine and more polyphenols.


It has been drunk in China and the Far East for thou­sands of years and is fast becom­ing pop­u­lar in Britain par­tic­u­larly because of its health benefits.

It is also more likely to be drunk with­out milk or sugar so it tends to con­tain fewer calo­ries too.

The study, pub­lished in the jour­nal Archives of Oral Biol­ogy, exam­ined the prop­er­ties of the polyphe­nol called epi­gal­lo­cat­e­chin 3 gal­late (EGCG) in par­tic­u­lar and reported:

Tea polyphe­nols pos­sess antivi­ral prop­er­ties, believed to help in pro­tec­tion from influenza. Addi­tion­ally green tea polyphe­nols can abol­ish hal­i­to­sis through mod­i­fi­ca­tion of odor­ant sul­phur com­po­nents. Oral cav­ity, oxida­tive stress and inflam­ma­tion con­se­quent to cig­a­rettes’ dele­te­ri­ous com­pounds may be reduced in the pres­ence of green tea polyphenols.

Green tea comes from the same ever­green shrub that black tea comes from.  It is obtained by light steam­ing of fresh tea leaves.

Before we give guid­ance on the uses and all ben­e­fits of green tea, lets look at why green tea is the most ener­giz­ing antiox­i­dant. Unlike other teas, such as black tea, green tea is not fer­mented, which gives it fresh potent and antiox­i­dant prop­er­ties, since fer­men­ta­tion destroys many of the health ben­e­fits con­tained within the tea leaves. Hence, green tea is more supreme than other green teas.

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Poly phe­nols in green tea enhances the body’s antiox­i­dant enzymes includ­ing glu­tathione. This may be help­ful in the treat­ment of arthri­tis. Glu­tathione has been proven to reduce inflam­ma­tion also car­ti­lage break­down. Drink­ing green tea pro­tects against many other dis­eases that may be caused by free radicles.

The antiox­i­dant effects of green tea may also play an impor­tant role in low­er­ing the risk of devel­op­ing can­cer of the diges­tive sys­tem, prostate can­cer, and cer­vi­cal cancer.

Menopausal symp­toms, such as  hot flashes can be reduced by drink­ing this nat­ural bev­er­age as it may also help to increase oestro­gen lev­els due to pres­ence of “phyto oestrogen”.

Some research indi­cates that tooth decay can be pre­vented by the use of green tea, due to small amount of flu­o­ride that is present in the leaves.


 Many stud­ies by var­i­ous researchers have shown that green tea has been shown to be 100 times more pow­er­ful than Vit­a­min C, and up to twenty times more pow­er­ful than Vit­a­min E, as an antiox­i­dant. Antiox­i­dants neu­tral­ize and stop free rad­i­cals, which are highly reac­tive chem­i­cal sub­stances that dam­age cells con­tain­ing the body’s DNA, lead­ing to pre­ma­ture age­ing and dis­eases. You need antiox­i­dants to mop up free rad­i­cals, thus slow­ing down dam­ag­ing effects on the inside.

Lets take a look at what green tea can do to reduce “bad” cho­les­terol lev­els — it has been shown to reduce the dam­age caused by LDL (bad) cho­les­terol, which leaves plaque effect on your arte­r­ial walls. This build up of plaque can induce heart attacks if left unchecked.

[Related arti­cle: What does Kou tea contain?]

Any glu­cose that isn’t used within the body is stored by the body as fat. Because of this, green tea may be ben­e­fi­cial in help­ing one lose weight as it increases meta­bolic rate, thus burn­ing excess glucose.

Like most teas, Green tea does con­tains caf­feine, which is a strong stim­u­lant, so it is advis­able for preg­nant women to have a lower con­sump­tion of  green tea.

Where can you buy Kou tea? This 4-in-1 tea con­tain­ing Oolong, Pu erh, White and Green is NOT avail­able in super mar­kets and health pro­vi­sion stores. You can buy it HERE online.

Does KouTea Really Work? Yes, it’s dif­fer­ent — it con­tains WHOLE leaves, so it is most POWERFUL and offers MAXIMUM HEALTH benefits. 

R.D.K holdings S.A 


When you are diet­ing, it’s impor­tant that you eat foods that make you feel full on fewer calo­ries and to avoid binge eat­ing.  When you feel full,  you eat less, espe­cially in between meals. So, to help you to reduce your daily calo­rie intake, here are five best foods to help you  feel­ing fuller for longer and avoid hunger pangs.


Cereal such as por­ridge oats, wheat flakes and bran have a very low Glycemic Index (GI), mean­ing that the car­bo­hy­drate is released into your blood­stream slowly and there­fore will sus­tain your energy lev­els and help pre­vent those 11am hunger pangs.

Por­ridge is also a great full-up-feel food due to its con­sis­tency; it’s been found that wet­ter and creamier foods switch on sat­is­fac­tion sig­nals and so improve feel­ing of full­ness. Fur­ther­more, stud­ies show that a bowl of por­ridge can lower cho­les­terol. So all in, por­ridge makes the per­fect break­fast that will see you sat­is­fied to lunch.


Pop­corn is one of the pop­u­lar slim­mers choice when it comes to the best snack­ing options. First of, pop­corn has the ben­e­fit of being a whole­grain food which means it con­tains more fill­ing fibre than many other snack alter­na­tives. Sec­ondly it fills you up due to its vol­ume — a 25g (0.9oz) serv­ing of pop­corn will fill a much big­ger bowl com­pared the same weight in chips — plus there’s less fat too. Make sure you don’t go for the healthy option of plain, air-popped pop­corn sea­soned with a smidge of cayenne pep­per can give you a great fill-up snack fix.


Apples are a great food to keep hunger at bay due the fact that they are full of fibre. Stud­ies have  sug­gested that they can make a good pre-meal snack and eat­ing an apple 20 min­utes prior to a eat­ing a meal reduced the amount of food that was con­sumed at that meal. So, includ­ing an apple for your daily snack will not only con­tribute to one of your daily rec­om­mended fruit or veg­gie por­tions (you should be aim­ing for at least five a day) but the fibre will fill up your stom­ach and should keep those hunger pangs at bay.


Oranges are another super fruit when it comes to the sati­ety index and are almost twice as fill­ing as bananas for the same amount of calo­ries. This is thought to be down to the fluid con­tent which plays a big part when it comes to mak­ing you feel full.Oranges are 86% water, and research shows that foods with high water con­tent help to improve our sati­ety because it increases the por­tion size with­out adding calo­ries. Choose a whole orange rather than orange juice; it con­tains more fibre which also helps achieve that ‘I’m full’ feeling.


Start­ing a meal with a hearty soup is a great fill-up strat­egy and there’s plenty of good research that sug­gests eat­ing soup before a meal improves sati­ety, so you eat less and take in fewer calo­ries as a result.You need to be care­ful on your soup selec­tion though, best case sce­nario is a home­made soup so you have con­trol over the ingre­di­ents and you can even include other stop-hunger foods to the soup as well (for exam­ple pota­toes, lentils or beans). If you do need to go for a pre­made soup of the packet or canned vari­ety, make sure you check out the nutri­tional infor­ma­tion — par­tic­u­larly quan­ti­ties of salt, calo­ries and fat.


Weight loss R.D.K holdings S.Afor wed­ding is a good moti­va­tion to get into shape. Hav­ing said this, the stress of plan­ning a wed­ding in itself can make some peo­ple seek com­fort in food.  So, it’s impor­tant you keep the ulti­mate goal in mind before reach­ing out for a bar of chocolate.

Be method­i­cal in plan­ning  your weight loss pro­gram, in terms of how much you would like to lose over a cer­tain period of time.  How­ever, it is strongly advised to refrain from near star­va­tion type of diets and gru­elling exer­cises. If nec­es­sary,      con­sult a physi­cian before start­ing your diet plan.

Here are some sim­ple steps you can take to ensure that you main­tain a pos­i­tive out­look and get into shape for your big day:

  1. Treat your­self to some aro­mather­apy, either in a mas­sage form, a bath or maybe a spa treat­ment to relax and reduce the stress. This will also give you the oppor­tu­nity to pleas­antly look for­ward to the most impor­tant event in your life.
  2. Drink Kou tea to burn more calories.
  3. Lis­ten to soft sooth­ing music when you find your­self get­ting tense and anx­ious, as it will have calm­ing effect and reduce anxiety.
  4. Make sure you eat health­ily to avoid lack­ing in essen­tial     nutri­ents and vit­a­mins. It is known that healthy eat­ing can help achieve ratio­nal think­ing and main­tain cor­rect perspective.
  5. Gen­tle exer­cise such as yoga is good  for ton­ing the body and it can also aid your weight loss efforts.


Obe­sity is a grad­ual phys­i­cal devel­op­ment which results from poor diet and lifestyle. It is thought that the genetic make up may also play a role to some extent. Weight gain could also be caused by tak­ing cer­tain med­ica­tion, such as  cor­ti­cos­teroids and a con­se­quence of quit­ting cer­tain habits, such as smoking.

Obe­sity is when the per­son has more body fat for their height and gen­der. A per­son with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 or greater is con­sid­ered to be obese.

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To lose excess weight, ide­ally a low fat, high fibre diet is best but low calo­rie diets, low-carb diets, meal replace­ment diets or sim­ply reduc­ing por­tion size will work as long as, at the end of the day, you’re not tak­ing in too much energy for your body’s par­tic­u­lar needs.

Gen­er­ally, to lose 1lb /week you need to take in 500 calo­ries less every day. Weight loss surgery, also referred to as bariatric surgery, should be con­sid­ered as a last resort to treat obe­sity. The first treat­ment for any­one who is obese is to lose weight through healthy calo­rie con­trolled diet and increased exercise.

It is impor­tant to remem­ber that exer­cise does NOT have to be stren­u­ous. In fact, mod­er­ate form of exer­cise such as walk­ing, yoga or swim­ming or other suit­able phys­i­cal exer­cise of your choice on a reg­u­lar basis is rec­om­mended as exer­cise improves cir­cu­la­tion of the blood and can also help to relieve stress.

Weight loss surgery can  be costly, rang­ing from £5,000-£8,000 for gas­tric band­ing; £9,500-£15,000 for   gas­tric bypass surgery, and it also has risks asso­ci­ated with it. These include inter­nal bleed­ing, deep vein throm­bo­sis (blood clot inside the leg), and pul­monary embolism (block­age inside the lungs).

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