Everyone has their own reasons for wanting to lose weight if they're overweight, and one of the best ways to lose weight long term is with ongoing support.
For some, this means switching to healthier eating habits, while for others it may be an exercise regime or clinical assistance with achieving their weight loss goals.
Whatever your goals, there are a number of options available to help you reach them.
In the UK, 64% of adults are overweight or obese. While there are many ways to lose excess weight, some have better evidence than others. A clinical study looking at commercial weight loss programmes such as WW (Weight Watchers reimagined) found they were more effective than NHS services at helping people lose weight. The myWW programme offers support and a wide range of tools to help you lose weight effectively and maintain a healthy weight. The myWW programme includes:
A personal assessment that focuses on your unique needs
A science-based food plan
Proven behavioural techniques to help you make sustainable changes to your lifestyle
Friendly, local workshops run by nutritionally-trained coaches
An easy-to-use, top-rated mobile app
Join the myWW! programme today
The WW(Weight Watchers Reimagined) mobile app
With over 1 million app reviews and 500,000+ 5 star reviews, the WW app is every weight loss-tool you need in one place:
Track your food, activity and weight loss
Scan food barcodes for fast tracking
Find restaurants with WW-friendly meals
Chat with a live WW Coach, 24/7
Curated mini-meditations from Headspace®
Audio workouts for your fitness level with Aaptiv
Sync your scales and fitness tracker
Download the app and join myWW today!
The health benefits of losing excess weight
Your ‘ideal’ weight range is based on your BMI – a measure of your weight related to your height. This isn’t always accurate if, for instance, you are very fit and have a high proportion of muscle. However, it gives a good indication for most people. The ideal BMI range is 18.5-24.9; 25-29.9 is overweight and 30 or more is obese. Your waist circumference and waist-hip ratio can also be used to give an idea of whether you’re overweight.
If you’re overweight or obese, losing weight can dramatically reduce your health risks.
Orlistat for weight loss
The best way to lose weight and keep it off long-term is to lose weight steadily and change your eating habits in a way you can sustain long-term. But it is often difficult to lose weight, and some people want to try medicines to help them lose weight, in addition to diet and lifestyle changes. Orlistat tablets reduces the amount of fat in your diet that is absorbed into your system by almost one third.