There are numerous benefits to successfully achieving and maintaining a healthy weight. There are many factors that can help make you more likely to succeed in the long term also. One of these is accountability and support. You might want weekly, fortnightly or monthly reviews with a Dietitian, or you may simply want a one off appointment to discuss the best plan for you. Sometimes individuals want a combination of dietitian and exercise physiology appointments to address both aspects of their weight loss. Costings are based on how many appointments you require, and for regular follow up, are priced at a discounted rate. If you would like to discuss this further or find out about prices and rebates, please just fill out the contact form, and ill get in touch with you.
A weight loss program should be structured to achieve no more than 1-2% of your body weight per week. For most individuals this will be approximately 1-2kg per week. This can be achieved through a healthy eating plan and/or increased activity levels. Each individual is unique in what works for them and what suits their lifestyle. A change in lifestyle needs to be sustainable in the long term, so that a weight loss/gain cycle doesn't occur over time. A Realistic timeline for weight loss targets are as follows:
Desired weight loss
If you are considering starting a weight loss program, you should speak to your GP if you have any or are taking medication related to any of the following conditions:
- Kidney disease
- Liver disease
- High blood pressure
- Heart disease, angina or cardiac arrhythmia
- Eating disorder
- Thyroid disease
- Gall bladder problems such as gallstones
If you would like to read more information regarding weight management, i would recommend accessing the Better Health Channel article on Weight Management and also their pointers regarding some common misconceptions about weight loss.
Other great resources are available on the sites listed in the links section at the top of this page.