The psychology behind weight loss

Obesity levels are at an all-time high globally, having nearly tripled since 1975. By 2016, it was estimated that 39% of adults over the age of 18 were overweight and 13% were obese.

Alarmingly so, most of the world's population now live in countries where being overweight and obese kills more people than being underweight.

There is no doubt that losing weight and reducing obesity has significant health benefits. In fact, research now shows that losing just 5% of your body weight can lead to substantial improvements in health.

It is very important for people to see dietitians and to exercise a lot. Parts of the problem is that the most difficult thing to change with people is a lifestyle. For example, if you smoke or drink alcohol, it will be difficult to change, and that is where the problem lies.

Dr Hemant Nowbath - Specialist Psychiatrist at Life Mount Edgecombe Hospital

Dr Nowbath says that the focus should be on a change in lifestyle, incorporating the new healthy eating habits into one’s daily living.

Click below to listen to the full interview:


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