Planning a pregnancy: the importance of getting slim before you get started
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Planning a pregnancy: the importance of getting slim before you get started

In Europe the World Health Organisation estimate that more than 50% of men and women are overweight or obese and 23% of women are obese. In a pregnant woman obesity raises her chances of gestational diabetes and pre-eclampsia. She is also more likely to get metabolic syndrome and type two diabetes later in life. The … Continue reading

Weight plateaus are a normal, but frustrating,  feature of your weight loss journey
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Weight plateaus are a normal, but frustrating, feature of your weight loss journey

 Here are some words of wisdom and encouragement from a health care professional who knows how discouraging weight loss plateaus can be. Don’t let weight stabilisation lead you to jack in your efforts. When Losing Weight, Warn ‘em! Diabetes in Control November 8th 2016 I work in obesity medicine. As many of us know, losing … Continue reading

Margaret Coles:  Invite this Physiotherapist into your home
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Margaret Coles: Invite this Physiotherapist into your home

At  www.movingtherapy.co.uk. you can find Margaret Cole’s free educational resource to help your health and well being. Margaret worked as a community physiotherapist and when she retired she decided to put her knowledge and experience to good use. She produced videos covering a lot of different situations that you can face regarding your physical and … Continue reading

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PUBLIC HEALTH COLLABORATION: WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR WHEN STARTING A LOW CARBOHYDRATE DIET

  FOR EVERYONE As you start a low carbohydrate diet your kidneys get better at excreting salt thus you will usually find that you lose a lot of water from the tissues of the body.  This can make you instantly slimmer, particularly around the legs, but also can give some cramps in the muscles when … Continue reading

Public Health Collaboration: Free booklets
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Public Health Collaboration: Free booklets

  This is the link to the Public Health Collaboration site where you can download for free or order print versions, at a modest cost, of illustrated health booklets that will help you:   know what to eat for a wide variety of good health outcomes plan your meals count your carbohydrates lose fat https://www.PHCuk.org/booklets/Continue reading

Bariatric surgery better than diets for sustained weight loss
Medical Info / NICE

Bariatric surgery better than diets for sustained weight loss

Bariatric surgery has been shown to be the most effective treatment for substantial and sustained weight loss with a significant reduction in obesity related conditions and long term mortality according to the National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death 2014. Bariatric surgery operations are likely to become more popular as a result. Bariatric surgery … Continue reading