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National Obesity Awareness Week

National Obesity Awareness WeekToday is the official start date of National Obesity Awareness week which aims to help kick-start improving the nation’s health. Whether it’s cooking more healthily, avoiding snacks, or being a little more physically active, there is something we can change in our lives to make them healthier – and that change can begin today.

What is Obesity?

To put it simply, obesity is a medical condition whereby excess body fat accumulates to such an extent that it may have a negative effect on health. The main causes include overeating and physical inactivity.

Why should you be aware of it?

Obesity can be a root cause for many underlying health issues such as joint problems/pain, cardiovascular conditions, depression and type 2 diabetes. It has also recently been linked to certain cancers, so it is important to address the condition head-on and not ignore it, otherwise your health could deteriorate further.

What can you do to help yourself?

Luckily there are a number of things you can do to turn this around.

Taking the first step to a lifestyle change is key. The first step can be to make a plan of action. This plan can include healthy meal plans for each week, healthy shopping lists, and an exercise plan. Remember, if you have been diagnosed as being obese, it is always best to consult your GP before undertaking any physical activity.

Meal plans should consist of three healthy meals a day, with two healthy snacks (one between each meal). Dinner should be the last thing eaten that day.

If cooking isn’t your forte, you may want to try meal replacement shakes. These shakes replace 2 meals per day leaving you to only decide what to eat for dinner.  Meal replacement shakes are formulated to be as delicious as they are nutritious. MetaShake contains just 195 calories in one shake, but this one shake is packed with 14g protein, all essential vitamins & minerals you would normally receive from breakfast or lunch.

  • It contains 100% naturally sourced ingredients that is suitable for vegetarian’s ensuring safe and effective healthily weight loss.
  • Helps burn fat whilst your reduce your calorie intake – contains key ingredients Glucomannan, Green Coffee, Green Tea & CLA, which all well-known fat burners and helps reduce cravings and hunger – creating an all in one meal replacement weight loss shake.

Pro’s of meal replacement shakes:

  • Calories are counted for you
  • Convenientmeal replacement shake
  • Meal replacement shakes like Metashake are a good option for people who like a simple approach to weight loss and don’t want to have to think about planning or preparing numerous balanced meals.
  • Great for people who prefer to eat foods that are already calorie & portion controlled for them.
  • Great for those who have difficulty finding time to prepare meals or struggle to control or understand portion sizes.
  • Meal replacement plans are effective as they offer a structured plan and are convenient as they require little or no preparation or cooking.
  • They eradicate the ‘pressure’ of deciding what to eat for two meals each day, while still allowing an element of choice for one meal a day.

For help losing weight, consider MetaShake as part of a calorie controlled weight loss program.