Welcome to a better you
None of us has the perfect body – after all, we come in many different shapes and sizes – but the reality is being overweight or obese can lead to problems that can seriously affect our health.
This site helps you work out if you are overweight or obese and provides top tips on how you can easily make healthier choices in life. These may not change things overnight; but they are a change for the better.
It’s easy to put on unwanted weight
Did you know that if you eat 100 Calories (kcals) more than your body needs each day, after a year you could have put on an extra 10lbs in weight?
You probably don’t realise the ‘extras’ you’re eating each day. But every extra bit that goes in – ends up going on.
Everyone needs a healthy balanced diet. To maintain weight, a man needs about 2,500 Calories a day and a woman needs about 2,000 Calories a day.
These values can vary depending on age, metabolism and levels of physical activity, among other things. Click here for more information on healthy Calorie intake.
Have a look at the Public Health Agency’s latest advertising campaign showing how all the little extras add up.