A 3% weight loss target? You can do better with the help of a personal trainer!
This week The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) wants overweight people to lose 3% of their weight over a year and avoid ‘yo-yo’ dieting.
Now, I’m all for a bit of weight loss – but we are made of sturdier stuff ladies! If you are obese (that is your BMI is 30 or over) – you need to shift some weight – it’s bad for your health! If losing 3% means that you are no longer obese (or overweight) – great – but as Prof Kelly from the Faculty of Public Health says, stronger more effective policy interventions are also needed.
The recommendation is for GPs to be able to recommend and fund places in slimming clubs and to encourage exercise.
It’s what we, as Personal Trainers do all day everyday. We can give advice on healthy eating, ways to move more and how to set effective goals. Most importantly – we can help you to hold yourself to account for keeping to the tasks you set yourself.