It is of great importance to weigh ourselves regularly, the same way it is of great importance to test for HIV/AIDS, monitor blood pressure, blood sugar and other vital medical tests. We tend to be quite intimidated by the scale because we are scared of “knowing the truth”. However “knowing the truth” can save and prepare us to make significant lifestyle changes like eating & drinking healthy and also being physically active. There are many stigmas surrounding weight, however there’s no fruition that comes from not knowing. Even though “ignorance is bliss”, being aware of your health and the only body you’ll ever have will help you in enjoying a healthy life span.

Only a scale can determine whether you are underweight, normal weight, overweight or obese. No one should be able to tell just by looking at you. Visit your nearest dietitian, clinic or hospital to check your BMI (weight/height2). If the scale says that you are underweight, overweight or obese, then nutritional counselling by a Dietitian should be offered to implement various solutions to resolve your BMI state. It is of great importance to seek food advice from a dietitian because we went to school to study food in relation to the human systems.

Only a scale can determine whether you are underweight, normal weight, overweight or obese. No one should tell by just looking at you. Visit your nearest dietitian, clinic or hospital to check your BMI (weight/height2). If the scale says that you are underweight, overweight or obese, then nutritional counselling by a Dietitian should be offered to implement various solutions to resolve your BMI state. It is of great importance to seek food advice from a dietitian because we went to school to study food in relation to the human systems.

Our weight is affected by many factors including family genes, food we eat, beverages we drink, our physical activity, diseases, stress, sleeping pattern, medication you drink, metabolic rate amongst others.

This is where food & physical activity comes in. Food is a basic human need according to the Maslow Hierarchy of needs. The truth is everyone eats regularly for sustenance. The big questions are:

•             What are you eating?

•             What are you drinking?

•             How much of it?

•             How was it prepared?

•             Where was it prepared?

•             How often?

•             What does it contain?

•             Is it good or bad for you?

Visit your nearest dietitian to make sure that you weigh good & you benefit the good from the food and drinks we consume daily. They will implement a diet plan and exercising routine that suits your lifestyle, budget plan, eating behaviour, medical state and clinical state.

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