Weight Loss

Many of us at some point in our life will consider being on a weight loss program, whether it is prompted by illness, vanity or the need to encourage optimum health. Whatever the reason, the only way to lose weight is to eat fewer calories than your body needs, so that the body’s fat stores […]

Many of us at some point in our life will consider being on a weight loss program, whether it is prompted by illness, vanity or the need to encourage optimum health. Whatever the reason, the only way to lose weight is to eat fewer calories than your body needs, so that the body’s fat stores provide the shortfall. As your body burns its fat, it uses large amounts of vitamins and minerals to control the biochemical reactions involved. However, if you are eating less, you are consuming less of these essential nutrients, and this is why the Department of Health recognizes slimmers as a group ‘at risk’ of having micro nutrient deficiencies.

Diet and lifestyle

Try to increase your exercise levels to help burn off additional calories. Ensure that you are eating oily fish, such as mackerel, herring and salmon or, if this is not possible, consider a Fish I supplement to ensure that fat-soluble vitamins can be absorbed from foods.

Disclaimer: The information presented is for informational purposes only. It is based on scientific studies (human, animal, or in vitro), clinical experience, or traditional usage as cited in each article. The results reported may not necessarily occur in all individuals. Self-treatment is not recommended for life-threatening conditions that require medical treatment under a doctor's care. For many of the conditions discussed, treatment with prescription or over the counter medication is also available. Consult your doctor, practitioner, and/or pharmacist for any health problem and before using any supplements or before making any changes in prescribed medications.

2014-04-28