If you want to lose some weight, then the internet is replete with information on how you can do so. However, not all of this information is good for you. Losing weight is, for some, a healthy thing to do, but there are many unhealthy ways you can lose weight which will do more damage than good. To help you navigate this, we’ve provided a guide to healthy dieting.

Don’t Lose Weight Too Fast

Although you might want to lose weight quickly to get ready for summer, it’s very important to ensure that you don’t lose weight too quickly. The healthy rate of weight loss is around 1-2lbs per week. Anything more than that can see you lose muscle and slow down your metabolism which will mean your body burns fewer calories. To remain healthy whilst you diet, it’s crucial to not rush too much.

Stay Away From Fasting and Super Low-Calorie Diets

Following on from this point, the internet is awash with fad diets that promise you can lose all the weight you want in almost no time at all, however, these plans often mean going long periods of time without eating at all and starving yourself of the food you need to be healthy. Don’t be suckered into this, the only way to lose weight healthily is sticking to that 1-2lb per week barometer.

Supplements That Are Too Good To Be True, Often Are

If you’ve found a supplement online, like a tea, coffee or pill, which promises to reduce your hunger and help you eat less without any side effects at all, it’s probably too good to be true. Companies that make supplements often don’t have to provide evidence that their products are safe and effective which means that they can be bad for you. If you want to learn more, ask your GP for advice before you buy any weight-loss products.

Book Your Appointment to See One of Our GPs Today

To ensure that you stay fit and healthy, you’ll have to make sure that you remain a healthy weight. However, if you find yourself becoming obsessed about dieting, you should consult your GP. If you need private healthcare in Newry or Dungannon, look no further than Duality Health.

To find out more, contact us today. You can find us in Newry at 9 Monaghan Street, Newry, BT35 6BB or in Mid-Ulster at The Georgian Townhouse, 16 Northlands Row, Dungannon, BT71 6AP. Call us on 028 3083 3666 or 028 8772 7703 and email us at mail@dualityhealth.co.uk.