2 Dubbo Photo News January 3-9, 2019 Australia has one of the best newspaper recycling rates in the world. More than 70 per cent of newsprint in Australia is recovered and reused. Keep up the good work! The most effective way to manage obesity is to eat a nutritionally balanced, reduced-calorie diet and exercise regularly. By choosing to ‘Eat Wise’ you are taking the first step toward a healthier you. Joining a support group can help too. Your friends and family are a great place to start but there are also a range of groups on Facebook and Twitter that can provide important information. Choose a group moderated by a qualified professional and linked to a reputable practice. You may also benefit from psychological support from a trained healthcare professional to help change the relationship you have with food and eating. Eat a balanced, calorie-controlled diet as recommended by your doctor or dietitian and aim to lose weight at a safe and sustainable rate of 0.5 - 1kg/week. Avoid fad diets that recommend unsafe practices, such as fasting or severely limiting your food in-take through meal replacement shakes. These aren’t sustainable because they don’t teach you the skills you need to develop long-term healthy eating habits. Evidence has shown weight loss can be more successful if you set realistic weight loss goals; eat slowly and are mindful of what and when you’re eating; avoid situations where you know you may be tempted to overeat; and monitor your progress in a diary, a phone app or fitness tracker. A responsible diet program should educate about issues such as portion size, making behavioural changes and healthy eating; not be overly restrictive in terms of the type of foods you can eat; and be based on achieving gradual, sustainable weight loss rather than short-term rapid weight loss, which is unlikely to last. Your GP can also help by monitoring your blood pressure; checking your glucose and cholesterol levels; and measuring your waist circumference. They may refer you to a dietitian and/or surgeon if they feel this is necessary. Weight loss surgery, also called bariatric surgery, is sometimes used to treat people who are severely obese. You should speak with your GP or a specialist to find out if you are an appropriate candidate for this kind of treatment. Maintaining a healthy weight requires physical activity to burn energy. Exercise can help prevent and manage more than 20 conditions and reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes by up to 40%. Take up fast walking, jogging, swimming or tennis for 150 to 300 minutes a week. If you find something you enjoy doing you will be more likely to stick at it. Obesity is a significant problem in our region, through preventive and active strategies from healthcare professionals and each of us as members of our community we can make a difference and help manage this emerging epidemic. Lose weight effectively Please phone Macquarie Women’s Health on to make an appointment to discuss the most appropriate surgery to achieve permanent weight loss. 6882 9900 with cutting edge surgery and improve your self esteem ou ];m;u-ѵ ;mtbub;v -m7 =u|_;u bm=oul-ঞom rѵ;-v; ;l-bѵ email@example.com Improve your quality of life Dr Chandika Liyanage with an effective weight control solution Dr Chandika Liyanage is a General, Gastrointestinal and Hepato-pancreato-biliary (HPB) Surgeon specialising in gastric band, gastric sleeve surgery and gastroenterology. Moran Drive Dubbo, NSW 2830 dubboprivate.com.au
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