Weight Management 
(Overweight, Obesity and Weight Loss)

When food is consumed it is converted into energy in the body, and when there is an imbalance in energy, you are eating more than what is required for your body, this can result in weight gain. Weight gain occurs due to the excessive energy being stored as fat. Excessive weight gain can lead to overweight and obesity. If your weight is not managed properly you are at a higher risk of developing nutritional issues such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes, and heart disease.


Nutritional strategies will be developed to help you lose weight, manage your weight, reduce your risk or prevent the development of nutritional issues, and improve your overall health and wellbeing. During the assessment, an in depth analysis will be conducted, with a focus on your weight and body measurements, blood test results, and diet history. An individualised plan will be developed, taking into account your lifestyle, culture and eating habits to ensure achievable goals.


Tips for Losing Weight Healthy – National Health & Medical Research Council


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