Weight loss is a common goal for many people and for good reason.
Obesity stats in South Africa are concerning as roughly 31% of men and 68% of women in the country are obese. Maintaining a healthy weight can improve overall health and reduce the risk of chronic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and certain types of cancer.
Weight loss refers to the process of reducing the amount of body fat in order to achieve a healthy weight and improve overall health and well-being. Excess weight can lead to a variety of health problems, including cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, joint problems, and sleep apnea, among others.
The most effective way to achieve weight loss is through a combination of diet and exercise. This involves consuming fewer calories than you burn through physical activity and daily living, creating a calorie deficit that leads to weight loss.
There are many different diets and eating patterns that can be effective for weight loss, including low-carb diets, plant-based diets, and intermittent fasting, among others.
However, the most important factor in weight loss is creating a calorie deficit, which can be achieved through a variety of dietary patterns.
Physical activity is also an important component of weight loss, as it can help burn calories and improve overall health and well-being. This may include cardio exercises such as running, cycling, or swimming, as well as strength training exercises that build muscle and improve metabolism.
At 4Life Living we don’t look at your weight in terms of your total amount of weight. Body Mass Index (BMI = total weight/height x height) is so last season! It does not tell us how strong you are, where you accumulate fat in your body, what your bone structure is like, and how muscular you are. We value the importance of maintaining or increasing your muscle weight and losing body fat during the process of weight loss. We use our InBody Scale to determine these. It uses Bio-Electrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) technology to determine your muscle weight and your fat weight. It also tells us the amount of visceral fat you have: Meaning the fat around your organs.
We follow a holistic approach to weight loss. We focus on you, making small habits that has a significant impact on your health.