Weight Loss UK

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When it comes to the subject of weight loss UK Health Public Health Minister, Anne Milton, has a firm attitude to a problem which is causing such an increasing strain on medical resources in Britain.

Ms Milton's idea is that if British health providers in the National Health Service forget about political correctness and labelled their overweight patients "fat" instead of "obese", maybe it would spur (or shame?) more people to lose weight.

In an interview with the BBC in July 2010, Anne Milton suggested the term "fat" was more likely to motivate people into losing weight and stated the importance of people taking personal responsibility for their lifestyles. Confirming that these were her own personal thoughts
, Ms Milton said: "If I look in the mirror and think I am obese I think I am less worried (than) if I think I am fat."

Obviously} these comments have not gone down well with the health experts who suggest that the word "fat" could stigmatise those who are overweight. But this fails to address what is rapidly becoming a major crisis in the uk, where sedentary western culture and the availability and low cost of foods high in calories and low in nutrition is creating an obesity epidemic.

Latest figures show approximately 46% of men in England and 32% of women are overweight (BMI of 25-30 kg/m2), and an additional 17% of men and 21% of women are obese (BMI of more than 30 kg/m2 ). In addition, overweight and obesity increase with age - about 28% of English men and 27% of women aged 16-24 are overweight or obese but this rises to 76% of men and 68% of women aged 55-64. And the trends are increasing - the percentage of adults who are obese has approximately doubled since the mid-1980's.

Now that we have created these problems for ourselves, our modern attitudes also now demand instant weight loss results and the UK, like most of the western world, is flooded with "experts" supplying fast weight loss solutions. This - possibly more than any other factor - is creating a situation where overweight people are unable to take control of their lives, because they are locked into the "quick fix" philosophy, which results in an endless cycle of fad dieting followed by further weight gain.

The simple truth is that it doesn't matter how much excess weight you carry - or whether you view yourself as fat or obese or overweight. The bottom line is that if you want to lose weight properly and permanently, you have to progress} slowly and methodically, with a proper programme of sensible eating and exercise.

It's not rocket science...
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