Weight Management




All Sedem Pharmacies have a wide range on weight management aids.

Why do we gain weight?

Your weight is a balancing act, but the equation is simple: If you eat more calories than you burn then you gain weight. If you eat fewer calories than you burn, you lose weight.

Since 3,500 calories equals about 1 pound of fat, if you cut 500 calories from your typical diet each day, you'll lose approximately 1 pound a week (500 calories x 7 days = 3,500 calories). Simple, right? So why is weight loss so hard?

All too often, we make weight management much more difficult than it needs to be with extreme diets that leave us cranky and starving, unhealthy lifestyle choices that undermine our dieting efforts, and emotional eating habits that stop us before we get started. But there’s a better way! You can lose weight without feeling miserable. By changing your lifestyle, making small but lasting changes and making smart choices every day, you can develop new eating habits and preferences that will leave you feeling satisfied—as well as winning the battle of the bulge.

Not all body fat is the same

Where you carry your fat matters. The health risks are greater if you tend to carry your weight around your abdomen, as opposed to your hips and thighs. A lot of belly fat is stored deep below the skin surrounding the abdominal organs and liver, and is closely linked to insulin resistance and diabetes.

Reducing calorie intake promotes weight loss—type of diet isn't important

A major study concluded that it doesn't matter which diet program you choose, as long as it is one that reduces your calorie intake and is healthy for your heart (low in saturated fat and cholesterol). In other words, the best diet is the one you’ll stick to, not necessarily the one currently topping the best-seller list. Change your lifestyle.

The best way to manage your weight which is both the easiest and the hardest: Change your lifestyle.

These include:

  • Make Smart Food Choices
  • Fruits and vegetables. "Low in calories and rich in nutrients, fruits and vegetables can build your meal and help fill you up. Orange and dark-green vegetables contain some of the best nutrition around. Whole grains. At least half the grains you eat should be whole. They contain loads of fibre and will help you feel full.
  • Low-fat milk and milk products. They fill you up and ensure you get enough calcium to stay healthy. Lean meats, poultry, and fish. Everyone needs protein, which satisfies hunger like no other food group. So choose lean meats, poultry, and fish and prepare them by baking, broiling, or grilling — no frying.
  • Keep your portions small.
  • One quick way to control weight is to cut back on the size of your portions. Many personal weight-loss programs fail because people ladle out way too much food for themselves and then feel compelled to clean their plates.

Exercise

Exercise prevents muscle loss. So it is important to exercise when you are losing weight. Exercise will protect your muscles and keep your metabolic rate ticking over at a healthy level.

Weight Management Aids

At Sedem Pharmacy, we have a wide range of Weight Management Aids to help you lose weight effectively and stay on track with your diet. Weight Management Aids are available at all Sedem Pharmacies and on-line.

Weight Management Aids (pills) are designed to accelerate your weight loss in conjunction with a healthy diet program.

There are various types of Weight Management Aids which work in different ways to best suit your particular requirements.