Obesity results from interactive influences of biological, physiological, psycho-social, behavioural and environmental factors. With such a multifactorial aetiology, prevention of weight gain, weight loss and weight maintenance is less than straightforward. Whilst the energy equation (calories consumed = calories expended +/- calories stored as body fat or glycogen) holds true, food choice is highly complex. As such, interventions that only address factors at the individual level, and do not take into account the social and environmental influences mentioned above, are unlikely to be successful.
However, if you are one of the increasing numbers of people who don’t cook at all, this makes it much harder to be successful on the plan. You need to be prepared to dedicate some time to buying groceries, food preparation and some basic cookery. Yes you can use ready cooked salmon and lentils or bags of ready prepared veg but I would worry about your ability to stick with the plan over the longer term in this case.
Dedicated to helping patients regain their health by combating obesity, the New Hampshire Weight Loss Center offers comprehensive weight loss surgery at Portsmouth Regional Hospital -- a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence -- and now offers pre and post-operative care and support services in Derry. The Center’s multidisciplinary team includes a team of surgeons, psychologists, nurses, nutritionists, physical therapists and others to help patients prepare for the procedure and support them in their new, changed lifestyle.
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You don’t have to be an athlete to notice how nutrition can impact your performance. For you it could be your performance at work, in the gym, or at home with your family. Performance tells us a lot about your physiology. Whenever you feel low or are finding your performance is suffering, your motivation and desire to continue with the recommendations will diminish.