Education Advice

Education is incredibly important during your weight loss journey. Take a read of our advice that has been checked and approved quality and accuracy by medical specialists so you can trust the information your are reading.

The history of Semaglutide

Semaglutide is the drug that’s contained in Ozempic injections. Whilst it’s a relatively new treatment, it was actually first developed in 2012, and it was five years before it was first approved for use as a treatment for type 2 diabetes.

The history of Rybelsus

Rybelsus is the brand name for the tablet form of semaglutide. Before Rybelsus was developed, the only way to take semaglutide was via a subcutaneous injection with Ozempic.

Link Between High BMI & Increased Risk of COVID-19

New research has found a link between having a high BMI (over 25) and an increased risk of testing positive for COVID-19. In addition to this, abdominal obesity may be a risk factor for lung damage with COVID-19.

17% rise in obesity-related hospital admissions

Obesity-related hospital admissions increased by 17% in 2019/2020 in England. We take a look at the data and look at how you can avoid a hospital admission.

The History of the Eatwell Guide

The Eatwell Guide as we know it has been around for a few years, but it wasn't always as detailed. We take a look at the history of the Eatwell Guide from its rudimentary beginnings in the 1990s, and look at some of the changes that have been made over the years.

The Importance of Hydration in Weight Management

Hydration is incredibly important, particularly when you're embarking on a weight management journey. We talk about the importance of hydration, how to tell if you need to drink more, and how much you should aim to be drinking each day.

What is Healthy Weight Loss?

A healthy loss is what we ideally want to be achieving when going through a weight management program, and that can look different on everybody. It's generally recommended to lose weight gradually rather than suddenly, as a gradual loss is more sustainable. Our team take a look at the facts.

Ghrelin and Leptin

Ghrelin and leptin are your "hunger hormones", which play a role in telling you when to stop and start eating. Our team explain how they work and what happens when they're unbalanced. Many people that are overweight struggle with leptin resistance, too, which we talk about in this article.

The Hunger Scale

The Hunger Scale goes from 1-10 and is a useful tool for you to check in with yourself about your appetite. The hunger scale can help to reduce over-eating and discomfort in the short and long-term, as well as teaching you how to recognise your body's natural signals.

Loose Skin After Weight Loss

Loose skin is something that's common after large or rapid weight loss. We talk about what you might be able to do to help reduce the appearance of excess skin, as well as talking about options for removal if you're left with loose skin after losing weight.

Why Does Weight Loss Plateau?

Weight loss plateaus can be incredibly frustrating. However, they're also a completely normal and healthy part of losing weight. Most of the time, you just need to make a few minor tweaks to push past a weight loss plateau.

Can Stress Affect Weight Loss?

Stress can affect your weight in more ways than you might suspect. It can cause hormonal changes as well as changes in your behaviour. Keep reading to find out more about how stress could be affecting your progress.

How to Speed Up Weight Loss

It can be frustrating to see the scales not moving much when you're trying to lose weight. We take a look at what you can do to boost your weight loss after a period of maintenance.

How Long Does it Take to Notice Weight Loss?

Weight loss shows on everyone at a different rate. There are so many factors that contribute to when you might start seeing results.

Can Saxenda Affect Your Menstrual Cycle?

Saxenda can help with weight loss, but can it also affect your menstrual cycle? Our experts investigate.

Is Weight Loss Surgery Safe?

Weight loss surgery is the most extreme form of medical intervention for weight loss. We talk about the safety of these procedures and what you can expect from it.

When Does Weight Loss Become a Concern?

Not all weight loss is positive. Unhealthy weight loss can become concerning. We talk about the situations where weight loss might be a concern and what you can do to stay safe.

How to Maintain Weight Loss

The key to long-term weight loss is maintenance. We talk about how you can maintain any weight loss you achieve when you reach your target weight.

How Do You Calculate Your Weight Loss Percentage?

It's important to know the percentage of your weight loss when it comes to setting your goals. We teach you the calculations you need.