Dr Teo Cheng Rong, Family Physician at Healthway Medical Group, shares on how we can lose weight in a sustainable and healthy manner.
Dr Teo explained that while eating less and exercising more can naturally lead to weight loss, excessive dieting can run the risk of nutritional imbalance. To this end, he reminded readers on how they can portion their meals, what food and drinks to consume and avoid, and how regular sleep is an important contributor to a healthy weight loss plan. Dr Teo also stressed that maintaining a healthy diet is a long-term goal, and weight loss should be carried out gradually. Finally, he cautioned those with heart disease, high blood pressure, and mental illnesses against taking weight-loss supplements and drugs to avoid aggravating their existing health conditions. He also advised readers to consult a doctor or nutritionist before starting a weight loss plan.
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