Lose weight naturally
Obesity is a medical condition which involves excess body fat accumulating to the extent that it has a negative effect on health. People are generally considered obese when their body mass index (BMI), a measurement obtained by dividing a person’s weight by the square of the person’s height, is over 30 kg/m2. In the UK, 20% of the population are classed as obese.
Overweight is defined as falling within the range of 25–30 kg/m2. While less serious than obesity, the impact on health is still harmful, especially if associated with other negative lifestyle factors such as a lack of exercise, high blood sugar, high cholesterol, low polyphenol intake, smoking and poor gut health. It affects 60% of the UK population, and this figure is increasing year by year. 40% of all cancers are thought to be linked to excess weight.