A no nonsense way to reverse male obesity in the UK

As the average British male is now ranked top of the European obesity table and labelled 'the fat man of Europe'. How can we lose the reputation (and the weight)?

First we must speak directly on the subject. There is no quick fix to the obesity problem. Don't be fooled by 'how to lose weight fast' programs advertised for men. To target and remove the stubborn fat on your stomach and to keep it off takes a real commitment to change.

To change, long term, you must first rewire your brain and rewire your body.

How can I rewire my brain? Instead of telling yourself you 'can't have' a pint and a curry tell yourself you 'don't need' it. Remind yourself how bad it makes you feel, leaving you tired and listless. Instead focus on how much better you feel after a healthy meal.

How can I rewire by body? Hormones control your body's metabolism not your will power (or lack of)! Fuel your body with the right types of fruit, veg and protein combined with increased activity you'll successfully rebalance your hormones. A balanced metabolism is more effective at burning fat and building muscle, over a longer period of time leading to long term weight loss and a more toned body.

Fat loss is achieved slowly by setting achievable fitness goals, removing unhealthy temptations and hardwiring your brain to make healthier decisions.

Here's 9 actionable ways to live a healthier life (and lose weight)

1. Eat more fruit & Veg

2. Drink Water

3. Swap tea for Green tea

4. Don't rush or skip meals

5. Add more protein to meals

6. Sleep well (exercise helps)

7. Keep eye on portion control

8. Keep healthy snacks handy, bin unhealthy snacks

9. No short cuts: extreme exercise, fad diets ordiet pills

(Before starting a new exercise regime or diet talk to a professional health expert)

The 5x50 Challenge story of 'from fat to fit for marathon man Kevin' has inspired many morechallengers to sign up, lose weight and pursue a healthy and more active lifestyle

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