Overweight and obesity

In cases of overweight and obesity, there is excess fat stored in the body. The BMI for overweight is >25 kg/m² and for obesity >30 kg/m². Overweight is detrimental to health. The higher the overweight, the greater the risk of health issues. Additionally, people whose fat tissue is primarily stored around the abdomen are at even higher health risk.


Overweight develops when more food and drink are consumed over time than the body’s needs. The body then stores the excess energy (nutrients) as fat tissue. This increases the risk of various health issues, including type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, metabolic syndrome, joint wear and inflammation, gallstones, respiratory problems, menstrual disorders, fertility issues, and various forms of cancer.



In cases of overweight and obesity, it is important to lose weight in a healthy manner. This can be achieved by eating healthily and increasing physical activity. Healthy weight loss is gradual but sustainable over the long term and ensures that the body does not suffer from nutrient deficiencies. It involves adopting a new healthy lifestyle to keep the weight off permanently, thereby reducing health risks and associated symptoms.


Are you interested in a calorie-restricted diet and learning a healthy lifestyle? We would be happy to guide you through this process with tailored nutritional advice.


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