The motivation for many of us in losing weight is to look good and feel more confident about ourselves. While that’s OK, there are actually much more compelling reasons to slimming down your waistline.

With the numbers of overweight people increasing to more than 60% in many countries and half of those being classified as clinically obese, it’s important to be aware of the implications of having a larger waistline.

As an example, data collected by sizeUK shows just how dramatically waistlines have changed over the past 50 years. Women’s height has increased by 2 inches, bust and hips by 1 inch (which is proportionate to the height increase), but shockingly waist measurements have increased by almost 7 inches! Sadly, fat around the waist is known to be dangerous to our health, compared to fat on other areas of the body. If you have fat around your waist, it means there’s fat inside your body surrounding your vital organs which will most likely be detrimental to your health in the long run.


Chronic illnesses and conditions that can improve by losing weight

Research hits the headlines almost daily, highlighting the connections between obesity and chronic illnesses such as heart disease, diabetes and cancers. It is known that obesity has a direct affect on our mortality rates and even on the size of our brains!

That’s not to mention the negative effects – if you’re overweight you’re likely to experience low levels of energy, vitality and strength, reduced mental clarity and drive, plus aches and pains. This all has a knock on effect on your quality of life and will only worsen unless we all take steps to reverse this issue of health and weight loss.

I believe that by taking control now we can have a hugely positive impact on how we look and feel immediately, and in the long term. Surely it’s all about enjoying an enhanced quality of life. That means taking responsibility for what we put into our bodies, being active and taking regular exercise, and taking measures to minimise and avoid stress.

By eating clean natural low glycaemic foods, keeping as active as possible, exercising effectively and always looking for the goodness in everything, you can be amazed at how quickly you can reduce your waistline, increase your energy, fitness and feel fabulous all of the time. All the while knowing that you’re investing in the best possible quality of life for yourself now, and for the future.

You can get slim and stay slim by finding out the ‘right’ foods to eat in order to achieve your weight loss goals.  Losing weight using  healthy natural nutrition means you burn fat off your body and find it much easier to achieve your weight loss goal.

alexandra jones how to get slim and stay slimFor further weight loss advice and useful information on losing weight click on the links below.

Alexandra Jones of  Healthy Girl UK is living proof that natural nutrition works!  She is the author of the eBook ‘How to get slim and stay slim’  and upcoming book Slim, Sexy & Sensational – Discover the New & Easy Way to Lasting Weight Loss.

Alexandra is a well respected  Weight Loss & Wellbeing Coach who works helping her clients achieve lasting results.