Your weight loss lifestyle plan will include a lower energy diet where you calculate the number of kilojoules you’re eating per day. Your diet will include more vegetables, fruit, whole grains, legumes, nuts, seeds, lean meat, eggs and low fat dairy. You will minimise eating energy-dense and processed foods and sugar-sweetened drinks and avoid alcohol1.
At the same time, it’s important that you introduce exercise into your routine. At the beginning, water-based exercises might be easier, but you could also try walking and other gentler activities.
You don’t have to do any of this on your own. Any weight loss lifestyle changes should be supported by your GP. You can also get the help from professionals like a dietician, exercise physiologist, lifestyle coach and/or psychologist2.
They can all help you find the right lifestyle change for you.