Why “eating less and moving more” may not lead to sustainable weight loss – the science unravelled

Have you ever wondered why so many people start out on the road to weight loss really motivated, successfully losing weight in the short-term only to regain and sometimes end up heavier than they were before? This frequently results in people blaming themselves for the failure and a reduced self-esteem. Is the guidance around “eating less and moving more” wrong and are there more effective ways to support people in losing weight?

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the presentation, delegates will have gained a better understanding of:

  • The limitations of the energy balance theory;
  • Hunger and satiety hormones;
  • Fat storage (lipogenesis) and fat burning (lipolysis);
  • Basal metabolic rate and factors that influence it;
  • Practical methods for sustainable weight loss.

Wednesday 14th November 2018

15:15 - 15:45

Prevention & Obesity in Practice


Chief Executive & Consultant Research Dietician, X-PERT Health

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