Losing weight and keeping it off isn't easy, but it has many benefits.
You may only need to make small changes to your lifestyle to maintain a healthy weight.
Most people who are overweight can blame their excess weight on eating more calories than they burn.
You can reduce your risk of weight-related health problems by losing weight through eating more healthily and doing more physical activity.
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Many doctors now believe that when it comes to your health, your waist measurement is important.
While knowing your body mass index (BMI) is a good way to work out if you're overweight, it doesn't tell the whole story.
BMI is a measure of how healthy your weight is for your height. You can work out what your BMI is by using this BMI healthy weight calculator.
If you have a high BMI, you're likely to be carrying extra fat. But your health could be at greater risk depending on where you store that fat.
Having a large amount of tummy fat (compared to fat around your bottom or thighs) makes you more likely to develop diabetes and heart problems.
A healthy waist circumference for men is less than 94cm (37 inches), and for women it's less than 80cm (32 inches).
Find out more in What's your BMI?
Important: Our website provides useful information but is not a substitute for medical advice. You should always seek the advice of your doctor when making decisions about your health.