Carrying unhealthy extra weight can play a role in the development of chronic health conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, joint problems and some cancers, reports the Department of Health and Ageing.
But you already knew this. It’s why you eat fruit and vegies daily, own a pair of well-used sneakers, and swap super-sized amounts of your favourite dinner for more waist-friendly portions. So why does it seem your jeans are getting tighter and the scales are moving in the wrong direction?
Even following healthy eating and fitness habits, you may be making a few small mistakes that can lead to a plateau or derail your results. This week we reveal in daily instalments, the traps that could be sabotaging your weight loss efforts so you can reach – and maintain – your get-slim goal in time for spring.