• Ben Yates

The benefits of weight loss

Updated: Jan 17

Weight or body fat?

Excess body fat can negatively affect every aspect of life, including:

  • decreased mobility

  • poorer emotional health and self-esteem

  • increased risk of organ failure

  • Poorer circulatory health

  • increased risk of heart disease

  • increased risk of stress fractures

  • increased risk of strokes

  • increased risk of cancers

  • decreased sexual and reproductive health

About 95% of those who are overweight go on repeated diets, only to gain most or all the weight back within one year.

You need to know that there are only three things you can actually do with your weight,

  • Lose weight.

  • Gain weight.

  • Maintain weight.

You achieve all three through different modifications of the exact same thing.

Calorie counting.

The following is an easy to understand "how-to" guide to diet and weight control.

I will explain how to make your weight do what you want it to do using the simple process of calorie counting.

Let's start at the beginning...

Weight control

Weight control means being in control of your weight. This is your ultimate goal.

Weight loss, weight gain, and weight maintenance are the three things you can do once you reach this goal.


Calories are everything.

Read it again if you have to.

Forget carbs, forget fat, forget protein.

Forget every single thing you've ever heard about diet and nutrition.

Weight control is all about calories.

This is not a gimmick or a diet fad either. This is the proven science of the human body.

Calories In vs Calories Out

Everything you eat and drink contains calories.

From biscuits, sweets, chips and fizzy drinks, to whole wheat bread, grilled chicken, broccoli, orange juice AND alcohol... they all contain calories.