A recent study published in the journal Frontiers of Public Health* suggests up to 76% of the world’s population is overfat – meaning that they have excessive body fat to impair health - even if their weight might be considered as normal but they have high abdominal fat. This represents an astounding 5.5 billion people and includes many people who exercise regularly and even compete in sports. It’s estimated that up to 49% of the world’s population, or 3.5 billion people, are obese or overweight according to the traditional body-mass index (BMI), which measures the relationship between weight and height – not a direct measure of real body fat.
Closer to Home - The Malaysian Landscape:
Malaysia is one of the fattest countries in Asia. Aligned with the global numbers, almost half of the population is considered overweight or obese according to World Health Organization (WHO). Also, there is a high correlation between overweight and chronic diseases (e.g. diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, cholesterol,…) and mental health (e.g. anxiety, depression, …). So, it doesn't come as a big surprise that Malaysia also has also the highest rate of diabetes in Asia and one of the highest in the world. Dr Mustaffa Embong, executive chairman of the National Diabetes Institute (Nadi) said in early 2018 that there are about 2.5 million adults with diabetes in Malaysia, aged 18 and above.But this does not need to be like, it is reversible!
Sources: * Front. Public Health, 03 January 2017
Today, it is well recognized that a high percentage of the obesity and chronic disease epidemic is not genetic but behaviorally-linked (or epigenetic).
The choices about nutrition, sleeping habits, physical activities, mind hygiene, and so on… are all known contributing factors to health and well-being.
So, why are we in the middle of this global epidemic crisis of obesity and poor health if the causes of issues are known? In my opinion, there are 2 main reasons:
Therefore, many people don’t know HOW to change their behaviors and sustain them over time. Have you never heard that more than 90 % of New Year resolutions fail only a few weeks after they have been made? That is where a holistic health coach and a holistic approach to health and well-being can help!
As a holistic health coach my role is:
During this program, we go through 3 stages:
Typically, the people who will benefit the most are:
In a healthy and
Ability to recognize the myths
To make better lifestyle
Increased life satisfaction
E.g. self-confidence, contement
Improved blood test results
E.g. -blood sugar, cholesterol,
And related anxiety, worries,
mood disorder, better sleep
Increased life expectancy
By doing the right things in a holistic way
Increased brain concentration
Better clarity and focus
Increase vibrant energy
Boosted and more stable energy level
Improved immune system
Less frequent sickness
and for shorter duration
“We first make our habits, and then our habits make us.” John Dryden
Tao of Weight Loss™ has a typical duration of 6 months - 12 sessions
(This is an indication. It will vary depending of specific personal goals and needs).
The first session consists on an interview and a questionnaire to understand better 1) your current situation “holistically” related to your lifestyle in the different areas of your life and how everything interconnects 2) your specific goals and/or help you clarifying them
Each follow-up session will typically be every 2 weeks either face to face or remote by video call.
During each session we will:
Tao of Weight Loss™ program includes…