Weight Loss Programs

Are you looking to drop a few kilos but need a little help? At AFS Friendly Pharmacy we can assist you to manage your weight and support you through your weight loss journey. We offer a range of nutritious weight loss products and meal replacement programs that will help you get on track to living a healthier and more active lifestyle. 

Our friendly pharmacists are always available to discuss your unique weight challenges and goals as we understand that every one is different. They will work with you to provide advice and solutions for how you can achieve your weight loss goals. 

our top tips to losing weight...

Exercise Regularly

Exercise is one of the most effective ways to help you lose weight. Not only does it help with weight loss, it can also improve your overall health and mental well-being. 

Any form of exercise is better than none. If you are new to exercise, we recommend you gradually ease yourself into a regular exercise regime. It is recommended that you perform some form of exercise every day whether that be going for a walk or run, visiting the gym or playing sport. 

Maintain a healthy diet

Maintaining a healthy diet and eating foods in moderation can increase your chances of losing weight. Continuing these health eating habits during and even after your weight loss journey, will also help with your overall health and well-being.

 

Some of the ways you can improve your eating habits is to:  

  • Reduce portion sizes 

  • Eat at regular times 

  • Don't skip meals 

  • Drink water 

  • Limit foods high in saturated fats

  • Be aware of 'non-hungry' eating 

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Frequently Asked Questions 

Do I need to diet to lose weight?


No - you do not need to diet to lose weight. Simply adopting healthy, regular habits such as reducing your food portion sizes, reducing take away foods, drinking water as opposed to sugary beverages, eliminating alcohol and participating in more regular exercise will help you lose weight.




How many calories per day should I eat to lose weight?


The number of calories recommended each day is different for each individual. There are a lot of things to take into account when determining your recommended daily intake. These include your weight, gender, age, activity level and more. It is best to speak with your pharmacist or GP first if you are looking to monitor your weight loss by reducing your calorie intake.




What are the best healthy foods to eat to help with weight loss?


Weight loss doesn't necessarily mean that you need to go on a restrictive diet with limited food options. It is more so about looking at your current diet and making changes that allows you to lose weight without feeling deprived or hungry. By eating smaller portion sizes and limiting foods high in saturated fats as well as introducing more salads and vegetables to your diet can help. Increasing your water intake is another way to help with weight loss. Everytime you feel hungry or feel like you need a snack, try having a glass of water first.




Do you have any tips for maintaining my current weight?


There are a few simple steps that you can take to help you maintain your current weight range. These include:

  • Avoid skipping meals
  • Eat small and regular meals during the day
  • Include salad and vegetables in your diet
  • Try to limit your consumption of foods high in saturated fats and especially takeaway foods
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Keep active and exercise regularly
  • Monitor your weight on a weekly or fortnightly basis





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