I have hesitated to write this blog post because I did not want to panic or upset anyone. The more I thought about it the more I felt that as a diet company we would be doing a disservice to our customers for not addressing this issue at this crucial time.
Our job is to help people to lose weight and get healthy and right now we have to support our customers who have a BMI of over 40.
The most important thing to do is to stay calm and stay focused on what is inside your control. All our battles can be won, one day at a time.
The virus will be beaten as a community one day in isolation at a time, and our weight loss battle will be won with our own determination, one day and one meal at a time.
We can do this, and we will do this!
All of us are now social distancing or in lockdown because of the Coronavirus. This is good, because as long as we stay home, we stay safe and stay healthy.
On 21st March the NHS published an official letter that lists out who has increased risk from Coronavirus. You can click here to read it.
On the list it states…
being seriously overweight (a BMI of 40 or above)
You can find out what you BMI is on the table below or use this BMI calculator on the NHS website.