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3074 Welcome to the Specialist Weight Management Service

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The thing I most enjoy about the programme is the practicality of it. The fact your given advice and stragities that really work and are manageable. They are very simple, for instance the types of food and everything is personalised. The food diary is personalised and the activity programme is personalised according to how you can physically manage it. It's hard to lose weight, but it is possible when you join a programme with other people who have similar experiences and problems. The Specialist Weight Management service operates across Torbay and South Devon, offering a free programme designed to help people lose weight and lead a healthier lifestyle. We have a team of Specialist Doctors, Clinical Psychologists, Dietitians and Physical Activity professionals at centres in Torquay, Paignton and Newton Abbot. The team offer a holistic and non-judgemental approach to lifestyle and psychological change, helping you to improve your physical health and emotional wellbeing, within a supportive environment. They provide tailored support, encouragement and guidance on how to manage your diet, increase your activity levels, cope with the challenges of losing weight, and reduce emotional eating. I thought it was brilliant, it helped me a lot. It's given me a lot of confidence and well it's made me wanting to carry on losing weight and feel good about myself really. The programme for me gave me the tools so it equipped me effectively with how to cope with lots of things. One of the big issues for me is was my weekend alcohol intake and the hidden calories and sugars that were behind them. I mean there was lots of aspects of it. I mean I did mine quite a while ago so it's sort of, you know, it is now included in my lifestyle. I make decisions based on the different tools were given to me then but alcohol has been one of the bigger recognitions I think. You will be sent an information pack which includes questionnaires to help us collect useful information about you, as well as a request form, asking you to have a blood test done at your doctor's surgery. There will also be an appointment letter inviting you to have a medical review with members of the team to ensure you are ready to start the programme. You can complete the programme at the centre of your choice. The programme runs every two weeks for six months. Each session lasts for two hours and includes informal group discussions, structured activity sessions, optional weigh-ins and regular reviews. Discussion topics include eating well, physical activity, portion sizes, managing triggers and cravings, and looking at your relationship with food. For a small proportion of eligible patients, completion of the programme can offer a route to weight loss surgery. So how do you join the programme? If you have been referred by your doctor, practice nurse, or other health professional, please call us on this number to arrange your medical review. If you have not been referred but are interested in joining our programme, you can find out some more information here or speak to your GP. If you have any questions and would like to know more, just ring us on this number. We look forward to seeing you very soon.

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Posted by: richardwh on Oct 24, 2016

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