A weighty issue…

by admin / 07 August 2013 / No Comments

Weight issues have become a prominent part of our everyday lives. Magazines are filled with articles about the subject and supermarkets are full of ‘special’ foods we should and shouldn’t be eating to help us maintain a healthy lifestyle. It can all become a little overwhelming, but the burning question on most people’s lips is, “what can I do to loose and then maintain my weight?” 

The sad fact is, as a nation, we are not losing weight but putting it on. Over 60% of the UK is now overweight or obese and there is a growing problem with childhood obesity too with one in three children becoming obese by the time they start school. That’s a third. Does that sound right to you?

So how, as a nation can we help combat this concerning issue? The concept is straightforward: reduce calorie content
and increase the amount of calories you burn – or both. However, the difficult part is actually succeeding in doing this. How many people do you know who are trying the latest diet or weight loss programme, only to succeed for a while, and then revert to their original weight and their original diet?

This is where Nutritional Therapy can help as it takes a different approach to strict unrealistic ‘diets’, by actually looking at an individuals current lifestyle and providing a personalised approach to weight loss.

Roz Bigland who works as a Nutritional Therapist here at the Clinic says, “Over, the years it has become increasingly obvious to me that very often a one size fits all approach to dieting doesn’t work. It simply sets a person up for long term failure with their battle against the bulge. We are not all one size, nor do we have the same lifestyles, same budgets and the same work/home pressures. So, why have the same diet? “

“Clients at our clinic are asked to fill in a detailed health and medical questionnaire before their first meeting and complete a one-week food diary for the Nutritionist to review. The initial consultation helps work out a tailor-made nutritional programme to suit their body’s specific needs and ability to lose weight and includes meal ideas, shopping tips and recipes. Where appropriate, specific supplements may be used to support them whilst doing this. Follow up sessions are then used to assess a clients progress, help maintain motivation and make adjustments to their supplement and food programme. Client’s food diaries will also be reviewed, to ensure they are making the best food choices for their weight loss and ultimately success.”

So, if you are serious about getting in shape and want to improve your wellbeing as well, booking with a Nutritional Therapist might be the more effective and long lasting option to take.


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