A word from Nicola Moore, Wesley LifeShape Dietitian & Clinic Manager Having a plan for…
Support = Success for Long Term Weight Loss
Making lifestyle changes and losing weight are both challenging endeavours. Unfortunately, many of us don’t seek professional help and instead try to “go it alone” with a self-managed program, or no program at all. However it’s a good idea to engage a team to ‘lighten the load’ and support you on your journey.
The first thing to keep in mind when enlisting help to lose weight is to be selective when choosing a program. Nowadays there is a myriad of self-managed online 12 week challenges available. However self-managed programs miss a key opportunity to empower you through holistic and integrated support. When doing a self-managed program, do you get to talk one-on-one with a Psychologist about the challenges you faced that week and how you overcame them? What about when a 12 week challenge is over? Are you likely to have created lasting habits and learnt about health and nutrition from a Dietitian? Or will you return to old habits when you are tired of cooking the same restrictive repertoire of recipes?
Being accountable with real experts one-on-one in health, nutrition and mindset affords you the opportunity to receive personalised advice for your individual circumstances. This is how you make key behaviour changes, which is vital for long term weight loss.
For example, during her LifeShape program Deb has been able to learn more about her relationship with food, with tailored advice from her Dietitian Robynne at the Sydney Clinic. Based on this advice, she has already seen some very positive outcomes from learning about calories, portions and how to make small changes “normal” and her natural way of being.
About Dr Geoff Holt
Dr Geoff Holt is the founding partner of Heart Care Partners and of Wesley Health Pty Ltd. He completed his FRACP in Queensland before undertaking four years of cardiology training in the USA.
Up until 2000, he practised as an interventional cardiologist and since that time his focus has been non-invasive testing and medical risk assessment. Dr Holt is now the Medical Director of the cardiology division of Genesis Care, a group of cardiology and cancer practices whose focus is sustainable care excellence.
Geoff has had a lifelong passion for preventative health which underpins his role as Medical Director for Wesley Health and the Wesley LifeShape Clinics, and he has “walked the talk” for many years successfully completing in Triathlon and Ironman events in Australia and across the globe.
MBBS, FRACP, FCSANZ
Wesley LifeShape Clinic
Over 15 years Wesley LifeShape Clinic has helped more than 10,000 Australians achieve healthier, happier lives through their award winning weight management programs. The LifeShape program enables the lifestyle and health benefits gained from losing weight, improving your health and gaining a positive mindset.
The LifeShape Clinic’s team of specialist medical professionals support each client by creating a personalised weight loss plan to reach a healthy weight, improve nutrition, exercise and mindset – helping to find balance and break the dieting cycle.
If you’re interested in finding out how the clinic can help you achieve your health and wellness goals, please click here.