A word from Nicola LifeShape Dietitian & Clinic Manager
Having a plan for your goals is an important first step in actually achieving them. It is common to struggle to keep consistent throughout a long-term behaviour or lifestyle change.
When it comes to the execution of a plan, having accountability throughout the ongoing process will increase the likelihood of being successful.
There are different types of accountability that are instrumental to healthy weight loss and weight maintenance. Throughout a LifeShape program, accountability is provided by your health practitioners.
Regular follow-ups with your dietitian, exercise physiologist, psychologist and doctor ensure you are actively participating in the weight loss process and giving you a full medical understanding of your body and health. Along the way, you always know someone else is involved and is there to help support you make these changes.
As you progress through your program and improve your ability to navigate difficult scenarios, your reliance on internal accountability increases.
This internal accountability becomes a crucial tool in ensuring your long-term weight loss success. The factors that enable people to successfully maintain their weight loss are based on making lasting behavioural and lifestyle changes.
Mostly importantly, this includes adoption of regular physical activity, eating a balanced diet, building a supportive network and addressing any changes in weight as they arise.
Ongoing accountability is important, and once you have completed your program your weight loss journey doesn’t stop there.
While out in the real world, only approximately 20% of people who lose weight maintain this weight, compared to 74% of people who complete a LifeShape Clinic program and participate in a support program for accountability and increased guidance.
Booking in regular appointments to touch base with your dietitian, means you will feel the added confidence to maintain your new healthier lifestyle with the support from your clinical team.
About the LifeShape Clinic
Over 15 years, the LifeShape Clinic (formerly 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 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.
Find out how the clinic can help you achieve your health and wellness goals.