A word from Nicola, LifeShape Dietitian & Clinic Manager
When is the moment people realise they need to lose weight? What is the trigger or defining moment for most people? The professionals at the LifeShape Clinic say the moments are truly unique from individual to individual.
For some clients, it may be that they’ve just had a health scare. Their doctor may have told them they have elevated cholesterol, their blood glucose levels are now bordering on prediabetes or their blood pressure is so elevated they require medication.
For one client, it was a younger work colleague collapsing in front of them and tragically not being able to be revived. This sad event was like a mirror for the client to have a look at their health and decide that they didn’t like what they saw.
Another key moment for people is their clothes from last season now no longer fitting comfortably. Rather than surrendering to buying the next size up, drawing a line in the sand and saying “I’m taking back control”.
Once on a personalised program like the one offered by the LifeShape Clinic, clients start to recognise that the hard work they are putting in is turning into tangible results. They realise they don’t want their health and their weight to define what they can and can’t do. Rather than having sedentary holidays, they want to enjoy active holidays, go on the bike rides, hike the mountains, take walking tours rather than sit on the sidelines and say no thanks.
For a lot of clients, the motivation is their family – wanting to keep up with their kids and be involved in their lives whether it be coaching their soccer team, playing tennis with them, kicking a footy around, going for a surf with them as well as being a good role model.
Whatever the reason or reasons, whenever we hit flat spots, it’s vital to remember why we are doing this and why making a change was important. If you’ve had your moment, but you’re unsure how to get started, the LifeShape Clinic will tailor a program to your needs.
In this next video, Nicola talks about what makes the LifeShape Clinic different and why she’s stayed with the organisation for 14 years.
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 mind set.
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 mind set – helping to find balance and break the dieting cycle.
Find out how the clinic can help you achieve your health and wellness goals.