When she was referred to us the client has Type 2 diabetes that she regulated with Metformin. She felt that she was lacking knowledge about what to eat and how much to eat to lose weight and to manage her diabetes effectively. As well as this, she felt that she needed to “re-train her mind” to tackle her psychological associations with food.
When the doctor referred her to MoreLife, the client was terrified and dreaded the prospect. She felt very nervous going along to the first session but to her surprise everyone was warm and friendly and as the weeks passed she started to look forward to going. It really helped her knowing that there are people out there that felt the same way and quickly the MoreLife group became her friends and support network.
“We laughed we cried but most importantly we supported each other on this life changing journey.”
She feels like the programme has worked for her as it is based around changing your mindset and realising that you can lead a normal life whilst being on a diet by making long-term changes that affect your life in a positive way. During the programme she lost almost 22 kg (almost 50 llbs) in 10 months and says that she will keep going until she reaches her target.
“A year ago I never thought I would be where I am now and due to my weight loss my type 2 diabetes has totally gone so no more medication for me”
MoreLife’s Specialist Adult Weight Management programmes are available throughout Oxfordshire and are free to access. If you have a BMI of 30 or above and live in Oxfordshire, contact your local GP surgery to get a referral or call MoreLife on 0808 208 0001 or head to www.more-life.co.uk for more information.