In May 2013, Essex resident Wendy Partridge was diagnosed with liver disease and a growth in her gall bladder. “I was terrified of what would happen to me. Looking back it was probably the shock I needed to get a grip on my unhealthy lifestyle. My GP was fantastic - he referred me to MoreLife.”
Wendy began attending MoreLife's Specialist Adult Weight Management Programme in June 2013, and found it wasn’t the diet and exercise regime she had expected.
“The programme was absolutely nothing like I thought it would be. The group leader Keri made it clear that our success would be through our own choices and decisions.
“She guided us through debates, helping us identify our personal triggers and coping mechanisms. She made it easier to understand why we respond to certain situations in an unhealthy way. It has been so easy to use the techniques and support mechanisms during the programme.”
Keri Unwin, MoreLife's Healthy Lifestyle Advisor says, “We give our clients nutritional advice, but we also give them the tools and techniques to overcome their own challenges. Our programmes make a real difference to people because they aren’t just about dieting – they’re about long-term behaviour change.”
The programme has given me my life back"
Through making changes to her lifestyle, Wendy was able to lose an incredible 52lbs (3st 10lbs) in 26 weeks. Her health has improved, and she is still continuing to lose weight.
“The weight loss has changed my life. I cannot thank Keri and the MoreLife team enough for their support, their reminders, the knowledge and the results! I now know how to manage my eating. The programme has given me my life back and I am so grateful for that.”
MoreLife's Specialist Adult Weight Management programmes are currently available in Oxfordshire and many areas of Essex through through GP referral. Visit MoreLife's Specialist Adult Weight Management services
page to find out more.