Expert Case Review

WEIGHT MANAGEMENT

"MoreLife helped me a lot and I’m so grateful for their support."

John54, Wythenshawe

"My mindset has completely changed."

Lauren31, Eccles

Lauren, 31 from Eccles and John, 54 from Wythenshawe recently spoke about the challenges people who are above a healthy weight face when accessing weight loss treatments.

They both spoke openly and honestly about barriers such as a lack of funding, expensive costs of private treatment, long waiting times and lack of support.

The two found out about MoreLife through their GP. With the help of our team, they were able to access support and start their journey to a healthier lifestyle.

Lauren’s Story

I had tried so many different diets in the past, but none of them worked. I felt so self-conscious in my body. My asthma and breathlessness didn’t help this. I would feel embarrassed when I was out in public.

I went to my GP as I had a problem with my foot. They referred me to MoreLife to help me lose weight.

I received amazing support during my time with MoreLife. It was so different to those diets I had tried in the past. The information on the course was helpful. They helped me understand food and showed me how I could make healthy swaps in my everyday life. I swapped brown bread for white. I ate more fruit and vegetables. I also got more active and started going on lots of long walks.

The psychological sessions were particularly helpful. MoreLife didn’t just help teach me about food, they helped changed how I think about it. My mindset has completely changed. I no longer feel guilty for eating certain foods.

Now I feel fitter, healthier and happier. I’ve even been able to reduce the medication I take to help me with my mental health.

 “My mindset has completely changed”

LAUREN

JOHN

John’s Story

I had been diagnosed with bowel, liver, and lung cancer. I’d been housebound for a couple of years and wasn’t moving much. I didn’t feel comfortable in my body. I wanted to play with my grandson but was in too much pain.

I had previously been on Lipotrim. However, when I was diagnosed with diabetes, I was advised to stop taking this and follow a healthy balanced diet to help manage my blood sugars. That’s when my GP told me about MoreLife.

I was offered group sessions online, and it made me less alone. I realise there were other people going through similar things to me. I felt very supported by my group and practitioner. I was comforted knowing there was someone I could always speak to.

With this support, I was able to start making healthy lifestyle changes. I started eating healthier and smaller portions. I used small bowls to measure healthy snacks like fruits, vegetables, nuts and low-calorie crisps. I changed my meals, too. I stopped frying foods and would choose healthy options like salad and chicken. I also started drinking two litres of water a day.

I also became more mindful of what I was eating. I started to recognise my body’s signals and realise when I was hungry or full.

MoreLife helped me a lot and I’m so grateful for their support.

John has lost three stone since joining the MoreLife programme and is keen to continue his weight loss journey.

“MoreLife helped me a lot and I’m so grateful for their support”

With the help of the new weight loss treatments, both Lauren and John are determined to live a healthier and happier lifestyle.

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