This service launched in June 2009.
Wolverhampton residents who are either a patient with
diabetes aged 18 years or more or any other
patient aged 30 years or more, can be referred by their GP or
practice nurse to a free 12 week programme of support. The BMI
entry level will be lowered for anyone with an existing medical
condition. Specialist group support is also available for anyone
with certain medical conditions. This can be discussed with the GP
or practice nurse to ensure the right support is provided for each
Weight Watchers and Fitbug both provide a service across the
City. However, if currently a member of Weight Watchers, membership
must lapse by 12 weeks before being accepted into the free
For more information, contact The Healthy Lifestyles Department
on 01902 443083
Weight Watchers www.weightwatchers.co.uk
Weight Watchers has an established track record in
supporting people to lose weight. Their aim is to not only
help clients lose weight but to also sustain the loss. With
Weight Watchers ‘ProPoints Plan’ clients will learn:
- To make the right choices to feel more satisfied and avoid
giving into temptation.
- Which foods help keep you fuller longer, so hunger stays in
- To avoid boredom and stress eating.
- To eat when hungry and stop when full.
The four pillars of the programme are described as food,
exercise, behaviour and support.
All clients will be provided with a stepometer to encourage
walking. Organised walk details are available on the PCT
website in the
Walking for Health programme.
For more information about
Weight Watchers, click here to go to their website.
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