Weight Management Courses for Patients with Diabetes in Swindon

Course

Dietbusters

About

Free 12 week course when referred by your GP. The class is a combination of weight management education (45 minutes) and group exercise (45 minutes). Looks to promote long term lifestyle changes rather than traditional all-or-nothing diets. This course is suitable for people with physical disabilities as it is adapted to individual need. Requires motivated individuals to commit to the 12 weeks and agree to improve their lifestyle, eat more healthy, exercise more and as a result, lose weight. Sets individualised targets, without putting pressure upon you, to allow you to achieve your goals. Introductory session may be offered to hear about the Dietbusters approach and what to expect from the course so you may be in a better position to decide if the course is right for you.

When and Where?

Tuesday 7.15 pm to 9 pm – Link Centre

Wednesday 11 am to 12.45 pm – Park South Community Centre

Thursday 7 pm to 8.45 pm – Better Croft Sports Centre

Friday 9.45 am to 11.30 am – Pinetrees Community Centre

How?

Contact Debbie Mitchell on 01793 464904 or adultweightmanagement@swindon.gov.uk to book a place on the next introductory session, where she will give you a form to be filled out and signed by your GP


Course

Weightwatchers

About

12 free sessions over 16 weeks including full access to online tools including 1000’s of recipes and 24/7 online support. The Weight Watchers approach has 3 elements; healthy eatng, moving more and finding ways to take care of you. It’s an approach that’s all about you becoming happier, healthier and more confident. It is suitable for everyone of all ages and backgrounds. There are no good or bad foods – all food is in, Weight Watchers will help you make healthy eating choices helped by reducing portion sizes whilst still enjoying treats and social occasions. There are 2 ways to follow the programme: A no count approach where there is no weighing, measuring or counting. Or a simple counting system to help you take control of what you eat (called SmartPoints™) and tracking what you eat and drink.

When and Where?

To find out where weight watchers meetings are held contact Weight Watchers on 0345 3451500 or at: www.weightwatchers.co.uk or contact The Hub on 01793 465513 or via email: livewell@swindon.gov.uk

How?

Call 0345 677788 and state your preferred location, visit the website www.weightwatchers.com/uk, see you GP, or contact Debbie Mitchell on 01793 464904


Course

LIFT Psychology “Healthy Habits for Body and Mind”

About

Free 4 week course held once a week for 2 hours in a group format, aiming to help people feel more motivated to make changes and learn techniques to overcome some of the common difficulties. It includes topics such as managing unhelpful thoughts and feelings, setting realistic goals, differences between physical and emotional hunger, and dealing with urges to eat when not physically hungry

When

Wednesday 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm

Where?

Old Town Surgery (2nd Floor), Curie Avenue, SN1 4GB

How?

email lift.psychology@nhs.net or call 01793 835710


Course

Slimming World

www.slimmingworld.co.uk

About

This is a free 12 week course lasting 1 hour in a group format, with online resources, exercise programmes and motivational coaching. The aim of this group is to allow you to be in control and does not ban any foods. It avoids hunger by allowing you to have unlimited amounts of “Free” foods which are low calorie but high in nutrients such as pasta, lean meat, rice, fish, fruit and veg, whilst limiting calorie-packed foods that are nutrient-poor such as biscuits and alcohol. This avoids the needs to weight/measure food.

When and Where and How?

To find out where slimming world meetngs are held, can contact Slimming World on 0344 897 8000 or at: www.slimmingworld.co.uk or contact The Hub on 01793 465513 or via email: livewell@swindon.gov.uk


Course

NHS Choices Weight Management Programme

About

Free 12 week online weight loss programme—this gives advice on recipes, portion sizes, calories as well as access to a weight loss forum to discuss progress/problems with others. Weekly diary to document diet/physical activity and weight loss progress.

When

Whenever suits you!

Where?

Online

How?

Visit www.nhs.uk/livewell/weight-loss-guide/Pages/weight-loss-guide.aspx


Course

Football Fans in Training

About

13 week weight management programme running weekly for men aged 35-65 years old with a BMI of >28 kg/m2 or a waist circumference of >38 inches. Training is by club community coaches and you will also receive a programme of advice on how to eat more healthily and become more active, including being given a pedometer to count the number of steps walked each day. Cost £5/session.

When

2 programmes per year: Jan-April Sep-Dec Thursday 6.30-8.00pm

Where?

Legends Lounge, Country Ground

How?

Email jon@stfc-fitc.co.uk with Football Fans in Training as the subject line, visit http://stfitc.co.uk/?p=5395, or ring 01793 421303 (Swindon Town Football Club)

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