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Weight loss programmes
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Weight loss programmes

Area Health & Wellbeing
Age range > 20s
Method none
Downtime Varies
Approval FDA Approved

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OVERVIEW
Weightwatchers, Slimming World and Jenny Craig are probably the best known weight loss programmes. Weight loss programmes combine motivational classes, calorie restrictive dieting and healthy living advice.

WHAT TO EXPECT
Each programme varies but in general they will require a payment, initial attendance at weekly group meetings, a public weigh–in and a dieting system based on calorie reduction. When a target weight is reached, attendance at classes often becomes free of charge. Many plans offer novel methods of counting calories such as allocating points to various foods or food groups. Most sell specialised weight loss foods and products.

BENEFITS
Weight loss programmes have been seen to be effective in short- and long-term weight loss, they offer non-invasive and social methods of weight loss.

POTENTIAL DOWNSIDE
Weekly class attendance costs can add up over time if a target weight is not reached. Some find the approach intrusive and humiliating, preferring personalised weight loss programmes.

1 Reviews

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    medal_transparent patmac147

    Not worth it      21 July, 2017 - 13:14

    I went on a Lipotrim programme after having the third baby and feeling hopeless about tryinng to lose weight. Literally having tried everything someone mentioned lipotrim as a severe but effective way to lose weight. I had to go to the pharmacy and get seen by one of the staff. They weighed me and took a lot of note first. The plan cost a few hundred quid. You eat 3 sachets a day. And that's literally it. In one way it is quite easy as you don't need to think about portion size or do anything yourself. But obviously you can't have ANYTHING AT ALL aside from the sachets. As they say in the programme "they are designed to be palatable but not moreish". Well you can say that again! It was absolutely miserable. I hated every moment of it. I lost 7 kilos in around 2 weeks but then I plateaued in the 3rd week without things getting any less miserable. I awlays think if you are losing weight fine, you can put up with suffering. It's when you put in incredible hard work and DON'T see results that it is totally and utterly disheartening! The bottom line was that although this did work in the short term, it was a classic quick fix that didn't last. I followed the instructions to the T for slowly reintroducing foods. But I put the weight back on so quickly. It was a disaster. I would definitely not recommend!