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I'm going to achieve a HEALTHY WEIGHT
Did You Know? that maintaining a healthy weight is a crucial part of overall good health and can increase your life expectancy by up to nine years!
Benefits of keeping a Healthy Weight
Making the following pledges will enable you to make small steps to achieving a HEALTHY WEIGHT!
By making a personal pledge that you feel is manageable and realistic you will be on your way to becoming more healthy. You don't have to use the above list to make a pledge - you can MAKE YOUR OWN!
It's Easy - Click HERE to make your pledge today
Hints and Tips on Eating Healthily
1. Consider your cooking method e.g. can you grill, steam, bake rather than fry?
2. Look at your portion sizes e.g. can they be reduced or have more of a particular food group like vegetables?
3. Can you use lower fat ingredients? For example red meat is a good source of protein and other essential nutrients such as iron and B vitamins but is relatively high in fat. You could think about the cooking method (draining off excess fat), portion size or buying lower fat versions such as lean mince.
4. You don't have to rule out all the things you enjoy. In fact, cutting out the things you love often means you don't keep up the changes you make for very long - so any good work you do is easily undone later on.
5. One of the best ways to be healthy is to make some swaps and build them into your life for the long term. Click HERE for some tasty low fat recipes you can try at home.
Check out the FREE local health services and activities that can help you achieve your pledge to achieving a HEALTHY WEIGHT!
Healthy Change is a new, innovative referral and support service for adults living in Nottingham who are at risk of developing heart disease. If you smoke, are overweight, physically inactive and/or have a poor diet, Healthy Change could help you to adopt a healthier lifestyle with:
Call 0345 604 7352 to find out more. Available 8am-8pm Monday - Friday
Slimming World on Referral
If your weight is above a certain level (Body Mass Index (BMI) of 25 or above), you may be entitled to free sessions at your local Slimming World group. Slimming World has been helping people in the UK to achieve long-term weight loss for 40 years. If you are aged over 18, contact Healthy Change Monday to Friday 8am until 8 pm on 0345 604 7352 if you want to find out more, alternatively, if you're aged between 14-17 years please visit your GP for more information.
More details about the programme can be found on the Slimming World website: http://www.slimmingworld.com/
Motivate is a FREE, 12-week weight management programme of exercise and nutritional advice for people who are struggling to achieve a healthy weight. This service is particularly aimed at overweight men.
Participants who sign up to the programme will have physical activities delivered by Notts County FC Football in the Community sports coaches, receive nutritional advice from Nottingham CityCare Partnership's Public Health Nutrition Team and have access to Nottingham City Council leisure facilities. If you are aged 18 or over, and would like to lose weight, contact 0115 9557 215. Or you can call Healthy Change on 0345 604 7352 for more information.
Eat Well and Feel Better Now!
WANTED: Seriously motivated people looking for a new lease of life.
People in Nottingham are important to us and we want to offer you the chance to change your lifestyle and it won't even cost you a penny!
The Public Health Nutrition Team specialises in supporting the people of Nottingham to change their eating habits in an interactive and rewarding way and our service includes:
Our activities are run throughout the city. To find out more contact Clair Morley on 0115 883 4291 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Go on, bring your motivation along and we'll provide everything else!
This service is provided by the Community Nutrition and Dietetic Service, part of Nottingham CityCare Partnership.
Juggle Programme (diabetes education)
Juggle is a structured education programme for people with diabetes treated by diet or diet and tablets. There are 4 sessions which are each 2 and a half hours long.
Join the fun programme and learn about diabetes
Understand what you can eat and drink
Get free support from trained NHS diabetes educators
Gain confidence by finding out what you can do
Listen to others with diabetes and share ideas
Experience this 4-week programme and then tell your friends about it!
To find out where your nearest Juggle programme is being held telephone: 0300 300 0045. (local rate). Then you can book yourself in.