Adult Weight Management

Have you tried to lose weight but found it difficult? Lost weight then re-gained it? Want some help and support to lose weight and keep it off? Then look no further! The Adult Weight Management Service is a dedicated service that offers support and advice to people wanting to lose weight in a healthy way.

We can help you to improve your health and wellbeing as well as support you to maintain the weight you lose. By losing weight you can improve your health, emotional well being and decrease the risk of diabetes and heart disease.

Losing weight is different for each individual but you don’t have to go it alone. When the time is right for you, there are a number of health professionals, which include Dietitians, Dietetic Support Workers, a Clinical Psychologist, Counsellor, Consultant and Nurse, to help you make manageable lifelong changes in a way which is most suitable for you.
 

Who is the Service for?

Adults who are able to commit to regular appointments or group sessions. Your body mass index (BMI) must be 30 or over. Your GP can work this out or you can go online to the NHS Choices website to access a BMI healthy weight calculator. 

You will be individually assessed at an initial consultation clinic with a Dietitian. This is mostly an information gathering session to find what option will suit you best in terms of support with losing weight. You will then be provided with suitable options and make a joint decision as to which service would suit you best. 

For more information on the ABUHB Weight Management Service visit our website.
 

Are You Ready?

Before you agree to be referred to the Adult Weight Management Service consider whether now is the right time for you. This may be discussed in more detail at your first appointment.


Things to think about:
 

  • Can I commitment to regular appointments for the next 3-6 months?
  • Have I got lots of holidays or events (such as moving house or having your kitchen re-fitted) that would make it hard to focus on losing weight over the next few months?
  • Have I got other priorities that don’t make losing weight as important at present?

 

What Next?

If you would like to be referred to the Adult Weight Management Service, you can ask any health care professional; this includes your GP, Practice Nurse or Consultant. You will then be sent a letter inviting you to contact us to arrange an initial appointment.

 

Useful Links

NHS Choices - Lose Weight
This website has useful information about losing weight and has a free 12 week online weight loss programme.
 

 

The British Dietetic Association
This website was developed by the British Dietetic Association and has great advice on losing weight in a healthy way