"I've seen some positive benefits"

About: Live Life Better Derbyshire / Community Weight Management

(as the patient),

I was referred to the scheme by my GP after a routine health check after being identified as having high cholesterol, being overweight and basically not doing enough exercise.

I found the sessions very helpful, delivered in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. This week will be my last session, though I can still look forward to the weekly weigh in sessions which will still serve to keep me motivated. Over the 12 weeks I have learnt a lot and by following the guidelines set out I have not only achieved my 5% goal, I am close to the 10% mark.

I did this course alongside regular gym sessions, with workouts tailored to my individual needs by the helpful gym staff.

So by being aware of what I'm eating, alongside regular exercise, I've seen some positive benefits to my appearance and general well being, which have also been noticed by family and friends.

I can't thank the staff involved enough and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the course to anyone looking to improve their life

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Response from Rachel Holt, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust

We are really pleased to hear about the changes you have made with the support of our staff at your community weight management sessions. Losing 5% of your weight starts to bring really significant benefits to your health and losing closer to 10% even more so; this is a fantastic achievement. Please do keep in touch through our follow-up support sessions to help you maintain the progress you have made and see what else you can achieve!

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