Slimmers urged to use new programme

SLIMMERS are being encouraged to take part in a weight loss programme which has already seen 600 people lose 200 stone in the last year.

The My Weight Matters programme is coming to north Essex and is specifically designed to help people lose weight on a one-to-one basis.

Organised by the Anglian Community Enterprise, the programme will be available to slimmers in Colchester and Tendring.

Mel Idroos, health promotion co-ordinator at Anglian Community Enterprise, said: “My Weight Matters has proved very popular and successful.

“Clients are seen on an individual basis and, with the support of a fully trained facilitator, they work their way through a series of self-help guides.”

The one-to-one classes last five weeks, with each session lasting 15 minutes.

After that, each person then attends classes on a drop-in basis, to be weighed, for as long as they need to.

Everyone who signs up to take part is given a free pedometer, portion control spoon, tape measure and recipe booklet, as well as vouchers for two free gym sessions.

Classes are available in Colchester, including Colchester Cornerstone, in Sir Isaac’s Walk, Greenstead Community Centre, in Hawthorn Avenue, and The Bluebell Centre, in Jack Andrew Drive, in High Woods.

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2:08pm Mon 16 Apr 12

catflap1 says...

1 Stone = 14lbs
200x14=2300 lbs
2300lbs /600 people = a loss of 3.83 pounds each

not very impressive.....
1 Stone = 14lbs 200x14=2300 lbs 2300lbs /600 people = a loss of 3.83 pounds each not very impressive..... catflap1
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5:26pm Mon 16 Apr 12

Douglas Park says...

catflap1 wrote:
1 Stone = 14lbs
200x14=2300 lbs
2300lbs /600 people = a loss of 3.83 pounds each

not very impressive.....
200 x 14lbs = 2800 lbs, but that's still only 4.66 lbs per person. Not very impressive compared to what can be achieved with sensible eating, a bit of (gentle/moderate) exercise and support from family & friends.

There are plenty of free-to-use services online which are a lot more effective.
[quote][p][bold]catflap1[/bold] wrote: 1 Stone = 14lbs 200x14=2300 lbs 2300lbs /600 people = a loss of 3.83 pounds each not very impressive.....[/p][/quote]200 x 14lbs = 2800 lbs, but that's still only 4.66 lbs per person. Not very impressive compared to what can be achieved with sensible eating, a bit of (gentle/moderate) exercise and support from family & friends. There are plenty of free-to-use services online which are a lot more effective. Douglas Park
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9:27pm Mon 16 Apr 12

catflap1 says...

Douglas you're quit right, thanks for picking up my mistake
Douglas you're quit right, thanks for picking up my mistake catflap1
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9:27pm Mon 16 Apr 12

catflap1 says...

Douglas you're quite right, thanks for picking up my mistake
Douglas you're quite right, thanks for picking up my mistake catflap1
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10:59pm Mon 16 Apr 12

Feisty CBC says...

Eat less + excercise=Weight loss
Eat less + excercise=Weight loss Feisty CBC
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4:38pm Wed 18 Apr 12

Noah4x4 says...

I like the idea of a "portion spoon". But unless it's the size of a match head, and hence the food placed before me gets taken away by its "eat before" date, I guess I won't enhance these statistics. A pedometer also only works when walking. It's the activity, not the measurement that's difficult.
I like the idea of a "portion spoon". But unless it's the size of a match head, and hence the food placed before me gets taken away by its "eat before" date, I guess I won't enhance these statistics. A pedometer also only works when walking. It's the activity, not the measurement that's difficult. Noah4x4
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