Brechin weight loss class hopes to change eating and exercise habits

WOMAN STANDING ON WEIGHING SCALES.'DIET, WEIGHT, WEIGHT LOSS

WOMAN STANDING ON WEIGHING SCALES.'DIET, WEIGHT, WEIGHT LOSS

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People in Brechin interested in weight loss and learning about a healthier lifestyle are invited to sign up for weight management classes

‘The Winning Weigh’ is a 12 week programme run by trained staff from Angus Community Health Partnership. Each class lasts one hour and will be held weekly in Brechin.

The ‘Winning Weigh’ is not merely a diet, it helps people who want to maintain weight loss change their eating and excising habits.

It is a friendly and interactive course designed specifically for individuals who are serious about taking on the challenge of losing weight.

At each session a trained member of staff provides practical advice and encouragement to help people adopt healthier lifestyles, improve fitness levels and reduce their body mass index.

Ongoing support is available after the programme is finished with drop-in sessions at the end of each class where people who have previously completed the course can come and have their weight measured.

The programme is designed for men and women who have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 25 or above. To work out your BMI, divide your weight in kilogrammes by your height in metres squared.

Weight management co-ordinator for Angus CHP Jude Findlay said: “Winning Weigh is a free weight management programme for Angus residents. It combines a personalised eating plan along with 12 information sessions on topics like healthy eating, portion control, diet myths, nutrition, food labelling, behaviour change and many more.

“By the end of the 12 weeks attendees will have the tools they need to be able to effectively manage their weight. The programme has been running very successfully in Tayside for over 10 years now, and previous participants continue to report success.”

Place on the course are limited, so if you would like to join, call 01307 475130 to book your place. Places are booked on a first come first serve basis, but waiting lists for places will be used.