Nutrition and Dietetics - Weight management

To be seen by a Weight Management Specialist Dietitian you will need a referral from your Consultant or GP.

This service is for people with a Body Mass Index (BMI):

  • Greater than 35kg/m2 (with other health conditions) or
  • Greater than 40kg/m2 (without any other health conditions)

We see patients in a one-to-one appointment, followed by further individual appointments or group sessions.

The aim is to help people address both eating and thinking matters to help them lose weight and keep it off.

If your BMI is 25.0-29.9kg/m2 then it's above the ideal range and indicates you are overweight.

This means you are heavier than is healthy for someone of your height.

Excess weight can put you at an increased risk of:

  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Some cancers

It's time to take action!

If your BMI is 30-35kg/m2 then it's above the ideal range and indicates that you are obese.

This means you are heavier than is healthy for someone of your height.

Being obese puts you at a raised risk of health problems including:

  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Some cancers

Losing weight will bring significant health improvements.

There are many local initiatives that can help people to eat less and move more, as well as deal with some of the underlying issues that contribute to people eating more than they need - such as dealing with stress and anxiety.

Further information

The Swindon Borough Council website (www.swindon.gov.uk) can point you in the direction of the help and support which will be best for you.

This may be in the form of the weight management programme Dietbusters, trying Health Walks or other activity sessions or attending a wellbeing course run by LIFT Psychology.

The NHS Choices website (www.nhs.uk) has plenty of information to help you eat healthily and move more - and includes a free NHS Weight Loss Guide (http://www.nhs.uk/livewell/weight-loss-guide/Pages/weight-loss-guide.aspx).   

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