At WaistWise we don’t count points or calories. Our approach is simple. We help you to make small changes to your eating choices and your activity levels to lose weight and feel healthier.
WaistWise is a 12 week programme. As a group based programme you get the opportunity to share your ideas and challenges with others in the group. Led and supported by one of our specialist weight management advisors, we will provide you with the information and skills to help you to achieve your goal.
Read the Waistwise information leaflet by clicking here.
How do I get onto the programme?
WaistWise is for anyone over the age of 16, registered with a GP in the Derbyshire County area, with a Body Mass Index (BMI - Body Mass Index is a measure of whether you're a healthy weight for your height) over 30 (28+ with a pre existing health condition). Check your BMI here
Your Practice Nurse, GP or health professional at your GP surgery can also work out your BMI for you. Once they have confirmed you qualify, they will send a referral onto our admin team who will book you an appointment to see one of our trained weight management advisors.
We regularly run courses throughout the County from leisure and community venues near to you. Click here for a list of course dates.
Waistwise clients bear the weight of 16 stone Health Promotion Adviser Nick Hodgson - whose weight is equivalent to the group's total weight loss in just 12 weeks!
The scheme helped the participants to shift the excess pounds through a combination of education on healthy eating and low impact exercise in the gym. For more information have a look at a video explaining whaty Waistwise is by clicking here.
We're also proud that our 13 in '13 Challenge winner is 70 year old grandmother Pamela Powell from Dronfield who logged 53 sessions. Pamela was referred on to the WaistWise programme by her GP and thanks to diet and exercise she is beginning to lose weight. Read more...
For further information call the WaistWise team on 01773 525000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Health Promotion Service