Weight Management Programme
My objective is to help people reframe their eating habits, lose weight and maintain their new weight, long term, in a positive and empowering environment.
Worth the weight is a group-based and evidence-led weight management programme combining nutrition and behavioural sciences to transform your eating habits, lose weight and equip you for the long haul.
The small group (max 8 online, 12 in person) makes a wonderful set up to share, learn and support each other, under the guidance of a nutrition & eating behaviours expert.
It is an ambitious programme - no quick fix here because it takes time for new habits to get rooted.
It is composed of 20 sessions, spread over 8 months, organised around 2 phases:
Phase 1 lasts 3 months during which we meet every week (12 sessions) and explore a wide range of tools to support weight loss and reframe our approach to food.
Phase 2 focuses on consolidating the weight loss and gaining knowledge and confidence on how to maintain it long term (8 sessions spread over 5 months)
This can be a bit daunting but this what really makes the programme as it really equip you for the rest of your life.
Note: Worth the weight is the new version of A Weight Off Your Mind run by me, Clem.
Same ethos but even better!
The next group will start on the
18th September 2020 @ 2pm
and will run online through Zoom.
Free introductory session on the
11th Sept @ 2pm
What former participants said about this programme...
"I cannot rave enough about this programme. As a seasoned dieter who has lost weight before and then gained it back again, and some more, I already knew a fair amount about the nutritional aspects of dieting. Even so, I learnt a great deal from this programme, particularly the tools to help with maintaining the weight loss. It was completely different from anything I have tried before because it explores our relationship with food and why we turn to it in challenging times. This is not a quick fix. It is a programme for life. I highly recommend it." Sheila, January 2020 group (AWOYM)
"This programme starts at the other end of the problem. looks at the big, deeply ingrained behaviours and issues, removes the outrageous goals, claims and rigidity and works to get the client aware of the issues and responsible for changing them" Emma, September 2019 group (AWOYM)
"I've tried to lose weight a number of times. Nothing has worked... until I met Clem. I find the programme so easy to follow. I don't feel that I'm depriving myself or 'suffering' but I'm eating much more healthily" Toni, September 2019 group (AWOYM)
"The tools I learnt in every session are to stay with me for life. It is so different how I see and how I make decisions around food!" Monica, September 2019 group (AWOYM)
"[...] The group sessions have been really interesting and useful too. Not only is it a good way to keep you on track, it is good to get some really excellent information from a professional. I have done Slimming World and WW and have found their groups very cringey because they only tell me what I already know and it just feels like you are at school and you get told off. Our group is much better, because we [only] say if we have lost or gained weight if we feel comfortable doing that, there is no shaming etc, I think the group has been very open and very supportive." Claire, January 2020 group (AWOYM)
"It has been good to be advised by a qualified nutritionist. The point about not to do an all or nothing approach has really helped me to feel like I can achieve more of my goals than previously" Anonymous feedback, January 2020 group (AWOYM)
This programme is designed to deeply transform your eating habits as well as other lifestyle aspects such as your physical activity, management of emotions, etc. These things takes time.
For the full benefits, we recommend to commit for the full programme (option 1). But we recognise that time and financial situations might require a bit more flexibility (option 2).
One single payment for full programme (20 sessions)
Payment in 3 instalments
payment 1 - £160 (sessions 1 to 6)
payment 2 - £160 (sessions 7 to 12)
payment 3 - £180 (sessions 13 to 20)
The full low-down on the ethos of this programme
No losing weight is not as simple as "eating less, moving more" as we keep being told in the media. If you are reading this, chances are you've tried before and it wasn't that straight forward. And if you have managed to lose weight in the past, it is likely that you have struggled to keep that weight off .
So here you are, feeling disheartened, watching your weight cycling.
But this is not because you are lacking of willpower, motivation or focus. This is because your weight is driven by many factors, with complex biological and psychological mechanisms at play, all unique to you. So an off-the-self programme might help a bit, but it is unlikely to help you find your ideal weight for good.
This programme takes you on a journey to explore a wide range of tools to manage your weight and helps you find out which ones are going to be effective for you, with the confidence that you are looking after both your physical and mental wellbeing. And and it takes the time needed to help you find out how to keep that weight over time.
Concretely what can you expect during the sessions
During each session we will cover specific weight management strategies drawing from nutrition science, cognitive and behavioural approaches. For example:
physiology of hunger
managing craving & emotional eating
how to change your behaviour towards food (e.g. managing hunger, dealing with relapse).
You will be given specific targets and support for diet, physical activity and behaviours, with a strong emphasis on weight maintenance strategies .The objective is to provide you with a complete toolbox to effectively lose weight and to maintain that loss, long term.
Is this programme right for YOU?
Is your weight preventing you living your life to the full?
Have you tried to do it on your own or with help but haven't managed to lose the weight sustainably?
Are you confused and tired by all the messages out there on "what you should cut out", "the magic bullet" ?
Would you welcome the regular support and understanding from a knowledgeable professional and the encouragement of peers, in a non-judgemental and friendly environment?
If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, then Worth the weight could be the solution you've been waiting for.
Studies have shown that such a programme works particularly well for:
people who are highly sensitive to food cues (do you love your food? do you find difficult to resist that cookie when in front of you?) 
people prone to emotional eating (do you revert to food when stressed? bored? annoyed? happy?) 
What can you expect to achieve?
Everyone has different objectives and needs. We will tailor specific individual targets and reasonable goals for your weight loss.
Realistically, you can expect:
to lose 5 to 15% of your initial weight at 4 to 6 months;
to have maintained you weight at the 8-month end-point
to develop a better relationship with food.
For example, if you weigh 80kg (12st 8lb), you could expect to lose between 4-12kg (9lb-2st).
Maybe you are hoping to lose more weight and maybe you will be able to but it is important to start with realistic, manageable and sustainable goals that will support your overall health. The aim is for you to find the weight that enables you to live the life that you want without food dictating your life.
But what you can be sure about is you will have a completely different relationship to food. You will not fear it, you will not obsess about it. You will know what is holds and how it can work for you rather than against you. Truly, liberating - you will definitely feel like a weight is off your mind!
How does it work?
The programme is composed of 20 sessions of one hour each, spread over 8 months and split into 2 phases.
PHASE 1 - Active weight loss - weekly sessions (3 months - 12 sessions)
PHASE 2 - Weight Stabilisation - biweekly sessions to monthly sessions (8 sessions)
Each session builds on the previous ones so regular attendance is best
We start each session with a recap of the last session objectives and discuss together how the last week has gone,, before learning one or two new skills and defining the targets and actions for the following week. You will be given information and work-sheets to complete for the following session.
We do not promote fad diets, nor sell any products during this programme
We abide the ethics and code of conduct of the Association for Nutrition
All data collected is GDPR compliant and will be used to provide measurement of key performance indicators, in full respect of your confidentiality. Click here for full data privacy and Terms of service.
Evidence-based ? What is that?
This programme is not guess-work! It is based on scientific research from the fields of psychology of eating, behavioural changes, nutrition and obesity sciences.
It is greatly inspired by the work of Evan M Forman, PhD, professor of psychology at Drexel University in Philadelphia, on "Acceptance-Based Behaviorial Approach" to weight loss.
 K. Hall & S. Kahan, (January 2018) - Maintenance of lost weight and long-term management of obesity, Med Clin North Am - link
 Forman et al. (September 2016) - Acceptance‐based versus standard behavioral treatment for obesity: Results from the mind your health randomized controlled trial, Obesity - link
 Niemeier et al. (2012) - An acceptance-based behavioural intervention for weight loss: A pilot study, Behaviour Therapy - link
 Forman et al. (2013) - The Mind your Health project: A randomised controlled trial of an innovative behavioural treatment for obesity, Obesity -link