Eat well

New Dimensions weight management programme 

Known as ‘New Dimensions’, our programme consists of 12 weekly sessions facilitated by our dietitian. Sessions will last around 45 mins and take place at QMC and City Hospital. 

Please note: Dedication is essential. If you have a lot of personal demands at the moment, then maybe now is not the right time.

Our programme is proving effective, with 85% of those who've already attended losing at least 5% of their body weight. 

One previous participant said:

The focus on developing new eating and exercise habits as well as understanding portion sizes, has really worked for me. I am not calorie counting and there have been no meal plans to follow. Setting weekly targets for small changes have accumulated and allowed me to lose weight steadily. I am delighted that in the three months since I signed up to New Dimensions, I've got fitter, lost about 12% of my starting weight, and feel so much healthier.

Attendance will be during the working week so please discuss attending with your manager before applying.

 

Weight-loss seminars

This 30 minute lunchtime seminar will make the topic of weight-loss/management a little easier to understand. We will provide the latest weight management news, tips, and expert advice.

Upcoming dates:

  • There are currently no dates for this course, but please check again soon.

We are currently reviewing our weight management provision please get in contact if you have any enquires at: staffwellbeing@nuh.nhs.uk.

 

Stay Hydrated

We meet so many staff who are seriously dehydrated at work. Staff are allowed to drink on wards as long as water bottles are kept in a discreet place. Fluid is so important in the body that even when levels drop only slightly we begin to feel the consequences. Low levels can cause headaches, poor concentration, dizziness, tiredness and dry mouth.  Maintaining hydration can also help prevent weight gain, so don’t forget to keep your water bottle topped up at work.

There is currently no agreement about how much water we should drink each day. However a good rule of thumb for a sedentary day is six to eight glasses of water/nonsugary drinks/milk. Fruit juices and smoothies also count towards your fluid intake but they contain free sugars that can damage teeth so limit these to a combined total of 150ml per day.

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