"Initially unconvinced but now I would recommend to anyone"

About: City Health Care Partnership CIC / Active Lifestyles Service

(as the patient),

I wanted to lose some unwanted kilograms. I am aware of my weak points, such as chocolate and nice cakes. However, I tried to blame my age and thus metabolism slowing down, etc. My doctor referred me to the Healthy Life Styles. I was very unconvinced when I attended the first appointment with Lee. I cancelled the second appointment but Lee was so positive and non judgemental. He had even waited for me as I had arrived late. Not even one negative comment. He gave me some charts, regarding my eating habits and activities to fill in. The activities chart has proved that I am a physically active person but eating habits (I have noticed) need to be changed slightly. I was going swimming but Lee encouraged me to try the gym classes. Within 5 months I have lost 5 kilograms of my weight but more importantly I feel better. My mood has improved, I do not feel as tired or stressed so easily as to prior me changing my lifestyle into a healthier one. I would recommend the Healthy Lifestyles for all those who need some support in believing that they do not need to make a great effort to be healthier and feel better.

With kind regards,

M. G. : )

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Response from Mark Doughty, Weight Management Development Manager, Weight Management Services, City Health Care Partnership CIC

Thank you for your comments.

I am pleased that Lee's positive, non judgemental approach helped to empower you to make changes to your lifestyle.

Well done on losing 5kg in weight and good luck in continuing your healthier lifestyle in the future.

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