Delivered by a Croí nutritionist over six weeks (one hour per week ), this new weight management programme includes expert guidance on all aspects of healthy eating, including the following topics: exploring your relationship with food; making healthy choices when shopping; understanding food labels; and controlling portion sizes. During the six-week programme each person is encouraged to keep a food diary and a weekly weigh-in is also provided for those who wish to participate.
Delivered in Claremorris and Castlebar in recent weeks, this Croí weight management initiative is recording great success. Participants are achieving, on average, in excess of eight pounds weight loss per person, thus shedding the pounds as the recommended weight loss guideline of one to two pounds per week. The programme has been very positively evaluated; with participants acknowledging that it is providing the right mix of information, support, and motivation they require, in order to successfully lose weight and make lasting positive changes to their eating habits.
This Croí initiative is being rolled out in association with the on-going work of the Mayo Action on Heart Disease and Stroke programme, a community-based prevention programme and partnership between Croí and Mayo PCCC, HSE West, which aims to reduce the impact of heart disease and stroke in Mayo.
To find out more about the programme contact Ailish Houlihan on 094 904 9172.