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GROUP SESSIONS

While many people learn best in groups due to the social nature and support that a group provides, that's not the case for everyone. Review these few short questions, and if you answer yes to four or more, read on as group sessions are likely a good fit for you!

CHECKLIST

  • Do you want to lose weight, reduce your waist and sustain it long-term?
  • Do you feel confused about what is healthy?
  • Does working in a group help you stay motivated?
  • Do you like meeting new people who are in a similar situation to you?
  • Do you want a program that takes a holistic approach to improving your health?
  • Do you want to feel happy and energetic?
If you answered YES to more four or more of the above questions, then the group sessions are for you!

THE GROUP PROGRAM

The Group Waist Loss Program for Men is a scientifically-backed program that leaves gimmicks and unsustainable fads out of the picture, and doesn't make you give up beer! Created by Lifestyle Medicine Scientists, this program filters the best scientific information available and delivers it in a group setting in easy-to-understand language. It provides you with knowledge, skills and motivation (plus personal support) needed to create a healthier life for yourself, reduce your weight and waist line, and keep it that way into the future.

The evidence is clear that humans are social beings and generally learn better in groups because of the sharing of ideas and the support of others in similar situations that only a group program can provide.

There are 6 programmed group sessions that you work through over a 3 to 4-month period with your trained group facilitator. These sessions build your knowledge, skills and support networks to make changes to your lifestyle and health behaviours that you can sustain and that result in guaranteed weight loss.

As well as the support from the group, there is also direct support and guidance from your facilitator who has the most up-to-date training available in men's waist loss, and can answer any questions you may have about your specific circumstances. There are plenty of resources available to you on the website including videos, readings, tips and activities to keep you motivated to continuously work towards your goals.

There is an amazing sense of achievement and satisfaction when you start seeing the results of the group program. You'll love the fact that those results are sustainable with simple lifestyle changes that you have identified and made.

When you're overweight or obese, you have an increased risk of developing lifestyle-related diseases such as cancer, arthritis, mental health conditions, heart disease and diabetes.

The LMS program is based on the knowledge that our modern built environment directly influences the lifestyle behaviours, patterns, and attitudes of entire populations. This influence is evident in marketing directed at us daily, the foods and drinks available to us for purchase, and even policies in business and government. That nearly 70% of men are overweight and 30% obese in the developed world is just one clear indicator of this. But the good news from this is that it's apparent that being overweight is not just your fault!

You are constantly receiving messages from your brain and hormonal system to consume large amounts of sweet and calorie dense foods, plus dealing with a never-ending source of external pressures coming from the society around you. There is a huge availability within our modern environment to push consumption of the very things your body is telling you that you need (even if you know that they are not necessarily healthy) and at the same time selling you products and ideas that are 'convenient', resulting in a reduction in everyday movement.

It's up to the individual to take control, and fight those internal and external pressures to make the necessary lifestyle changes in order to lose weight and become healthier.

Research show that the most effective way we know to change behaviour is as easy as ABC:

Act - Belong - Commit.

This approach is something that is clearly emphasised in these programs

        
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