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New weight loss programme for Thurrock residents aims to change lifestyles to keep the weight off

THURROCK residents can access limited number of free places on new weight loss program that aims to change lifestyles to keep the weight off.

A limited number of free places remain available to Thurrock residents on a brand-new weight loss program that gives users access to personalised coaching through specially trained health mentors, who are on hand to support by phone as needed.

Healthy lifestyle and wellbeing service provider Thrive Tribe is rolling out Gloji, a programme that has been funded as part of the government’s adult weight management services grant. The free places mean that local residents have nothing to lose and everything to gain by giving it a try.

The Health Survey for England IN 2019 estimated that 28.0% of adults were obese and a further 36.2% were overweight but not obese. If replicated across the town, this could mean as many as 35,000 obese adults and 46,000 overweight adults in Thurrock.

“Gloji offers a completely personalised approach, where we focus on the individual and their particular journey,” explains Dr Richard Pile, Clinical Lead GP at Thrive Tribe.

Based on psychology, we look at why you have gained the weight in the first place to unpick unhealthy habits.”

But Gloji is about much more than just weight loss, helping individuals understand how external factors like stress and sleep impact their weight. It also provides practical tools plus an online wealth of inspiration, tailored specifically to the needs of the individual.

Gloji is also available as a digital programme with an online platform that can be accessed on most devices, meaning the programme can be easily incorporated into any busy work/life schedule.

“No complicated, restrictive diet plans. It is focused on understanding your body, so you can lose weight permanently without needing a plan. We’ll empower you to make lifestyle choices that mean your weight loss becomes permanent weight loss. Gloji is an exciting new service that helps you lose weight and keep it off, based on the latest science of what it takes to change behaviours,” adds Dr Pile.

We teach you how to no longer need us. So, once you’ve finished our programme you can carry on losing weight without us because you know how.”

The adult weight management services grant has distributed more than £30 million of new funding between local authorities in England.

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