Sunday, December 10, 2023

Thurrock residents shed 200 pounds of weight between them with help of new local weight loss programme

SEVENTY Thurrock residents taking part in a free service, Gloji, provided by healthy lifestyle and wellbeing service provider Thrive Tribe, have lost 200 pounds of weight between them, in the last six months.

Gloji is a programme that has been funded as part of the government’s adult weight management services grant, and its organisers are currently offering free places for local residents looking to lose weight and learn about how they can have a more healthy lifestyle.

The free service also gives users access to personalised coaching through specially trained health mentors, who are on hand to support by phone as needed.

According to Public Health England data, around 69.4 per cent of adults in Thurrock are obese or overweight, placing it among England’s top 30 hotspots for the health concern.

“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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