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Frequently Asked Questions

Lose Weight


If you've decided that you want to try and lose weight, you might have a few questions you want to ask. Our 'lose weight' FAQs are designed to help answer those questions, so that you can start your journey to a healthier lifestyle and a slimmer waistline with the confidence you need. If you can't find the question or answer you are looking for here, then feel free to get in touch with our friendly team. They are here to help you lose weight!

  • Posted Mar 11, 2020

    How to lose weight fast naturally

    By LiveWell Dorset

    Naturally losing weight is a healthy and safe method of weight loss. It generally involves making small tweaks to your diet, exercise routine and lifestyle, rather than wholesale ones.

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  • Posted Oct 8, 2019

    Is Dieting a good way to Lose Weight?

    By LiveWell Dorset

    If you’re thinking about stopping smoking; one of the first questions you might have, understandably, will be “How long does it take?”.

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  • Posted Sep 15, 2019

    How do I stop emotional eating?

    By LiveWell Dorset

    Keeping to a diet is something that can require a lot of mental strength, whether it be through keeping hunger cravings away, avoiding unnecessary snacking or sticking to your diet when eating out with friends.

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  • Posted Sep 12, 2019

    Can you lose 10 pounds in a week?

    By LiveWell Dorset

    Can you lose 10 pounds in a week? The question is an interesting one: in short, yes it may be possible… but it’s not recommended.

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  • Posted Sep 10, 2019

    What foods help burn belly fat?

    By LiveWell Dorset

    Combine a good diet with regular exercise and you have a fat-burning recipe for success! A good diet is important in the pursuit of burning fat and there are specific foods that are good at this.

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How does this work?

The tailored approach LiveWell Dorset uses to come up with solutions to the things that are stopping us achieving our goals, is based upon work done by University College London developing the COM-B model of behaviour change. In this model, all behaviour is influenced by understanding a person’s capability to change, their opportunity to change and their motivation to change. By understanding which of these is the biggest barrier to change, we can tailor support accordingly. This model of behaviour change is at the centre of the support we offer, online and in person.

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