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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 Dec 18, 2023

    How to avoid stress eating

    By LiveWell Dorset

    Do you ever find yourself reaching for a packet of biscuits or grabbing some fast food after a stressful day at work? Maybe snacking at your desk has become your go-to strategy when trying to meet a tight deadline?

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  • Posted Dec 14, 2023

    How to stop snacking when bored

    By LiveWell Dorset

    Ever find yourself reaching for the biscuit tin or a bag of crisps when you’re bored, even if you’re not actually that peckish? In this article, we’ll delve into the reasons why we snack when bored and explore practical tips for breaking the habit of boredom-eating.

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  • Posted Nov 24, 2023

    10 benefits of cutting out added sugar

    By LiveWell Dorset

    Explore ten health benefits of cutting added sugar from your diet, including weight loss, improved heart and liver health, reduced risk of diabetes and more.

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  • Posted Aug 18, 2023

    Best alternatives to oats for breakfast

    By LiveWell Dorset

    Oat-based breakfasts aren’t for everyone. Whether it's due to an oat intolerance or simply a desire to try something new, adding a little variety to your traditional breakfast is never a bad thing. In this article, we’ll explore some great options for those who love porridge but are looking to kickstart their day with some delicious alternatives.

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  • Posted Aug 14, 2023

    Best fruit for a healthy packed lunch

    By LiveWell Dorset

    While sandwiches or wraps might be lunchbox staples, fruit is the real unsung heroes of a healthy packed lunch, providing you with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and fibre that can help you stay healthy and energised throughout the day.

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  • Posted Aug 11, 2023

    What to eat when craving fast food

    By LiveWell Dorset

    There’s no getting around it – fast food is bad for us, yet most of us crave it at some point. Do you wish you could resist the temptation and choose healthier alternatives instead? If so, you’re not alone. Many people struggle with fast food cravings, which can be hard to overcome.

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  • Posted Aug 4, 2023

    Protein bar vs shake: what should you choose post workout?

    By LiveWell Dorset

    You’ve just completed a workout either at home or at the gym and you’re feeling a bit peckish. You know protein is great for post-workout muscle recovery, but do you reach for a protein bar or whip up a quick protein shake?

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  • Posted Aug 1, 2023

    What's best? Fresh or frozen fruit for your smoothies?

    By LiveWell Dorset

    Should you use fresh or frozen fruit for smoothies? Explore which option is better for your health, budget and taste buds and try our delicious smoothie recipes.

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  • Posted Jul 31, 2023

    What food groups should you avoid if you’re looking to lose weight

    By LiveWell Dorset

    Knowing which food groups to avoid on your weight loss journey can often be confusing. In this article, we’ll share with you 5 food groups to avoid if you’re trying to lose weight.

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  • Posted Feb 15, 2023

    How to set realistic weight loss goals

    By LiveWell Dorset

    Losing weight is a common aim for many people but setting unrealistic weight loss targets can lead to disappointment and frustration.

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  • Posted Jan 16, 2023

    How small diet changes can make a big difference

    By LiveWell Dorset

    It's a common misconception that making drastic or substantial changes to our diet is the only way to improve our health and achieve our weight loss goals.

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  • Posted Dec 15, 2022

    How to develop healthy eating habits

    By LiveWell Dorset

    At one stage or another, the majority of us will have fallen into unhealthy eating habits - whether it’s comfort eating, ordering a takeaway because we’re too tired to cook, grabbing fast food on the go or just reaching for the biscuits because they’re there.

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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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