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Lose Weight

LOSE WEIGHT WITH LIVEWELL DORSET

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 May 14, 2021

    Unhealthy ways to lose weight

    By LiveWell Dorset

    If you’re looking to lose weight, you may have already come across ‘fad diets’ which promise to help you shed pounds in just a couple of weeks, we’re here to highlight the weight loss methods that are bad for your health so you can lose weight safely and effectively.

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  • Posted Apr 26, 2021

    How to eat healthy

    By LiveWell Dorset

    The idea of switching up our eating habits can be daunting for some, especially when it comes to cutting down on unhealthy comfort foods and if you only think of healthy eating as just salads and fruit, motivating yourself to eat well can be harder.

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  • Posted Mar 24, 2021

    How to stay motivated when losing weight

    By LiveWell Dorset

    Getting started with healthier lifestyle changes in order to lose weight is tricky, maintaining your new routine and continuing to build motivation to carry on can be harder.

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  • Posted Feb 17, 2021

    Home exercises to lose weight

    By LiveWell Dorset

    Motivating ourselves to lose weight is challenging, which is why we’re here to support you! There are so many benefits of weight loss, which is why we’re sharing some easy exercises that you can try from the comfort of your own home.

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  • Posted Dec 18, 2020

    Why Am I Not Losing Weight?

    By LiveWell Dorset

    Losing weight is different for everyone - whilst some people may find shedding a few pounds easy, it can be a challenge for others.

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  • Posted Nov 24, 2020

    How to Lose Weight Over Christmas

    By LiveWell Dorset

    Christmas...the most wonderful time of the year which is full of carols, family and festive treats! Whilst we all deserve a treat now and again, this article will give you some tips on how to keep healthy and lose weight over the Christmas period.

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  • 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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