"An apple a day keeps the doctor away" goes the old saying and although we would now
recommend at least 5 portions a day of varied fruit and vegetables as part of your diet, the
traditions of preventative medicine and healthy living are more relevant to our modern lifestyles
than ever. Most people don't do enough exercise, weigh too much and eat too much processed
We can help you make changes in your lifestyle and offer advice about ways in which you can
improve your health as a way of preventing problems developing rather than treating diseases when
even vigorous housework!
We offer a healthcheck service with members of our nursing team for patients over 40 and check
psychological and prescribed therapes for 3 months whilst you make a a quit attempt - this gives
you the best possible chances of success.
Obesity is increasing to epidemic proportions and
we recognise that it is much easier to put on
weight than to lose it. There are lots of options
for weight loss and a wide variety of commercial
and other services to help you lose weight.
In essence all strategies relies on two things:
- reducing energy intake and / or
- increasing energy expended by activity.
Most commercial providers offer their own, unique
perspective on this and we would recommend you
use whatever approach suits you.
written by specialist NHS dieticians and there are
many other online resources and apps some free
and some paid for. Many supermarkets offer diet
plans as well.
The NHS has partnered with West Sussex Council
to promote a series of classes called "Why
Weight" and we would recommend you contact
them if you are interested. We would recommend
you make an appointment with your usual GP if
you need further assistance or advice after
attempting these options.
Some commercial providers (e.g. LighterLife) have
strict medical requirements to be able to use their
system. We can support you with the medical
certificates for this, but because this is not an
NHS service there is a fee for this.
Tel: 01903 234844 Prescription Requests: 01903 282803
Fax: 01903 231734
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Weight Loss Basics
Reducing Energy Intake:
1. Food Diary: Write down everything that
you eat or drink over a one week period.
Don't forget drinks and snacks.
Work out how much you are eating and
drinking and how much you should be
consuming if you want to lose weight: how
different are they?
2. Make Changes: now you know how
much is going in and what the calorie value
of foods are - what changes can you make?
What foods could you cut out?
Don't go mad - aim for a sensible cut in your
food intake. Research shows time and time
again that crash dieting doesn't result in
sustained weight loss but long-term
changes to eating habits does.
Use More Energy:
1. Activity Diary: You might feel that after
a day at work or looking after the children
you are tired and have worked hard - but
how many calories have you burned?
Either buy a step counter (available from
many pound shops) or if you have a
smartphone there are a wide range of apps
that can track activity or movement.
2. Make Changes: If you are already short
of time in your day trying to allocate an
hour for more exercise isn't easy. Ideally
you should aim for 20-30 minutes of
exercise that raises your heart rate and
makes you slightly out of breath 5 days per
Try mixing exercise into your daily routine
instead. Could you walk or cycle to work?
Or get off a bus or park further away so
that you can walk part of the way?
If you have a step counter aim initially for
10000 steps per day but try to push
yourself to 12500 steps per day.