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+ Will I need to purchase special foods?
This is a difficult question to answer since every persons groceries differ but generally the answer is a No. Usually a few simple changes are enough for the average person to experience realistic weight loss and improved health.
+ Will I need to weigh my food?
+ Am I required to use the Weight Loss Challenge eating plan?
Nope, although we do provide an eating plan, participants may use any eating plan they choose as long as its safe and healthy.
+ How long are the sessions?
Sessions are 45 minutes to an hour once a week over the ensuing 12 weeks to do the weighing, measuring and a short 20-30 minutes nutritional education talk where a different topic will be discussed every week.
Each participant will receive individualised attention and will additionally receive weekly nutritional education and guidance emails.
The emphasis is on a lot of fun where the individual who has lost the most weight for the week is crowned and given a prize and there will be a Grand Prize at the end of the 12 week session for the person who has lost the greatest percentage of weight in the group.
Groups may contain 25-30 participants in each challenge
+ Is this program diabetic friendly?
Yes, although diabetics and persons using chronic medications should always consult their doctor before making changes to their daily diet.
+ Where we conduct these challenges?
Individual homes. Clubs. The work place. Offices etc. in area’s most suited to the participants all over South Africa.
+ Why do we want to do it?
Obesity is rapidly becoming the leading cause of preventable death in South Africa. As quoted in a recent publication in The Guardian South Africans among world's fattest people, survey finds Despite its sporty image, the country is 'slowly eating itself to death' says drug firm GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) as research is published The World Health Organisation (WHO) quotes that 75% of all diseases are related to nutrition. More than 67% of the South African population is considered overweight and the last 20 years have witnessed a rapid growth of diabetes and cardio-vascular diseases. 17% of children in South Africa under the age of 11 are clinically obese and scientists believe this will be the first generation to die before their parents due to ill health.
We believe it is our generations responsibility to do something about this.
+ Where are we based?
King williams town
+ What happens during the Challenge?
You'll learn everything you need to know to lose weight and keep it off at weekly meetings, which only take up about an hour of your time. You will you get important information from the week's weight loss topic, and a personal coach who’s been through the process of weight loss… and succeeded. They’re there to help and motivate you too. Meetings are an opportunity to get expert advice, share helpful information - or just listen and gain support from other people in the Challenge.
+ Do I need to bring an eating plan
No, although participants may use their own program, they will receive a healthy eating plan from us as well.
+ Does the eating plan exclude certain foods, e.g. no potatoes, wheat?
Yes processed foods are excluded
+ Does the eating plan include everyday foods?
Mostly yes although we encourage participants to eat more variety
+ Will the support group meeting be on the same day for the duration of the 12 weeks?
Yes, same day, same time and same place
+ Who are we?
We are a team of facilitators committed to delivering powerful results that contribute to the health of individuals in South Africa.
+ What is the duration of the meetings?
One hour except for the first two which usually last a bit longer due to registrations
+ What happens if I am unable to make the meeting?
You are allowed one night off, after that we have a R15 fee for classes skipped or weight gained
(This goes towards prize moneys at the end)
+ What do we intend to do?
Our objective is to assist the people of South Africa improve their health and shed there extra weight in the process
+ Who we target?
Our biggest concern is children. By targeting the biggest percentage of the population who are reasonably health conscious and want to lose 5 to 10 kg’s we believe that the nutritional education and lifestyle changes we will be imparting to the participants over the 12 week period will in turn be passed on to the children.
The second group we will be targeting are the individuals who are suffering from diet related issues such as lack of energy, fatigue, diabetes, cardio-vascular disease, digestive problems, arthritis etc.
Although we do not make any medical claims evidence unequivocally proves that if the body is fed properly it has an amazing ability to heal itself.
+ When we conduct these sessions?
The bulk of the sessions are done after hours to accommodate workers going home from work. Office groups are done during working hours on the premises. Social clubs will be done during working hours at designated venues.
+ Will I get hungry on this program?
Absolutely not, we find that our challengers do best when eating throughout the day.
+ Are you affiliated to Slender Wonder or Weigh Less?
+ Is your eating plan healthy?
Absolutely, We teach our challengers to change there focus from simply wanting to weigh less to looking at body fat percentage, hydration, muscle mass, nutrition etc.
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