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Healthy Weight

We have a number of programmes that help people towards reaching and maintaining a healthy weight. These run in various community venues across West Lothian throughout the year. All classes are free.

Losing weight, even 5% of your current weight, will bring about a range of benefits. It will

  • reduce your risk of a heart attack
  • reduce your chance of getting diabetes
  • reduce your risk of cancer.

Details of the programmes are given below.  Get in contact if you'd like more information:

Weigh2Go

A drop in service to help you monitor your weight - no appointment needed. We'll be there every week to take your weight and keep a record for you. As quick as that! If you have more time speak to the facilitator who can offer help and guidance on weight loss, give you information leaflets and signpost to other local activities.

Weigh2Go sessions are currently available at:

  • Whitburn Community Centre - Mondays 5-6pm
  • Almondbank Centre, Craigshill- Mondays 10.30am-11.30am
  • Strathbrock Partnership Centre - Thursdays 4-5pm
  • Bathgate Partnership Centre - Wednesday 6-7pm

Counterweight

Counterweight is an education programme for healthy living and weight management.

It consists of 6 educational sessions held every 2 weeks over a 3-month period, followed by 2 further reviews within the year.  The programme aims to:

  •  Help you change your eating behaviour and physical activity levels for the long term
  •  Help you achieve a medically worthwhile weight loss of between 5-10% of your starting weight
  •  Help you maintain your weight loss
  •  Improve your health generally

Please note: Counterweight is available through GP referral only. If you have a BMI of 30 or above and would like to lose weight ask your GP to refer you onto the Counterweight Programme.

Pounds and Ounces

A six week cooking group programme that looks at ways to help you maintain a healthy weight through cooking skills. It focuses on helping you to reduce your calorie intake and improve your diet through learning about cooking methods, healthy meal choices and menu planning.  The groups include education, discussion and cooking a simple healthy meal

The changeNETWORK

The network is open to those who have engaged on the weight management programmes (Counterweight and Pounds and Ounces) or who are on any of the waiting lists for these programmes. It is there to provide some support in maintaining change after groups have stopped meeting or to support you while you are waiting on a group starting.

The support network includes a programme of activities and taster sessions for members to try along with benefits such as reduced rate membership to Xcite gyms.