2018 Kick-Start weight loss 12-week program


Do you struggle to maintain a healthy weight? Do you find dieting doesn’t work, or if it does work short term the weight piles back on as soon as you go back to your old eating habits? Ireland is experiencing an unprecedented health crisis, currently 60% of Irish men, women and children are overweight or obese and as a nation we’re on track to becoming the most overweight in Europe in a few short years. Carrying excess weight is not just problematic aesthetically, it significantly increases the risk of developing chronic diseases like diabetes, cancer and heart disease, as well as mental health, respiratory and musculoskeletal problems.* In fact the World Cancer Research Fund has found being overweight/obese increases the risk of 11 different cancers.**

Over the last number of decades the conventional mantra has been eat less calories (especially fat calories) and exercise more. However, anyone (like myself) who has tried to lose weight by restricting/counting calories and keep it off knows low fat diets don’t work!!!  Low fat/calorie diets are also highly ineffective when it comes to attaining a healthy weight AND they leave you thinking about food 24/7. I’m all for an active lifestyle and engaging in regular exercise, but our bodies are much more complex systems than we’ve been led to believe and they do not treat calories from protein, carbs and fat the same way. Some food preparation and cooking will be required.

Make 2018 the year you get control of your health and weight once and for all!! 

Start dates:         Tuesday 10th April at 7pm  AND  Wednesday 11th April at 9:30am

Max 10 people per group. Initial meeting will take about 90 minutes, we will then meet every 2nd week at the same time for about 45 minutes.

Meetings will take place in First Physio Plus in Clondalkin Leisure Centre.

Anthropometric measurements will be taken at weeks 1, 4, 8 and 12; these include:

  • Body fat percentage
  • Waist and hip measurements
  • Visceral fat (fat around the waist)
  • Skeletal muscle mass percentage
  • BMI – body mass
  • Weight                                              Taken together they provide a more comprehensive picture of our health

Cost for the kick-start weight loss 12-week program is €170, this includes the anthropometric measurements. 

As spaces are limited a deposit of €30 is required to reserve your place. Contact Fran or Cherith at First Physio Plus on 01 4572897 and make 2018 your best year yet!!


*http://health.gov.ie/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/A-Healthy-Weight-for-Ireland-Obesity-Policy-and-Action-Plan-2016-2025.pdf **https://www.wcrf.org/int/cancer-facts-figures/link-between-lifestyle-cancer-risk/weight-cancer 



Learning about the impact dietary changes can have on your health is even better when you can bring others on the journey to optimal health with you. Why not see about hosting some early morning or lunchtime talks in your office?

Contact Linda for more information.