Weight management: how to choose a plan that works


Join nutritional therapist and Times contributor Ian Marber to demystify weight management and find the right lifestyle plan for you.

How to maintain a healthy weight is a complex and increasingly contentious issue. The basic energy equation – calories in vs calories out – remains true but focusing only on this ignores the very real influences that shape our attitude to eating.

This 90 minute online seminar will look at some of the factors that may have played a role in how we may have viewed weight loss in the past, such as marketing, fashionable diet plans, the media and more recently, social media. Participants will discover how repeated cycles of dieting, as well as carrying extra weight, can make weight loss harder next time around.

Just as weight gain is multifactorial, losing weight relies on far more than just calories, and the session will offer advice on how to choose a plan that promotes good nutrition whilst allowing for realistic weight loss, so that an eating plan fits in with how we live in the real world.

With advice on how to manage appetite and hunger, there will also be guidance on how to spot the diet traps that we might have fallen for previously. 

During the class you will:

  • Gain an understanding why calories in and out is not the only issue for losing weight
  • Learn how to choose a plan that suits the way you live
  • Learn how to spot red flags when it comes to diets
Whilst the class will not be recommending a particular diet, it will identify the four elements that are key to a successful outcome as well as how to manage the four stumbling blocks that can throw you off course. There will be lots of opportunities to put your questions to Ian.
About your tutor: 

Ian Marber is one of the most widely-known and well-regarded nutrition therapists in the UK, with 22 years’ experience of working with thousands of clients to effect positive change. He is a best-selling author of 12 books, an award winning health writer and food expert, known for his practical and balanced approach, and a regular contributor to The Times.

Here's what participants of Ian's previous course told us:

"Clear and inspiring."

"Informative nature and detailed content"

"I learnt more on this course than from my GP"

The course will be taught via Zoom and participants will be encouraged to have their cameras on. A PDF of content will be shared afterwards.

Course date: Thursday, February 17, 6.30-8.00pm

Price: £50

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