An 89-year-old lady, despite her active lifestyle, struggled with weight gain due to medication and a shift towards convenient foods after her husband’s passing. With Health and Wellbeing’s guidance, she not only regained her passion for cooking but also experienced a commendable weight reduction, boosting her confidence.

Weight-loss Success at Aylesbury Central PCN


Meet our inspiring subject: an 89-year-old lady who, despite facing health and personal challenges, has always been passionate about staying active. But even with activities like swimming, walking, and regular gym visits, she faced unexpected weight gain, driving her to seek assistance from Health and Wellbeing.

Problem Statement:

Three years ago, a mini stroke led her to start blood pressure medication, resulting in weight gain. This, coupled with a significant lifestyle shift post the loss of her husband, saw her gravitate towards convenience foods. The ease of these foods belied their impact, causing her further weight gain and distancing her from her once-cherished activity: cooking.


Understanding the unique challenges and needs of our subject, Health and Wellbeing crafted a dual approach. Not only did we focus on sustainable weight loss strategies, but we also delved deep into rekindling her love for cooking. Through our sessions, we emphasised the importance of meal planning, introduced her to techniques for preparing and freezing meals for one, and most importantly, reignited the joy she once found in cooking.


The results were both heartening and tangible. She saw a weight reduction from 63kg to 59kg. But beyond the numbers, it was the renewed confidence and the sparkle in her eyes when she talked about her latest recipe or the meal she’d prepared that truly measured our success.


It wasn’t merely about weight loss. It was about understanding the emotional and psychological shifts that often come with age and personal loss. By addressing not just the symptom (weight gain) but the root cause (a shift away from home-cooked meals), Health and Wellbeing could offer a holistic solution that had lasting effects.


Our journey with this remarkable lady reinforces the belief that with the right guidance and understanding, anyone can rediscover their passions and lead a healthier, happier life. It’s never too late to change, adapt, and thrive.

Inspired by this story? Whether it’s weight loss, rediscovering a passion, or any other health and wellbeing challenge you’re facing, our team is here to help. Reach out to us today, and let’s write your success story together. You can self-refer into our service here.

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Healthier Lifestyle, Happier You!

An empowering and fun programme that explores the most effective methods to lose weight and keep it off. On the course you will address concerns that you have with your lifestyle, such as with your diet and physical activity levels.

We passionately believe in quality education and in long-term sustainable behaviour change and not short-term diet or lifestyle fads. We look at health holistically, offering choices with flexible options. This approach delivers multiple benefits well beyond weight loss including improving sleep quality, stress management, relationship with food and preventing future health conditions.

Features of the programme

  • Lifestyle & wellbeing education programme covering weight loss, managing stress, sleep quality, preventing future health conditions
  • Flexible dietary approaches: Low carbohydrate, Mediterranean, Intermittent fasting, Real food and snacking avoidance
  • 12 x Online Group Sessions
  • Includes a printed Weight & Wellbeing Programme Handbook
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