Weight loss

Weight loss

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Weight loss for a healthier future

If you’re reading this, you’re probably aware that losing excess weight is a good idea. But as anyone who’s struggled to maintain a healthy weight knows, it can be easier said than done.

If you’ve tried to lose weight in the past (or even if you haven’t), you may be feeling frustrated and/or overwhelmed, perhaps with some shame thrown into the mix.

The good news is we’re not here to judge – we’re here to help.

Effective strategies

We help eligible Teachers Health members* lose weight and improve their overall health by providing access to tailored support services. This could include:

  • Nutrition plans - telephone support from a Teachers Healthcare Services Accredited Practising Dietitian. We create personalised nutrition plans to help you lose excess weight, manage any chronic condition(s) and improve your overall health and wellbeing.

  • Osteoarthritis management - an 18-week program to help relieve the symptoms of osteoarthritis. This includes a weight loss nutrition plan, appropriate exercise, pain management education and health professional support. The program aims to improve joint pain, stiffness and function of your affected joints. It can help you avoid or delay joint surgery, or it could improve your fitness for joint surgery if you and your doctor decide it’s your safest option.

  • Mental wellness - telephone support from empathetic mental health professionals, personalised to your needs. This could include developing strategies to build resilience, manage anxiety and/or depression. Given the role nutrition and gut health can play in our mental health, the program includes phone consults with a Teachers Healthcare Services Accredited Practising Dietitian.
  • Digital Wellness Weight Management Program - a 24-week lifestyle management program that can help you achieve weight loss and manage chronic conditions such as joint pain, prediabetes and type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure or high cholesterol. The program combines convenience, and privacy, with personalised support from registered nurses and dietitians. Provided online and over the phone, the program includes a healthcare assessment, one-to-one coaching from a dietitian, delicious menu plans from over 1000 scientifically formulated recipes, food and weight trackers to help achieve goals, positive psychology tools, and optional exercise plans.


Accessing the programs

 

The eligibility criteria for these programs vary and are dependent on your personal situation.

To find out more, get in touch via our contact form

 

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If you’re not eligible for a program through us, you may be able to claim towards certain weight loss programs through Extras cover (under the Healthy Lifestyle benefit).

Learn more about how we help eligible members
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