New Year, New You

For those who tend to pile on the pounds over Christmas there’s the offer of a brand new start in the New Year. Community dietitians are running a campaign linked to the NHS Forth Valley website ‘Choose to Lose’ which will encourage people wanting to shed weight to keep a diary.

Called ‘Diet Diaries Go Digital’ it will be launched on January 26th 2015. Evidence suggests that keeping a diary is one of the first steps to successful long term weight loss and anyone accessing the site can either download the free diary or explore some of the mobile apps that can help track food intake on the go!

The dietitians will also be setting up a stand in the atrium at Forth Valley Royal Hospital on January 27th  2015 where they’ll have food displays and be on hand to answer questions. Staff, together with patients and the public will be encouraged to fill in an online quiz. A winner will be selected on Valentine’s Day and the healthy prize is a seasonal fruit hamper.

Information packs with Choose to Lose resources are being distributed throughout NHS Forth Valley premises, including Euro House, Carseview, Central Supplies, Falkirk, Stirling and Clackmannanshire Community Hospitals and Forth Valley Royal Hospital.