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How much weight will I lose?

As a guide, it is expected that if the program is followed conscientiously you should see around a 6% reduction in your starting weight by the end of week 6. However success relies on consistency and perseverance and the exact amount of weight lost varies between participants. The amount of weight lost depends on a number of factors including starting weight, activity levels, compliance with the program etc.

There are numerous ways of assessing the benefit of your Osteoarthritis Healthy Weight for Life™ program - you may be surprised to know that measuring your body weight is only one of them.

Some of the other ways you can assess the benefit of your weight loss include:

  • Decrease in waist circumference
  • Less joint or muscle pain
  • Decrease in blood pressure
  • Improved blood glucose levels
  • Improved cholesterol and triglycerides
  • Your doctor reducing or stopping some of your medications (REMEMBER – always discuss any changes to your medication with your doctor first - do not adjust your medication yourself )
  • Increased energy
  • Improvements in personal body image and sense of wellbeing
  • Decreased snoring