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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


Help, information and support

The Causes of Osteoarthritis (OA) and how it progresses

Joint Replacement - what's involved

How much weight will I lose?

Strategies to avoid hunger and boredom

Free Foods

KicStart™ - serving suggestions and tips

Which meals do I replace?

Precautions & Contraindications

Suitability in Diabetes

Constipation & other potential side effects

Allergies & Intolerances

Shift Work

Sweet Cravings

Skipping Meals


Antibiotics and other medication queries

Why is there so much food in the lunch and snack box?

Why has my weight loss slowed or stopped?

What if I am going away?

Goal Setting

Healthy Mind

Mastering Motivation

Non-medicated pain management

Problem solving skills

Relax your mind


Lactose intolerance (bloating, wind pain, diarrhoea)

Understanding pain relief medication

Making the most of my Medication

About Prima Health

HWFL Phase 4 - University of Sydney Evaluation