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Momenta Weight Management Programme

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Being above a healthy weight increases your risk of a range of conditions including diabetes, heart diseases and some cancers. Developed by experts Momenta has helped thousands of people lose weight, reduce their waist size, sleep better and generally feel fitter, healthier and happier.

In an enjoyable and friendly group setting (online and in-person) our trained Coaches will support you to get all the knowledge and easy-to-use tools and techniques you need to lose weight. Each session focuses on a new topic about nutrition, physical activity* or behaviour change. All at no cost to you.

*There is no actual activity in the sessions

All at no cost to you!

Who's eligible?

To be eligible you must be a Birmingham City Council resident and meet the following criteria:

Programme exclusion criteria includes:

  • Have had bariatric surgery in the last two years
  • Have significant unmanaged comorbidity (e.g. Type 2 diabetes without regular reviews)
  • Have a diagnosed eating disorder
  • Have been assessed as moderately or severely frail – or be on your GP’s Frailty register
  • Be pregnant or planning pregnancy (weight loss is not recommended).

 

Don’t worry if you don’t fit into any of the categories above – the Council has commissioned a range of other weight management services from other organisations that we may be able to recommend.

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Is the programme right for me now?

This kind of programme might not be acceptable to or helpful for everyone above a healthy weight who meets the criteria above. 

It’s important for you to think carefully about whether this is the right type of support and the right time for you to take part.  For example: Is managing your weight important to you at this point in your life?  Does a group format appeal?  Can you attend over Zoom for now? Can you commit to attending 12 weekly sessions?

It’s also important for others as there are only a limited number of free places available. 

If it is right for you we’d love to hear from you!

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The benefits of Momenta

Nutrition

Changing what you eat and drink is key to losing weight. A healthy, balanced diet is critical if you want to successfully manage your weight. Fad diets are often a short-term fix for a long-term challenge.

Momenta has been written to help you:

  • Recognise that when and why you eat is as important as what you eat
  • Know what is in the foods you eat and how to avoid eating too much of anything – we’ll explore the role that different food groups play in weight management. 
  • Choose foods that fill you up for longer and learn how to make varied, well-balanced food choices instead of simply counting calories or cutting entire food groups.

Physical Activity

The reality is, if you’re trying to lose weight and keep it off, being active plays a vital role. And it has many other health benefits too. But we know it can be hard to build physical activity into a busy lifestyle.

Over the course of the programme your Coach will:

  • Help you understand how much and what type of activity you need to do to help you lose weight and keep it off.
  • Show you how different types of intensities of exercise play specific roles in weight management.
  • Help you find the best ways to incorporate more activity into your daily routine.

Mind

Eating more healthily and increasing physical activity levels will help you lose weight and keep it off. But many weight management programmes ignore the fact that losing weight can also be a psychological battle.

 

Momenta will help you win that battle by supporting and guiding you to:

  • Stay motivated to lose weight using the knowledge and skills you learn to beat cravings, be more physically active and choose healthier options
  • Put simple-but-effective techniques into practice to help you break bad habits that make it harder to lose weight
  • Make the right lifestyle changes to help you lose weight and keep it off for good.

Registration is Open!

Unfortunately, the current programme has been overwhelmingly popular and all spaces are now filled. 

If more funding becomes available we will update the website.

In the meantime, you can ask your GP practice for other weight management options or visit birmingham.gov.uk

If you think that the Momenta programme may be the right programme for you now then please get in touch with us to confirm your eligibility and book a place on a Getting started session:

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If you think that the Momenta programme may be the right programme for you now then please get in touch with us to confirm your eligibility and book a place on a Getting started session:

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