Weight management programs

Hi, have anyone had gone through a weight management programs before? Is it same for a pacemaker patient?


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by Yan731 - 2020-10-10 08:02:26

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Weight management

by Gemita - 2020-10-10 12:23:24

Hello Yan731,

I attach a link that you might like to have a look at if you copy and paste into your browser.  It gives lots of good information about a safe management programme for weight loss.  

My feeling is that a slow and gentle approach is far better than a fast weight reduction which could lead to other health problems and certainly will not help to keep the weight off long term.  

I have attended a Diabetes course with my husband who has this condition and we learnt a great deal about balancing the scales.  In other words, if we had an increase in food intake, as long as we expended more energy by exercising, we will burn the extra calories and still balance the scales in favour of weight loss.  It actually works.  Just remember to increase your daily exercise.

Have a word with your pacemaker team to tell them what you plan to do in terms of exercise. Walking is good and will help with a weight management programme.  Don't worry too much about your pacemaker.  It will be fine if you work with your health professionals to work out a safe and effective programme for you.  Good luck


Weight Watchers lover

by confused - 2020-10-12 17:51:08


I have been doing Weight Watchers for over 6 years now and received my pacemaker 4 years ago.

Nothing changed at all for me when I got it weight wise and I followed the progam just the same.

I have seen so many people change their lives for the better there.   Getting of several medications and living healthier lives.

Good luck to you

CDC Guidelines for Diabetes Prevention

by Julros - 2020-12-21 21:32:14

I have been following this guideline from the CDC


It was offered through my employer but the class schedule didn't work for me. However, I did lookover the tools and resources about dietary choices, reducing stress and increasing activity. I have lost 40 pounds and have increased stamina. 

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