‘Losing weight helped me become pregnant’

Eager to have a second baby, Jolene Donegan weighed in at more than 17 stone in her early 30’s and recognised a need to take control of her weight and her life. 17 stone is a lot of weight for anyone to carry around but more common than we care to believe according to recent research. In the second half of 2010, Slán research found that 1 in 4 of us or 40% of the Irish population is overweight and 23% are classed as obese.

Eager to have a second baby, Jolene Donegan weighed in at more than 17 stone in her early 30’s and recognised a need to take control of her weight and her life. 17 stone is a lot of weight for anyone to carry around but more common than we care to believe according to recent research. In the second half of 2010, Slán research found that 1 in 4 of us or 40% of the Irish population is overweight and 23% are classed as obese.

Combined with the fact that she was desperate to extend her family, Jolene, who normally weighed in at 13 to 14 stone, recognised that her weight was dragging her down both physically and emotionally when she reached over 17 stone. Back then, Jolene says “even simple things like running up the stairs became difficult.” With one daughter already, Jolene suspected that her weight was hindering conception and a visit to her GP soon confirmed her fears as she was advised to lose weight if she hoped to conceive.

Having heard about Motivation Weight Management Clinics through family, Jolene joined Motivation where she successfully dropped an amazing 7 stone in under a year!

Motivation offers clients a unique service to facilitate them on their journey to weight loss and maintenance.

The programme is clinically proven, developed following three decades of experience and research carried out by programme founder, Dr. Maurice Larocque.

Dr Larocque says “when you treat obesity by means of a diet or exercise you are merely treating the symptoms of the condition”. He believes that there are two treatments where “one is losing the weight and dieting is appropriate for that, but weight maintenance is only achieved by dealing with the behaviour and attitude behind the problem”.

Jolene credits her success on the programme to the private one-on-one weekly consulations. She says “my consultant was really supportive and encouraging and I saw a consistent weight loss which really helped me maintain my motivation”. The Motivation programme takes a dual approach. The first part addresses the client’s diet for which they have very effective and healthy eating plans. The second part deals with the client’s emotions and why they eat. The client fills out a confidential “Mental Weight” Questionnaire which helps Motivation get to the bottom of what triggers eating behaviour.

Clinic manager Marian O’Dea, says “there is a process to go through. If you follow the programme as advised by your consultant, you will see consistent results. We will explore why you eat the way you do and what your triggers are. We’ll get to the root cause of the problem which, once recognised, is manageable.” Jolene re-affirms Marian’s words saying “I now know why I suffered with my weight for so long” and “by identifying my triggers I have been able to shed the weight and not only have one more baby but two! I couldn’t be happier. It really is a relief to have lost the weight and a relief that losing weight helped me become pregnant.”

Research conducted by Motivation has shown that for those who do progress to the maintenance plan, 86% of the weight loss is maintained over a period of 4 years. Jolene adds “I feel good about myself and I’m looking forward to maintaining my weight forever. I’m not going back!!”

Motivation Programmes are specially designed for men, women and adolescents with any amount of weight to lose and maintain.

Call 0505 48627 / 057 8688282 Today.

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