It was a momentous event when William Tema discovered that he had shed 101.2kg whilst on The Weigh-Less Weight Maintenance Programme. William had battled being overweight and unhealthy his entire life and this lead him to make the life changing decision to join Weigh-Less. “For as long as I can remember, I have always had an above average appetite," William recalls. He has been on the programme for the past four years, and the once unhappy man now radiates with health, happiness and success.
Eating himself to death
William recalls that his love affair with food began in his childhood and continued into adulthood. His father owned a fast food restaurant and this made unhealthy foods easily accessible to him. He reveals that he used his obesity as protective mechanism since people were intimidated by his size and wouldn’t readily mention his weight. He recalls not being worried about being overweight and didn’t realise the harmful consequences of his unhealthy lifestyle.
Healthy eating plan
Discovery Vitality members receive a discounted membership fee at Weigh-Less, and William says “I had no excuses for not joining since I am a member of Discovery”. Weigh-Less offers members In-Group Support in which they attend weekly group meetings under the mentorship of a Group Leader and meet other Weigh-Less members who are trying to lose weight. Group Leaders are former Weigh-Less members who have successfully reached their Goal Weight, therefore they can offer empathy and appropriate support.