An easy 10 Steps. That’s all it takes to reach your weight-loss goals with the new Steps to Success-now even easier! This new and improved cost effective weight management programme will transform your life!

This new program offers simplicity as well as a diversified eating plan to suit individual needs. Weight loss now becomes a healthy option with live-able, do-able and flexible components.

The first two weeks are geared towards a Re-Balance phase to kick start the program and allow your body to revitalise itself. In this way fat storage can be regulated, moods and energy levels can be controlled and your overall metabolism can be enhanced.

The programme indicates how one can enjoy the weekend off, whilst still moving towards your weight loss goal. It puts you in the driving seat - YOU TAKE CONTROL.

Weigh-Less will improve your lifestyle with tools to empower yourself to make a healthy eating a lifestyle! This is achieved with mix and match menus and nutritional guidelines on wholesome, well balanced low GI foods.

Determine your TYPE!

Are you Type A? Strict, dedicated and competitive. It’s all or nothing with you, so if you make a mistake, you’re ready to throw in the towel. Being committed is one thing but unforgiving is a completely different story in what you want. How about Type B? You tend to follow your eating plan during the week but give into temptation over the weekends. You also tend to follow the rules when you’re on your own but forget your commitment when you’re in a social situation. Perhaps Type C? You enjoy flavour, decadence and most of all, variety. You don’t enjoy rules and routine which causes you to rebel and disrupt a healthy eating plan. Weigh-Less introduces the new MY STEPS, MY WEIGH which gives you the opportunity to cope with the program at different times of your life when guidance and assistance are really needed.

Explaining our Steps.

Step 1 and Step 2 are the Re-balance phase and has been specially designed to give your body a boost by cleansing it and preparing it for maximum weight loss. You can return to your Re-balance phase at any point in your Steps to Success journey, when you feel you need to kick-start you weight loss.
Step 3 brings in low, medium and high GI foods with a low GI rating as best to sustained energy throughout the day. You are encouraged to purchase a Weigh-Less food scale to follow your eating plan accurately.
Step 4 introduces the ‘Take the Weekend off Book’ it illustrates how you can break free without the guilt over the weekends and enjoy an evening out with friends or family.
Step 5 shows you how to mix and match your meal, giving you a creative licence with your food choices.
Step 6 you will be given a Break-Out intervention card. This card explains how to incorporate sweet snacks and treats into your formula. However it must be used with caution as your weight loss could possible slow down.
Step 7 and Step 8 are new step rules give to you by your Group Leader.
Step 9 and Step 10 brings you back to basics with your eating plan it also helps you refocus on achieving your target. It is designed to help you shift your body and mind into gear to lose those last few kilograms.

Once you have achieved goal weight, the Weigh-Less additional maintenance plan is introduced to re-feeds your body, it stabilises your weight loss and prepares you for lifelong weight maintenance.

Come on! Let us help you to transform into the person you want to be with an effortless menu plan and delicious fresh food ideas. It is suited to men, woman, breast feeding mothers and mothers to be. More so, those suffering from type 1 and type 2 diabetes as well as teens and tweens can now benefit from the programme.

(glamp's food tips)

 Foods you can have

Breads, Grains, Cereals, Pasta, Rice
Meat and Fish
Fruit and Fruit Juices
Vegetables and Legumes (e.g. Beans)
Dairy Products - Milk, Cheese, etc
Eggs and Egg Substitutes
Nuts and Seeds
Fats and Oils
Herbs, Spices, Sauces
Others, Snacks, Sweets, etc

Not OK

 How To Follow WeighLess:

Weigh-Less was founded with the intention of providing a live-able, do-able and affordable eating plan based on sound nutritional principles. This ensures that you lose weight the healthy sustainable way. We provide an environment where you can come feel secure and supported on your journey to goal weight. Our Groups are led by former overweight people who will empathise with you and will support you as an individual and as part of a group. This is the foundation that Weigh-Less is built on – the Weigh-Less trilogy – the Group Leader, The weight management programme and you!

The Group Leader is a mentor – someone who conveys wisdom from their past experiences and guides you, the member, to make the best decisions for your healthy weight and lifestyle. The Group Leader leads by example and shows you how you too can manage yourself and therefore manage your lifestyle. He or she will act as your friend and your confidant – someone you can share the mental obstacles on your journey with, and together you will find a way to overcome all obstructions (whether physical or emotional) so that you can take your final step to goal weight success.Your group leader is there to help and support you along your journey with us, please ensure that you have your group leaders contact details, should you need support, encouragement, etc in between your group meetings.

The credibility of the Weigh-Less brand is such that everything compiled in food lists, menu plans and all material given is done under strict dietary guidelines and principles. Please remember that these are only guidelines and due to lifestyle challenges, we cannot always be 100% compliant, but we can be 90%, 80% or even 60% compliant. No one is ever a 0% compliant. There are however some instances where the weight management programme needs a 100 percent compliance in order to lay the foundation of healthy eating. One of these instances is the weighing of your food portions. Weighing of food portions forms a part of portion control and plays a very important role at the beginning of the plan. Every member needs to be 100% accurate when weighing their food and follow the step rules given for maximum weight loss.

Weigh-Less has always placed the member as the most important person in the organisation. The Weigh-Less Trilogy reinforces this by placing the member in the middle, forming the driving force behind the Weigh-Less Steps to Success. The in-Group activities, the type of message the Group Leader gives, as well as which intervention the member follows are all driven by the member’s needs.

The importance of monthly weigh-ins cannot be over-emphasised – they help you keep a check on your weight, allow your Group Leader to intervene before it is too late, give you the opportunity to share your success story (a wonderful motivating tool for other members), and serve as a useful reminder to you about the road you have travelled and overcome.
  by member glamp
I'm happy with my weight for the first time in years. I would like to lose 3 more kg at the most. I gym 4 days a week and eat healthy during the week, but allow myself some swets etc over weekends. I do alot of cardio and strenght excercises daily. I do ...
member since: 10 Aug 07

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1.The importance of monthly weigh-ins cannot be over-emphasised – they help you keep a check on your weight, allow your Group Leader to intervene before it is too late, give you the opportunity to share your success story (a wonderful motivating tool for other members), and serve as a useful reminder to you about the road you have travelled and overcome.

About / History

Weigh-Less – still changing the shape of the nation
Many a great organisation has started from humble beginnings, and Weigh-Less is no exception. Founded by Mary Holroyd in 1975, with just a bathroom scale and R10 to pay for printing and advertising, Weigh-Less’ growth and success in changing people’s lives for the better has shown that dreams do come true if we pursue them!

Modest beginnings
Who was to know that that first meeting in Mary’s home on 25 February 1975 would quickly spark off 13 Groups in the area, all led by Mary herself? In 1976, the first training programmes began with Rosemary Enstrom, the first member of Weigh-Less, becoming the first Weigh-Less Group Leader in South Africa. In 1978, Weigh-Less held their first Slimmer of the Year competition in the ballroom at the Athlone Hotel in Durban, and Weigh-Less also brought out their first cookbook.

The Weigh-Less food endorsement division has been in operation since 1978. With the variety of foods manufactured by leading South African manufacturers as well as the Weigh-Less Green Band products, it’s no wonder Weigh-Less holds the dominant position in the health and weight management sector of the food and beverage market – giving consumers a range of line items that have been specially formulated to help them make that healthy choice.

Reaching for the sky – and touching it
From here on Weigh-Less grew from strength to strength, to be where it is today, a proudly South African organisation, which is also represented in the UK and other nearby countries like Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Swaziland.

Weigh-Less also provides employment to more than 1 300 field staff members hosting more than 2 900 Groups on a weekly basis in South Africa. Over 47 000 members visit these Groups regularly to receive the motivation and support that would help them through their journey to obtain and maintain their goal weight.

Mary has, through her passion and commitment to changing people’s lives, developed a health and weight management company that provides a holistic eating and health programme to members. The group has strategic alliances to the prudent dietary guidelines of the Association of Dietetics in South Africa, and is endorsed by the Heart Foundation.

  Why choose "WeighLess"?
 Promotes long term weight loss
 Maintain your goal weight
 A healthy living alternative
 Teaches sustainable weight loss skills
 A roadmap for a healthier lifestyle

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