A lady in her 30s came to Dr Ashvy after hearing the doctor talk about her own extraordinary 4 stone weight loss story. The lady had been on weight watcher or slimming world for 15 years and though she lost weight on the programme; she never kept it off. She was disheartened and fed up. The doctor not only took a food diary; she took a lifestyle diary, asking the patient to monitor sleeping times, energy levels, how often she ate, how she ate, so many things that didn’t seem related to weight gain.
After analysing these, Dr Ashvy gave the lady a weight loss health gain prescription. Dr Ashvy called on her MasterChef expertise and accompanied her prescription with bespoke recipes tailored to the patients preference. She realised that it wasn’t food, but sleep that was the major hurdle in this patients weight loss. By addressing the non food parts of this very common issue, the patient lost weight and 4 years later has kept it off.