Studio Figura’s team of dedicated therapists offer services designed to benefit your health and well-being, from slimming and toning your body to improving skin conditions and cellulite. Starting with an individual assessment, their signature Body Shaping and Weight Loss concept combines lymphatic drainage, diet plans and supplements. Each treatment leaves you feeling healthy and refreshed, boosting your confidence to new heights.
Cara is a HCPC Registered Dietitian, specialising in obesity management and sports nutrition. She is passionate about using nutrition to help people achieve their health and weight loss along with enhancing sports performance. Cara gained a first class honours degree in Sport and Exercise Science at Strathclyde University and followed this with post graduate diplomas in Dietetics and most recently, Sports Nutrition.
Patients who come to the weight loss program at Portsmouth are tested for a range of health concerns—liver and kidney function, diabetes, stomach ulcers, gallbladder problems, hypertension and other issues. Beyond this, they receive psychological assessments and are educated about behavior modification, physical therapy and nutrition. Patients proceeding with the program are required to lose a percent of their body weight through diet and exercise.
Our free monthly support groups provide opportunities before and after surgery to learn and ask questions of our dietitian, psychologist and bariatric nurse, as well as patients who share their personal stories about the challenges and successes of weight loss surgery. Support groups are open to anyone who has had or is planning to have weight loss surgery.
Some patients have a need for other consultations (for example, with a consultant psychiatrist/ full course of psychological therapy, or a sleep apnoea consultant), or may require blood tests, electrocardiograms, echocardiograms, or overnight sleep oximetry; these would all be separately charged. If a patient requires more frequent support or help – including additional consultations or weekly support, these will be charged in separately.
Albany Medical Centre aims to meet the requirements of the Data Protection Act 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the guidelines on the Information Commissioner’s website as well as our professional guidelines and requirements.The data controller is  John Sutton who is also the information Governance LeadThis Privacy Notice is available on the practice website at www.albanyclinic.co.uk / at reception/ by email if you contact [email protected]/ or by calling 0208 300 4000. You will be asked to provide personal information when joining the practice. The purpose of us processing this data is to provide optimum health care to you.The categories of data we process are:
Eating healthily will become something you want to do instead of a sacrifice – by learning to value yourself and your body at a whole new level you will want to make sure that you are filling it with high quality fuel. You’ll discover how to balance treats and indulgences with a much healthier overall diet that helps to improve and maintain your health and energy levels without depriving you of all of the foods you love.
Your coaching programme will then begin with a 2 hour Fast-Start session. This session is designed to really get your coaching programme off to a powerful start and put some of the foundations in place that you will build on going forwards. During this session you will delve deeper into what it is you want to achieve and clarify your vision and the initial focus of the programme, design how you’re going to work with your coach to get maximum benefit from your sessions, complete some initial exercises and any necessary paperwork and agreements.
"I have spent much of my life on one diet or another and this is the first programme that has really made a long term difference.  I have stopped yo-yo-ing up and down and I have finally managed to stabilise. My weight is pretty much at the same level that it was at the end of my plan and that was nearly two years ago - that's what I call a result!"  

You don’t have to be an athlete to notice how nutrition can impact your performance. For you it could be your performance at work, in the gym, or at home with your family. Performance tells us a lot about your physiology. Whenever you feel low or are finding your performance is suffering, your motivation and desire to continue with the recommendations will diminish.
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