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Behind the Diet

The starting point to help you learn how to take care of your body inside and out.

New courses in starting January - register your interest now!

We know that losing weight can be tough. We know staying motivated to eat well is difficult too.

Are you someone that struggles with yo-yo dieting? Do you lack motivation when it comes to eating healthy long term? Or are you on a diet that seems to have little effect?

Behind the Diet will solve your problems and help you turn your bad habits into a long-term healthier lifestyle by not just considering your diet, but everything else behind it.

This course is delivered by our in-house Dietitian Elysia Hockley and Sport and Exercise Psychologist Alice Wearn, who will provide support and guidance throughout the course and beyond.


Mondays & Wednesdays from 15 & 17 January 2017 (8 week course)

Topics covered

Each session is split into two parts - one covering dietary topics and one giving you some exercise tips that you can take home with you to improve your general health and wellbeing. But there is no need to worry - you can take it at your own pace and all abilities are very much welcome!

Across the 8 week course, Behind the Diet will cover the following topics:

Week 1: Understanding Carbs and Alcohol & Stretch and Core
Week 2: Understanding Protein and Fats & Circuits
Week 3: Understanding Food Labels and Eating on the Go & Resistance Bands
Week 4: Understanding Physical Activity - Swiss Balls
Week 5: Overcoming Barriers & Quick home workouts
Week 6: Understanding Stress and Sleep & Yoga
Week 7: Understanding Vitamins and Minerals & Smoothie Making
Week 8: Understanding Plateaus and Increasing Self-worth & Boxing

What's included

Each session involves a seminar covering one of the topics below, followed by some basic, moderate-intensity exercise which specific technique correcting points.

Register your interest

Places are limited so contact e.hockley@surrey.ac.uk to register your interest for our next course starting in January 2018. Want support now? Why not book a 1-2-1 diet clinic with Ely for just £20? Click here for more information.