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David: “Second Nature is like a university of healthy living!”

David: “Second Nature is like a university of healthy living!”

In July 2021, David sadly lost his wife after being her full-time carer for many years. He felt it was time to start focusing on his own health and, after seeing that Second Nature was approved by the NHS, decided to give it a try. With the support of his group and health coach, David has experienced lots of positive changes to his health and wellbeing and feels in control of his body for the first time.

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I’ve had a good experience with Second Nature. My lovely wife died on 26th July 2021. I had been her full-time carer for many years. After she passed, I realised I had spent so much time looking after her, I had not looked after myself. My weight had risen to 14 stones 7lbs and I was unfit. I saw an online advert for Second Nature and, as it was approved by the NHS, I decided to give it a try.

“I feel in control of my body for the first time!”

The programme package is well put together – I received weighing scales and a handbook with helpful nutrition information as well as a suggested shopping list. Also included is a recipe book full of delicious and practical meals. The programme also includes online support from caring and supportive professionals and charts to help track weight and physical exercise.

As well as eating healthily, I began to walk long distances. At one point, Second Nature emailed me to say I had walked the length of the Channel Tunnel. On another occasion, I had walked the equivalent of ten times up Ben Nevis! I feel so much fitter and more alert. The programme has also helped me to deal with my grief of losing my wife after 53 years of a wonderful marriage.

As a result of my time with Second Nature, I have learned a great deal. I have changed my lifestyle and eating habits and feel in control of my body for the first time. I now weigh 12 stones 8lbs and I’m well on my way to 12 stones, my ideal weight.

“Second Nature makes healthy eating a supportive and enjoyable way of life”

Second Nature is like a university of healthy living, with a wide range of resources and key information available to members. It is also like a club of friends who can chat with each other about their experiences and concerns. This makes healthy eating a mutually supportive and really enjoyable way of life.

I have no hesitation in recommending Second Nature as a real asset for human health and personal development!

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