At 64 and realising that her mobility was being severely hampered by a very painful arthritic knee, Karin sought advice from an orthopaedic specialist. He advised a total knee replacement but also suggested that if she lost weight then not only could she postpone surgery, but the pain should be dramatically improved.
"I was aware that my weight had crept up over the years - whether it was my age or just a by-product of life, I just didn't like how I felt it spiralling out of control. I knew I had to do something because I was just so unhappy. I tried numerous diets, but nothing compared to my experience with Temple Vie."
"I cannot believe the change in my quality of life since losing the weight. I have dropped 5 dress sizes - I can go hillwalking and the pain in my knee is almost gone".
Karin found the programme really easy to follow - she learned about the importance of being organised with her food and she enjoyed eating different things whilst never feeling hungry.
"The Temple Vie staff were so supportive and friendly and I felt that I was extremely well taken care of by everyone there. Temple Vie has taught me a lot about how to keep the weight off - and at the end of the day there is nothing complicated about it. To achieve such impressive results so quickly has made it much easier to stick to the diet and it felt completely safe because it was all medically supervised."
Temple Vie is not just a diet - it has helped Karin to focus on some easy but necessary changes to her life.
"I now enjoy going to the gym and just generally feel more active and able to enjoy life. It is great to be able to do all the things that I used to enjoy and I am so relieved that the staff at Temple will continue to support me whilst I learn more about nutrition. I know that the maintenance part of the programme is helping me adjust to my new lifestyle and so therefore making it possible to stay slim"
"I love the positive feedback that I am getting from everyone and I would confidently recommend Temple Vie to anyone who is serious about losing weight."
I had been suffering from poor health which left me unable to exercise and my comfort eating spiralled out of control as the weight just piled on. I was miserable, my self esteem had never been so low. Losing my job felt like the final straw but I knew something had to change if my life was ever going to get better.
I read about Temple Vie on the internet and decided to see if they could help.
I was both nervous and curious when I first came to the clinic but I was completely reassured by the whole experience of coming to the clinic. The support the whole team provided me with - helping me manage the social aspects of being on a diet, motivating me to stay on track and encouraging me every step of the way - I truly felt taken care of and I really looked forward to my appointments.
The Temple team have thought of everything - they have taught me how to make better choices with food, helped me to understand how I can control of my relationship with food and encouraged me to gradually start doing more exercise.
I am so much happier in myself - losing the weight has changed my outlook on everything and I feel just like the 'old me'.
Even though I have finished the weight loss part of the programme and am now happily maintaining my weight, I still value my visits to the clinic and know that they are continuing to support me. I feel that it matters to them personally that I continue to succeed and I would have no hesitation in recommending the Temple Vie weight loss programme to anyone who is serious about losing weight.
Lesley has dropped from a size 12-14 to size 8-10.
"For most of my adult life I've battled with being overweight and my unhealthy addiction to the wrong food types.
With the big 40 nearing, I took a long hard look at my life - what was good, bad and indifferent about who I am right now, how I felt and how I looked. I researched what I thought all my options were - weight loss surgery, diet, join a gym, a slimming club or do nothing. They all had pros and cons but I had to do what was right for me and my job.
There were so many surgical options to help with my weight - gastric band, sleeve, balloon or bypass and they all carried significant risks during and after the procedure and of course the costs associated were not small. I would need to take time off work to recover and learn how to eat with a smaller stomach but it wouldn't change my unhealthy relationship with food. I did read lots of horror stories and although they didn't put me off completely, I didn't really want to take the easy route to losing weight and to me the surgery felt like cheating.
I knew that the only reason I'm the size I am today is because of what I've chosen to put in my mouth.
I love a challenge and I knew that my head was in the right place to take on my new challenge of becoming a smaller, lighter, healthier and a happier new me but I needed to do it right. I needed to face reality and get to the bottom of why I ate what I did and what my triggers are so that I could stop my yo-yo dieting habit for the rest of my life.
I got an email from Temple Vie about their new and improved weight loss plan and their commitment to help keep the weight off. I booked my consultation and my journey started from there.
I have lost 6 stone in 20 weeks but I still have a bit more to go before I'm at my target weight. The transformation has been amazing. My self confidence has grown, my activity levels have increased dramatically and I no longer have to pretend to be happy because I am happy.
The girls at the clinic are very supportive, Dr Robson is happy with my Inbody results each month and the emotional and psychological support is there if I need it.
For me, the non-surgical route is the best option for my circumstances. I am in control of my diet as I'm sticking to my weight loss plan and my drive and determination to succeed will get me to my goal and the 2 years of support from the clinic will ensure that I don't go back to my old eating habits."