Dr Sally Norton, NHS Weight Loss Surgeon, expert and consultant & founder of vavista.com
Gives her first hand comment on the findings and statement issued by NICE (National Institute for Health & Care Excellence) this morning about essential weight management guidelines.
“I welcome these recommendations which are so in-tune with my research and experiences in dealing with misguided weight-loss advice and solutions. Current approaches are clearly not working and quick fix diets are just adding to a growing list of long-term obesity and health issues – the fall-out of which is placing bigger and bigger demands on the NHS. However, the NICE analysis showed that an average of less than 1.5kg of weight was lost by participants of weight loss programmes at 2 years. It’s important, therefore, that the NHS does not simply leap into a scheme to offer a solution but instead works with companies to test and evaluate offerings which genuinely can make a difference to our approach to weight-loss in order to successfully relieve the growing time and financial pressures on the NHS.”
As an NHS weight loss surgeon she sees the results of poor weight-management and fad dieting as being one of the biggest contributors to the rise in obesity.
As a weight-loss surgeon, Sally has got people queuing at the door for weight loss surgery because the current diets available DON’T WORK and just lead to abnormal eating behaviour which costs the NHS hundreds of thousands of pounds each year.