The Science Behind It
Clinical studies* show that 82% of Motivation clients’ weight loss was maintained for more than 4 years. This is a phenomenal success rate compared with conventional diets, which have a maximum of 5% maintaining weight loss after just one year.
*Clinical study published in the Journal of Bariatric Medicine
The Science Behind It
The behavioural programme used by Motivation was created by world renowned weight management expert Dr Maurice Larocque, whose unique approach has been hailed by the medical profession worldwide as a major breakthrough in the treatment of weight and obesity.
It works because it helps you understand both the physical and psychological/emotional reasons for your overeating, and gives you the tools you need to tackle both. So say goodbye to counting calories and denying yourself the things you love, and say hello to a whole new voyage of discovery – all about you.
You’ll find out WHY you turn to food at certain times, and WHY you reward yourself with comfort eating when you’re bored, stressed, tired, anxious, upset or happy.
As Dr Larocque puts it, “Trying to lose weight by dieting is like taking an aspirin for a toothache – you will get only short-term results as its just treating the symptoms. To be successful long-term you need to change the way you think about food, otherwise you will keep going around in circles.
We’re committed to helping you in the long-term. We’ll give you techniques to conquer your cravings, get you off the dieting rollercoaster , and deal with your personal saboteurs that threaten to pull you back into old ways. We’ll help you set goals and achieve them. We’re with you, supporting you, all the way.
This exciting programme has been tried and tested by Irish people for the past 25 years. In that time, we’ve grown from a single clinic to 20 locations nationwide, as more of our successful clients continue to spread the word of our healthy, safe and permanent weight loss programme.
”Thanks to Motivation I now know that dreams really can come through. I feel like the “real me” for the first time in my life. I am really happy & confident. It is a life change that is practical and sustainable.Eileen HerlihyEileen lost 3 Stone 2lb
”I lost my son to cancer and with that depression set in and my weight increased. Motivation helped me to understand how and why I was eating the wrong foods. With the one to one help I lost weight straight away. Not once, did I waver or lose interest with the plan. The back pain I suffered due to the excess weight has eased considerably. Motivation Weight Management was my lifeline at a tough stage in my life and I’m in a better place both mentally and physically now as a result.Noeleen RutterNoeleen lost 2 Stone
”The Mental Weight questionnaire identified things I wasn’t aware of. I tended to be hypoglycaemic, going for long periods without any food and then I’d be starving by dinner time and overeat. I came to Motivation with weight loss in mind and I left with so much more. It’s the best present I could have given myself. I love the programme so much.Maggie BarryMaggie lost 3 Stone
”My consultant was excellent and put me to ease from the first appointment. We had a few laughs along the way. It is more personal than any other programme so I didn’t dread the weekly appointments. Besides looking and feeling great, it is the health risk worries that are gone that I’m happy about.Cepta OldfieldCepta lost 2 Stone 6lbs
”I spent a decade not looking after myself. I was grieving the loss of my husband and felt depressed. I felt very tired. Motivation helped me understand why I ate what I did, not just what I ate. The weight fell off and I turned a corner. I make time for me and my happiness now.Ita McConnvilleLost 3 Stone 5lbs
”There are so many confusing messages such as portion size, low fat claims on yogurts when they are jammed with sugar … all that. Motivation thought me to get to grips with the basics, and I became accustomed to looking for certain things. It was an education.Shirley CarneyShirley lost 4 Stone
”As each week progressed and my weight loss continued I became more confident and more committed to making this a life change. The plan has exceeded my expectations. I have no cravings and to be able to say no to chocolate is such a freedom for me. Since reaching my goal weight I have successfully maintained my 4 stone 4lbs weight loss.Sandra HeffernanSandra lost 4 Stone 4lbs
”I learned that diets alone don’t work, they are centred on the scale and lead to yo yo-ing but no real progress. It is the shift in thinking that makes the difference, which is what I loved about Motivation. It is life enhancing, not deprivation or a hard slog but inspirational, enlightening and the way to learn about yourself.Michael DeehanMichael lost 3 stone 2 lbs
”At 17 I was diagnosed with PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) which could only be managed by tackling my weight. I tried every diet and nothing worked until I went to Motivation. I succeeded in reaching my target weight of 9 stone 10lbs and I am literally like a new person. Motivation’s approach and support has worked for my body, it’s taken twenty years to get here!Deirdre McAleerDeirdre lost 7 Stone
”After the first week or two I found it so easy, I couldn’t believe how easy, it seemed too good to be true. I actually was eating more than before but I was eating healthy and filling up on good food not the rubbish I had been eating.Bernie WalshBernie lost 8 Stone
”Carrying extra weight was detrimental to my self-esteem. As I was feeling guilty about eating I began eating more and this turned into a vicious cycle. I continued to put on weight and because of this my confidence continued to fall. Motivation is a complete lifestyle change but it’s such a high protein diet I never felt hungry. Going to the clinic and seeing other people’s weight going down made me realise if they can change so can I.Aislinn RyanLost 6 Stone
”I had no life when I was overweight and I knew my health was a ticking time bomb. And it was pointless chatting to women when I was that overweight. Once the weight was gone I met my fiancé, we were definitely meant to be – our personalities are so similar! This would never have happened if I hadn’t lost the weight – My life path has completely changed.Paul CarneyPaul lost 16st 8lb
”The one-to-one sessions were fantastic; I found it so much easier than being in a group setting. I feel incredible and I have a completely new life. I can go into any shop now and buy anything I like because I like it and not just because it’s the only thing that fits. My social life is fantastic now, the only problem I have now is trying to pick out what to wear!Lucy KenneallyLucy Lost 10 Stone 11lbs
”I can’t praise my weight loss consultant highly enough. Whether I had a good or a bad week, she always got to the root of what happened. I didn’t believe I could lose the amount of weight I did. Now I feel there’s nothing I can’t do!Frank ButtimerFrank lost 10 Stone
”The Programme was very good. Once we got into a routine it was great. Our lives have changed so much in that we’re more confident and have more willpower to do things now and just get up and say ‘right this is it!’ It’s a new lease of life completely. Between us we’ve lost 23 stone and maintained our weight for over five years.Sandra ButtimerSandra lost 10 Stone
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Your Nearest Clinic
No matter where you live, in a city like Dublin, Cork, Limerick or Galway, or in a town like Naas, Wexford, Ennis, Tralee, Clonmel, Maynooth, Letterkenny or Portlaoise, there’s a Motivation clinic near you.
Motivation Weight Management is an Irish-owned company, employing over 100 people nationwide. With locations throughout Ireland, and more planned for the coming years, our clinics are bright, modern facilities staffed by experienced, caring weight loss consultants and receptionists.