shedtember has been created to highlight the health issues related to weight gain and the benefits of weight management, as well as to raise awareness of access to psychological and psychiatry services for people with diabetes and their close ones.
The idea is that shedtember will take place every September going forward - a bit like Movember in November - to encourage people to lose weight, while raising money for charity, including Diabetes UK.
You could get a group of people together and see who can lose the most lbs in 30 days...or what about getting £1 from your friends and family for every 1lb you lose?
Being part of shedtember is so easy:
- To get involved, sign up by registering on the shedtember website before the 1st September 2014.
- Pledge to lose weight in thirty days with no minimum or specific weight loss requirement.
- Get support and sponsorship from your family, friends or work colleagues.
- Monitor your progress through the website.
- Raise money for charity.
We're taking part too!
Practicing what we preach, a group of staff at the Diet Chef office outside of Edinburgh have already signed up to do their bit! It's almost time to shed some holiday pounds - join us, why don't you?!
For more information, visit the shedtemper website, or watch the shedtember YouTube video.