Healthy eating habits begin as far back as childhood.
Food preferences, tastes and meal frequency habits
starts developing in our early years when the family
gathers around the table for meals. What foods were
served? Was the diet balanced containing vegetables,
lean meats and fruits or was it fried foods, bread and
butter, meats high in saturated fat and sweets?
Healthy eating is an educational process. This education
may be used to meet personal Weight-management control goals
but also can be passed down to children and loved ones
so healthy habits begin sooner rather than later in life.
The American Epidemic
In the United States, obesity has risen at an epidemic rate
during the past 20 years. Over 60% of the U.S. population
is overweight. In the same population, obesity (estimated
to be above 30% body fat) has nearly doubled from
approximately 15 percent in 1980 to an estimated 27
percent in 1999, leading to numerous health issues that
can shorten life.
One of the US government’s national health objectives
for the year 2010 is to reduce the prevalence of obesity
among adults to less than 15%. Research indicates that
the situation is worsening rather than improving.
Overweight and obesity results from an energy imbalance.
This involves eating too many calories and not getting
enough physical activity. Body weight is the result of
genetics, metabolism, behavior, environment, culture,
and socioeconomic status.
BENEFITS of Weight-Management
Many diseases have been linked to poor diet and lack of exercise. Heart disease is the
number one leading cause of death in both men and women in the United States.
Foods that you choose strongly influence the health of your heart; so better dietary
Habits can greatly reduce your risk for heart disease. Scientific evidence suggest that
About onethird of cancer deaths that occur in the U.S. each year are due to nutrition
And physical activity including obesity. For the majority of Americans who do not use
The most important modifiable determinants of cancer risk.
Weight Control? Reduce Obesity
Research is still providing that there is no magic wand to wave to eliminate obesity.
The best and safest way to lose and keep unwanted fat off the body is by eating a
Proper diet and consistent exercise.
Bone Lost Prevention
Calcium has always been the chosen key for building and maintaining strong bones,
But the mineral cannot be absorbed without sufficient vitamin D levels. A healthy
Menu plan designed to prevent bone loss is so important especially for women
Experiencing or reaching menopause.
Eating a heart healthy/low cholesterol diet can reduce your LDL blood cholesterol
Levels and ultimately reduce your risk for heart disease.
Teaches Healthier Eating Habits
A weight-management program teaches you how to eat healthier and helps you
Develop lifelong habits of self control and mental stability. Eating smaller meals
Throughout the day to speed up your metabolism is just one example.
Increased Quality of Life
Gives you strength and stamina to be able to ride your bike, hike a mountain or go
Swimming with your children. We all want quality and without it, there is no
Increased Self Esteem
Last but not least, it increases the way you feel about yourself and the world around you. Unfortunately, our self-esteem decreases with weight gain. Serious cases of weight gain can
even lead to depression and medications. Imagine your food intake being answer to your lifelong struggle of feeling really good about your life!!
Understand Your Metabolism
How many times have you heard comments about increasing metabolism, or that your metabolism may be too slow? So what is metabolism and how does it effect your weight Control?
Metabolism is your body’s energy burn rate, or how many calories you burn.
To increase metabolism, include resistance exercises in your regular exercise program to maintain and increase lean muscle tissue. One pound of muscle is capable of burning as much as 35 calories per day while one pound of fat burns none.
Our program will help you understand what foods are best to include in your eating program. It will help establish new eating and food choice habits. We refer to this as your Circle of foods.
Eating habits typically consist of eating the same foods over and over again.
This is called the Circle of Foods.
Our menu plans may introduce you to new foods to replace foods that may be unhealthy choices. Your weight-management specialist will provide professional guidance to identify which program
Is right for you.
Available Services for You
Our weight-management service begins with an initial consultation to collect personal profile data about your current body composition, goals, professional activity, exercise activity and eating habits. From this information, we will be able to provide the following information:
-Estimated number of calories you typically consume.
-Identify deficiencies in vitamins & minerals.
-Estimated calories needed to meet your personal weight control goals.
-Provide meal plans and grocery list designed to meet your health & fitness goals.
-Establish a realistic date to reach your targeted body weight goal.