Right Beside You in Weight Management
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advises achieving and maintaining a healthy weight is less about short-term dietary changes and more about developing healthy lifestyle choices. That includes nutritious eating, regular physical activity, and balancing calorie consumption with the number of calories your body uses.
Eating whole, healthy foods, having in treats in moderation, and adding more activity to your life will go a long way toward helping you obtain and maintain a healthier lifestyle.
Reid Health offers several programs and resources to help you in your weight management goals. We focus on nutrition, behavior management, exercise, and healthy recipes. Our experts will help you make the lifestyle changes to improve overall health.
Medical Nutrition Therapy
- One-on-one counseling for a wide variety of diagnoses with a registered dietitian. This includes but is not limited to: weight management, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, weight loss, disordered eating and food allergies.
- Our dietitians hold certifications that include adult, adolescent and pediatric weight management.
- A physician's referral is required for this service.
- Billable to insurance
Medication Assisted Weight Management Program
Numerous studies have shown that a gradual sustained weight loss of as little as 5-10% of total body weight has significant health benefits. The biggest thing we want our patients to understand is that the Biggest Loser and fad diets lead to “yo-yoing” of body weight, sometimes causing more weight gain and eating disorders than what a person starts with.
When patients have shown diet and exercise modifications for extended periods of time that do not lead to weight loss, medication therapy will be prescribed. Weight loss medication therapy includes medications that will help to speed up the body’s metabolism and diminish appetite. When combining this with a suitable diet and exercise program, you should begin to realize results.
S.T.O.P. - Weight management for kids
S.T.O.P. taking on pounds. START living a healthier lifestyle.
STOP is a weight management program for school-aged children and adolescents. By learning more about eating right, exercising, and choosing healthy lifestyles, children and adolescents can reach their weight management goals.