Weight Loss Program


Barbara Schmidt, MS, RDN, CDN


This 8-week program, is limited to 12, includes discussion of lifestyle, nutrition, behavior modification techniques, exercise, cooking techniques, and dining out.  Meets once a week for 1 hour.

Each participant will receive the tools to develop a meal plan tailored to individual medical history, food preferences and lifestyle. Each participant will be closely monitored through weekly food diaries and weekly weigh-ins.

Partial Course Outline:

Class I -Introduction: “My new life style”
-Setting goals for ourselves
-How many calories do I need?
-Meal planning

Class II -Discovering eating patterns
-High-risk situations & triggers
- Fats, the Good, the Bad & the Ugly

Class III -Taking charge of your eating
-Good Carbs, Bad Carbs
-Making exercise count

Class IV -Shopping for and storing food
-Label Literacy

Class V -Attitude traps
-Getting support from others

Class VI -Modifying recipes
-Restaurant survival

Class VII -Behavior chains
-Lapse, relapse and collapse
-Dealing with Holidays

Class VIII -Coping with stress
-Getting back to goals
-Permanent habit change