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?
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
Class V -Attitude traps
-Getting support from others
Class VI -Modifying recipes
Class VII -Behavior chains
-Lapse, relapse and collapse
-Dealing with Holidays
Class VIII -Coping with stress
-Getting back to goals
-Permanent habit change