Useful Information for Better Health from the Western Maryland Health System

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Change to Win – Lose Weight and Feel Great!

The next Change to Win sessions will be starting September 3 and 4. This 10-week nutrition and weight loss program is all about creating healthy habits, not restrictions.  Taught by a team of registered dietitians, and using a non-diet approach, Change to Win focuses on building nutrition skills to help you lose weight and keep it off.   
The program examines habits of people who have lost at least 30 pounds and kept it off for at least a year, who are part of the National Weight Control Registry. Over 10,000 people strong, this group of successful weight loss losers provides much insight into habits that work. There are no special foods to buy and no magic pills, instead, this program teaches you practical skills to last a lifetime.
And this approach yields great results.  The last Change to Win group of 29 participants, lost a collective 390 pounds!  And not only did they lose weight, but many reported positive health changes including:
·         Lower blood pressure
·         Lower blood sugars
·         Lower Hemoglobin A1C levels
·         Lower total and LDL cholesterol levels 
·         Decreases in waist circumference
·         Less knee and joint pain
·         Improved energy
·         Improved physical exercise skills
·         Improved mood
All this and the cost cannot be beat!  Participants pay $10 for the program materials and $50 for the class.  Since we know that money is a great incentive, participants can earn the whole $50 back by attending 8 of the 10 sessions and losing 10 pounds in 10 weeks or having a BMI within the healthy range. If one loses 5 pounds in the 10 weeks, $25 is earned back. 
Topics covered in each 30 minute session also include nutrition basics, label reading, grocery shopping, heart healthy habits, fiber, portion control, nutrient dense verses calorie dense foods, dining out tips, and food safety.
To register, call Theresa Stahl, RD, LDN at 240-964-8416 or email Theresa at