Useful Information for Better Health from the Western Maryland Health System

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Here Comes the Sun … are You Ready for a Change to Win?

Spring is in the air, summer’s on the way, and now’s a great time to focus on healthy eating and exercise. Yes, it’s been a long, long, long winter and it feels great to get outside to work in the yard, plant a garden, go for a walk, or whatever else you like to do outside.
If you would like to learn more about nutrition or lose weight, now is a perfect time to sign up for Change to Win. The next Change to Win session starts June 17 or 18. This low cost,10-week nutrition and weight loss program is all about creating healthy habits, not restrictions. Change to Win is a non-diet approach to healthy eating that focuses on building nutrition skills to help you lose weight and keep it off.  
And this approach works. In addition to weight loss, participants have also reported:
·        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

Participants pay $10 for the program materials and $50 for the class.  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 30-40 minute session 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 instructor Theresa Stahl, RDN, LDN, Outpatient Community Dietitian at 240-964-8416 or email Theresa at Space is limited, so call soon to reserve your spot! What do you have to lose?  Just unwanted pounds and unhealthy habits!

-Theresa Stahl, RDN, LDN