At one time or another, you’ve likely tried to lose weight. Whether it was 10 pounds or 100, it’s not easy. It takes a life-long dedication to wellness, and that kind of commitment can be difficult for some. That’s probably why more than 154 million Americans age 20 and older are overweight or obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And the numbers continue to rise.
To help curb the trend in our community, Memorial Health System recently launched the Memorial Weight Loss & Wellness Center.
More than a number on a scale
This isn’t your ordinary weight-loss program. The Weight Loss & Wellness Center is the only central Illinois based program that offers customized, physician-led weight-loss and wellness programs.
There’s a lot more to weight loss than a number on a scale. And a one-size-fits-all approach just doesn’t cut it. Memorial’s program looks at everything – including your nutritional, physical and lifestyle needs.
Thorough medical assessment
A successful weight loss program should being with a thorough medical assessment. Our program includes full diagnostic testing, a nutritional evaluation, a physical work-up and a lifestyle analysis.
Not only does this workup enable us to dig deep to determine all the factors that may play into your weight loss, but it will also uncover any underlying health issues that could be contributing to your condition.
After the initial global health assessment, a fully customized plan will be developed just for you. Your plan may consist of any one of the following key areas. Read the rest of this entry »