BODY WEIGHT MANAGEMENT
Helping Patients Achieve a Healthy, Active Lifestyle
Achieving and maintaining a healthy weight contributes to good overall health. People who carry excess weight are at a much higher risk for serious health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, cancers and mental illness. According to the CDC, those with a body mass index (BMI) of 25 or higher are considered to be at an unhealthy weight. If you’re ready to make a change, our team at Washington Health Institute is here to help you make that happen.
Washington Health Institute offers body weight management services to help you make the lifestyle choices you need to lose weight. Our compassionate, personalized body weight management services consist of:
- Dietary evaluation
- Physical activity plan
- Behavioral and self-monitoring strategies
- Stress management tools
Behavioral and Self-Monitoring Strategies
In order to successfully implement significant life changes, your mind has to be prepared for it, too. Arming you with the necessary behavioral skills to navigate these life changes are an important part of our body weight management strategy. Our provider will work with you to help your mind reshape the way it may think about food and your body.
Self-monitoring during your weight management journey is the best way to document your body’s changes. It also holds you accountable. A great way to self-monitor is by keeping a log, journaling or taking notes on your journey. By self-monitoring, it is to see when you need help and may need to check in with your provider.
Stress Management Tools
Stress management can help you maintain a healthy mindset and stay focused during your weight management journey. Your provider at Washington Health Institute will provide you with various tools and techniques to help manage stressors in your life that may be contributing to weight gain. This may include mindfulness exercises, techniques for better sleep and more.