Lose Weight With Mercy's "Weight to Go" Program

Lose Weight With Mercy’s “Weight to Go” Program

Posted on: April 22, 2010

Canton, Ohio: Mercy Weight Management offers Weight to Go, a supervised, weight-control program focusing on food and behavioral changes to promote weight loss. Weekly classes will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursdays from May 6–July 15 at Mercy Health Center of North Canton, located at 6200 Whipple Ave., N.W.

“Weight to Go is designed for adults interested in losing weight who may not be eligible or are uncertain about utilizing a liquid weight-loss plan,” says Julie Finney, MS, registered dietitian and clinical nutrition manager at Mercy Medical Center. The program includes customized, individual meal plans, weekly learning opportunities and coaching. The cost for the program is $140 per person. Individual appointments with a dietitian are available for an additional fee.

For more information or to register, call Mercy Food and Nutrition Services at 330-489-1099.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that nearly a third of adults are obese—nearly double the number from two decades ago—and that about 300,000 deaths can be attributed to obesity annually. Obesity puts people at risk for several types of cancer, heart disease and diabetes.

The good news is that smart lifestyle choices—such as a healthy diet and regular exercise—can curtail obesity-related diseases and conditions. Shedding just 5 percent of your weight may be an achievable first goal. If you weigh 200 pounds, that’s only 10 pounds. To start, revamp your diet to include mainly fruits, vegetables and whole grains instead of processed foods or those that contain saturated fats, salt and sugar.

Mercy Weight Management
Weight to Go is one of several programs offered through Mercy Weight Management. Mercy Weight Management also offers OPTIFAST®, a program that combines lifestyle education and medical monitoring with a meal replacement plan. Under the medical direction of L. Bruce Hensley, D.O., participants will receive a baseline screening and medical evaluation, weekly weigh-ins and educational group meetings, membership to Mercy Health & Fitness Center, and a calorie-controlled meal replacement plan. For more information about OPTIFAST, call 330-588-4854.

Mercy Medical Center
Mercy Medical Center, a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System, operates a 476-bed hospital serving Stark, Carroll, Wayne, Holmes and Tuscarawas Counties and parts of Southeastern Ohio. It has 620 members on its Medical Staff and employs 2,500 people. Mercy operates outpatient health centers in Carrollton, Jackson Township, Lake Township, Louisville, North Canton, Plain Township and Tuscarawas County. A Catholic hospital, Mercy Medical Center upholds the mission and philosophy of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine and continues to be responsive to the needs of the community. For more information, see cantonmercy.org.


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