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SBL Weight Management Program Hosts Free Presentation

June 7, 2013 4:01 p.m.

The Sarah Bush Lincoln Weight Management Program is hosting a free presentation Wednesday, June 19, in the Lumpkin Family Center for Health Education, to help people learn how to achieve long-term weight loss success.

Community members are invited to enjoy a buffet of appetizers, HMR® (Health Management Resources) food products, fruit parfaits and more beginning at 5 pm, followed by a presentation by guest speaker James Early, MD, at 6 pm. Dr. Early founded Via Christi Weight Management, one of the country’s premier adult weight management clinics. He is is a clinical associate professor at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Wichita, Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health.

The SBL Weight Management Program is a clinically monitored program geared for people of all sizes. The program uses the HMR® method, the nations’s leading provider of weight treatment services to hospitals. It is a proven weight loss program using an easy-to-follow, nutritious diet and healthy lifestyle behaviors, along with individual guidance, group support and intensive lifestyle education.

The program offers two diet options: in-clinic programs with or without medical supervision, or at-home diet kits. Since research shows that using low calorie, portion-controlled meal replacements produce substantially greater weight loss and weight maintenance than standard diets, all program options use nutritionally complete HMR meal replacement foods (shakes, entrees, soup, and nutrition bars) as the basis of the diet.

Participants in the program may receive a complete medical screening prior to starting the diet, with medical supervision provided as necessary. “The emphasis is on teaching new lifestyle skills and healthier behaviors,” Registered Dietitian and Program Director Kristina Adams said. After weight loss, participants join an extensive maintenance program, which focuses on simple strategies for long-term weight management.

To reserve a seat for the presentation, please RSVP by June 14 by calling 217-238-4893 or email [email protected].


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