Our Approach

Here’s what we do.

Diet for Weight Loss and Weight Management  

You’ll learn how to reduce your calorie intake and modify your diet to reduce your urges and craving for food, yet not feel hungry or deprived… and you won’t have to eliminate the foods you like.

Repeating the same “diet” over and over and expecting a different outcome is the definition of insanity. You wouldn’t be looking if what you’ve done in the past worked for the long term. Instead, we’ll teach you how to sensibly plan your diet and “eat smart” to  lose weight, increase your energy, improve your health, and keep your weight off. Eating strategies and balanced diets you can live with long term. It’s the end of “dieting” (been there, done that), very low-calorie diets (VLCD), weight cycling (yo-yo dieting), restricted food plans, and deprivation. Been there, done all of that.

By the time you’re done with our weight loss program, you’ll control the food, the food won’t control you.  Imagine that.

Behavior Change and Motivation for a Successful Weight Management Program

We use cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and weight loss coaching strategies to help you make the behavior changes you need for losing weight, and importantly, maintaining lost weight in our maintenance plan.

CBT is the most effective psychological treatment for weight loss. We believe eating is an addiction for many people. CBT works for addiction, and weight loss, by helping you examine your thoughts and feelings as a way to control urges and cravings for food.

Weight loss coaching and motivation is our newest strategy for losing weight. It gives you the oomph you need to keep on going, and our average weight loss has increased as a result.

Physical Activity For Weight Management and a Healthy Lifestyle

You don’t lose a lot of weight with exercise (you may already know that). That’s why we don’t overwhelm you with heart thumping, sweaty exercise when you start. Instead, we’ll help you lose weight by focusing on food first, and then later on we’ll chat about aerobic exercise, resistance exercise, building muscle, interval training, circuit training, strengthening your heart, improving your stamina and energy level,  exercise for weight maintenance, exercise for prevention of chronic diseases like diabetes, cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, cancer, and more.

Putting It All Together

You’ll attend weekly group sessions from 4:30pm to 5:45pm, 6:00pm to 7:15pm, or 7:30pm to 8:45pm. During the sessions you’ll learn about nutrition, exercise, motivation, behavior change, and all the other skills and strategies necessary to lose weight and keep it off. Think of it as weight loss school! And remember, our group sessions are closed which means you’ll be with the same folks for 52 weeks. That means lots of support and continuity. Lots of like-minded people. Just the way it should be. Just the thing that works. We’re serious about helping you.