Almost every patient that comes to CONCI to start the program tells us the same thing. They tell us their mistake with previous weight losses was that they did not follow through with a maintenance program. Sadly, after losing weight again, patients seem to forget their comment and, again, fail to commit to a maintenance program. Unfortunately, this often leads to yet another failure to keep the weight off.
CONCI offers the opportunity for all patients to stay accountable through either a maintenance class or through one-on-one contact with a registered dietitian. Maintenance class is a great way to continue learning about nutrition and what it takes to keep weight off. There is always something new to learn! The class also offers a support network with others sharing the same challenges.
We often hear the comment “I already know what is taught in the classes – I don’t need to go.” We guarantee that you will always learn something new at each class. Our dietitians strive to make the classes interesting with real-world, everyday living examples. For example, the east office recently had a class where a buffet of low calorie, out-of- the-ordinary dishes was served as an actual dinner for class participants. Everyone enthusiastically left with copies of the recipes and new ideas to try at home. In addition to what you will learn at the class, is the accountability factor. Just knowing that the health professional will be checking your weight and vitals will be motivating to help prevent regain!
It is a fact that maintaining a weight loss will always present a challenge. Let us help you prevent regain by participating in our maintenance program. Remember previous regrets of not having followed through with this very important part of any weight loss program!