Losing weight is challenging, no matter the number on the scale. When you have a significant amount of weight to lose, the task can seem overwhelming.
Chloe Paddison, RDN, L.D., a registered dietitian with Memorial Health Bariatrics, will launch a new medically supervised weight-loss program February 1. Participants can visit the Pooler office for weigh-ins and consultations.
Your New Weigh to Live uses one-on-one in-person or virtual consultations with a registered dietitian, educational classes, and regular weigh-ins to help you make positive lifestyle changes.
Your New Weigh to Live participants benefit from sharing their weight-loss journey with others and receiving support and encouragement from peers and professionals.
“If you have a lot of weight to lose, you need medically supervised help to get there,” Paddison says. “This program breaks down the steps to weight-loss success and teaches you how to make positive changes that will last a lifetime.”
Your New Weigh to Live is designed for:
• Those who qualify for bariatric surgery but want to try an intensive weight-loss program first.
• Those who do not qualify for bariatric surgery but have significant weight to lose.
• Bariatric post-surgery patients who want to get back on track with their weight loss.
Paddison loves helping patients adopt a healthier lifestyle, so she is excited to begin the 14-week Your New Weigh to Live program.
“I’ve always been passionate about nutrition,” she says. To expand her knowledge of healthy cooking techniques, she trained under chefs in San Francisco, Australia, and England. “I learned to appreciate the importance of a balanced, whole-foods-based diet. Food is more than appearance and taste; it is the fuel and root of our physical being.”
Paddison holds a Bachelor of Science degree in dietetics, with a minor in health promotion, from Appalachian State University. She completed her dietetic residency in personalized nutrition and counseling at The Ohio State University.
“I’ve spent more than seven years focusing on weight management and helping people develop a new healthy mindset and sustainable lifestyle centered around intuitive living,” she says. “I enjoy incorporating recipe development, educational cooking classes, community outreach, nutrition seminars, and personalized nutrition counseling into my practice.
“My passion for nutrition is to help others understand that food is not the enemy, that it can be a great tool to keep your body and mind in the best shape possible,” she adds.
Make 2017 the year you get healthy – and let Paddison help you get there. Ask your doctor for a referral to Your New Weigh to Live. To learn more go to bariatrics.memorialhealth.com.