As 2016 comes to a close, it gives us time to reflect on the past year. This past year Downingtown/Kennett Nutrition and Weight Management Centers grew adding one more nutrition expert to our family and changing the lives of 200 more patients in our community. Thank you for choosing us to help guide you on your healthy journey to good health and eating. We are truly privileged to be apart of such a great community and have such great patients.
This past year I dealt with my own weight management challenges including a thyroid disorder and yet another spinal injury. It's hard to manage your weight when you are dealing with medical issues, right? The importance of daily movement and eating balanced is vital to managing your weight. It helped to test my metabolism with our metabolic tool, the MedGem, so I was able to determine how much movement and caloric intake I needed. As for movement, it helped our family adopted a dog, Stella, from La Mancha. She truly has blessed our lives and adds almost 4,000 more steps to my day! Stella loves carrots, yogurt and pumpkin-she loves her veggies!
We will be offering more new services in 2017 including a Lifestyle Medicine Program online, at medical offices and worksites in the area. According to the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Lifestyle Medicine "involves the therapeutic use of lifestyle, such as a predominately whole food, plant-based diet, exercise, stress management, tobacco and alcohol cessation, and other non-drug modalities, to prevent, treat, and, more importantly, reverse the lifestyle-related, chronic disease that's all too prevalent". We are excited to add another new addition to our practice to head this amazing new component, which we will be announcing in August 2017.
Additionally, we have added evidence-based food intolerance testing, including lactose, fructose, and leaky gut tests. These new additions will enable us to provide more precise meal planning and diet navigation so that you may lead a healthier life. Last, we have a new meal plan offered: 12 Weeks of Healthy Clean Eating. The plan includes breakfast, lunch, dinners and snacks to help you eat healthier and manage weight. All plans include a shopping list, colorful recipes that include once a week preparation, and nutrition/cooking tips to help you navigate the grocery store, dining out, and on the go eating. Our plans can be individualized at the VIP package rate. For more information, follow this link to sign up http://nutritionandweightcenters.setmore.com/class.
Wishing you and your family a healthy New Year in 2017!
The Dieting Dietitian