Weight Loss Program
Conway Regional Health System recognizes a need in the community to provide wellness services to patients through a comprehensive weight management program. To assist patients in attaining a healthy weight, the health system will provide a program that focuses on the specific needs of the patient to provide specialized care.
Interested in participating in the Weight Loss Program?
Access to Program
Patients interested in participating in the weight loss program must be medically cleared by a physician before the onset of the program. Therefore, there are two main pathways with which a patient can enter the program:
- Physician referral
Physician submits a referral form to the Conway Regional Wellness and Diabetes Education team at which point a member of the team will contact the patient and schedule the initial consultation and lab work
- Patient self-referral
Patient contacts the Wellness and Diabetes Education department via phone or email and is scheduled for an initial consultation
Criteria for Program
To be eligible for the program, patients must have:
- Minimum of BMI of 25-34.9 kg/m2
- Medically cleared to exercise and participate in program
- Age 18 or older and less than 70
Description of Program
The program includes:
A. Initial Consultation
Participants will have an initial consultation with a Certified Lifestyle and Wellness Coach which will include an introduction to the program.
B. Initial Appointment and Assessment
Each participant will receive an initial nutritional consultation with their certified Lifestyle and Wellness coach, including 24 hour food recall, instructions for completing food records, goal-setting, recommendations, example meal plans, and an InBody Assessment.
C. In-Person Individual Session
Participants will be required to meet with their Lifestyle and Wellness Coach to discuss progress and give the opportunity to ask questions as needed. These sessions will occur weekly for the first month and twice a month for each subsequent month.
D. Weekly weigh ins/check ins via the Nudge Wellness App
Group classes will be taught via webinar by registered dietitians and nutritionists monthly to provide additional educational material
- Quality of Food
- Portion Sizes (Plate Method)
- Timing and Consistency of Meals
- Food Myths (sugars, additives, fad diets)
- Hydration and Snacking
- Nutrition and Physical Activity
F. Fitness Assessment
Participants will complete a pre- and post-program assessment consisting of resting heart rate, resting blood pressure, height, weight, BMI, body fat, cardiorespiratory endurance, body circumference, upper body strength, and flexibility measurements. Participants will receive a comprehensive assessment report and the results will be discussed in detail. Both pre- and post-program reports will be faxed to the participant’s referring physician.
All participants will be given access to the Health and Fitness Center for the duration of the program. Non-member participants will receive a key tag set to expire the last day of the program. Participants will receive 2 personal training sessions per month that they participate in the program.
H. Post program
An InBody assessment will be performed upon completion of the program.