The obesity rate across the United States has been growing at an alarming rate. In Tennessee it is at 34.8% – we are the 6th highest in the nation, according to a report from The State of Obesity released in August 2017.
But losing weight is hard. There is so much information about how to lose weight – keto, no sugar, fat free, organic, vegan, low carb – a lot of it is conflicting. Most of us know we are overweight and would like to get healthy but just don’t know how or where to start. McKenzie Medical Center (MMC) can help you.
MMC has a weight loss program that provides a one-on-one consultation with a medical provider for an individualized weight loss plan. It is the only clinician supervised weight loss program currently in Carroll County. Certified Nurse Practitioners: Courtney Steinly and Beth Graves are the key providers supervising the program.
“Our ultimate goal is to offer our patients the support they need to have a healthier life,” states Beth, “We understand how confusing weight loss can be but we also know how important it is.”
“We created the weight loss clinic here at MMC because we want to help people improve the quality of their lives,” Courtney added.
The benefits of weight loss include improvement of chronic conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol and many more.
An MMC patient commented, “This program has boosted my confidence and made me realize with discipline and persistence I can meet any goal I set.”
In addition to clinician support, there is also an on staff dietician, Alice Chapman and on-site group exercise classes, as well as personal training.
As a result, MMC has the “whole package” to ensure you successfully meet your weight loss goals.
“Exercising does not mean you need to log hours upon hours at the gym. It can be and should be fun,” comments Robyn Hatler, the certified personal training and group exercise instructor at MMC, “The group exercise classes are a great way to get started – we laugh, we complain but together we get our workout done and create an environment of accountability and motivation.”
Your first group exercise class is FREE – so you have nothing to lose by giving it a try.