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Strategies for Successful and Lasting Weight Loss

Of the weight loss roller coaster, comedic author Erma Bombeck once said, “In two decades I’ve lost a total of 789 pounds. I should be hanging from a charm bracelet.”

For the millions of Americans who diet, stop dieting and then promise to diet again, the constant struggle to lose weight and keep it off can be exhausting, not to mention discouraging.

Fortunately, there are success stories that you can learn from to help make this time the one that leads to a healthier, happier lifestyle.

If you’re ready for weight loss that sticks, join Arvinpal Singh, MD, Medical Director of the Emory Bariatric Center, on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 to discuss strategies for long term weight loss success. Joining Dr. Singh will be one of our most successful and committed patients, Joe. Together, Dr. Singh and Joe will answer questions on what it takes to get on the path to lasting weight loss and offer inspiration to help you reach your weight loss goals.

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Introducing Your Weigh, Customized Weight Management Program

Lose Weight Your Weigh with Emory

Lose Weight Your Weigh with Emory

Just in time to counter that holiday weight gain, EMORY HEALTHCARE introduces Your Weigh, a fully customized, non-surgical  weight loss program for anyone looking to lose a little or a lot.

With Your Weigh, you can choose from four different weight management program options that range from a total or partial meal replacement plan to a meal plan that features your own food and recipes. Your Weigh allows you to select the program that meets your weight management goals now and can be adjusted as your needs change over time.

The best part about Your Weigh is that you have ongoing support and supervision from the Emory Bariatric Center team of physicians and dietitians. With the latest information on weight management strategies and motivational tips and techniques to keep you on track, the Emory team is there for you at every step.

Every Your Weigh plan includes:

• Initial and ongoing supervision by an Emory Bariatric Center physician

• Medical diagnostics

• One-on-one consultations with a registered dietitian

• Regular nutrition and lifestyle meetings to keep you motivated and focused on your goals

For more information about Your Weigh, view ouronline weight management seminar. Or call our friendly, informative nurses at 404-778-7777 or 1-800-753-6679.

The Costs of Being Overweight

We know that being overweight or obese can have a significant impact on our physical and emotional health. But, did you know that being overweight can also carry a financial price tag?

The Department of Health Policy at The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Policy recently released a research report entitled “A Heavy Burden: The Individual Costs of Being Overweight and Obese in the United States.” The report, which tallied the annual, incremental costs of overweight and obesity from the individual perspective,  found that the annual overall costs of being obese are  $4,879 for an obese woman and $2,646 for an obese man. This includes medical costs, lost wages, higher work-related costs, and higher costs associated with the purchase of personal goods. For overweight women and men, the incremental annual costs are $524 and $432 respectively.

The report found that the main cost driver for those who are overweight are direct medical costs -  health care costs for an overweight person are $346 higher per year than the health care costs for a normal-weight person. However, lost wages is the main cost driver for obese women.

Today, two out of three Americans are obese or overweight.  If the current trajectory continues, one in two adults will be obese by 2030.

Viewed in this light, participating in a weight loss program can have significant health and financial benefits. When considering the costs of a weight loss program – such as bariatric surgery or a medically-supervised diet – factor in the impact of these programs in reducing your weight as well as the direct costs of being overweight.