Baptist Health-Fort Smith is ‘Bringing Healthy Back’ in 2019 with Weight Loss Program

FORT SMITH, Ark. (Dec. 27, 2018) – If you’re looking to get a jump-start on losing those holiday pounds, the Nutrition Counseling Center at Baptist Health-Fort Smith can help.

The center will soon offer a six-week weight loss program called “Bringing Healthy Back,” led by a registered dietitian. Participants will be provided with the tools and knowledge to live a healthier lifestyle such as:

  • Meal planning
  • Smart shopping
  • Reading nutrition labels
  • Smart exercise
  • Cooking tips
  • Weight maintenance

“We like to think of it as a ‘lifestyle overhaul,’” said Blake Metcalf, MS, RD, LD, BC-ADM, CDE, Clinical Nutrition Manager. “We help people shop smarter, cook more often, enjoy exercise and regain a normal relationship with food.”

Metcalf says motivation to lose weight often wears off, but with a proper plan and understanding of how the body works, weight loss goals can be achieved.

The program will also provide accountability to help drive real results. The group sessions will be held at 5:30 p.m. every Monday beginning Jan. 14 at the Nutrition Counseling Center, which is located at 818 Lexington Ave. The cost is $99 per person or $175 per couple. Participants can register until Jan. 14. For more information or to register, call (479) 441-4183.

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