Weight Management Programs
At Hartzell's Pharmacy we offer three different Weight Management Programs to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle. All of our programs are overseen and run by Robert Hartzell, CCN RPh and Shelley Surber, a registered dietitian.
Weight management facts:
- Beverages are less satiating than solid foods. Liquid calories do not register with our appetite control center.
- The average American gets about 21% of their calories from beverages.
- On a daily basis, Americans consume 150 - 300 calories more than they did 30 years ago.
- We do not decrease our need for calories from food by drinking water. We are built to have a separate thirst and hunger mechanism because our body needs both fluid and calories from food.
- The Glycemic Index is a ranking of carbohydrates based on their immediate effect on blood glucose (blood sugar) levels.
- Breakfast helps with energy and stabilizes blood sugar and insulin levels.
- A study of 314 people at Brown University showed that weight management was more effective with directed help as opposed to e-mail, newsletter or self help. The study also showed that people who weighed themselves daily tended to maintain their weight loss better than those who did not.
- A study at the University Hospital of Angers in France showed that most people underestimate the amount of food they eat.
- The cravings you feel are a result of nutrient deficiencies.
- Research has shown that inflammation can be controlled by dietary factors that include the management of trans-fats, saturated fats, omega 6 fats, omega 3 fats, refined carbohydrates and fiber.
- Our calorie needs decrease with age, approximately 2% per decade.
- One pound of muscle burns 50 calories per day. That's 18,250 calories per year!
- Losing just 10% of your weight can have a healthful effect on your body. A 10% weight loss equates to a 50% health benefit.
- You need to burn 500 calories per day to lose one pound per week. (3,500 calories per week.)
- The weight to height ratio for women should be less than 0.85, for men it should be under 0.95.
To help identify the best program for your needs we have a four page questionnaire we will ask you to fill out prior to putting you into a program. For more information on our programs please click their respective links below: