Ready to Lose Weight Management Program
Weight loss isn’t always simple, but it’s easier when you find a program that can be incorporated into your lifestyle. UConn Health’s Ready to Lose Weight Management Program offers a comprehensive weight loss program to help you lose weight safely, and keep it off for good.
The Ready to Lose Weight Management Program is a six-week weight loss program led by a registered dietitian. It is based on teaching individuals how to adopt healthy behaviors to lose weight slowly and permanently. Our program focuses on empowering individuals to make behavioral changes such as adopting a low-fat, plant-based diet; portion control; exercise, and using mindful eating techniques.
The program consists of an introductory class where you will receive a personalized meal plan, followed by five classes that will consist of a weigh-in, discussion of progress; and a timely nutrition topic such as eating out strategies, cooking light and right, emotional eating, exercise, smart shopping, and mindful eating and holiday eating.
Classes and Cost
Class sessions are held three to four times per year at UConn Health’s Farmington location. The cost of the program is $70.
Classes are held from 5 to 6 p.m. A new session will begin on the following dates:
- September 16 to October 21, 2014
- January 13 to February 17, 2015
- March 10 to April 21, 2015
- May 5 to June 9, 2015
Meet Our Program Leader
Linda York, M.S., R.D., is the Ready to Lose Weight Management Program leader. Ms. York earned a bachelor’s degree from Simmons College in Boston and a master’s degree from New York University, both degrees in nutrition. She is a board-certified nutrition support dietitian. Ms. York is frequently interviewed as a UConn Health nutritional expert on local television and radio programs. She also lectures on the topic of nutrition.
Her areas of expertise include individual nutritional counseling of patients with diabetes, obesity, cardiac and gastrointestinal issues; as well as nutrition support. She firmly believes that a healthy diet coupled with exercise can help prevent a variety of today’s medical problems.
How to Register
Call UConnLink at 800-535-6232 or 860-679-7692.
Cost is $70.00. $50.00 for past participants. Payment is due at time of class by cash or check.
Third Floor Conference Room
Dowling North Medical Building
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030