Karen Leaphart started 2019 unhappy and unhealthy. After a few years of steady weight increase, she found herself at the doctor with an ultimatum: Lose weight in six months or begin medication for high cholesterol. Karen needed serious help. Nothing she had been doing was working to get the weight off, and she wanted lasting weight-loss success for a healthier future.
Karen knew her sister Donna also had weight-loss goals. Together they had already joined LiveHealthy, Lake Health’s medically based fitness center, to support one another in their quest for better health. On February 13, they began the LiveHealthy Weight Loss program.
“When Donna and I found out about the program, we knew we had to make the commitment. We decided that 2019 was going to be the last time we would make the New Year’s resolution to lose weight,” says Karen.
How it works
It’s a 90 day weight-loss program for those looking to lose 25 pounds or more. It’s not the typical calorie counting regimen. It puts everything together―more than just food―to bring success. The program provides the three things necessary for success: structure, support and tools.
The LiveHealthy Weight Loss program includes weekly meetings led by a health professional coach; a supportive small group environment; and a structured meal plan with meal replacements, fruits and vegetables. The education and coaching focus on meal planning, realistic goal setting, exercise, stress management, life balance and lifestyle changes.