MUSC Weight Management Center

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For any of our patients or family/friends who are not currently planning to have or who have already had bariatric surgery, check out the MUSC Weight Management Center 18 month medication study for weight loss.

This may be a good option if you insurance does not currently cover treatment for obesity (counseling, medication, surgery), or if you are not pursuing surgical weight loss (for any reason).

For information, call 843-792-5428 or email [email protected]
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Do you binge and then "get rid of the binge" through vomiting, exercise, laxatives, or other forms of purging?
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Do you eat large quantities of food at one time (binge)?
Is your weight problem due to your "nibbling" all day long?
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WHETHER YOU'VE GOT A LITTLE OR A LOT TO LOSE

67 President St, Suite 410 South
Charleston, SC 29425

843-792-CARE(2273)
[email protected] Are you one of the millions of Americans who struggle with their weight?

If so, the MUSC Health Weight Management Center can help. In fact, we’ve been helping people in the Charleston area to manage their weight since 1974. Extra weight is not a character flaw. It's a complex problem that can impair your health and quality of life. Our specialists at the MUSC Health Weight Management Center understand the complexity of weight loss. A team of psychologists, physicians,

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13% off MUSC's Most Popular Weight Loss Programs!

Enroll in one of our programs (includes First Step, Focus, Focus-23, Focus-27, and HealthFast) by December 31st and you will save an additional 13% off (10% if you wait till Jan 1).

The MUSC Weight Management Center is staffed with the most comprehensive team of weight management professionals anywhere in the Lowcountry, and we’ve been doing this for over 40 years.

Call or email [email protected] for a FREE program orientation to help you decide which program would be best for you.

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Weight Management Center Learn about how programs offered by the Weight Management Center can help you or your loved ones reach weight loss goals.

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When it comes to eating healthy during the holidays, an all-or-nothing approach to indulgent holiday food usually backfires. Often times it will go one of two ways. You may not enjoy the holiday at all if you focus on denying your favorite foods, or you may throw all inhibitions out the window and overindulge. We can continue to meet our weight loss goals during the holidays by focusing on what has helped you be successful in the past. Continuing to track your food intake and weight on a daily basis can help keep you on track. Being mindful of your hunger cues and having a protein and fiber rich snack on hand can help prevent you from overindulging during mealtime. Fill you plate with protein and veggies first! Continuing to fill half your plate with vegetables is an easy way to eat healthy without counting calories. Finally, don’t forget to enjoy your favorite foods in moderation. If you love pumpkin pie, split a piece with a friend. Choose your three favorite foods and have a few bites of each. Below you’ll find some additional tips to help you make healthy choices during the holiday season.

When it comes to eating healthy during the holidays, an all-or-nothing approach to indulgent holiday food usually backfires. Often times it will go one of two ways. You may not enjoy the holiday at all if you focus on denying your favorite foods, or you may throw all inhibitions out the window and overindulge. We can continue to meet our weight loss goals during the holidays by focusing on what has helped you be successful in the past. Continuing to track your food intake and weight on a daily basis can help keep you on track. Being mindful of your hunger cues and having a protein and fiber rich snack on hand can help prevent you from overindulging during mealtime. Fill you plate with protein and veggies first! Continuing to fill half your plate with vegetables is an easy way to eat healthy without counting calories. Finally, don’t forget to enjoy your favorite foods in moderation. If you love pumpkin pie, split a piece with a friend. Choose your three favorite foods and have a few bites of each. Below you’ll find some additional tips to help you make healthy choices during the holiday season.

[11/16/21]   13% off MUSC's Most Popular Weight Loss Programs!

Enroll in one of our programs (includes First Step, Focus, Focus-23, Focus-27, and HealthFast) by December 31st and you will save an additional 13% off (10% if you wait till Jan 1).

As an MUSC employee, you will also receive an employee discount and have the option of payroll deducting your program over 12 months. You can even payroll deduct for a significant other (even if you don’t do a program yourself)!

The MUSC Weight Management Center is staffed with the most comprehensive team of weight management professionals anywhere in the Lowcountry, and we’ve been doing this for over 40 years.

Call or email [email protected] for a FREE program orientation to help you decide which program would be best for you.

https://muschealth.org/medical-services/weight-management
792-CARE(2273)

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The Weight Management Center at MUSC recognizes that our lives are becoming more technology focused. We offer various weight loss programs that can be completed virtually via secure and simple telemedicine technology. Our online sessions are as simple as clicking a web link. Below is a list of the weight loss programs offered via telemedicine at the Weight Management Center. Please visit the following link to read more about each one and learn which program is best for you! https://muschealth.org/medical-services/weight-management/programs/focus-carolina

Focus 15, 23, & 27: This program is available to anyone. The program focuses on lifestyle changes, including diet and exercise, to help reach your weight loss goals. Depending on your weight loss goals, you can participate in a 15-, 23-, or 27-week program.

Home Weight Monitoring: This program is an all virtual, 12-week program that provides personalized feedback and education about your diet, activity, and weight loss from our expert team of physicians, psychologists, dietitians, and exercise physiologists.

ExpertEase: Through this program, you can meet virtually with a registered dietitian, exercise physiologist, or behavioral specialist to have specific questions answered, get meal plan ideas, or discuss general weight management information without committing to a long-term program.

The Weight Management Center at MUSC recognizes that our lives are becoming more technology focused. We offer various weight loss programs that can be completed virtually via secure and simple telemedicine technology. Our online sessions are as simple as clicking a web link. Below is a list of the weight loss programs offered via telemedicine at the Weight Management Center. Please visit the following link to read more about each one and learn which program is best for you! https://muschealth.org/medical-services/weight-management/programs/focus-carolina

Focus 15, 23, & 27: This program is available to anyone. The program focuses on lifestyle changes, including diet and exercise, to help reach your weight loss goals. Depending on your weight loss goals, you can participate in a 15-, 23-, or 27-week program.

Home Weight Monitoring: This program is an all virtual, 12-week program that provides personalized feedback and education about your diet, activity, and weight loss from our expert team of physicians, psychologists, dietitians, and exercise physiologists.

ExpertEase: Through this program, you can meet virtually with a registered dietitian, exercise physiologist, or behavioral specialist to have specific questions answered, get meal plan ideas, or discuss general weight management information without committing to a long-term program.

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Healthy Holiday Series
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Healthy Holiday Series
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Timeline Photos 10/26/2021

MUSC’s Weight Management Center (WMC) offers a full range of programs to assist with your weight loss goals. As an academic medical center, a team of psychologists, physicians, dietitians, and exercise physiologists work together to deliver current and safe weight management programs to help you reduce excess weight.
An emphasis is placed on making long-term lifestyle changes to help maintain your weight loss for the future. These changes can be thought of as the ABCD’S of lifestyle change:

Activity Changes: The WMC will help you plan and maintain an exercise program that works for your needs and lifestyle.

Behavioral Changes: Problematic eating behaviors will be examined and the WMC will help you find ways to make sustainable changes.

Cognitive Changes: The WMC will help you change thought patterns that may lead you to sabotage your own success.

Dietary Changes: You will work with a registered dietitian to form an eating plan that can be maintained long-term to assist with weight loss.

Support Systems: The weight loss journey is not always easy. Support will be provided to help you grow accustomed to new ways of dealing with food.

MUSC’s Weight Management Center (WMC) offers a full range of programs to assist with your weight loss goals. As an academic medical center, a team of psychologists, physicians, dietitians, and exercise physiologists work together to deliver current and safe weight management programs to help you reduce excess weight.
An emphasis is placed on making long-term lifestyle changes to help maintain your weight loss for the future. These changes can be thought of as the ABCD’S of lifestyle change:

Activity Changes: The WMC will help you plan and maintain an exercise program that works for your needs and lifestyle.

Behavioral Changes: Problematic eating behaviors will be examined and the WMC will help you find ways to make sustainable changes.

Cognitive Changes: The WMC will help you change thought patterns that may lead you to sabotage your own success.

Dietary Changes: You will work with a registered dietitian to form an eating plan that can be maintained long-term to assist with weight loss.

Support Systems: The weight loss journey is not always easy. Support will be provided to help you grow accustomed to new ways of dealing with food.

Timeline Photos 10/19/2021

Maintaining a healthy diet is an integral part of maintaining your weight loss. Adding more fruit and vegetables in your diet has a variety of health benefits, including to lose weight. Aim to make at least half of your plate fruits and vegetables at mealtime. You can increase fruit and vegetable consumption in a variety of ways at each meal. See the list below for a few ideas or visit the following link: https://www.heart.org/en/healthy-living/healthy-eating/add-color/how-to-eat-more-fruits-and-vegetables

Breakfast:
- Drink a small (6-ounce) glass of juice. Be sure it’s 100% fruit or vegetable juice – not “fruit drink,” “cocktail” or “punch.”
- Add your favorite vegetables to your eggs or potatoes. Some breakfast favorites include onions, green or red bell peppers, or spinach.

Lunch:
- Add vegetables on your sandwich. Some popular sandwich fixings include cucumber, sprouts, tomato, lettuce or avocado.
- Have a piece of fruit or raw veggie sticks instead of chips.

Dinner:
- Add a side of steamed or microwaved vegetables.
- If you use the oven to bake your meal, place a whole potato or sweet potato in at the same time.

Maintaining a healthy diet is an integral part of maintaining your weight loss. Adding more fruit and vegetables in your diet has a variety of health benefits, including to lose weight. Aim to make at least half of your plate fruits and vegetables at mealtime. You can increase fruit and vegetable consumption in a variety of ways at each meal. See the list below for a few ideas or visit the following link: https://www.heart.org/en/healthy-living/healthy-eating/add-color/how-to-eat-more-fruits-and-vegetables

Breakfast:
- Drink a small (6-ounce) glass of juice. Be sure it’s 100% fruit or vegetable juice – not “fruit drink,” “cocktail” or “punch.”
- Add your favorite vegetables to your eggs or potatoes. Some breakfast favorites include onions, green or red bell peppers, or spinach.

Lunch:
- Add vegetables on your sandwich. Some popular sandwich fixings include cucumber, sprouts, tomato, lettuce or avocado.
- Have a piece of fruit or raw veggie sticks instead of chips.

Dinner:
- Add a side of steamed or microwaved vegetables.
- If you use the oven to bake your meal, place a whole potato or sweet potato in at the same time.

Timeline Photos 10/12/2021

Building physical activity into your life has various benefits, one of them being reduced body fat. Simply walking 30 minutes each day can assist in your weight loss journey and promote overall health. Reduced risk of heart disease and stroke, increased muscle strength, reduced body fat, and improved balance are all benefits of walking each day. Set a goal to walk 30 minutes each day. This can be achieved by taking the stairs instead of the elevator, taking your dog for a walk, or going for a walk around your neighborhood at the same time each day either before or after work. Invite friends or family members to go for a walk with you for accountability and to make the walk more pleasurable.

Building physical activity into your life has various benefits, one of them being reduced body fat. Simply walking 30 minutes each day can assist in your weight loss journey and promote overall health. Reduced risk of heart disease and stroke, increased muscle strength, reduced body fat, and improved balance are all benefits of walking each day. Set a goal to walk 30 minutes each day. This can be achieved by taking the stairs instead of the elevator, taking your dog for a walk, or going for a walk around your neighborhood at the same time each day either before or after work. Invite friends or family members to go for a walk with you for accountability and to make the walk more pleasurable.

Timeline Photos 09/30/2021

Did you just begin your weight loss journey? Is your weight loss going slower than you want it to? Did you feel like giving up today?
The staff at MUSC Weight Management Center want to remind you to GIVE YOURSELF SOME CREDIT. Getting started can be the hardest part, and you’re already here! You have shown up for yourself and have decided to take control of your health. The journey won’t always be easy, but it will be worth it. Our team of psychologists, physicians, dietitians, and exercise physiologists are here to help you succeed!

Did you just begin your weight loss journey? Is your weight loss going slower than you want it to? Did you feel like giving up today?
The staff at MUSC Weight Management Center want to remind you to GIVE YOURSELF SOME CREDIT. Getting started can be the hardest part, and you’re already here! You have shown up for yourself and have decided to take control of your health. The journey won’t always be easy, but it will be worth it. Our team of psychologists, physicians, dietitians, and exercise physiologists are here to help you succeed!

Timeline Photos 09/28/2021

Cooking at home allows us to control the quality and types of foods we eat. We can also make healthy substitutions, like adding extra vegetables or choosing to cook with a heart-healthy fat like olive oil. However, the time it can take to put together a meal every night, not to mention the dishes afterwards, can often be a barrier for people. Cooking one pot meals, whether in a crock pot or a pot on the stove, is a great way to cut down on the added stress that comes with trying to cook dinner every night. In the link provided, there are a bunch of recipes that simplify the cooking process while maximizing flavors. These recipes also focus on vegetables and lean proteins, so you can make sure you stay within your calorie goals. We encourage you to give them a try and let us know in the comments which ones were your favorite!
https://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/18436/cooking-methods-styles/one-pot/low-calorie/

Cooking at home allows us to control the quality and types of foods we eat. We can also make healthy substitutions, like adding extra vegetables or choosing to cook with a heart-healthy fat like olive oil. However, the time it can take to put together a meal every night, not to mention the dishes afterwards, can often be a barrier for people. Cooking one pot meals, whether in a crock pot or a pot on the stove, is a great way to cut down on the added stress that comes with trying to cook dinner every night. In the link provided, there are a bunch of recipes that simplify the cooking process while maximizing flavors. These recipes also focus on vegetables and lean proteins, so you can make sure you stay within your calorie goals. We encourage you to give them a try and let us know in the comments which ones were your favorite!
https://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/18436/cooking-methods-styles/one-pot/low-calorie/

Timeline Photos 09/21/2021

Weight loss that leads to a healthy BMI range is a great first step towards reducing your risk for chronic diseases like hypertension, diabetes, heart disease and arthritis. A healthy diet in appropriate portions, coupled with consistent physical activity and individual or group social support can help you meet your weight loss goals. But what are some strategies for maintaining your weight loss for months and years to come? A good tip for maintaining your weight loss over the long term is to have a “red flag number”. Usually this is 5 lbs over your goal weight. If you find yourself 5 lbs or move above your goal weight, have 3 weight loss strategies you can start doing get back on track. This could include tracking your food, measuring or using a food scale to make sure you are tracking your portions correctly or getting in at least 30 mins of physical activity per day. Working with a registered dietitian to find your correct caloric intake range based on your new weight can help you make sure your meeting but not exceeding your caloric needs. Finding social support networks, whether online or simply friends and family, has also been shown to help people maintain their weight loss.

Weight loss that leads to a healthy BMI range is a great first step towards reducing your risk for chronic diseases like hypertension, diabetes, heart disease and arthritis. A healthy diet in appropriate portions, coupled with consistent physical activity and individual or group social support can help you meet your weight loss goals. But what are some strategies for maintaining your weight loss for months and years to come? A good tip for maintaining your weight loss over the long term is to have a “red flag number”. Usually this is 5 lbs over your goal weight. If you find yourself 5 lbs or move above your goal weight, have 3 weight loss strategies you can start doing get back on track. This could include tracking your food, measuring or using a food scale to make sure you are tracking your portions correctly or getting in at least 30 mins of physical activity per day. Working with a registered dietitian to find your correct caloric intake range based on your new weight can help you make sure your meeting but not exceeding your caloric needs. Finding social support networks, whether online or simply friends and family, has also been shown to help people maintain their weight loss.

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We offer a full range of programs to serve the different needs of different people. However, all of our work with patients includes a strong emphasis on helping them to make the long-term lifestyle changes that are so important for success in the long run.

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