Did you know?
Researchers found that participants who joined a weight loss program with a friend and received increased social support were more likely to complete the program and to maintain their weight loss at a 10-month follow up. (Wing & Jeffery, 1999)
A recent analysis from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found low levels of fruit and vegetable consumption. Only 32.5% of adults ate fruit two or more times per day and just 26.3% ate vegetables three or more times per day in 2009. (MMWR, September 10, 2010)
Do you get enough sleep?
Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey I suggest that getting too little sleep may increase the likelihood of obesity. Subjects who reported sleeping less than 7 hours had higher BMIs and were more likely to be obese than those with a longer sleep duration. (Source: Gangwisch et al, 2005)
Individual coaching services
Our 3-month individual coaching package is specifically tailored to help you meet your personal weight and wellness goals. We work with you to develop a wellness vision and goals and then provide information, support, and accountabiity to help you move forward. This coaching package is highly individualized and availability is limited. To learn more, please email us.
Programs and services
- Jumpstart! New for 2013, Jumpstart is a 30-day individual program to help you get on the path to lasting lifestyle changes. Designed for both men and women, Jumpstart is accessible to anyone with a phone line and an internet connection. Click JUMPSTART to learn more.
- Weight and WellnessThis innovative group program helps DC-area women gain the knowledge, skills, and support they need to reach their personal weight and wellness goals. Based on recent research from a number of disciplines, Weight and Wellness offers a new and sustainable approach to weight management. This program is on hiatus for 2013; to join the interest list, please email us.
- Customized Services for Families and GroupsWe offer a number of Dr. Sears LEAN workshops to help children, families and adults, including LEAN Start, LEAN Essentials, and Prime-time Health. We can also tailor private workshopes and lectures for schools, families and groups. Availability is limited. Please email us for more information.