Move to Lose Program
The Move to Lose program is a medically-managed weight loss program that combines a 16-week support group with a physical activity program for weight loss success.
Medical weight loss is best achieved through changing dietary and exercise behavior patterns. In this program, medically-trained staff help participants build new skills and strategies for improving nutrition, losing weight, and increasing exercise. The program is designed for people with following medical conditions:
- High Blood Pressure
- Diabetes Mellitus or Pre-diabetes
- High Cholesterol/High Triglycerides
- Lower Body Arthritis
- Sleep Apnea
- Metabolic Syndrome
- Insulin Resistance
- Fatty Liver Disease
Features of the Move to Lose Program
- Initial evaluation by a Cardiac Rehab Medical Provider to establish individualized exercise and calorie goals
- Health-oriented approach to gradual weight loss— participants lose weight by developing healthy eating and exercise habits
- Weekly support meetings— lecture and discussion format with a registered dietitian
- Four-month membership to our exercise facility includes a startup visit with an exercise specialist
- Maintenance plan available after program completion
Good Reasons to Join the Program
Over 60% of adults living in the United States are overweight, causing heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure. Losing as little as 5-10% of body weight can have positive effects on the heart and overall health, including:
- Lowering blood pressure
- Reducing the risk of developing diabetes
- Improving cholesterol profiles
- Reducing the need for medication
- Increased movement and flexibility
The average weight loss in the Move to Lose Four-month program is 15 pounds.
How It Works
The 16-week program meets once a week with a registered dietician; gym is open Monday-Saturday (participants can use facility up to 6 times/week)
First, as a participant you will be scheduled for a consultation with one of our Cardiac Rehab providers to determine your personal risk factors, fitness level, and goals for the program. Then you will meet with one of our case managers (an exercise physiologist, physical therapist, or nurse) in the gym to orient you to your medically designed exercise program and proper use of the equipment.Participants are also counseled on how to maximize their exercise program for maximum caloric expenditure (burning calories!). Research shows that a continued exercise program is the key to losing weight and keeping it off.
This portion of the program is a series of weekly sessions led by a registered dietitian, Cathy McIsaac MS, RD, who is trained in behavioral weight-loss management. The class meets each Thursday night from 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. where a variety of topics are covered including:
- Nutrition for today's health
- Eating patterns
- Eating triggers
- Eating environment
- Exercise journaling
Signup Process and Cost
Please give the office a call at 802-847-4514 to find out when the next Move to Lose session begins and to get scheduled for your initial consultation and initial exercise session.
- Non-UVM Medical Center employees: $300
- UVM Medical Center employees: $225.
To register or to find our more information about this program, please call the Cardiac Rehabilitation and Prevention Offices at 802-847-4514.
Move to Lose Sessions: Thursdays 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Gym hours: Monday - Friday 7 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
What Participants Say
Since joining the program, I have been faithful with the exercise (move to) and the calorie intake (lose). I am so much more health conscience than I have been in a while and feel good about myself. – Krista
Move to Lose is the right amount of time to effectively change up the way you treat yourself and the way you can live your life in a more healthy way. Shame and self-sabotage are checked at the door and not allowed in—love that! I came away with a better, more developed sense of what my body needs from me, and better ways of dealing with stress and feeling rundown. – Muffy
There are so many ways Move to Lose helped me change the way I am now living every day. I am exercising five hours per week and have been for five months. I am counting my calories every day. My diet is much more diverse—I am including so many more foods of different colors. – Neal