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Weight management overview

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Meet your weight management goals and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Success is possible with healthy living education and counseling. Our team of providers, registered dietitians and specially trained health educators will help you e​very step of the way.​​

Diabetes Prevention Program

A yearlong lifestyle change program for people at risk for developing Type 2 diabetes. This program is based on research funded by the National Institutes of Health. Program features weekly virtual group meetings to establish personal goals with a lifestyle coach.

Take this 60-second test to see if you are at risk

A program that provides you with information, tools and support to manage your diabetes. You will work together with a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES) to identify your needs and develop an individualized plan of care. The program focuses on personal health habits and ways to prevent, recognize and treat long-term complications. Virtual (telehealth) and in-person visits are available.

DIET FREE (also available for pediatric patients)

Zonya’s DIET FREE is a deprivation-free nutrition and exercise program that teaches The Eight Habits That Will Change Your Life. Whether you want to lose weight, improve your energy, lower your cholesterol, blood sugar or blood pressure, or simply have optimum health, adopting Zonya's eight DIET FREE habits - one at a time - will change your life! The online program can be completed in a self-paced format, or with in-person support during a facilitated online class. Watch this video to learn more. Pediatric patients ages 10-18 may participate along with their parents/legal guardians. To get started, call 800-854-0447 (ext. 5-3299) or email mchswellness@marshfieldclinic.org.

Weight Management Program

A weight management program for adults that is available in the Eau Claire and Rice Lake region. Program features a team to work with you to create your personal nutrition and weight loss plan. The team includes a registered dietitian, a fitness specialist and a provider who specializes in weight loss. Program includes appointments and long-term support focused on:

  • Mindful eating and healthy food choices that meet your nutrition needs.
  • How to exercise safely based on your ability.
  • A plan you can follow for lifelong health.

Our team works together to ensure you receive the education and support to achieve and sustain your weight loss goals. Bariatric surgery is a proven effective tool to help you lose a large amount of weight.

Medicare Intensive Behavior Therapy for Weight Management

Allows Medicare recipients to lose weight by providing frequent behavioral counseling and therapy on nutrition and exercise. With a referral from your primary care provider, you meet with a registered dietitian nutritionist once weekly for four weeks. You then have two visits per month for the next five months. At the end of six months, if you have lost three kilograms – just over six and a half pounds, you can continue with this service for up to one year.

Changing your eating habits and relationship with food can be difficult. Our nutrition services team provides long-term support and follow-up to help you work through these changes. You can work together with a registered dietitian nutritionist to meet your weight loss and maintenance goals.

Physical Therapy (also available for pediatric patients)

You work with a physical therapist to create a home exercise program to fit your needs and goals. Keep up your progress at a local YMCA or other fitness center by asking about discounted membership.

Psychology of Weight Management

This personalized program provides the support you need to meet your weight loss goals. Program features education on how the body stores fat and how to use stored body fat to lose weight, how changing your thoughts, changes your habits and how changing your habits related to eating makes it possible to lose weight and keep it off.

Security Health Plan Weight Loss Program (Security Health Plan members only)

A phone health coaching program for Security Health Plan members interested in weight loss who are identified as high risk by Security claims reports or complete a WebMD health assessment that shows a body-mass index of 35 or higher. Security members can participate by contacting SHP about participating in the program or being referred by a SHP care manager.

Pediatric Lifestyle Management

Lifestyle Management Clinic geared toward children. Our health care team specializes in helping your child lose weight. Start by focusing on making healthy changes to diet and physical activity.

Team members available to support your child’s health and weight loss goals include:

  • Registered Dietitian
  • Child Psychologist
  • Social Worker

Other specialty teams who can assist as needed are:

  • Pediatric Cardiology (heart)
  • Pediatric Gastroenterology (stomach, intestines, and liver)
  • Pediatric Nephrology (kidneys)
  • Bariatric Surgery (weight loss surgery)