By Connie Goldsmith, RN, MPA and Sharon Lehrman, RDN, MPH, LD
As healthcare professionals, we encounter overweight and obese patients in many settings. We don’t have to be experts to make an impact. Conversations of five minutes or less can contribute to changing the eating behaviors of our patients. People listen to their healthcare providers: Patients who are counseled to lose weight by healthcare professionals are three times more likely to try to do so than those who do not receive such counseling.
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It is such an accomplishment when people lose weight after a prescribed nutrition and exercise program. But what happens once that regimen ends? How can those results be maintained and enveloped into ones lifestyle? This webinar will discuss the rebound effect after weight loss and how to help clients prevent gaining the weight back.