New Direction Weight Management Program
Millions of us face the challenge of managing our weight, and most of us need help to do it. Many of us have tried different programs, only to wind up back where we started. The simple fact is that many weight-loss programs fail because they concentrate mostly on what you eat, rather than including what you feel and think.
The New Directions Weight Management Program is different. It focuses on your thoughts and emotions while also addressing nutrition and exercise. It helps you understand what triggers overeating. It teaches you to take control of your life by choosing what you eat and what you do is important as what to eat and less of is. For long term weight management you also need too know what to eat more of!
Our multidisciplinary team of a Medical Director/Cardiologist, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Dietitians, Personal Trainers, intrinsic coaches and other health professionals guide you every step of the way.
Seeing is believing, so click here to see real people enjoying dramatic success through New Directions. New Directions offers two weight management options - New Directions and Outlook. Both programs involve participation in weekly education and support classes with weight and blood pressure monitoring.
These programs offer the following benefits
Medically supervised by a team of health care professionals – physician, nurse practitioners, registered dietitians, behavior specialists and personal trainers.
Expect information about health benefits of weight management, nutrition, exercise, healthy lifestyle behaviors and personal effectiveness.
Professional and peer group support to help form new eating, exercise, and mindfulness habits that promote weight management skills.
Experience weekly classes which make enjoyable, informative, and enlightening success promoting life skills
Four phase approach
- Screening – Staff determines the readiness and individual needs of potential participants
- Reducing – With the use of the system’s nutritional products and healthy meals, participants begin to learn and practice weight management skills
- Adapting – Practicing new eating, exercise and thinking habits, participants gradually return to managing and enjoying healthy meals
- Maintenance – Continuing support using relapse prevention, individualized meal plans and enjoying living a healthier lifestyle
New Directions Weight Management Program
The New Directions Weight Management Program is a medically supervised rapid weight loss program designed for individuals who are overweight, obese or morbidly obese, or have health risks which could improve from weight loss. It combines a very low-calorie diet with education and counseling. The goal is to give patients insight into their eating, activity, and thinking habits so they can sustain success promoting habits to achieve lasting weight control and health.
New Directions Nutritional Products
New Directions Nutrimed Plus nutritional products meet the profile of a protein-sparing, very low-calorie diet. The high-protein, low-carbohydrate profile promotes rapid oxidation of endogenous stores of body fat while protecting lean body tissue, resulting in rapid weight loss without feeling hungry.
These products can be the sole source of nutrition or combined with one high protein, low carbohydrate meal of whole foods daily. Meal plans are personalized to your needs and preferences. To learn more about these great tasting products, click here.
What is the cost of the program?
The cost for New Directions depends on what services are used each week, i.e. lab work, medical office visit, etc. Therefore, a detailed cost sheet is provided and explained at the orientation meetings. Some insurance will cover the medical component, and we will provide information for you to use when speaking with your insurance provider. Self pay individuals should ask about the Elkhart General self pay discounts.
FREE Group Orientation
Free group orientation classes, which include nutritional product sampling, are offered monthly at Elkhart General Hospital. Participants have a chance to speak with the Nurse Practitioner to decide which one of these programs is right for them. Private orientations are also available for a $20 fee. Please call the New Directions Wellness Clinic at 574-523-2750 to find out when the next orientation is available. You must be 18 years or older to enroll in the program.
For More Information
For more information or to register for an orientation, call 574-523-2750.