IVCH Real Results Weight Loss Program Starts Tonight

By Illinois Valley Community Hospital | Apr 24, 2013

Come to the FREE introductory meeting tonight at 5pm at CPRA (building adjacent to the YMCA) to learn more about the program. You may sign up for the program at the introductory meeting. Please call Manessa Trench at ext. 3337 to register.

IVCH Real Results is a weight management program for those who want to learn how to change their lifestyle and dietary habits for good.  The program is a thirteen week long, classroom style program, taught by registered dietitians. It includes classroom style education on nutrition topics, psychological factors that influence eating behaviors, the role of exercise, self-control and long term maintenance of desired weight.  As part of the program fee, participants receive a free month of IVCH wellness exercise program, body composition analysis at the beginning and at the end of the program, weekly contact and guidance from IVCH dietitians Brittney Junker and Rene Ficek, and a workbook published by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The program has a $250 one-time fixed fee payable at the beginning of the program however for IVCH employees- payroll deductible is available. Participants meet on a weekly basis for education, support, and weigh-ins.


Series 1: September 12-December 5, 2012

14 Participants

Average weight loss: 3.1%, active participants* 4.4% weight loss

Average body fat loss for all participants: 6%


Series 2: January 9th – April 3rd, 2013

12 Participants

Average weight loss: 4.1%, active participants*: 5.1%

Average body fat loss: 4.5%


*Active participants are those who attended at least 8 of the 12 weekly classes.

*Those participants who attend the support group that is offered monthly have continued to lose weight- and additional 3% on average has been lost by these participants.


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