We all know the show The Biggest Loser, but did you know that a pilot program is taking the show regional? America is slowly realizing that fad diets just aren't cutting it and even if they work temporarily, most people put the weight right back on. People need a lifestyle change that allows them to change the way they eat, exercise, and think.
Over two-thirds of Americans are overweight and one-third are considered obese. It is estimated by our government that 1 in 3 children born today will have diabetes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that the cost of obesity is around $174 billion per year.
It is obvious that this country needs a drastic change and Symtrimics has partnered with the pilot regional Biggest Loser program to take on the task. Symtrimics has put together a weight management program for contestants that is the diet world's equivalent of the "all-inclusive vacation". Symtrimics provides scientifically verified disease risk reduction, energy, vitality and true cellular health for your patients. They deliver a Physician Prescribed Wellness Program supported by clinical trials and a Fortune 500-type marketing program that results in improved patient and community health.
The Biggest Loser program combines exercise trainers, dieticians, doctors, supplements, Glycemic Index education, and a motivational component. I was extremely honored when Dr. Kelly Sennholz--noted wellness doctor--invited me to share motivational tools and advice with the contestants on weekly phone calls.
Dr. Sennholz and I want the contestants to recognize that they are the Olympians of weight loss. I recently worked with the 2010 winter Olympians on overcoming hurdles and distractions, being motivated by personal goals, and developing the confidence to handle pressures. These skills parallel perfectly with the issues these contestants are struggling with.
In the first week of the Wichita Biggest Loser program, we discussed the importance of developing long term goals and using these objectives to keep them on track.