Weigh Less for Life

WeighLess_495589399How many times have you worked hard to lose weight, only to gain it back again? If you’ve had all you can stand of losing and gaining the same five pounds over and over again, you’re not alone—and you’re not going to want to miss “Weigh Less for Life,” a workshop taught by Kathy Barry, registered dietitian of the City of Kansas City, Mo.

During the workshop, Barry will walk you through the 21 key strategies for lasting weight loss, as published by Dr. Anne Kulze in her book, Weigh Less for Life. Kulze, who is a physician, best-selling author and motivational speaker, is on a personal crusade to share with as many people as possible the joys of living well. She is a renowned authority in the areas of nutrition, healthy lifestyle and disease prevention.

In addition to Weigh Less for Life, Kulze is also the author of the award-winning, best-selling Eat Right for Life book series. Hundreds of businesses, including some of the country’s leading medical centers, have used her books to guide their employees.

Brought to you by the City’s Fountain of Health Wellness Program, Barry will be teaching this workshop at various City locations through August. The schedule includes:

  • Conventions: 3 p.m. Wednesdays, Aug. 5 and Aug. 12, in Room 2214
  • IT: 12 noon Tuesdays, Aug. 4 and Aug. 11, in Conference Room B
  • Briarcliff Water Department Lab: 11 a.m. Wednesdays in the break room

To register, contact Kathy Barry.

Stop the cycle

Is yo-yo dieting bad for you? Doctors are not sure, according to WebMD. What they do know for a fact is that staying overweight is not good for you. They recommend working with a dietitian, like Barry, to start down the right track to losing weight and keeping it off.

WebMD also reported that, according to the National Weight Control Registry, those persons who have lost weight and successfully kept it off have these things in common:

  • 78 percent eat breakfast every day
  • 75 percent weigh themselves at least once a week
  • 62 percent watch less than 10 hours of television each week
  • 90 percent exercise, on average, about one hour each day