Weight Loss Program Helps to Regain Hope

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.-  A non-surgical weight loss center at Baptist Heath is now available to those who have nearly lost all hope. 

Greg Hill has tried just about every diet you can think of.

"All the meals that they said I could cook, were just things that i didn't eat," Hill said. 

So when he heard about Baptist Health's weight loss program, he gave it a shot.

The first step was meeting with a dietitian to put together a plan.

"The first 2 weeks were pretty tough," Hill said.  "I was just so hungry, I missed everything that I wanted."

Registered Dietitian Lauren Widmer helps Greg replace meals with something similar,  but healthier.  The food is also  found onsite.

Instead of a  diet, Widmer hopes people can look at their weight loss journey differently to keep the pounds off for good.

"Think about is this going to be a lifestyle change. Can I stick with this the rest of my life," Widmer said. 

Accountability, discipline and portion control are huge when it comes to seeing progress. 

 Widmer says that a common problem is people will throw in the towel after eating a bad meal. She stresses to stay on track and look beyond the weight.
"Think about the I feel better, I am eating healthier, I'm exercising, making those habits."

All this will eventually impact the scale.

"40 pounds in 2 months," said Hill.  "It feels great! I hit my first goal last week."

Little successes on the scale help to keep motivating Greg to push on. 


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