We offer advanced training in nutrition and its impact on health. At Fairview, you can meet with a registered dietician to learn behavioral and lifestyle strategies that help you attain your weight loss or weight management goals. We have experts who create nutritional plans that take into consideration dietary needs such as low fat/low cholesterol, high fiber, low sodium and diabetes. We also teach you how to read food labels and how to make good decisions about eating out. Ask your primary care doctor for a referral to meet with a dietitian to address your health goals and needs.
CAN DO Healthy Lifestyle Program
CAN DO goes beyond diet and exercise. Offered by Fairview Physician Associates (FPA), we focus on the what and how of lifestyle change. CAN DO health coaches work with you to help you regain your health by changing your activity, appetite and attitude to make lasting positive improvement in your health. Start with a free overview. Then, schedule a private assessment, followed by consults in person, by e-mail or by phone to fit your schedule. CAN DO is very affordable at $315 for a six-month program. Call 952-914-1800 or visit our site to register.
CAN DO Phase II
If you are a graduate of CAN DO, Weight Watchers or Create Your Weight and are at or near the healthy body weight you want to maintain--build on your success. Continue to retrain your palate around healthy foods. Match your values to activity and movement. Move your healthy lifestyle to the next level. Affordable face-to-face and electronic sessions will be offered to explore new ways to enjoy healthy meals and activities. Additionally, these sessions will focus on building motivation and energy while avoiding boredom and deprivation.
Sample topics include:
- Expand your palate
- Connect your values to activity
- Use new thinking and vocabulary to change behavior
Call FPA, 952-914-1800 for registration and session information, or visit our site.
Create Your Weight: Adult Weight Management Program
This 10-week course addresses nutrition, physical activity and behavior modification in weight loss or management. Unlike most weight loss and management programs, “Create Your Weight” provides participants with the knowledge and tools they need to successfully meet goals by simply making better choices. This course, developed and led by registered dietitians, includes information on these key topics:
- Guidelines for weight management
- Carbohydrate, protein and fiber
- Fat, cholesterol and triglycerides
- Role of exercise
- Behavior modification
- Vitamins, minerals and water
- Food shopping and label reading
- Dining out and recipe modification
- Fad diets
This program is held throughout the year. For a schedule or to learn more, call 612-672-7272.
Being overweight is the leading risk factor for developing many health-related problems such as diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, stroke and cancer. Losing weight and keeping it off requires a balanced lifestyle. Lifestyle change is key to success in maintaining healthy weight and activity level. The Lifestyle Medicine & Weight Management program at Fairview Lakes Clinic focuses on using lifestyle changes to maintain a healthy weight.
As part of its new Lifestyle Medicine program, Fairview presents a lecture series to promote healthy living. Each month a different speaker presents a topic related to self-care and health promotion. These lectures are open to all Fairview patients and the general public. See a schedule of upcoming Lifestyle Medicine Classes
Learn more about the clinical trial opportunities available through the Weight Loss Clinic at University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview.