The 7 R’s of Operating a Successful Weight Management Program

We recently shared with you the Robard Blog article “9 Insider Secrets to Running an Effective and Profitable Weight Management Center,” inspired by Robard’s Business Development and Territory Sales Manager teams, who help our customers successfully operate their weight management businesses every day.

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New Year's Planning & Evaluation for Health Care Providers: Setting Yourself Up for Success (Free S.W.O.T. Analysis Template)

The New Year is always a time filled with new opportunities for health care providers, specifically for those who offer medical weight management. Patients are getting messages and reminders from all directions about losing weight, and New Year’s resolutions give dieters renewed hope and motivation to start off 2019 on the right foot. This is the moment for providers to capitalize on recruitment and re-engagement efforts — so don’t miss out! If you haven’t started your 2018 evaluation and 2019 planning, now is the time.

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Maintaining Weight Loss in the Summer Months: Free Staff Training Kit


When it comes to seasonal weight gain, the causes of winter weight gain for most people are obvious. Then, after the winter months, New Year’s Resolutions and the prospect of getting “beach ready” kick people back into gear with their weight loss goals and diets. Unfortunately, once the summer season is upon us, new challenges present themselves that many don’t think much about.

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The Other Obesity-Related Disorder Physicians Should Be Talking About – And It’s Not Diabetes… (Free White Paper)


Overweight and obesity have long been associated with over 30 different chronic comorbid conditions. But some of these conditions are more readily talked about with providers than others. The impact of weight on Type 2 Diabetes, Heart Disease, and Hypertension is pretty clear to both patients and physicians alike. 

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Can’t Losing Weight Be Fun?


OK, we get it already! Being overweight has all these health risks… and two-thirds of people are overweight… and being overweight can complicate chronic conditions… and you have to lose weight NOW! Stop eating your favorite foods. Eat less. Workout, workout, workout…

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How Social Support Aids Weight Loss


Physicians are making great strides in learning how to effectively treat obesity despite the innumerable challenges that stand in the way of patients’ success. Overweight and obese patients sometime must face their own internalized stigma — but what happens when they leave their provider’s office? If a patient doesn’t have social support, their success can be derailed — and not just at the beginning stages of weight loss, but also when it comes to long-term maintenance.

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Is Fast Food Making Your Patients Overweight?


These days, everything needs to be fast. We need fast internet, fast traffic, fast DMV lines. Fast is almost always better, right? The keyword is almost. Fast seems great on a surface level but when it comes to fast food, the tradeoff is fast weight gain.

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Study Links Obesity to 40 Percent Higher Chance of Developing Atrial Fibrillation


According to the World Heart Federation, 21 percent of chronic heart disease cases are attributable to a BMI above 21. And with nearly 70 percent of U.S. adults overweight or obese, we are looking at the potential for heart disease rates to skyrocket in the coming years if we don’t collectively do something about the obesity epidemic.

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Fat Acceptance: Can you be Content and Happy in your Own Skin?


I’ve struggled with weight all of my adult life. At times, I was sickly thin. Other times, I was bloated and uncomfortable in my own skin. Both experiences have given me a perspective on what it’s like to be overweight and underweight.

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Study: Providers Cite Lack of Knowledge as a Major Barrier to Treating Patients with Obesity


By now, the need to prioritize obesity treatment in health care is widely accepted. Not a single state met the 2010 Healthy People goal of a 15% obesity rate. Instead, obesity rates have steadily climbed, with over one-third of American adults being obese, and with the United States ranking as one of the most obese countries in the world. And with obesity rates rising, so do the rates of comorbid conditions, such as diabetes, hypertension and heart disease.

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