Healthy Lifestyles Program
What is Healthy Lifestyles?
The Healthy Lifestyles program provides pre and post bariatric surgery patients with affordable and comprehensive psychological, nutritional, and fitness coaching. We will assist you in your preparation for surgery as well as empower you to change the way you think, feel, and make decisions about food and exercise. We will work with you to create a healthful diet and fitness regimen that is specifically tailored for you and your needs. We will work together with your physician to maximize your success.
Who staffs the healthy Lifestyles Program?
The Healthy Lifestyles program is a partnership between The Center for Emotional Health of Greater Philadelphia, LLC, To Better Health, LLC, and Athletic Fitness Concepts, LLC, to provide you with a team of experts, including clinical psychologists, a registered dietitian, and certified personal trainers, specialized in weight loss, to assist you pre and post surgically in establishing and maintaining a new, healthy lifestyle.
Our team includes clinical psychologists who provide pre and post-operative psychological evaluation/consultation. Our psychological professionals offer coaching/counseling to assist in achieving and maintaining lifestyle changes through cognitive behavioral strategies, utilizing practical strategies to help you maintain your motivation and move toward a new you. Our licensed, registered dietitian, Kelly Burgess, MBA, RD, LDN, will provide pre and post-operative nutrition counseling and education classes to help you build a better diet. And, a certified personal trainer from Athletic Fitness Concepts will work with you to create a fitness plan that works for you and fits your everyday life. Invited guest lecturers from multiple healthcare disciplines provide education and insight through our ongoing support program, the Interdisciplinary Weight Loss Consortium.