MV Nutrition offers a variety of programs using Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) to treat nutrition health-related issues such as weight management, cardiovascular disease, digestive disorders, diabetes, and HIV/AIDS. We provide our patients with meal plans, exercise plans, and lifestyle changes using cognitive therapy and motivational interviewing. The programs consist of an initial nutritional assessment, anthropometric measurements, resting metabolic rate measurements, body fat percent measurements, nutrient analyses, educational materials, personalized meal plans, exercise plans, and continuous support through follow up visits. The program has been proven to promote positive changes in one's eating habits while achieving one’s nutritional goals in a healthy and realistic manner.
The adult weight loss program at MV Nutrition has been proven to promote positive changes in people's eating habits while achieving their weight loss goals in a healthy and realistic manner. People who have completed the MV Nutrition program using the Eating Free program have successfully achieved the following results through lifestyle modifications.
The average decrease in Cholesterol is 44.2 mg/dL (± 35.0).
The average increase in High-Density Lipoproteins (HDL) is 3.5 mg/dL (± 9.3).
The average decrease in Low-Density Lipoproteins (LDL) is 40.0 mg/dL (± 24.6).
Weight Maintenance after Weight Loss
MV Nutrition surveyed 70 past weight loss participants. After one year of losing weight,
- 84% of the people surveyed have maintained their weight loss.
- Out of the 84%, 45% fluctuate between zero to ten pounds weight gain. These people explain fluctuation as a result of holidays, stress at work and vacations but these people emphasize that they know how to get back on track.
7% of the people surveyed gained 10 to 15 pounds back after weight loss. And 4 out of the 70 people surveyed gained all the weight back. Three out of the 4 did not complete the program.
Behaviors that people who have kept the weight off do after losing the weight.
- Most eat breakfast.
- Most do not skip meals.
- Most continue to combine food groups when eating.
- Most continue to eat low-fat food choices most of the days of the week.
- 60% still keep a food record.
- Most get a good night's sleep most days of the week.
- Most dine out less than 5 meals per week.