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June 15, 2024
What is the Optifast Weight Loss Program and How Does It Work?

OPTIFAST® is a reduced caloric intake meal replacement system that can help with weight loss. At The Weight and Wellness Institute, we are proud to use OPTIFAST® in our weight loss programs. In fact, our practice is the only certified provider of OPTIFAST® in Rhode Island.  It’s more nutritionally balanced than over-the-counter alternatives and prescribed […]

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June 13, 2024
Eating to Lose Weight with a Meal Replacement Program

At first glance, a meal replacement program might not seem like the best way to lose weight. Perhaps it seems unappetizing or like a gimmick. However, meal replacement programs have actually been found to be highly effective in helping many individuals from all walks of life to lose weight. Here’s what you need to know […]

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April 23, 2024
How Exercise Evaluation Can Lead to Better Results

If you have ever tried to lose weight or improve your fitness before, you know that doing so doesn't just happen overnight or by accident. It takes dedication and careful planning. Part of the careful planning should include exercise evaluation. Having an exercise evaluation at the beginning of your weight loss journey and routinely throughout […]

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March 31, 2024
The Role of Professional Guidance

Anyone can show up at a gym, buy some exercise equipment, or just start exercising to a YouTube video at any point. While these actions are certainly steps in the right direction for someone who wants to lose weight, they may not be the best steps for a unique individual to take. Exercise and fitness […]

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March 30, 2024
Clinical Weight Management Programs: The Importance of Obtaining Optifast Through Your Physician

When it comes to weight loss programs and products, you have many choices. However, you want to choose an option that is not only effective but also medically safe and clinically proven to help you take and keep the weight off. Look no further than OPTIFAST®. OPTIFAST® is a comprehensive weight management program combining lifestyle […]

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March 29, 2024
The Importance of Regular Exercise Evaluation

A regular exercise evaluation, also known as a physical fitness assessment, can provide information about your physical fitness level and identify your weaknesses and strengths. It can also help ensure that you and your healthcare provider or weight loss coach work together to achieve your goals. Regular exercise evaluations are invaluable tools to help you […]

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March 14, 2024
The Power of Weight Management Groups

When it comes to losing weight, you can and should utilize many different tools to reach your goals. Exercise, dietary and lifestyle changes, medications, and counseling are a few of the more popular ones.    However, weight management groups are also a powerful, valuable tool to have in your toolbox if you are on a […]

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November 21, 2023
Common Dietary Challenges and How Counseling Can Help

Many Americans face dietary challenges in their everyday life. Such challenges can make healthy eating problematic in many ways. By working with an experienced nutritional counselor, you can learn more about creative options for eating and how to fuel your body best while respecting your dietary challenges. Common Dietary Challenges in America Lactose intolerance: A […]

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November 8, 2023
How Dietary Counseling Can Transform Your Weight Management Journey

Most people with a weight loss or management goal know that they must watch what they eat, exercise regularly, and receive psychological support in order to be successful. However, one piece of this puzzle that is often missing is dietary counseling. Informed dietary choices are critical to a successful weight management journey. Yet, many stumble […]

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August 31, 2023
How Weight Management Programs Improve Weight Loss

Do you struggle to lose weight? You’re not alone if so. According to a study in The BMJ, popular diets yield minimal long-term effects for most people.   Losing weight may be difficult for so many because a wide range of factors can influence a person’s weight, their ability to lose weight, and their ability […]

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August 30, 2023
Why Choose The Weight And Wellness Institute

Achieving and maintaining a healthy weight can be a challenge. Millions of Americans are overweight and struggle with weight loss. Being overweight can cause a variety of health problems from well known conditions like diabetes and heart disease to the lesser known connection of increased cancer risk.    Do you want to lose weight and […]

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August 17, 2023
Are Weight Management Programs Covered By Insurance?

Many insurance policies cover at least part of the cost of weight management programs. Whether you receive comprehensive coverage may depend on your policy and whether your body weight contributes to a serious medical condition like diabetes or high blood pressure. What Is a Weight Management Program? A weight management program is a medically supervised […]

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August 16, 2023
Benefits Of Joining A Weight Management Group

Are you thinking about joining a weight management group to lose weight? Perhaps you’ve been told that you need to lose weight for your own health and wellness. Maybe you want your clothes to fit better or to feel more confident in a swimsuit. Whatever the reason, you may be more likely to reach your […]

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July 22, 2023
What Does a Standard Exercise Evaluation Include?

Physical exercise is an essential component of weight loss and maintaining your physical health. However, many people fail to perform a proper exercise regiment. While all physical activity can help burn categories, improper exercise can lead to a lack of muscle development in key areas of your bodies. Even worse, doing more than what your […]

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July 21, 2023
How Much Does Optifast Cost?

For those who are interested in losing weight, one of the best solutions to incorporate into your life, along with regular exercise, is Optifast. Optifast is a medically-supervised meal replacement program developed in conjunction with Duke Health. Each meal provides 800 to 1,000 calories along with the recommended nutrients needed to help you steadily but […]

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May 10, 2023
Why is Weight Management Important?

Weight management can improve your overall health and your outlook on life. When you decide to take control of your health, you may not know where to start. The media presents conflicting information about food, diet, and exercise. Following the latest fads may be ineffective and dangerous to your health. Over-the-counter supplements and diet aids […]

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May 9, 2023
Where to Buy Optifast in Rhode Island

The Weight and Wellness Institute is Rhode Island's exclusive distributor of Optifast meal replacement products. Optifast is a medically-supervised weight loss product that provides very low-calorie meal replacement. The product line includes shakes, soups, and bars that meet nutritional requirements while helping you quickly lose weight. On average, patients lose about 70 pounds in 26 […]

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March 31, 2023
Is Optifast A Good Way To Lose Weight?

When patients need a jump start on their weight loss journey, the OPTIFAST® meal replacement system can be an essential tool. Using OPTIFAST®, patients may lose as much as 3 pounds a week for women and 5 pounds a week for men. On average, patients lose over 50 pounds during the OPTIFAST® program. Many patients […]

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March 30, 2023
What To Expect During Dietary Counseling

Dietary counseling is a crucial part of a successful weight loss process. A nutritionist can help you understand how different foods affect your body and make an eating plan that is healthy and results in weight loss. During your first appointment, you can expect your nutritionist to explore your reasons for losing weight and your […]

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March 29, 2023
How Long Does It Take To See Results From OPTIFAST?

The Weight and Wellness Institute uses OPTIFAST® in its weight loss programs. We are the only certified provider of OPTIFAST® in Rhode Island. OPTIFAST® is a meal replacement system that can help with weight loss. It is more nutritionally balanced than over-the-counter alternatives and prescribed under medical supervision.  Weight loss varies based on doing the […]

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January 16, 2023
Can You Eat Food on the Optifast Program?

Losing weight, getting healthy, and feeling your very best is often at the top of the list for many people - though the follow-through is often tough. Under the careful supervision of experienced medical staff, the Optifast program offers the ability to finally get the weight off and transform your health. And it has been […]

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January 13, 2023
What is Optifast and How Does it Work?

Losing weight and boosting your overall health and wellness is tough - especially when you don’t know where to turn. There are so many fad diets that get promoted, as well as influencers on social media who claim to have the secret to weight loss all figured out.  Sometimes, you just need to turn to […]

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November 15, 2022
How a Psychologist Can Help You Lose Weight

Weight is something many people struggle with. You try dieting and exercise but nothing seems to work, at least not for the long term. The problem with diets is that they often produce short term results. As soon as you go back to eating the way you did before the diet, the weight comes back […]

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November 9, 2022
How Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Can Help You Lose Weight

Have you been trying to lose weight without success? Losing weight is one of the most difficult things to do, but it is one of the most beneficial to your health and well-being. When other strategies have failed, it may be time to try psychology. The reason many people are overweight is because of a […]

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