weight loss

'Lose It' Program is Falling Short of Goal

by scrosby on July 5, 2010

by Stephanie Crosby

In March, Louisville officials announced a weight loss program for citizens. But with about two months left in the program, it’s falling well short of its goal.

Mayor Jerry Abramson and health department director Dr. Adewale Troutman kicked off the Lose It Louisville program in March. Troutman says the program works better if a lot of people take part.

“We’re not looking for dramatic weight reduction in any one person, but as a community, the calculations are that we are targeting 100-thousand pounds by Labor Day,” says Troutman, “which breaks down to ten-thousand people, ten pounds per person.”

But so far, only one-thousand people have signed up for the program.

Troutman pledged to lose 35 pounds for the campaign. He says so far he’s lost eight pounds.

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Lose It Louisville Program Encourages Weight Loss

by scrosby March 22, 2010

by Stephanie Crosby The Mayor’s Healthy Hometown program has a new initiative called Lose It Louisville. Mayor Jerry Abramson kicked off the Lose It Louisville campaign, and says the goal is for a number of people in the community to go on a diet together and lose a collective 100-thousand pounds by the Labor Day […]

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Using Cognitive Therapy in Weight Loss

by Laura Ellis October 7, 2009

Weight-management is an on-going struggle for many and the key to effective weight loss isn’t always as simple as eating better and exercising more. Sometimes it takes a concerted effort to change the way we think in order to change the way we behave with regard to healthy habits. Cognitive therapy has shown success in overcoming hurdles to weight loss by addressing the distorted thinking that feeds an inability to make good choices. Listen to the Show

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