Health-e-Weight for Women is for adult women of all ages who want to eat better and feel better and "clean up their act" on the way to losing weight. The first step is to look at the quality of food choices you are making, as these can affect your health and energy level before, and in addition to, affecting your weight.
If you are managing a chronic disease (diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol), this information is still good and applicable, however we do recommend that you see a dietitian individually who can modify these recommendations according to your clinical needs.
What are we offering?
We are offering practical translations of the latest recommendations for your food choices, for both preventing and managing chronic disease.
The why's and how's?
There are a lot of health-focused websites available, most of them with a singular focus on weight loss rather than improving food choices, and the why's and how's of doing so. Our information is maintained, by an outpatient clinical staff of Nutritionists at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, MA. In addition to the patients we see with acute and complicated medical issues, we have the opportunity to work with women who are trying to decrease their risk of chronic disease through improved eating habits and weight loss. We want to bring this expertise to a wider audience by offering some of the key messages and pieces of information here on our web site.
Where to start?
If you would like to dive in with an assessment, go to our Why I Eat Inventory. You could also try the Body Image assessment to learn more about how you see yourself, and how this affects your lifestyle. If you're ready to dive in with changes, print out the Change of Pace/Cue Elimination list.
Our web site is organized in four main categories, representing areas that affect food choices and healthy lifestyles. To see what is contained in each section, click on the title, on our left navigation, (Eating, Exercise, Emotions, Success Strategies) to get to its home page. There you will find a brief description of what is found within that section and helpful hints for using the information. Start by skimming the home page of each section to see what interests you most.
We invite you to submit questions to our FAQ page. This is updated regularly, with answers to questions selected as most likely to be of general interest.
Look at our tools section to find information with which to personalize a program, and in resources for a collection of websites we recommend for other related information.
This page was last modified on 10/20/2011