UChicago Medicine offers a healthy solution to your weight problems with a full menu of weight management and nutrition programs to help adults and children lead healthier, more fulfilling lives.
Depending on your individual needs, you can choose from one of the following programs:
Classes & Programs
Medically supervised weight loss program for those awaiting "Bariatric Surgery".
Second Monday of every month, from 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Call to register.
Price: $200 for six-session course.
UChicago Medicine at Ingalls- Flossmoor
19550 Governors Highway
Flossmoor, IL 60422
While it is serious disease, making life adjustments to manage diabetes can be simplified with adequate information. Studies show that by managing blood sugar levels through diet, exercise and medication, you can lower your risk of diabetes related problems.
If you have diabetes, let us help you lead a healthy life. Through our program, you’ll learn to:
- Plan enjoyable meals and snacks
- Monitor blood sugar
- Administer insulin using the latest techniques
- Manage your medication
- Sensibly add activity to your routine
- Manage stress
- Counsel women with diabetes before they conceive
- Help pregnant women manage gestational diabetes
For more information, call 708-915-7533.
Our program focuses on the steps a patient needs to take to become an active participant in re-establishing and maintaining their nutritional health.
Our team of registered nurses, dietitians, therapists, social workers and home health aides work together to provide an individualized nutritional and exercise plan that includes:
- Monitoring caloric intake and ensuring enough of the right calories are consumed on a daily basis
- Providing nutritional screenings and education about following a balanced eating plan
- Providing instructions related to medications, nutrition and exercise
- Facilitating follow-up with doctor visits
- Ensuring professional support to patients and caregivers
- Therapy and counseling services
If you suspect a loved one may be suffering from malnutrition –especially following surgery, hospitalization or illness –the Restorative Eating Program can help restore proper nutrition and good health to the people you care about.
For more information about the Home Care Restorative Eating Program, call 708-331-0226.
1-on-1 nutrition counseling with a registered dietitian is ideal for anyone seeking to adopt a healthier lifestyle through proper nutrition and successful weight management.
Individual 1-hour consultations include the creation of a customized nutrition plan, education about making healthy food choices, the importance of physical activity and more.
Nutrition counseling is also recommended for individuals who require medical nutrition therapy for a variety of health-related conditions, including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, congestive heart failure, diabetes and for nutritional concerns related to children and the pediatric population.
A physician referral is required for individuals seeking medical nutrition therapy.
Nutrition counseling is also available for athletes looking to maximize their sports performance and for individuals who follow vegetarian or other specialized diets.
Nutrition counseling is offered at UChicago Medicine at Ingalls-Flossmoor.
Individual 1-hour session and packages are available.
For more information, call 708-915-8850.
Do you need a speaker for your event or organization? A UChicago Medicine registered dietitian can present an interactive, informative session on a variety of food and nutrition topics personalized for your group or organization.
For more information about Nutrition to Go, call 708-915-8850.
This 12-week weight loss program is designed for adults who want to lose weight, improve their overall health and increase physical activity.
Through weekly group classes led by a registered dietitian, participants learn the basics of nutrition, the importance of regular physical activity and the behavioral changes necessary to achieve and maintain a healthy weight.
Additional instruction includes tips on managing stress, a complimentary cooking class, grocery store tour and invaluable education from a personal trainer who discusses the importance of aerobic exercise and weight training.
On average, Healthy Lifestyles participants lose 12 pounds during the 12-week session, and more than 25 percent report increases in their quality of life, including more energy, enhanced self-esteem and improved mood.
Classes meet weekly for two hours at UChicago Medicine at Ingalls-Flossmoor.
For more information, or to register, call 708-915-8850.