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mbwThis program is offered by Registered Dietitians/Registered Nurses and medically managed by Dr. Diane Zatelny, MD FCRP (C) at the Barrie Community Health Centre.

Many people will change their eating patterns or add more activity to lose weight, but tend to find that, over time, they may return to their starting weight. The My Best Weight Program has been developed to help individuals achieve and maintain their best weight using cognitive behavioural strategies, self-monitoring and dietary assessment.

Your best weight is the weight you achieve while living the healthiest lifestyle you can truly enjoy.”

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Who can be referred?
Adults (aged 18+) with a BMI of 30 or greater, or those with a BMI of 27-30 with comorbidities (i.e. hypertension or diabetes). We accept referrals from medical practitioners such as your family doctor.

What then?
A fter you have been referred by your family physician or nurse practitioner you will be contacted by our administrative staff.  Your first appointment is a
group information session where you will learn more about the program and why we now know obesity is a chronic disease.  If you would like to continue in the program, we will rebook you for a one-on-one appointment with either a Registered Nurse or Registered Dietitian.  In your appointments, you and your Nurse/Dietitian will focus on behaviours, thoughts and emotions around eating and activity. We will provide support to focus on your personal overeating triggers; spot the barriers and help create a pathway to success.  We will also talk about the option to use medication or surgery to support you in your weight-loss journey. If you are interested in these treatments, your Nurse/Dietitian will arrange an appointment with  Dr. Zatelny for additional care.

mbw2How often will I be seen?
We offer flexibility with follow-up appointments to match your lifestyle.  When starting the program, we will usually ask to see you every 2-4 weeks either in-person, via email, video or telephone.  Your program will last approximately 1 year
after which we will send you back to your doctor for continued care.  

What can I expect?
Research shows that a modest weight loss of 5 – 10% of your body weight can improve your health significantly. Our goal is to help you boost energy levels, increase confidence and improve your overall health by helping you meet the 5 - 10% weight loss goal.

Please note: there is no “prescribed” diet and we do not give out meal plans.

Current wait times:
Group Information Sessions: 3-4 months
Individual appointments: An additional 1-2 months

 

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Location:

Eagle Ridge Professional Complex

490 Huronia Road

Barrie, ON L4N 6M2

Rear building behind the Urgent Care Clinic

Check out this short video to learn more about obesity as a chronic disease:

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