Weight Wise

 

What is Weight Wise?

 

A Healthy Weight for a Healthy Life!

 

Weight Wise has been put together by Alberta Health Services to help those seeking to achieve healthy weights for healthy lives. Classes are open to adults interested in learning effective and safe strategies to manage a healthy weight.

 

Each class is 2.5 hours and takes place in a group environment. All classes are free, but registration is required.

 

 

 

Classes are held at:

Public Health Center

in Wetaskiwin
 

 

 

How do I register?

 

You may call the Central Booking Line (1-877-314-6997) directly.  

 

 

Weight Wise Class Topics:

 

Getting Started: Planning for Success

  

  • Learn about obesity - causes and treatment options
    including bariatric surgery

  • Learn ways to record what you eat, how active you are,
    and how you feel emotionally

 

Lifestyle Change: A Tool Kit for Success

 

  • Learn how to make healthy lifestyle changes

  • Learn several strategies such as prioritizing, journalingand goal setting

 

Managing Hunger and Appetite

 

  • Explore the differences between hunger and appetite, and practical techniques to manage triggers and social pressure

 

Nutrition:

The Top Five Tips for Controlling Calories

 

  • Learn about the top 5 ways to lower calories and practicethese strategies in class

 

Nutrition: The Truth About What Works

In Weight Management

 

  • Evaluate what you are eating and learn strategies thatcan help lower calories

 

Minding Stress: Effectively Reduce & Manage

the Stress in Your Life (2 Sessions)
 

  • Learn effective stress management and mindful eating techniques

  • Discover the hidden costs of stress; explore what causes
    stress and what to do about it

 

Nutrition: I Know I Should Eat Healthy

But How?

 

  • Explore how meal patterns, food choices, and portion
    sizes affect calories

  • Leave with tips on how to put your own healthy eating
    into practice

 

Nutrition: Eating Away From Home

and on Special Occasions

 

  • Learn how buffets, parties, vacations, and holiday eating can affect calorie intake

 

Moving Matters: 

Including Physical Activity in Your Day

 

  • Explore benefits, barriers, and tips to becoming more active

  • Set your own personal activity goals

 

 

 

**Please note that all classes beginning with "Nutrition" are instructed by a registered dietitian**
 

 

When are classes offered?

 

Dates and times vary depending on the time of year.
You may call the Central Booking Line directly. 

 

 

Do I need to attend all of the classes offered?

 

No, you may choose to go to as many sessions as you like. The more you attend thought, the more you will take away from the workshop. Please note that those who are attending classes as a requirement for bariatric surgery must attend all sessions offered.

 

Take the next step towards better healthy and contact us or register today!

 

 

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Testimonials

 

Participants of Weight Wise reported that they felt their health had improved after atending, they were better able to understand stressors and how to manage them, the role of calories in their diet and how to reduce them, they were better able to 
plan and prepare healthy meals, 83 % felt they would be able to maintain the changes they'd made to their diet.

Some of the comments shared are:

 

  • “We had a great group with great feedback and the instructors were top knotch.”

  • “The information on the various foods, sharing and the opportunity for discussion”

  • “All the “positive” reinforcement”

  • “Encouragement from staff”

  • “Thank you for all your great ideas/project time”

  • “Very satisfied with the information given by the staff. Staff are very patient and friendly.”

  • “Very pleased with this class and hope classes like this will continue to be offered free of charge”

  • “Information provided very useful and useable..”

  • “Will certainly recommend to others. Very informative”

  • “good presentation of the facts – clear, pleasant, non-judgemental"

  • “knowledge is power (plus discipline). This workshop gave me the power” 

  • “teaching me the right ways to eat”

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