Do I need a doctor’s referral to come to the Nutrition Programs office?
Many patients are referred to us by their primary care physician, while others approach us directly and are guided into a program by our registered dietician. It’s up to you—talk to your doctor, or give us a call directly.
What kind of support is available?
Support includes behavioral changes, education, individual and group support and medical guidance. There are additional offerings of yoga and cooking demonstrations.
I have diabetes. How will you work with me?
If you have diabetes, rest assured—we work hand-in-hand with Diabetes Healthcare of New Hampshire to integrate any weight-loss or nutritional program with your diabetes management.
I’ve tried everything. How is Weight Sense different from other weight-loss programs out there?
Weight Sense is unique in that it offers medical supervision to patients as needed. Where other programs require you to count “points,” our program is specifically tailored to you. Our meal replacements and nutritional supplements are just a piece of a larger puzzle that includes personal guidance, lifestyle classes, and medical supervision to help you reach and maintain a healthy weight to live a fuller, more productive life.
How is Weight Sense different from FirstLine Therapy®?
Weight Sense is typically for patients who need to lose a lot of weight quickly. The program offers varying levels of medical supervision based on patient needs. FirstLine Therapy® involves nutritional supplements and can help patients manage chronic illnesses associated with both aging and obesity. The program helps patients create lasting change to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Patients often move between the two programs based on their health, individual needs, and weight loss progress.
What is “BMI”?
Body Mass Index (BMI) is a number calculated from your weight and height to measure average body fatness. BMI serves as a guide to overall health and should be considered a helpful guide to healthfulness. It is one screening tool used to identify weight categories that may lead to health problems. Check your BMI.
What is “BIA”?
Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) is another tool used in assessing body composition. It is a simple, painless, and very accurate way to measure your body fat in relation to your lean body mass. BIA is an integral part of a health and nutrition assessment that is used in conjunction with the nutrition programs at Derry Medical Center.
Healthy Living begins with good nutritional habits.