3.6.2021          "Choose Your Hard"       Dr. Rachel Burnett, Ph.D.             


With weight management, we can choose not to change our lifestyle, leaving us with the “hard” of poor health, pain, not feeling good, doctor’s visits, etc. Or we can choose the “hard” of planning meals, moving our bodies regularly, turning down temptations, etc. Either choice involves work, a degree of discomfort, and doing some things we don’t want to do. Please join Dr. Burnett to discuss this basic fact of weight management and how to apply it to your own situation. 



3.13.2021          Preparing Vegetarian Meals       Lauren Trocchio, RD   


Whether you are a long-time vegetarian or newly looking to include more plant-based meals in your diet, understanding how to combine vegetarian sources of food to meet your nutrition goals can be daunting. Join our dietitian Lauren for an interactive discussion and demo on vegetarian foods and meal ideas. Additionally, she'll walk you through preparing one vegetarian and one vegan meal with a focus on adequate protein. 


3.20.2021         "Spring" into Exercise       Rachel Trope, MS, CEP

Get ready to move during this special Saturday workout session with Rachel T. to honor the first day of Spring. All you need is a sturdy chair, weights (water bottles or soup cans work perfectly), and a smile. This exercise session will alternate between cardio and strength training, and can be modified to work perfectly for YOUR body. If you have specific questions or concerns, contact Rachel. T at



2.27.2021         Finding the Middle Ground with Weight Management       Rachel Burnett, Ph.D.

​It’s very common for people trying to manage their weight to discover they’ve been doing a lot of black-and-white thinking. They’re either being “good” because they’re eating healthfully, or are “bad” because they had a slip up. Foods fall into “good” and “bad” categories. Or they are either completely committed to their plan or completely off of it.  This kind of thinking often leads to self-recrimination and can get in the way of a more balanced, sustainable approach to long-term weight management. In this group Dr. Burnett will discuss how this pattern happens and ideas for finding more middle ground. 


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