Mercy Weight Loss
Mercy Weight Loss is a realistic, no-nonsense approach to weight loss and improved health. This 12-week program provides updated and current information, reputable websites and resources in a relaxed atmosphere where you can learn, share, or just listen.
Benefits of a Healthy Lifestyle
Identifying and learning new behaviors is a first step to a healthy lifestyle. Gradual changes over time can help your life become more fulfilling as you develop new habits with a positive attitude, increased physical activity, and improved nutrition. These small changes over time lead to big benefits:
||Decreased risk of chronic disease
||Tools for stress management
||Improved relationship with food
- 12-weekly interactive group sessions led by registered dietitians and an exercise specialist
- Hy-Vee Tour
- Healthy Living for Life - a monthly support group after the initial 12 weeks ($60 for 6 months)
- Email access to registered dietitian
Learn new behaviors through:
Goal Setting - Achievable, realistic, and timely to ensure your success.
Behavior Modification - Identify habits that keep you from meeting your goals.
Good Nutrition - To prevent, control, or minimize risks of chronic disease such as hypertension, cancers, heart disease, and diabetes.
Physical Activity - Current and practical information to help improve health and muscle tone.
Other topics discussed include:
- Weight and Health Goals
- Behavior Triggers
- Meal Planning
- Portion Control
- Nutrient Dense Foods
- Eating Out
- Physical Activity
- Much more!
Terri Clark, Registered & Licensed Dietitian
Ever since I was young, I have had an interest in food. An elementary school project collecting pictures of what I liked had food pasted all over it. I cooked family meals as a teenager and frequented "Health Food" stores. This interest led me to the Food and Nutrition program at Georgia State University for a BS in Nutrition and Dietetics. I completed my studies with an internship at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics.
I’ve been practicing Nutrition and Dietetics since 1993. My passion is to encourage the discovery of ways to be healthier – nutritionally, physically and mentally – in all aspects of our lives. Mercy Weight Loss was started because we felt there was a need in the community. Mercy Medical Center has given me the resources and time to start this program. I like to emphasize that it's not a diet program, but rather ahealthier way of living.
Kerry Doyle-Gundlach, Registered & Licensed Dietitian
For the first 10 years of my career, I was a museum and environmental educator. I received my bachelor’s degree in Natural Resources from a small town in Northern California, nestled between the redwoods and the ocean. There wasn’t much to do for night life, so my friends and I would gather for potlucks. Potlucks in this northern California town revolved around whole and local foods — dark leafy green vegetables, quinoa, locally raised meat and lots of garlic! I fell in love with whole food and the conversations surrounding it.
In 2008, I received my master’s in Human Nutrition from Colorado State University and completed my dietetic internship at the University of Michigan. My goal is help people feel the benefits and joy of healthful eating.
Check our Nutrition & Weight Loss Classes & Events page for upcoming classes.
Please contact Terri at 319-221-8610 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information or to register.