Taking off weight and keeping it off
The Evans Nutrition Group
The Boston Medical Center's Evans Nutrition
Group helps people lose weight and maintain the
loss once the desired number of pounds has been
The program, which is staffed by dietitians,
nurses, and physicians specializing in weight
reduction, includes individualized diet regimens,
often in combination with appetite-suppressing
drugs; instruction and encouragement to increase
exercise within a safe, structured program; weekly
nutrition and behavior modification meetings;
regular medical monitoring; and the opportunity to
enroll in long-term maintenance programs.
The Evans Group tailors diets to clients'
lifestyles, health, and weight-loss goals. These
regimens, which are closely monitored by
specialists, range from supplemented fasts designed
for rapid weight loss to low-fat, high-fiber intake
for slower loss. Staff specialists may also offer
medically approved appetite- control drugs for use
in combination with other features of the program.
Clients are encouraged to undertake a safe
exercise plan and have the option of enrolling in a
program supervised by a BMC exercise specialist. In
addition to technical information on weight loss,
weekly nutritional meetings provide emotional
support. One-on-one counseling with experienced
psychologists or social workers is available upon
request. In collaboration with appropriate
specialists at BMC, Evans physicians closely
monitor conditions such as diabetes and heart
disease, which sometimes accompany obesity.
Finally, the Evans Group's fees are covered by
many insurance plans. For convenience to BU
employees, the Group sees clients both at 720
Harrison Ave. on the Medical Campus and at 930
Commonwealth Ave. on the Charles River Campus. The
telephone for both addresses is 638-5980.