Real Appeal is a new online weight loss program, as part of our UHC benefit plan. Real Appeal is a simple, step-by-step program designed to introduce small changes over time that lead to healthier habits and long lasting weight loss results. The program is offered at no cost to all eligible General Agencies of the United Methodist Church. All eligible employees and spouses with our UnitedHealthcare insurance and a body mass index (BMI) of 23 or higher can join at no additional cost.
Below are some quick tips from Real Appeal you can start using today:
- “Eat the rainbow” – Foods with bright, vivid colors traditionally have an abundance of nutrients, particularly vitamins and minerals (i.e. broccoli, blueberries, strawberries, peppers, etc.).
- Focus on your food – Try to enjoy your food by focusing on your meal rather than multi-tasking (watching TV or reading).
- Eat at least three meals a day – It is important to eat at least three square meals a day. Skipping meals causes you to feel deprived and overeat later in the day.
- Portion your plate – When you’re eating, imagine your plate having three primary areas – fill half of your plate with fruits and vegetables, a fourth of your plate with grains and the remaining fourth with protein.
Real Appeal offers personalized weight loss coaching, a free Success Kit complete with nutrition guides, fitness guides, workout DVDs, healthy cooking tools, plus an online experience for anytime, anywhere access and support.
Enroll in Real Appeal today!