Wish you had a weight management expert to give you ongoing advice? Absolutely.
Would you like this expert guidance even if you don't live in Charleston or South Carolina? That would be great!
The MUSC Health Weight Management Center is now offering a one-of-a-kind service that utilizes the latest technology to help you lose and manage your weight. This program is open to anyone, regardless of where you live, and no matter whether you’re in one of our programs or any other weight loss program. Using wireless bathroom scales, wearable activity sensors, and online/app-based behavior tracking, we closely monitor your weight, activity/exercise, and dietary intake. Registered dietitians, exercise physiologists, and psychology staff then send you weekly personalized and "immersive" video-recorded feedback and recommendations.
You don’t have to do this on your own. Let our experts guide you along the way!
You can now use pre-tax money from your flexible spending account, medical spending account, or health savings account to pay for this program
Want to see what the personalized and immersive feedback actually looks like? Below is an actual weekly monitoring and feedback video sent by Dr. Josh Brown (WMC Psychologist) to one of our program participants.
Fitbit Aria Smart Wi-Fi Scale (requires home Wi-Fi)*
Fitbit Zip Activity Tracker
Access to a comprehensive set of online/app-based tracking tools (e.g., weight tracking, dietary tracking, activity tracking, etc.), any and all of which we will monitor. Data from your Fitbit scale/devices get synced automatically.
6 months of home weight monitoring and regular feedback by WMC registered dietitians, exercise physiologists, and psychology staff (renewable after 6 months). We will be able to see your weight every time you step on your bathroom scale, and we will also monitor your activity and dietary intake through our exclusive online tracking system, providing you with regular personalized and video-recorded feedback and recommendations. We will send you weekly video-recorded feedback for the first 3 months, followed by feedback every other week for the next 3 months. Read: ACCOUNTABILITY!
If you already have one or both devices...
$405 if you already have a Fitbit Zip (or other Fitbit activity tracker)
$375 if you already have a Fitbit Aria scale
$330 if you already have both a Fitbit Aria scale and a Fitbit Zip (or other Fitbit activity tracker)
* Important Notes:
Regrettably, the Fitbit Aria scale has a weight limit of 350 lbs*
Fitbit generally recommends that persons with implanted electrical devices (e.g., pacemaker, stimulator, etc.) not use their Aria scale due to possible electrical interference with implanted electrical devices.