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Weight Management

Are you among the millions of Americans struggling with weight? If so, the MUSC Health Weight Management Center can help. In fact, we’ve been helping people in the Charleston area to manage their weight since 1974.

Extra weight is not a character flaw. It's a complex problem that can impair your health and quality of life. Our MUSC Health Weight Management Center specialists understand weight loss's complexity. A team of psychologists, physicians, dietitians, and exercise physiologists work together, using their diverse knowledge to help you reduce excess weight. MUSC is an academic medical center, so patients benefit from the most current and safe weight management programs, medicines, and advances through research.

We offer a full range of programs to serve the different needs of different people. However, all of our work with patients strongly emphasizes helping them make the long-term lifestyle changes that are so important for success in the long run. We think of these changes as the ABCD’S of lifestyle change:

Activity Changes

Exercise is crucial to the long-term success of a weight loss program. The center helps you plan and maintain an exercise program.

Behavioral Changes

The center helps you examine problematic eating behaviors and find ways to change them.

Cognitive (Thinking) Changes

The center helps you change the thought patterns leading to overeating or sabotaging your progress.

Dietary Changes

Successful long-term weight loss should be based on a healthy diet. A registered dietitian helps you form an eating plan you can live with.

Support Systems

The process of losing weight and growing accustomed to new ways of dealing with food can be difficult. The center provides you the support you need through group and individual sessions.