Help Reaching Your Weight Loss Goals
Reaching a healthy weight is one of the most rewarding things you can do for yourself. It takes commitment and dedication, and support from partners like MVP can help you achieve your goals.
Read on to learn how MVP can help.
Virtual Nutrition Counseling, Customized for Your Lifestyle
Virtual Nutrition Counseling helps you find your path to a healthy diet.
When you use our virtual nutrition counseling program, you’ll be paired with a certified nutritionist who helps you find ways to shop, eat, and live healthier within your current lifestyle. And, since it’s delivered through MVP’s telemedicine platform, Nutrition Counseling is available on any internet-connected device.
Five Keys to Healthy Weight Loss
The key to weight loss is eating the right mix of quality proteins, healthy fats, and nutritious carbohydrates. Figuring out the right balance can be tricky, but MVP has tools to help. Start with MyPlate (below) or talk to a certified nutritionist for a personalized assessment. Once you’ve found your balance, find solutions to other common challenges with our healthy eating resources (below).
- What Is MyPlate?
- Start Simple with MyPlate
- Portions vs. Servings: Do You Know the Difference?
- Eating Better on a Budget
- Healthy Eating Made Easy
- Healthy Foods: Your Guide to the Best Basic Foods
- Getting Support When Changing Your Eating Habits
- Cutting Unhealthy Fats from Your Diet
- Eating Less Sodium
- Making Healthy Choices When You Eat Out
- Making Healthy Choices When You Shop
- Overcoming Barriers to Change
- Recognizing Your Hunger Signals
- Back to Basics for Healthy Weight Loss
Physical activity, when paired with good nutrition, helps you lose weight faster. If you’re new to exercise, start with the helpful resources below or find a class on MVP’s Living Well Calendar of events. And while it’s never too late to start exercising, start gently and slowly to avoid injuries.
- Fitness: Getting and Staying Active
- Fitness: Adding More Activity to Your Life
- Fitness: Making It a Habit
- Exercise and Physical Activity Ideas
- Calories Burned During Physical Activity
- MVP’s Living Well Calendar of Fitness Programs
Drinking water can help you feel fuller. This is called satiety, and it helps you eat less and prevents cravings. Water also makes your body feel good, and that helps you stay motivated to make healthy choices. To learn how to put water to work toward your weight loss goals, check out the resources below.
Good sleep may be the most enjoyable way to boost your weight loss. Getting enough sleep reduces appetite, curbs cravings, and makes it easier to make healthy choices. It also helps your muscles rest and rebuild after strength training, which helps you burn calories. Get help forming good sleep habits with these resources.
Good stress management habits keep your weight loss plans on track. By keeping stress levels low, it’s easier to fight cravings and stay focused on making healthy choices. Check out the resources below or find great stress reduction programs on MVP’s Living Well Calendar.
- Stress Management
- Ways To Reduce Stress
- Stress Management: Managing Your Time
- Lifestyle and Managing Stress
Weight loss medications, when combined with diet and exercise, are right for some people. Because they may have serious side effects, it’s important to evaluate the risks and benefits of using them. Talk to your doctor to find out if weight loss medication is right for you.
If you and your doctor decide that weight loss medication is right for you, it may be covered by your plan. Review your plan’s formulary to find out. When reviewing the formulary, look for any of the following names of medications: benzphetamine, diethylpropion, phendimetrazine, phentermine, Qsymia, Contrave, Saxenda, and Xenical. For questions regarding your MVP prescription drug coverage, call the MVP Customer Care Center at the phone number on the back of your Member ID card.