Continuing healthy habits is a life-long challenge. During your stay, we’ll help you prepare the mind as well as the body.
Getting healthy is about more than just healing the body. At The Rice Diet Program, we work to empower you with knowledge and confidence. We provide information, instruction and experiences designed to help you focus on taking care of yourself. (See class schedules below).
Daily interactive educational groups teach skills designed to help participants make the changes they desire and need. Lectures covering topics in health, disease, nutrition, stress management and exercise are offered. Dr.'s Rosati and Neelon each provide weekly sessions – fireside chats – to answer questions and cover topics of particular interest. Before your departure, explicit recommendations for continuing your new lifestyle at home are also discussed.
Increased self-awareness is a prerequisite for making desired changes. We teach patients the skills of mindfulness, which makes the connection between mind and body clearer and stronger. Professionally led groups and workshops provide experiences with Yoga, expression, stress management and relaxation techniques. Patients gain skills to understand their emotions and often express their pleasure at feeling more self-integrated.
Here is a sample of some recent classes, groups and workshops:
• Understanding High Risk Situations
• Emotional Eating
• Conflict Resolution
• Meal Planning
• Tips for Eating Out
• Feeding the Hungry Heart
• Cooking Classes
• Weight Tips from People Who are Doing It
• Staying Motivated: Exercise Tips to Last a Lifetime
• The Truth About Carbs
• Recovering From Relapse
• The Biology of Dysregulated Eating
• Craving Management
• Mediterrean Lifestyle
• Mindfulness Meditation for Binge Eating
• Understand and Interpreting Food Labels
Click on a link below to see the latest class schedules:
Success Stories From 407 lbs to 267 lbs
"At 407 lbs., I had become really depressed and was really in a bad place mentally. My father came to visit me before the spring semester of my sophomore year, and he told me (again) that he was very concerned about my weight. He said he could also tell that I was very unhappy. At dinner, he made me an offer to allow me to drop out of school and he would pay for me to go anywhere in the world to get help with losing the weight. I had heard about the Rice Diet from an old strength coach at SMU, and so that is the place I picked....
(Now) I don't take any medications and I went from 407 to 267 lbs."