Looking to lose weight before considering surgical options? Work with Teresa, our Registered Dietitian to receive evidence-based recommendations and personalized nutrition advice. In addition to providing nutrition care for all of our surgical weight loss patients, Teresa also does 1-on-1 nutritional counseling for various patient needs and conditions.

Teresa works with patients to create sustainable and realistic nutrition goals and behaviors. Whether you want to lose weight, manage chronic diseases like diabetes and high blood pressure, or need advice for sorting through the facts and myths of nutrition headlines, our Registered Dietitian can help.

By reviewing your current eating and physical activity practices, cultural preferences, and lifestyle goals, Teresa will work with you to create effective and lasting nutrition behavior changes over multiple counseling sessions.

Call now to schedule a nutrition consult with Teresa Lesher, RD, CD!

Teresa provides counseling for conditions including, but not limited to:
• Weight management
• Bariatric nutrition
• Chronic disease management
• Life-cycle nutrition
• Vegetarian/vegan diets
• Food allergies/intolerances
• Autoimmune diseases

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Obesity Trends Among US Adults 1995
Obesity Trends Among US Adults 2000
Obesity Trends Among US Adults 2005
Obesity Trends Among US Adults 2010

Obesity is a risk factor for many chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. The CDC’s Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), survey data shows that the obesity problem in our country is getting worse. The State of Washington is 27.2%.

Obesity prevalence (Commonalities) in 2013 varies across states and territories

– No state had a prevalence of obesity less than 20%.
– 7 states and the District of Columbia had a prevalence of obesity between 20% and <25%.
– 23 states had a prevalence of obesity between 25% and <30%.
– 18 states had a prevalence of obesity between 30% and <35%.
– 2 states (Mississippi and West Virginia) had a prevalence of obesity of 35% or greater.
– The South had the highest prevalence of obesity (30.2%), followed by the Midwest (30.1%), the Northeast (26.5%), and the West (24.9%).

For more info on obesity trends visit: www.cdc.gov/obesity/data/trends.html