Real Appeal is an online weight loss program, as part of our UHC benefit plan. Real Appeal is a simple, step-by-step program designed to introduce small changes over time that lead to healthier habits and long lasting weight loss results. All United Healthcare members (employees and spouses) with a body mass index (BMI) of 23 or higher are eligible to participate at no additional cost.
Below are some quick tips from Real Appeal you can start using today:
“Eat the rainbow” – Foods with bright, vivid colors traditionally have an abundance of nutrients, particularly vitamins and minerals (i.e. broccoli, blueberries, strawberries, peppers, etc.).
Focus on your food – Try to enjoy your food by focusing on your meal rather than multi-tasking (watching TV or reading).
Eat at least three meals a day – It is important to eat at least three square meals a day. Skipping meals causes you to feel deprived and overeat later in the day.
Portion your plate – When you’re eating, imagine your plate having three primary areas – fill half of your plate with fruits and vegetables, a fourth of your plate with grains and the remaining fourth with protein.
Real Appeal offers personalized weight loss coaching, a free Success Kit complete with nutrition guides, fitness guides, workout DVDs, healthy cooking tools, plus an online experience for anytime, anywhere access and support.
Enroll in Real Appeal today!