Our world-class clinical behavioral weight loss program has helped thousands of individuals reverse their metabolic syndrome.
Meets 2013 Federal Obesity Guidelines
Our program is an effective and measurable way to help your patients lose weight and keep it off. We teach them skills around when and how to eat (not just what to eat) through a series of easy-to-understand online videos.
of participants with MetS
50.7% reversed their metabolic syndrome**
31% no longer have elevated waist circumference**
29% reversed their elevated fasting glucose**
31% moved their blood pressure to a normal range**
40% reversed their elevated triglycerides**
(including DPP, Look Ahead &Pounds Lost studies)
Focuses on physical activity for weight loss, maintenance & long-term quality of life
Encourages self-monitoring of weight, food intake, behaviors & physical activity
Contains vital teaching on behavioral principles such as problem solving, contingency management & cognitive restructuring
Includes one full year of weight loss instruction, monitoring & social support
Meets 2013 Federal Obesity Guidelines
The Journal of Metabolic Syndrome & Related Disorders, the only peer-reviewed journal focusing solely on the pathophysiology, recognition, and treatment of metabolic syndrome, recently published new research on the efficacy of the employee weight-loss program Naturally Slim.
The journal concludes that Naturally Slim, ACAP Health’s clinically proven, interactive, technology-based behavioral weight loss program offered by employers to their employees, is an effective tool for weight loss and for reducing metabolic syndrome in employee populations.
Researchers studied 3,880 employees from 93 different employers that used Naturally Slim. The research proved that Naturally Slim is an effective way for employers to improve employee health, which leads to increased employee productivity and reduction in healthcare spending.
“The prevalence of obesity, metabolic syndrome, and type 2 diabetes has risen dramatically in the last two decades and it’s exceptionally high within corporate culture where workdays are long and sedentary,” said Dr. Tim Church, ACAP Health’s chief medical officer. “Most employers are directly responsible for a majority of their employees’ health care costs, so offering an effective solution to combat obesity and its related disorders is critical for businesses. In fact, it’s critical for the health of our country.”
The program can be utilized across large populations, which is of great public health importance given the disease’s increased prevalence. It also has bearing on a company’s bottom line: it is five to 10 times more expensive for companies to insure employees living with diabetes than those without (per a United Healthcare study.)
In addition to proving that technology-based programs offered by employers do work at reducing metabolic syndrome prevalence through weight loss, it also showed that all participants, regardless of initial weight, lost a similar percentage of weight and had similar risk factor improvement. Further, people with the most metabolic dysfunction are the ones that had the most risk factor improvement. On average, men lost a larger percentage of body weight than women but both men and women had significant metabolic syndrome reversal.
Compared to fad diets and other weight loss programs that focus on what to eat, Naturally Slim is a skill-building program that focuses on when and how to eat. Using all the key elements of the most effective, clinical behavioral weight loss programs, the program teaches participants a sustainable way to lose weight and keep it off long-term. The entire program is delivered online, which makes the program turnkey for employers and convenient for employees to participate in on their own time.
Furthermore, Naturally Slim is one solution to the Affordable Care Act’s preventative services provision requiring employers to cover obesity counseling for any overweight or obesity health insurance member at no cost. The provision goes into effect September 1.
“The best thing about the program is that it is not a diet, but most definitely a lifestyle change. Nothing to start and stop – Naturally Slim is forever.”
“More than anything, the program seems to empower participants to live healthier – they get to own their journey.”
“We launched this wellness program to control our costs and avoid the alarming trend of double-digit percentage increases in healthcare costs, we never expected to save millions of dollars or experience a negative investment.”
“We've had 1600 employees go through the program and to date have lost close to 20,000 pounds over that time frame and that's just during the program itself. We know the employees are still losing weight after the program.”
* Client results may vary.