Homer Alaska - Letters

Story last updated at 4:20 PM on Wednesday, March 21, 2012

CHIP: Not a diet, its a live it

I recently graduated from the February 2012 Homer CHIP class. CHIP is an acronym for the Complete Health Improvement Project. Like my fellow classmates, during the four-week course, I lost weight and my blood pressure decreased significantly. As a group of 31, our average cholesterol fell by 14 points (nearly 16 percent) and blood pressure and abnormal glucose levels are normalizing. The average weight loss was 7.86 pounds. Some lost less than that, but a few of us lost much more. CHIP is a lifestyle. No counting, nor weighing. Just eating. As one of my classmates said, CHIP is not a diet. Its a live it.

The next CHIP class begins on April 2. The Health Screening is on March 29. An informational (no obligation) meeting is Sunday, March 25 at 2 p.m. at the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 210 Pioneer Ave. Questions? Call Judith James at 235-2574 or email her at homerchip@acsalaska.net.

If you have, or wish to avoid, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, many cancers, and high blood pressure, CHIP is for you. In a supportive, science-based environment, learn how to be Healthy By Choice and not By Chance. I highly recommend CHIP for everyone.

Kim Burrows