Scientific studies have continued to demonstrate that connecting with others has powerful healing effects. Listening and being heard are constant sources of renewal. At the Rice Diet Program support comes in a variety of forms. Whether it’s on the walking trail with an encouraging friend or at The Rice House in a group session you’ll find examples and opportunities for this kind of interaction and support every day.
We work together to continuously create a caring and cooperative community. Many find tremendous comfort in simply being here surrounded by others with similar fears, similar goals, and similar experiences. New friendships are often formed within the first hour as participants join together to offer encouragement, begin an exercise program, go to the movies or just share a laugh. Others find that working as part of a community in professionally led group sessions brings considerable support as new coping strategies are discovered and communicated.
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."