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Safeway Offering First Medically-Based Weight Loss Clinics In Calif. Grocery Stores


Safeway is partnering with Lean for Life by Lindora Clinic, a national leader in the medical weight loss arena since 1971, to provide a convenient way for the Bay Area community to participate in a medically-based and customized weight management system. Five Safeway grocery stores in Danville, Dublin, Livermore, Menlo Park and San Jose opened Lean for Life by Lindora Clinics on Oct. 10.

Lean for Life by Lindora Clinic, headquartered in Costa Mesa, and already operating more than 35 clinics throughout Southern California, is the first medically-based weight loss clinic to provide services within California grocery stores. These 400- to 500-s.f. clinics are adjacent to Safeway’s in-store pharmacies. In addition to clinicians who work one-on-one with patients, these new clinics feature Lean for Life food coaches who show clients how to make healthier food choices and develop better eating habits.

“We’re proud to partner with Safeway and expand our clinics into its Bay Area stores to better serve this community, while furthering overall convenience and access to weight loss tools—including our team of medical providers, coaches and nurses,” said Cynthia Stamper Graff, chief science and programs officer at Lean for Life by Lindora Clinic. “For 45 years, we’ve helped people in Southern California lose weight, reclaim their health and look and feel their best. We look forward to providing Northern California with the structure, support and personal connection that works.”

With expertise gained from 15 million patient visits and a comprehensive clinic program rooted in science and research, Lean for Life by Lindora Clinic says it provides people with the support they need to break the diet cycle once and for all by outsmarting their biology to get their brain, body and gut working together—instead of against each other.

new-safeway_ironman_stanchion_22x28-copy“We’re committed to becoming a health and wellness destination for our customers—and our collaboration with Lean for Life by Lindora Clinic supplies this health-conscious community a resource not previously available in the Bay Area,” said Mark Panzer, SVP of pharmacy, health and wellness at Safeway. “The Lean for Life food coaches will provide a unique, practical service, showing patients how they can apply the principles they learn in the program to make smarter, healthier shopping choices.”

The Lean for Life by Lindora Clinic Safeway locations are in stores at 3496 Camino Tassajara Road, Danville; 7499 Dublin Boulevard, Dublin; 4495 First Street, Livermore; 525 El Camino Real, Menlo Park; and 1530 Hamilton Avenue, San Jose.

The Lean for Life by Lindora Clinic program is built upon providing patients with the tools to not only lose weight, but also transform their lives from the inside out and improve their health. The program also uses a customized approach to help patients learn healthy habits to manage risk factors of developing type 2 diabetes. As patients lose weight, they normalize blood sugar, lower cholesterol and blood pressure, and reduce their risk for inflammation.

The program stresses a “Nourish. Move. Breathe.” philosophy  that combines nutritional guidelines, menu plans and moderate exercise with balance and well-being techniques to teach patients to become “Lean for Life.” Its success is due to a clinically-based, four-phase approach that allows for rapid weight loss, one-on-one support from a team of medical providers, nurses and coaches, and a maintenance program that provides patients with the eating and coping skills necessary for long-term success.

About the author

Kristen Cloud

A former newspaper editor and publisher who has handled digital duties for The Shelby Report since 2011. She once enjoyed leisurely perusing the grocery store aisles but, since having a baby in 2016, is now an enthusiastic click-and-collect shopper.

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