Real Appeal

Did you know that many health problems are linked to being overweight? 


Achieving and maintaining a healthy weight is essential to help prevent many obesity-related diseases, which include all these diseases:

  • Type 2 diabetes    
  • High blood pressure    
  • Heart disease and stroke    
  • Certain types of cancer    
  • Sleep apnea    
  • Osteoarthritis    
  • Fatty liver disease    
  • Kidney disease    
  • Pregnancy problems, such as high blood sugar, high blood pressure and increased risk for Caesarean delivery (C-section)   

Gaining a few pounds during the year might not seem like a big deal, but these pounds can add up over time. In fact, all it takes is an extra 100 calories a day to pack on 10 pounds a year!  Studies have shown that many of us actually gain an extra 10 pounds per decade over our high school weight.  Think about that – a 50 year old is very likely to weigh 30 more pounds than when he was in high school!


Am I at a healthy weight?


Two numbers can help you understand your risk of developing health problems: Waist Size in inches and Body Mass Index (BMI).


Waist Size

Having too much fat around your waist may increase health risks even more than having fat in other parts of your body. Women with a waist size of more than 35 inches and men with a waist size of more than 40 inches may have higher chances of developing obesity-related diseases.


Body Mass Index

Your BMI measures your weight in relation to your height. For an online BMI calculator, click here.

       BMI         Weight Status

18.5 to 24.9


25 to 29.9


30 and above




How can I take action?


If you’re concerned about your weight, consider enrolling in our new online weight-loss program called Real Appeal. It’s a fun, results-driven program based on decades of proven clinical research. Many people lose an average of 10 pounds after completing only four sessions!


The program is available (if you are enrolled in a Lubrizol medical plan option).  Plus, your covered dependents 18 years and older with a BMI of 23 and higher* are also covered!


Here’s what you get when you enroll:


  • Access to a Coach for a full year. Your coach will guide you through the program and develop a simple, customized plan that fits your needs, preferences and goals.

  • 24/7 access to digital tools and dashboards that will help you track your food, activity and weight.

  • A success kit full of healthy weight management tools, including fitness guides, a recipe book (with quick family meal ideas and fast-food eating tips), weight scale and more.

  • Support from weekly online group classes to learn healthy ideas from your coach and other members who share what has helped them achieve success.


Lubrizol’s core values include a commitment to promoting the health and safety of all of us as employees. We are excited to provide this opportunity to help you make simple, positive changes for a healthier life. To learn more about the program and enroll visit the Real Appeal website or call Real Appeal directly.  Do it for yourself and for those who count on you every day.


For additional questions, please contact Included Health.


*Subject to eligibility