Obesity and Pregnancy

Obesity and Pregnancy by Nicole Avena, PhD  We have known for quite some time now that maternal weight can have drastic effects on the health outcomes of a child. But what about how your weight affects your ability to get pregnant, and once you get pregnant, how do you...



Blinded by the Light – Is Obesity Over-Exposed in the Media?

Blinded by the Light – Is Obesity Over-exposed in the Media? by Tammy Farrell CPC, CPA, CFE Overweight. Bias. Stigma. Exercise. BMI. Personal responsibility. Disease. Fat. Body Mass Index. Calories. Bullying. Activity. Fat-shaming. Morbidity. Obesity. Obesity. Obesity. Have you had enough? Has America? Has the world? Are we DONE...



Surreal Ways to Subside Obesity at Work

by Aby League It is a waste of time asking office workers if they hit the gym or exercise at home. Expect most of them to answer: “I don’t have the time.” In case you don’t know yet (or refused to know), there are ways on how to become...



Binge Eating Disorder Treatment

by Lizabeth Wesely-Casella Binge eating disorder (B.E.D.) is first and foremost a mental health issue. It is treatable using various therapies and modalities and recently a medication has come to market to add another tool to the toolbox. But make no mistake, even with these options, B.E.D. is not easy...



Weight Bias and its Role in Binge Eating Disorder Experience

by Lizabeth Wesely-Casella One of the cultural intersections people with obesity have with many in the binge eating disorder (BED) community is the painful, often traumatic, experience of people acting on weight bias. For those in large bodies, comments, jokes, exclusion, discrimination, humiliation, and even violence are not unusual occurrences...



What is Binge Eating Disorder?

by Lizabeth Wesely-Casella Size Diversity within BED Population Binge eating disorder (BED) is a mental health issue that affects, at a minimum, 9 million Americans though that number is expected to rise significantly as people who have been un-diagnosed, or misdiagnosed, get the proper treatment they require. BED effects men...



YWM2015 – Our Journey – Restore. Refresh. Renew.

This week we’ve been hinting at the theme of this year’s Your Weight Matters National Convention on our various social media networks. We hope you have had fun guessing what it could be. I am excited and honored to reveal the 2015 Your Weight Matters National Convention theme and logo today!...



PCORI-Funded Research Seeks to Address Weight Problems

by Cathy Gurgol, MS, and Katie Lewis, MPH A common New Year’s resolution is to live a healthier life. Eat better, exercise more, and lose weight. January 19–23 is Healthy Weight Week. We mark it by sharing some research that focuses on fighting obesity. The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute...



Get Your Kids off the Couch without Leaving Your Home

School breaks and spare time shouldn’t be spent wasted on TV, computer, and video games.  Kids can easily make-up reasons not to go outside such as the weather being too cold or too hot, not finding the activity fun, or not being into sports, but these shouldn’t be a...



Family and Weight-loss

Battling the disease of obesity is often a difficult task. Often times, individuals find themselves not only battling their own issues with weight, but also trying to contend with advice from loved ones. In this blog entry, I had the pleasure of interviewing Domenica Rubino, MD, on the topic...



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