Bariatric Surgery Follow-up – It’s Important!

*Please Note: The OAC Blog is not a substitute for medical advice. If you have any questions regarding the information in this blog series, please be sure to speak with a healthcare professional regarding your concerns. After you have had bariatric surgery, your surgeon or healthcare provider will ask...



Bariatric Surgery – Supplements, Vitamins and More!

*Please Note: The OAC Blog is not a substitute for medical advice. If you have any questions regarding the information in this blog series, please be sure to speak with a healthcare professional regarding your concerns. The decision to have bariatric surgery is a life-changing one. After surgery, there...



NEW BLOG SERIES DEBUTING JULY 15 – Bariatric Surgery – Supplements, Vitamins, Nutrients and More!

Making the decision to have bariatric surgery is often a difficult one as there are many things to consider. Even more difficult at times can be which type of surgery to have. This is a conversation that should take place between you, your bariatric surgeon and your family. Once...



“What’s happening out there – examples not to live by – yours, mine and ours?”

Often there are subtle reminders of the weight bias out there. And sometimes they come in through the back door with no anticipation of their arrival. Such is the story I am about to tell. Let me preface things by saying I have been fortunate in not experiencing (overt)...



YWM2013 Preview

As the 2nd Annual Your Weight Matters National Convention quickly approaches, we take this time to reflect back on the great memories and experiences that made the Inaugural Convention such a success and to look forward to the top-notch education and welcoming community offered in August in Phoenix at...



Measure Your Bias

Let’s talk about weight bias and discrimination. I’ll start. I’ve been fat, I’ve been thin, I’ve cared for patients and counseled friends with obesity, I’ve provided educational sessions to healthcare providers and public health students on managing weight bias. And yet, there are those times when I fail to...



Weight Bias – What can we do?

Weight bias is everywhere and manifests itself in both obvious and subtle ways. Not surprisingly, even for those of us committed to fighting it, we sometimes find ourselves at a loss about what to do when we see it and perhaps even more confounding, what to do we do...



The Conversation of Weight – It’s Important

Throughout the past few weeks, the OAC has released two new programs designed to help facilitate the conversation of weight between an individual and their healthcare provider: Your Weight Matters Campaign “Excess Weight and Your Health – A Guide to Effective, Healthy Weight-loss” DVD & Guidebook Far too often...



Charging by the Pound

Warning: Sarcasm ahead - A recent news article was sent to me today that discussed a Samoan airline, which will now charge passengers by the pound. The article, titled “A Samoan Airline Now Charges Passengers by Body Weight,” discusses how Samoa Air will now charge its passengers based on body...



YWM Convention: Uniting the OAC Family

As we prepare to launch the registration for the 2nd Annual Your Weight Matters National Convention, I want to take a moment to reflect on last year’s inaugural Convention and what made it such a unique, groundbreaking, monumental event in my mind. I could talk about the unbiased, evidence-based...



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