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...



Outdoor Activities to Keep Kids Active

Engaging in regular physical activity completes the equation in fighting obesity and overweight. Ideally, children should be engaged to a minimum of 60 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous-intensity physical activity each day. Getting active should be a good mixture of outdoor and indoor activities and parents play an important role in...



The Importance of Staying Active in Fighting Childhood Obesity

Childhood obesity has been prevalent throughout the years as eating habits shift. Despite efforts targeting the problem, experts argue that though most initiatives offer ways to curb obesity and overweight, it doesn’t prevent it sustainably or address it entirely. The National Health Center for Health Statistics revealed that the...



How Your Support Makes a Difference

What we do for ourselves stays with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal. ~Albert Pine Grassroots efforts can make the strongest impact because it comes from personal convictions and commitments from the heart. Today as you read this blog there is a...



Because of You

The year of 2014 has been a year of remarkable progress in obesity — because of you and your support for the Obesity Action Coalition. For the first time in years, an expert panel for the FDA has voted for the approval of a new medical device for treating...



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