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...



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...



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...



A World Free of Weight Bias: This is the Vision of the OAC – Because of YOU!

The mission of the Obesity Action Coalition is to elevate and empower individuals affected by obesity through education, advocacy and support. The third pillar of the OAC mission is perhaps the most essential component of the OAC’s work. Our advocacy and our education help drive us forward, but it...



Giving Individuals the RIGHT Information and the BEST Education – Because of You

The mission of the Obesity Action Coalition is to elevate and empower individuals affected by obesity through education, advocacy and support. Education is the first pillar of the OAC mission, and a key component of the OAC’s vision and goals. It is our belief that individuals should have access...



The OAC Takes on the #GivingTuesday Challenge – Because of YOU!

Today is #GivingTuesday, a day where the nation traditionally is challenged to engage in charitable giving to give back to a cause near and dear to their heart. Looking back on 2014, we feel overwhelmed with gratitude for our amazing members and supporters who have helped make 2014 another...



Lasting Change – Plastics after Bariatric Surgery – Part 3

Our Case Body Contouring Surgery. Reconstructive Surgery. Wellness. Did I miss anything? In parts 1 and 2 of this guest blog series, we identified the need for bariatric surgery patients and others who have lost significant amounts of weight to have their excess skin removed in order to achieve...



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