Piecing it Together

Depending on your BMI, it is important to consider all weight-loss options and discuss them with your healthcare team and family. All of the options mentioned throughout this brochure can be utilized as “tools” as part of a comprehensive approach to address your weight and health. A combination of the appropriate selected tool and lifestyle modification are essential in a successful obesity treatment plain.

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It is important to remember that there is no “one-size-fits-all” approach to weight-loss. An option that worked for a friend or family member may not work for you, and that is okay. Treating obesity can be very difficult and addressing your weight or underlying issues contributing to your weight is not always easy. Regardless of your chosen treatment option, you should always look at your option as a “tool” in treating your weight.

It is our hope that you have thoroughly enjoyed this resource and will share it with others affected by obesity. The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) is proud to stand as the nation’s leading National non-profit organization, with a growing membership of 54,000 whose sole focus is to help individuals with obesity through education, advocacy and support. The OAC’s membership is comprised of a diverse group of individuals and organizations who share a common goal to effect change when it comes to obesity. Whether it’s working to improve access to obesity treatments, getting the needed education about obesity out to those who need it or working to eliminate weight bias and discrimination, OAC members are passionate advocates for the cause and for the 93 million individuals affected.

The OAC is an excellent resource for you and your loved ones affected by the disease of obesity, severe obesity or childhood obesity. The OAC provides the public with a wide variety of free resources that you can utilize to help you in your weight-loss journey. From our Understanding Obesity Series to our Your Weight Matters Brand, which includes the Your Weight Matters Campaign, the Your Weight Matters National Convention and Your Weight Matters Magazine, we strive to provide you with the most objective evidence-based information on weight and health. Remember, Your Weight Matters – FOR YOUR HEALTH!

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