Understanding Your Obesity Treatment Options Brochure

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Understanding how weight impacts your health is important. It is also important to know that treating obesity is not something you need to do alone. Weight and weight loss are both complex. However, weight loss as small as 5% of your total body weight has been shown to have health benefits in people with obesity. Your healthcare provider can help you better understand the different reasons for weight gain and the options available to you for your weight-loss journey.

A variety of obesity treatment options exist, so it can be confusing to know where to begin. It is often best to use a combination of methods in your weight-loss plan. There is no “one size fits all” approach that works for everyone, and a combination of strategies works for many people in the long term. Talk to your healthcare provider about lifestyle modifications and other weight-loss tools that can help make your weight-loss and weight-management efforts successful.

Please Note: Before starting any obesity treatment option, please see a healthcare provider. Together, you can discuss options and select the ones that best fit you and your lifestyle.

This brochure looks at the most common obesity treatment options available today, including:

  • Behavior modification
  • Community-based programs
  • Commercial weight-loss options
  • Physician-supervised options
  • Bariatric surgery and devices

If you do not have a healthcare provider who specializes in treating obesity, please visit the Obesity Care Providers website, powered by the Obesity Action Coalition, to find an obesity care provider in your area. To locate a provider today, visit