The Adult Canadian Obesity Guidelines Recap


By Madeleine Ortiz

The Canadian Adult Obesity Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs) provide a much-needed evidence and experience-based, patient-centered framework for healthcare professionals, patients and policy makers. They represent the first comprehensive update to Canadian obesity guidelines since 2007, and perhaps the most extensive review of published evidence yet conducted in obesity worldwide. 

We’ve read all nineteen chapters of the guidelines and summarized some of our favorite findings into several easy to understand articles:

The Case For Eating More Calories – According to the guidelines diets, that restrict a person to 1200 calories or less per day are doing way more harm than good. Learn why and a better way to eat…

5 Ways Our Own Thoughts Are Sabotaging Our Weight Loss – The new guidelines do a great job of covering the impact of weight bias and stigma on people living with obesity. This article summarizes the recommendations found in the CPGs and covers why tackling our own weight bias should be the first thing on our to-do list if we’re trying to lose weight. 

The Perfect Exercise Prescription – If you’ve ever been curious about exactly how much exercise will give you the results you want, this is the article for you!

The Best Thing Anyone Can Do For Health And Weight Loss (COMING SOON!)  – When it comes to obesity and excess weight, different approaches work for different people, but there is one thing virtually everyone can benefit from including in their diet…

Health History Everyone Who Is Trying To Lose Weight Should Share With Their Doctor – Obesity is a complex and chronic disease and in order to get adequate treatment you need to share the big picture with your doctor. Learn exactly what you should include in your health history and why… 

Friend Or Foe? 5 Things Everyone Should Know About BMI – BMI alone can’t tell you if you’re healthy or not. Shocked to hear that? Learn more in this fact-filled article.

8 Tips For Improving How We Eat  – The guidelines make it clear that how we eat is just as important as what or how much! This article guides you step by step through what the experts have found really matters when it comes to our eating habits.  

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