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Podcast: Why Finding The Right Medical Support is Key!

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The My Weight– What To Know podcast covers all aspects of what it takes to lose weight and keep it off. We talk to psychologists, dietitians and physicians about strategies and treatments available for reaching our best weight in a sustainable way. On this episode, we’re talking with patient advocate Patty Nece about how finding…

My “A-HA” Moment and How It Changed Everything

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Patty Nece remembers the moment when her lifelong struggle with her weight started to change. A little context first though… Patty is an accomplished attorney with the Department of Labor and recipient of the Obesity Action Coalition’s 2015 Barbara Thompson Award for Advocacy. She is bright and engaging, and she has a successful career, meaningful…

Canadian Obesity Practice Guidelines: Takeaways for HCPs

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by Melinda Maryniuk, MEd, RDN, CDCES 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 conducted in obesity worldwide to…

The Canadian Adult Obesity Clinical Practice Guidelines: Why They’re A Big Deal

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On Tuesday, August 4, the Canadian Medical Association Journal published a summary of the long-awaited Canadian Adult Obesity Clinical Practice Guidelines, which were developed by Obesity Canada and the Canadian Association of Bariatric Physicians and Surgeons. The guidelines themselves are composed of 19 chapters (that can be seen here) covering topics ranging from the genetics…

The Adult Canadian Obesity Guidelines Recap

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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…

2 Big Reasons Why Childhood Obesity Is Increasing (And It’s Not The Fault Of Parents)

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By Madeleine Ortiz One out of three children in North America has obesity or excess weight – a number that has tripled in the past thirty years. With the increase of obesity has come more  blame and discrimination. Dr. Julie St-Pierre, professor of Pediatrics at McGill University in Montreal, says most of the prejudice against…

Four FACTS About Weight…

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There are so many myths about obesity and excess weight, and many of them lead to weight stigma. It’s hard to reach a healthier weight when we don’t understand how the body works. So here are four FACTS about weight management. Fact #1: Obesity is a chronic medical condition Many people believe that people living…

ACTION Study Takeaways

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The recently published Canadian ACTION study asked a very important question – if healthcare providers and patients recognize the negative impact obesity can have on health, why aren’t more people receiving effective treatment and successfully losing weight and keeping it off? It’s not a simple question, but the survey did provide some insight as to…