Changing Hearts & Minds about Obesity

I recently attended the Obesity Action Coalition’s (OAC) Your Weight Matters 2023- Engage conference in Orlando. No matter how long I’ve been practicing, I continue to be inspired by those...
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Weight Journey Reflections can Help you Move Forward

Before I help patients develop a personalized weight loss plan, I want to better understand each person’s weight journey – and how they got to where they are today. I...
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Maintain Health Behaviors despite Life Transitions

Many life transitions are anticipated – a new home, moving to a new city, starting college or grad school, getting married or starting a family. As your daily routines change,...
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Who to Partner with to Manage Weight and Achieve Better Health?

With all the exciting new treatments available to help those who struggle with weight, you may be wondering who you should turn to for help? Though your primary care professional...
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Build on Weight Loss Motives to Boost Success

So much focus surrounding weight management is on the ‘WHAT’ to do and ‘HOW’ to do it to lose weight and keep it off. However, it can be helpful to...
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Treat Yourself Better – You Deserve it!

When I see patients who are doing well following their new healthy lifestyle behaviors but complain that the scale isn’t budging fast enough, I ask them to make a list....
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Make Your Weight Management Practice a Judgement-Free Zone

One of the greatest barriers to accessing care for people with overweight or obesity are patients’ feelings of being judged by others because of excess weight. As I educate health...
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50 Ways to Build More Fun & Fitness into Your Busy Life!

For the past 35 years, my wife and Six Factors to Fit co-author Nancy and I, have had a Fun Club. Basically, we formed a social group of 6 couples...
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