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May 2013

Spring Issue of Your Weight Matters Magazine Now Online! 


The Spring issue of Your Weight Matters Magazine is now available online and features a wide variety of interesting articles, such as “Weight Bias – Does it Affect Men and Women Differently?,” “Understanding Exercise and Weight-loss,” “Fruits and Vegetables after Bariatric Surgery,” and much more!


The Spring issue is also the official Convention issue. Inside, you will find all the information you need to attend the upcoming 2nd Annual Your Weight Matters National Convention taking place this August 15-18 in Phoenix. For those of you who attended last year in Dallas, you know first-hand the value of evidence-based information on weight and health. No matter where you are in your weight-loss journey, the Your Weight Matters Convention provides a welcoming environment to learn more about how to impact your weight and improve your health.


Don’t miss this opportunity to find out everything you need to know about the upcoming Convention! Read the feature story today to hear from last year’s attendees and learn details about the 2013 Program Agenda, special events, registration and more! Click here to read this issue.





  • If you normally follow dinner with dessert, try replacing it with a sweet fruit. Sweet fruits calm your taste buds for the sweet dessert.
  • Consider using Greek yogurt to replace higher-fat ingredients such as mayonnaise, sour cream or heavy cream.
  • It’s easier to stay consistent if you like what you are doing! Try a new kind of exercise to break out of your rut. 
  • Remember to reward yourself for the little things—progress is progress, no matter how small.


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Obesity Action Coalition

Advocacy in Action on Capitol Hill An important focus of the OAC is to support our members and others affected by obesity. With changes to healthcare on the horizon, OAC President and CEO Joe Nadglowski is working tirelessly to encourage legislation that includes coverage for medically-managed weight-loss options.


Joined by OAC members Brandon Williams, MD, FACS, and Wayne English, MD, FACS, the trio spent time visiting legislative offices on Capitol Hill to explain the upcoming challenges individuals will face in accessing obesity treatments in the Healthcare Exchange.


To read more about the OAC's latest advocacy efforts, click here


OAC's Your Weight Matters Campaign

Re-Launches -

The OAC is proud to announce the re-launch of the Your Weight Matters Campaign, a national weight and health awareness initiative. The Campaign has set out on a mission to encourage all Americans to have the conversation of weight with their healthcare provider.


The re-launch comes with a brand new Your Weight Matters Toolkit which helps prepare individuals to talk to their healthcare provider about their weight. The Toolkit is also filled with information on weight and health, nutrition, emotional issues and weight, weight-loss options, benefits of weight-loss, and more! The Toolkit is a FREE, printed resource available to anyone who registers online to “Take the Your Weight Matters Campaign Challenge” of speaking with their healthcare provider about weight. Click here to "Take the Challenge" today!


New FREE Resource for Healthcare Professionals 

Working with the American College of Physicians (ACP), the OAC has created a new, FREE resource for healthcare professionals. “Excess Weight and Your Health—A Guide to Effective, Healthy Weight-Loss” is a DVD and guidebook including information on topics such as excess weight, obesity, risks of excess weight, nutrition, weight-loss options and more.


This resource is designed to make it easy for healthcare professionals to feature information on these weight-related topics in their practices. To read more about the new resource, click here.


106 Days Left Until #YWWM2013!

The 2nd Annual Your Weight Matters National Convention is coming up quicker than you might expect! If you have not already done so, it’s time to register. The popular Lunch with the Experts sessions are filling-up, the hotel room block is more than 70 percent full, and registrations continue to come in every day.


If you want to know more about Convention or have not had the chance to view the Convention Invitational Video, click here. Don’t miss your chance to attend the premier educational event on weight and health! Click here to register today!



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