Happy Holidays from the OAC! -
As we move into the holiday season, we want to take this opportunity to wish each of you a healthy and happy holiday. It has been a great year to be part of the OAC as we continue to make progress in advocating for important weight-related legislation, hosted the 2nd Annual Your Weight Matters National Convention, re-launched the Your Weight Matters Campaign, produced the OAC's Educational Webinar Series to provide top-notch education, created new educational materials, and much more.
We look forward to the new year and all the challenges and triumphs it will bring as we continue to work together to encourage greater access to obesity treatments, challenge and change the public perception of obesity, educate individuals about this disease, and support each other in the journey toward better health.
From our home to yours, best wishes for a happy, healthy holiday season!
Understanding Your Weight-loss Options – Order Your FREE Brochure Today! -
In November, the OAC updated the Understanding Your Weight-loss Options Brochure to reflect the latest information on the newly-available obesity medications. Two new weight-management medications were approved by the FDA in 2012, and this brochure now offers current information about these weight-loss options.
The OAC’s brochure offers a comprehensive, unbiased overview of many popular weight-loss options. By reviewing these approaches to weight-loss, you will find out how much weight you can expect to lose with each option and any possible concerns associated with that approach.
We know that it can be difficult to find a method that works with so many different products, supplements and programs available. With the full spectrum of options, from obesity medications to bariatric surgery, the OAC’s Understanding Your Weight-loss Options Brochure can help you make an educated decision on which option is best suited for you and your needs.
To view the brochure online or order a printed copy for FREE, please CLICK HERE
The OAC Blog: A Resource for Your Journey with Weight -
A new series on the OAC Blog is exploring the concept of cross-addiction or transfer addictions in bariatric surgery patients. Dr. Nicole Avena, a research neuroscientist/psychologist and expert in the fields of nutrition, diet and addiction, is presenting data and leading the online discussion for this series. If you have witnessed or experienced cross addiction, or are simply interested in the topic, you can view the first post in the new series on the OAC Blog by CLICKING HERE
. As always, comments and questions on the posts are both welcomed and encouraged.
Past series on the OAC Blog discuss a variety of weight-related topics such as nutrition, popular diets, exercise, weight bias and more. One recent series covered reasons long-term bariatric surgery patients are not as involved in support groups. Healthcare providers and support group leaders have used these blog posts to help spark a conversation within their support groups and this is just one example of how you can use the OAC Blog as a resource.
To view all the information available on the OAC Blog, please CLICK HERE