Mindful Eating | Treating Obesity

In recent years, the word “mindfulness” has gained popularity in both media and scientific literature.  Many of us have heard it in contexts such as: Mindful living, mindful eating, mindful sleeping, or mindful exercise. First, let’s take a closer look … Continue reading

What Is a Keto Diet? Ketogenic Diet 101

The keto diet plan (ketogenic) is designed to switch the body from using sugars to ketones for fuel. Ketosis occurs when a person fasts (eats nothing at all), but that isn’t realistic. If the body receives lower amounts of carbohydrates … Continue reading

What Is the Mediterranean Diet?

The Mediterranean diet is a diet typical of many Mediterranean countries, such as Spain, southern Italy, and Greece. It is mainly made up of unrefined cereals, grains, vegetables (including green, leafy vegetables), beans, fresh fruits (consumed as desserts or snacks), … Continue reading

Low Carb Diet Tips

There has been a lot of discussion about low carbohydrate (“low carb”) diets in recent years. Many people have turned to a low carb diet for weight loss. However it is important to have at least a basic understanding of … Continue reading

Top Weight Loss Medications

Use of weight loss medication is an important component of a complete treatment plan for adults with obesity body mass index (BMI) >30 or overweight BMI >27 with increased adiposity complications. Weight loss medications’ benefits include: appetite control, improvement of … Continue reading

July OCC Advocacy News

July 2018 Newsletter of the Obesity Care Continuum (OCC) Prepared by Christopher Gallagher, OCC Washington Coordinator AMA Adopts Policy to Break Down Barriers to Obesity Care On June 12, 2018, the American Medical Association’s (AMA) House of Delegates (HOD) approved … Continue reading

Obesity and Genetics: Nature and Nurture

Defining Obesity’s Interplay among Environment, Behavior, and Genetics Obesity is a disease that occurs when a person’s body accumulates and stores excessive amounts of body fat. The modernization of our society has contributed to higher rates of obesity through an … Continue reading

Obesity and Cancer

One of the most troubling consequences of obesity is its link with an increased risk of cancer. Recent studies have shown an association between obesity and cancer, specifically these 13 types of cancer: Breast (post-menopausal women) Colon and rectum Esophageal … Continue reading