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Top 7 Resources for Bariatric Patients

While recognition of the obesity epidemic is increasing, many still are misinformed on the disease. People often also end up accidentally looking into unreliable sources when trying to learn more about obesity. We’ve compiled a list of credible resources for you to access; these organizations all offer a vast amount of valuable information. Whether you’re looking for treatment options, support, tools, or to just learn more, these resources are a great place to start

The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) is a National non-profit organization. They are dedicated to giving a voice to the individual affected by the disease of obesity and to help individuals along their journey. They aid individuals by offering proper education, advocacy and support. Their website has a large library of articles that can help you learn more about the risks of obesity and what we can do about them.

The Strategies to Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance is an organization that consists of a diverse group of business, consumer, government, advocacy, and health organizations. They have a goal of reversing the obesity epidemic in the United States. STOP conducts research, makes policy recommendations, and develops hands-on tools for providers, advocacy groups, policymakers, and consumers. Their website offers access to both their research and policy, as well as other supplemental articles.

ConscienHealth collaborate with experts and other organizations to “advance sound approaches to health and obesity, the biggest threat to the health of America in this century.” They advocate for evidence-based prevention and treatment. From their website, you can access posts related to almost every avenue of obesity.

The world according to egg face is a blog run by Michelle, who previously had a gastric bypass. She blogs about her personal weight-loss journey, the advice she has to offer, and her advocacy efforts. She also uploads some of her weight-loss surgery friendly recipes and some other resources to look into.

In order to improve the lives of Canadians affected by obesity, Obesity Canada “Addresses the social stigma associated with obesity, “Changes the way policy makers and health professionals approach obesity,” and “improves access to evidence-based prevention and treatment resources.” Their website offers many articles on the topic of obesity, a blog for updates on the journey towards better awareness, a page to join communities, and a way to see upcoming events

Nidhi, one of our very own coaches from the Mindful Living Institute, offers a blog of keto-friendly recipes. Our website is updated regularly with new diverse and affordable recipes.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Club is a nonprofit weight-loss education and support organization. They “focus on developing healthy lifestyles through weight management and sponsor research aimed at finding the root cause and effective treatment of the disease of obesity.” The club has inspiring success stories, ways to find a meeting, healthcare resources, and workplace programs available through their website.

Our app is a wonderful tool to use for through your weight-loss journey. The app offers quick and easy meal logging. It also allows for hydration, exercise, and supplement tracking. Once the app is paired with a Body Composition analysis scale and a fitness tracker the ILIVEMINDFUL ecosystem is being used to the fullest. A document library in the app is updated with our own resources, as well as other helpful outside resources.

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