Weight Management

Review the latest information about weight management throughout the life cycle, including weight gain during pregnancy. Read about nutrition-related goals following bariatric surgery and how you can support clients in achieving realistic weight-loss goals. Also review behavioral resources that address emotional eating and holiday weight gain.

  • Weight Gain Guidelines During Pregnancy

    06/08/2020 - In 2009, the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council of the National Academies reviewed the guidelines for gestational weight gain (GWG) for the first time since 1990.

  • Endoscopic Bariatric Therapies

    03/02/2017 - Endoscopic bariatric therapy is gaining acceptance as more effective and less invasive than bariatric surgery.

  • Weight Gain and Smoking Cessation

    08/04/2016 - Smokers are well aware of the dangers associated with their use of cigarettes, but the highly addictive nature of nicotine presents a major barrier to smoking cessation success, as does the potential for weight gain.

  • Helping Patients Who Eat for Emotional Reasons

    02/24/2016 - Being an effective counselor involves more than just good communication skills and having "expert" nutrition knowledge. Nutrition counseling that supports behavior change can result in improved patient outcomes.

  • Holiday Weight Gain

    11/23/2015 - A perennial holiday question received by registered dietitian nutritionists is: What is the average holiday weight gain between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day? The general belief is a range from five to 10 pounds, but no clinical research study supported this.

  • What Is the Impact of Water Consumption on Weight Loss?

    10/2/2015 - It is commonly recommended that individuals attempting weight loss ramp up their water intake, but there is a lack of research that directly addresses the efficacy of water consumption to facilitate weight loss.

  • Setting Realistic Weight Loss Goals

    09/28/2015 - January 1st is the perennial start date for many clients/patients to resolve to improve their diets, most notably, in order to lose weight. Unrealistic and overly aggressive weight loss goals may undermine the efforts of the success of weight-loss attempts.