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.

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  • 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.

  • Nutritional Guidelines Following Weight Loss Surgery

    03/30/2016 - Obesity Statistics from 2011-2012 reflect more than one-third (34.9 percent) of adults and 17 percent of youth in the United States are obese. The increase in obesity and the lack of effective dietary and pharmacological treatment has fueled the demand for weight loss surgery in the United States.

  • 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.