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.

  • Guideline for Management of Overweight and Obesity in Adults

    09/10/2015 - The revised guidelines reinforce the need to assess and identify patients who would benefit from weight loss. A "sustained weight loss" of 3 to 5 percent is recommended at a minimum to help reduce the risk of chronic disease and has been shown to improve clinical factors.

  • Gluten-Free Diet and Weight Loss

    08/27/2015 - It seems to be the latest rage with many celebrities promoting the gluten-free lifestyle, a multitude of books being published and countless numbers of articles appearing in the press about the supposed "benefits" of a gluten-free diet.

  • Pregnancy Outcomes after Weight Loss Surgery

    08/26/2015 - It is estimated that more than 50 percent of women who become pregnant are overweight or obese. Pregnancy weight guidelines were revised by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) in 2009 in order to address women who had an elevated pre-pregnancy body mass index (BMI).