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Happy Thanksgiving from ObesityHelp

Happy Thanksgiving from ObesityHelp. The OH staff wishes our entire community a happy and healthy holiday. Did you know? Sarah Josepha Hale petitioned for a national Thanksgiving holiday for close to 40 years, believing that “Thanksgiving, like the Fourth of July, should be considered a national festival and observed by all our people.” Other interesting […]


It doesn’t have to be a Food Fight with Food Pushers

Chances are there has been a situation where you have felt pressured into eating something that you didn’t want to because either a friend or loved one convinced you that you should have just one, or 20. This is what we like to refer to as a food pusher. Someone who encourages or pressures you […]

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Are You a Worry Wart?

Are you a worry wart?  Do you find yourself worrying about little things that you have no control?  Have people in your life told you that you worry too much?  Worrying is a normal part of life, however, if you worry about small things that take up a lot of time and real estate in […]


PatchMD Giveaway Winners & Discount

The PatchMD Giveaway is now closed, thank you for participating! The FOUR winners will get to select FIVE patches that they would like to try, PatchMD will send a 90 day supply of each of the five selections directly to the winners. Congratulations to the PatchMD Winners! Thank you for entering the PatchMD Giveaway, we’re excited […]

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Sit Less Move More: Community Tips

Sitting more and moving less than you want to? More than appropriate for your health? Whether you’re sitting at a desk, watching television, or sitting during a commute…you may be clocking a lot of hours sitting down. Research has shown that sitting for eight hours a day can negatively impact health. Health effects of sitting for long […]

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Thank you Veterans!

The ObesityHelp community offers heartfelt gratitude to all the men and women who have served our country in every branch of military.

“Honor to the soldier and sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his country’s cause. Honor, also, to the citizen who cares for his brother in the field and serves, as he best can, the same cause.” – Abraham Lincoln

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Veterans Day History

November 11, 1918 was the day fighting ceased during World War I. President Wilson, originally deemed November 11th Armistice Day and it became an official holiday in 1938 to honor World War I veterans. It was later extended to include veterans of World War II, and Congress eventually changed Armistice Day to Veterans Day on Nov. 11, 1954.


Ohio Teen Undergoes Life-Saving Weight Loss Surgery

At 212 pounds, Sierra Bailey was part of the more than 30 percent of Ohio teens battling obesity. Sierra was also battling many adult medical problems including Type II diabetes, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)  and stage two cirrhosis of the liver. With her health rapidly declining and the medical conditions making it impossible to lose weight, Sierra […]

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The Latest PETA Fat Shaming Ad

The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) have released plans for yet another fat shaming ad. Previously, PETA fat shaming ad featured individual affected by obesity on “Save the Whales” billboards. PETA obviously is more concerned about the ethical treatment of animals with no regard to the ethical treatment of human beings. The […]


COMING SOON – New addition to ObesityHelp – the updated OH Product Directory!

The OH Product Directory has been revamped to make it easier for you to find and research high-quality products to support your weight loss surgery journey. You can also share your product feedback with the community by leaving reviews for products that you’ve tried. Added to the main navigation vs. being housed in the Nutrition […]

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ObesityHelp Community Tips – Post-op Portion Sizes

“Most of us are not very good at estimating how much food we are eating unless we are measuring in some way. Influences such as the color of a plate, the size of a plate and even whether a plate has a rim can alter how much food we perceive is on the plate. We also tend to […]