Exercise: Work or Play?

Do you think about exercise as work or play? On the surface it might not appear to make a difference, exercise is exercise, right? But recent studies found that people who focused on physical activity as exercise consumed more calories post activity than those who focused on the activity as enjoyment. Engaging in a physical […]


The Duodenal Switch – One Woman’s Journey

Many of us who are bariatric patients have had a lifelong struggle with obesity.  I’m no different.  I had been morbidly obese for most of my life, and during a time when obesity was most often seen as a character flaw, or for a child, indictment of the parents for “allowing” their child to gain […]


Insurance Denied My Weight Loss Surgery – Now What?

Receiving an insurance denial for weight loss surgery can be upsetting news for many patients. Often patients have invested months into preparation for the chance to have life changing and saving surgery only to receive a big “no”. However, a denial does not mean all hope is gone. While the reasons for denials vary, here […]


Weight Loss Surgery Inspires Nurses Career Pathway

Weight loss surgery has been a life-transforming gateway for hundreds of thousands of people. New activities. New wardrobes. New relationships. The list goes on! Some of these victories wind up having more of a shorter-term impact. One transformation of longer-term significance, however, is that of attaining a new career. Katie Miskulin and Anna Hazinakis are […]


Old Hollywood Fashion Show

NYC may have Fashion Week but we had the Old Hollywood Fashion Show! Have you ever been to an ObesityHelp Conference Fashion Show? The Fashion Show is an experience of a lifetime! Members share their transformation, style and success on the runway, cheered on by fellow members in the audience. The room is filled with energy, […]


Childhood Obesity Rates Show Improvement

According to  CDC’s National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) data from 2011-2012 childhood obesity rates among ages 2-19 years old have remained unchanged since 2003-2004. However, among toddlers aged 2-5 years obesity rates have declined. The 2-5 year age group also has a lower rate of obesity as compared to other age groups. Approximately […]


Thank You OH2014 Speakers

We would like to thank our amazing 2014 ObesityHelp National Conference  speakers. Your experiences and expertise were important contributions to help us educate, inspire and support the ObesityHelp community!  Conference Emcee: Diana Vogel, MS, MFT, Intern Diana conference highlights: Emceed the entire OH2014 Conference, with her one-of-a-kind personality and dedication to the bariatric community, Diana was the glue […]


Fun Times at #OH2014 Hawaiian Luau Meet & Greet

We had a fantastic time at the #OH2014 Meet and Greet, meeting up with friends and making new ones! With a beautiful view under the lights of the terrace overlooking the golf course, we brought Hawaii to the Manhattan Beach Marriott.  This year, the theme was a Hawaiian Luau, sponsored by our Conference partner, Apollo Endosurgery.  […]


60 Ways to Avoid Emotional Eating

As a little girl, I was a magician that would rearrange cookies in the cookie jar to cover up how many cookies I’d eaten on the sly. It wasn’t just a cute phase, or a small blip in my life. I’ve always struggled with emotional eating and the shame that follows. Whenever I feel an […]


Thank You OH2014 Conference Sponsors & Exhibitors

We would like to acknowledge the amazing sponsors and exhibitors of the 2014 ObesityHelp National Conference.  We appreciate their generous support and dedication to helping fight obesity. Thank you #OH2014 sponsors and exhibitors for embracing the ObesityHelp community! Click To TweetPowered By CoSchedule Platinum Sponsor: A Lighter Me A Lighter Me conference highlights: Sponsored the Red Carpet Photo Booth […]