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Celebrating the Life and Work of Holly Clegg

December 19, 2019

It is with heavy hearts that the ObesityHelp team shares that our dear friend and best-selling cookbook author, Holly Clegg, has passed away.

We are celebrating the life and work of Holly Clegg, August 23, 1955 - November 1, 2019

As many of you may know, Holly was a long-time supporter of the ObesityHelp community through her many recipe contributions. She was passionate about the bariatric surgery community and loved sharing her recipes with us. She passed away from a long hard fight stomach cancer on November 1st. As a true educator with a passion for facts and research, she shared her Gastric Cancer Journey with her readers and along with her family, started the Holly Clegg Gastric Cancer Research Fund at MD Anderson Cancer Center with 100% of all funds going towards gastric cancer research.

Holly will be remembered as a developer of recipes that were geared towards quick and healthy meals for a busy family. Due to her high regard for the bariatric community, she also focused on the guidelines for bariatric surgery patients and anyone health-minded. Holly was known for her zest for life, sense of humor, and the personal commitment to creating recipes that people can enjoy. Her dedication to the health of everyone and the fight against obesity will always be remembered and appreciated.

Holly's team continues on with her legacy and created a video with some of her many appearances throughout the years. We extend our heartfelt condolences to Holly's family, friends, and #TeamHolly.

About Holly:

  • Over 25 years writing cookbooks
  • Over 1.5 million people using her cookbooks
  • National Shows: Fox & Friends, The 700 Club, NBC Weekend Today Show, QVC, Harry Connick Show
  • Wrote 14 books:  The Trim & Terrific® series plus Holly’s health-focused Eating Well series including Diabetic Cooking, Eating Well Through Cancer, Eating Well to Fight Arthritis
  • Guy’s Guide To Eating Well
  • Contributor to: Cooking Light Magazine, Huffington Post, WebMD, Parade, USA Today, Women First
  • Attended Cordon Bleu Cooking School
  • Married 39 years, has three children and their spouses, six grandchildren, and four granddogs

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