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Links to Helpful Websites

American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery

Founded in 1983, foremost American surgeons have formed the society's leadership and have established an excellent organization with educational and support programs for surgeons and allied health professionals. The purpose of the society is to advance the art and science of bariatric surgery by continued encouragement of its members.

ObesityAction Coalition (OAC)

The Obesity Action Coalition is an IRS registered 501(c)3 National non profit organization dedicated to giving a voice to those affected by obesity. The OAC was formed to build a nationwide coalition of those affected to become active advocates and spread the important message of the need for obesity education. To increase obesity education, the OAC offers a wide variety of free educational resources on obesity, morbid obesity and childhood obesity, in addition to consequences and treatments of these conditions. The OAC also conducts a variety of advocacy efforts throughout the U.S. on both the National and state levels, and encourages individuals to become proactive advocates.

Obesity Help is dedicated to the education, empowerment, and support all individuals affected by obesity, along with all others (friends, employers, physicians, etc.) concerned. We focus on common people afflicted with this common problem.

Weight Loss Digest & Index

Online Source For Weight Loss, Diet and Fitness. Your free guide for weight loss, diet and fitness. Featuring articles, message boards, diet guide, calculators, healthy recipes and more. Lose the weight and reach your goals with our free resources and expert advice.

The Society of American Gastrointestinal & Endoscopic Surgery

SAGES represents a worldwide community of surgeons that can bring minimal access surgery, endoscopy and emerging techniques to patients in every country.

Books and Films

Thinner This Year

by Chris Crowley & Jen Sacheck, PhD

Younger Next Year

by Chris Crowley & Henry S. Lodge

Mindful Eating

by Jan Chozen Bays, MD

Eating Thin for Life

by Anne M. Fletcher, MS, RD

The Real Skinny on Weight Loss Surgery, 2nd edition.

by J Janeway, K. Sparks, R. Baker


by Jennette Fulda

Food Rules: An Eater's Manual

by Michael Pollan

Food & Mood, 2nd edition.

by Elizabeth Somer

The Volumetrics Eating Plan

by Barbara Roll

Weight Loss Surgery for Dummies

by Marina S. Kurian, Barbara Thompson, Brian K. Davidson

Recipes for Life After Weight-Loss Surgery: Delicious Dishes for Nourishing the New You

by Margaret Furtado, RD and Lynnette Shulz

Eating Well after Weight Loss Surgery: Over 140 Delicious Low-Fat High- Protein Recipes to Enjoy in the Weeks, Months and Years After Surgery

by Pat Levine, Michelle Bontmpo-Saray, William B.

Before and After: Living and Eating Well After Weight Loss Surgery

by Susan Maria Leach

Women, Food and God

by Geneen Roth

Healing the Hungry Heart

by Geneen Roth

Anatomy of a Food Addiction

by Anne Katherine

Eat It Up! The Complete Mind/Body/Spirit Guide to a Full Life after Weight Loss Surgery

by Connie Stapleton, PhD.

The Sugar Addict's Total Recovery Program

by Kathleen DesMaisons

Potatoes Not Prozac, A Natural Seven-Step Dietary Plan to Stabilize the Level of Sugar in Your Blood, Control Your Cravings and Lose Weight, and Recognize How Foods Affect the Way You Feel

by Kathleen DesMaisons


That Sugar Film (2014)
Fed Up (2014)
Hungry for Change (2012)
Killer at Large (2011)
Killer at Lart:Why Obesity is America's Greatest Threat (2011)
Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead (2010)
Food Matters (2008)
Food, Inc (2008)

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23,568 lbs