Here you’ll find an immense library of resources to help you on your weight loss journey. Just click on one the topics below to begin.
Shape Up America! is a high-profile national initiative to promote healthy weight and increased physical activity in America.
Since its inception, the Walk from Obesity has raised more than $1.6 million to support research and educational programs on behalf of those affected by obesity. Many participants walk on behalf of those unable to do so, because obesity has stolen their mobility, dignity, hope or life. The ASBS Foundation and Obesity Action Coalition’s Walk from Obesity was established to give hope to those needing it most. JourneyLite is proud to employ the National Chair and National Vice-Chair at our corporate level, and we support efforts to further finding a cure for the disease of obesity.
The association will champion the cause by promoting education, research and community action that can improve the quality of life and self-image of sufferers.
Healthy Weight Network brings you the latest scientific information, insight and vision on eating and weight issues and helps you apply it in practical ways to your life and your work. Healthy Weight Network provides you with the facts on today’s problems, helps you understand the forces that shape them, and shows the way to healthy change.
The mission of the OAC is to elevate and empower those affected by obesity through education, advocacy and support.
The Obesity Law and Advocacy Center is a full-service private law firm devoted to representing morbidly obese persons in a variety of legal matters. The firm handles all types of civil litigation with an emphasis in Appeal and grievance proceedings challenging denial of medically necessary treatment for obesity and morbid obesity, Employment discrimination and wrongful termination, unreasonable denial of benefits for treatment of obesity and morbid obesity, Law hearings against public agencies denying medically necessary treatment for obesity and morbid obesity, Personal injury, insurance, employment, general business and civil litigation.
Obesity Meds and Research News is a subscriber-supported, advertisement-free newsletter with the latest information on obesity medications, weight loss and diet studies written for professionals and patients. In addition to the monthly newsletter, it also features two subscriber bonuses: Obesity 101, a primer on obesity basics, and OMR Obesity Update, a monthly literature overview.
The American Diabetes Association is the nation’s leading nonprofit health organization providing diabetes research, information and advocacy. The mission of the organization is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.
The American Heart Association is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
Founded more than 150 years ago, AMA’s strategic agenda remains rooted in its historic commitment to standards, ethics, excellence in medical education and practice, and advocacy on behalf of the medical profession and the patients it serves.
Weight-control Information Network (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disorders at the NIH) (link to: http://www2.niddk.nih.gov/) The Weight-control Information Network (WIN) is a national information service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), National Institutes of Health (NIH). WIN was established in 1994 to provide health professionals and consumers with science-based information on obesity, weight control, and nutrition.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recognized as the lead federal agency for protecting the health and safety of people – at home and abroad – by providing credible information to enhance health decisions and promoting health through strong partnerships. CDC serves as the national focus for developing and applying disease prevention and control, environmental health, and health promotion and education activities designed to improve the health of the people of the United States.
Founded in 1887, The National Institutes of Health is one of the world’s foremost medical research centers. It is comprised of 25 separate institutes and centers, all part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Chartered by the United Nations in 1945 as an international, autonomous health organization, WHO helps define and improve health standards for people around the world.
WebMD is a leading online resource for medical information regarding symptoms, diagnosis, testing, and various aspects of health. In addition, WebMD provides connectivity and a full suite of services to the healthcare industry that improve administrative efficiencies and clinical effectiveness enabling high-quality patient care.
This leading source for the weight-loss surgery community contains articles containing practical information, ongoing education, emotional personal stories of triumph, and more. Every issue deals with pre-operative subjects, post-operative hurdles, healthy living, and articles about mind, body and spirituality. Every JourneyLite patient has access to free issues at our JourneyLite facilities — they’re yours to take home, keep, read, and re-read forever.
Fast Track carries Medifast and Healthwise products. Protein packed products to meet your daily protein needs. Fast Track offers medical weight loss programs, which may help enhance your weight loss results.
EDAP is the nation’s largest nonprofit organization devoted to the awareness and prevention of eating disorders.
Overeaters Anonymous is a fellowship of individuals who, through shared experience, strength and hope, are recovering from compulsive overeating.
The American Dietetic Association promotes optimal nutrition and well-being for all people by advocating for its members.