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What Causes Obesity?

What Causes Obesity?

The primary cause of obesity in most people is eating more calories than are used. Genetic factors also play a major role in determining a person's tendency to become obese. Inherited genes make some people much more likely to gain weight and make...
Posted 08/15/2018
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Obesity - An Overview

Obesity - An Overview

Obesity is a health condition defined as having significantly more weight than is considered healthy or normal for one's height. In obesity, the extra weight is usually caused by extra body fat rather than muscle or bone. What is obesity?Obesity...
Posted 08/15/2018
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Patience: Accepting That Control Requires Self-Care

Patience: Accepting That Control Requires Self-Care

"A waiting person is a patient person." - Henri J.M. Nouwen Argh! Have you ever felt impatient at a red light, or irritated at the end of a long line for your prescription at the pharmacy? You're not alone.Patience can feel scarce when you don't...
Posted 08/09/2018
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The Power of Letting Go of What You Can't Control

The Power of Letting Go of What You Can't Control

"Life is too short. I can't control everything in my life. Trying to is exhausting!!" - member of MyObesityTeam Living with obesity can mean our minds are full of fears and a lack of control over our health. How can our bodies refuse to do what we...
Posted 08/03/2018
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Beginner's Mind - Not Knowing It All When Living with Obesity

Beginner's Mind - Not Knowing It All When Living with Obesity

"The moment I received my official diagnosis, I dropped all my assumptions about obesity. It was so freeing." -Member of MyObesityTeamLiving with a chronic condition can be difficult and even a burden, but also an opportunity to rid yourself of...
Posted 07/27/2018
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New and Improved Changes to MyObesityTeam

New and Improved Changes to MyObesityTeam

We have exciting news: MyObesityTeam has a new look to keep you better connected with the community! Thanks to valuable feedback from thousands of members, we’ve recently made a few updates, starting with the Activity Feed. Now, with a quick tap,...
Posted 06/28/2018
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What are you having for lunch?

What are you having for lunch?

Hi! My name is Elena and I’m a Community Product Manager for MyObesityTeam. I know that eating out can be tricky when there are so many tempting items on the menu. Today for lunch, I had a chicken shawarma bowl from a local Greek restaurant:...
Posted 06/13/2018
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Sleeping Issues and Obesity

Sleeping Issues and Obesity

Insomnia can wreak havoc on our nights and leave us groggy and out of it during the day. For some, trouble sleeping can be caused by uncomfortable positions, depression or anxiety, sadness or food guilt. It's a difficult cycle. Figuring out ways...
Posted 05/25/2018
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Ready to Stop Judging Yourself?

Ready to Stop Judging Yourself?

"I was tired of listening to my harshest critic, the little voice in my head, so I became more KIND to myself." -Member of MyObesityTeamYou may judge yourself and others every day without realizing it. Like many members of MyObesityTeam have...
Posted 05/23/2018
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Depression and Obesity

Depression and Obesity

Living with obesity can be lonely, giving depression a foothold. Depression can be debilitating, which can mean missing out on time with friends, going for a relaxing walk, or being able to work full-time. Depression can cause low self-esteem and...
Posted 05/18/2018
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