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Obesity management and treatment: How can you manage weight and keep it from coming back?

Obesity is a complex disease; many factors can make you gain weight or prevent you from keeping the weight off. At the same time, managing your obesity (like managing any other chronic disease) is important too.

Losing weight and maintaining the weight loss is hard because of how your body responds to weight loss. That is why obesity management can be difficult, even if you've already lost weight or tried to in the past. 

But don't lose hope or think that you have to do it on your own! By partnering with your healthcare professional, you can get the support you need and reap the health benefits that come with weight loss. Get started with an obesity management program that's tailored to your goals, needs and lifestyle.

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What are the treatment options for obesity management?

To manage weight in a healthy way, treatments that promise magic results are often not the answer. While healthy eating and physical activity are important for everyone, they also support obesity treatment options, as seen in the Canadian Clinical Practice Guidelines. Here are the obesity management treatment options to help support weight management for people living with obesity.

Build your support network

Having the right people around you can help support you in your obesity management program. Start by building a support network of healthcare professionals, family and friends who can support you in making lifestyle changes.

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