New Cartoon and Web Site for CHEW IT! Campaign Fights Childhood Obesity Epidemic One Child, One Soda at a Time

Pocatello, ID (PRWEB) August 26, 2014

Globally, 1 billion soda pops are swallowed each day, including energy drinks. Thats not only a lot of calories, sugary drinks are a major contributor to our nations childhood obesity epidemic. To address this growing epidemic, Idaho physician and national weight-loss expert, Dr. Warren Willey, is pleased to announce the launch of a new cartoon and Web site for his not-for-profit organization: CHEW IT! Dr. Willey and his affiliates are crusading to spread the not-for-profit organization’s Stick it to Sugar message to schools across the country throughout the 2014-2015 school year.

Our goal is to get kids to CHEW IT, not drink it when it comes to their calorie intake, said Dr. Willey. We created this fun, educational video and Web site as a cool approach to encourage kids to stay away from sugary drinks. Our goal is to make it cooler to drink water instead.

The fun doesnt stop with the organizations new animated video. CHEW IT! has several kid-friendly goodies available for distribution, including stickers, water bottles and puzzles that serve as a great daily reminder to kids to stay the course on the CHEW IT! crusade. also offers an affiliate program, engaging individuals across the nation who have a passion for the health of the United States in particular, its children to become CHEW IT! Crusaders. Our CHEW IT! Crusaders include individuals who simply believe in the message and avoid liquid calories as an example to kids. Other Crusaders take the CHEW IT! cartoon and other goodies into schools, church meetings, childcare centers wherever groups of kids meet up and present the topic, show the cartoon and hand out stickers and other CHEW IT! gear to get kids excited about the program. Well-known Crusaders include spokesmodel, optimum nutrition athlete and fitness expert, Steve Cook, and Miss Ohio International, Cambree Moser.

Our goal is to sign up Crusaders across the country so we can get this video shown in as many schools across the country as possible during the 2014-2015 school year, said Dr. Willey.

CHEWITKIDS.ORG is eager to hear from any interested individuals. For more information or to share your story, reach out through email at chewy(at)chewitkids(dot)org or visit CHEW IT! on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About Dr. Warren Willey

CHEW IT! Founder, Dr. Warren Willey is the Medical Director of a medical weight loss center and primary care office in Pocatello, Idaho. His unique approach to patient care offers preventative medical intervention so his patients can obtain optimal health and fitness through elite nutritional programs, diet strategies, hormonal optimization, and exercise programs. He is a Board Certified Osteopathic Physician. He completed his postgraduate training at The Mayo Clinic. He is a founding diplomat of the American Board of Holistic Medicine and a diplomat with The America Board of Family Medicine, The America Board Urgent Care Medicine and The American Board of Obesity Medicine. Dr. Willey is sought after public speaker with speaking engagements around the country concerning obesity medicine, laboratory medicine, hormone replacement, and other medical and fitness related topics. He is the author of a medical textbook and What Does Your Doctor Look Like Naked? Your Guide To Optimum Health, re-released in 2003. Another book, Better Than Steroids! is sold internationally as it is the most concise summary of what you need to know to get that ultimate physique! Other books to his credit are The Z Diet, the secret to long-term dietary adherence, and The T Club A Strategic Guide to Male Hormone Replacement. Dr. Willey also writes for a number periodicals and web sites. He has 30 years experience with exercise development and nutritional intervention.

SlimPlate System Could Tackle Obesity Epidemic As Report Finds One Third of Worlds Population is Overweight

Rock Hill South Carolina (PRWEB) June 24, 2014

The report shows that 13% of the worlds obese people came from the US, with China and India close behind in second and third place. Many people are looking for an answer to the growing problem of global obesity, but fad diets and complicated eating plans are saturating the market and muddying the waters warns SlimPlate System, who has suggested that this mind set is creating a scenario where those who are overweight risk fuelling the epidemic further through a lack of clear nutritional guidance and reliable information.

SlimPlate System is a simple method of portion control that could help combat the obesity epidemic on a wide scale. Created by weight loss doctors and accredited by physicians, the weight loss system utilises cleverly designed plates to help people monitor and control their portion sizes, helping them to eat in a more balanced and healthy way. With a four-stage plan that facilitates weight loss of 14lbs 22lbs in just three months, many people believe this portion control method is the best way to tackle issue of bulging waistbands.

A spokesperson for SlimPlate System says, Obesity figures are growing increasingly worrying, and people are searching for a solution that will help trigger quick weight loss and will help them to keep off the weight. SlimPlate has been proven by physicians to be a healthy, safe and sustainable way to lose weight, and it could offer a simple and effective answer to the problem of global obesity.

He went on with tips on how to choose a right weight loss program. The weight loss program should have three criteria:

1. Easy to do;

2. Allow real food;

3. It should change your eating behavior.

He adds, SlimPlate System is based on these three criteria. All users need is a set of SlimPlate System dinnerware, and they are fully empowered to take control of their weight there are no costly programme fees or supplements to buy, just a simple set of plates and cups that could help combat obesity on a large scale.

Portion control is one of the most popular and effective methods to lose weight. Food portions in Americas restaurants have doubled or tripled over the last two decades, and now US citizens are accustomed to super-sized meals at home. Rather than cutting out food groups or embarking on long fasting sessions to combat the effects of these oversized servings, obese individuals are encouraged to simply take control of the amount they are eating, with the help of the easy-to-use dinnerware from SlimPlate System.

SlimPlate System has four simple stages to follow, which help to trigger weight loss and maintain it once a goal weight has been reached. Each package comes with everything an individual needs to lose weight for themselves, without embarking on a fad diet or juicing for weeks on end, only to put all of the weight back on when they return to solid food. There are no banned foods or restricted food groups with the SlimPlate System maligned white carbohydrates, vilified red meat and even desserts are all allowed, as long as the portion size doesnt exceed the amount recommended by the weight loss experts behind the plan.

The weight loss in a box plan that is SlimPlate System could help people all over the world to remove themselves from the obese column and change the statistics about growing.

To find out more about SlimPlate System, visit the website:

About SlimPlate System:

SlimPlate System is a four-stage weight loss program that shuns deprivation for portion control. The system, which has been designed by physicians and proven by research, is easy to implement and maintain, with no calorie counting, costly supplements or juice fads.

100 Small Steps to Beat Obesity and Take Control

Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) June 02, 2014

In his debut book 100 Small Steps: The First 100 Pounds Think Right, (2014, Morgan James) Wisconsin author Keith Temple Trotter speaks candidly about his emotional journey to losing over 150 pounds. The book takes readers on a journey uncovering the why and making the goal of achieving sustainable weight loss a reality.

Change can be painful and cause uncertainty. Trotter demonstrates that by taking small steps to overcome psychological obstacles and celebrating incremental victories, you can take control of your life with power and purpose.

He had some expert advice along the way.

Dr. Kevin Ronneberg is a board certified family medicine physician who has focused on sports medicine and wellness for 14 years. He and Keith met while working together at a regional health plan in the Twin Cities. We met over lunch and what he shared with me that day was nothing short of inspirational. Said Dr. Ronneberg. Mr. Trotter was equally impressed with Kevin. I knew I had to have him as part of the project so I didn’t hesitate to ask him to write the foreword!

Other professionals are talking about it too.

Keith Trotters small steps delivers huge results. Vulnerability that creates confidence. Research that strengthens instinct. Success driven from an acceptance and understanding of failures

Pat Sukhum Co-Founder, RedBrick Health

This book is not just about weight loss, it is about making lasting changes to ones life.

-Peter Mills, MD, Director, co-founder nGage Health

Think Right is the first of a three book series. When Trotter pitched the book to the publisher one aspect struck a chord with the groupit hadn’t been done before. In my research I was shocked how there wasn’t any commercial material dealing with the psychological aspects of weight loss, even though there have been studies done proving there is a positive correlation between the two. For example, one study showed that if you are over-weight you are 55% more likely to develop depression and if youre depressed you are 58% more likely to become over-weight. The public needs to be aware that mental health is physical health and vice-versa.

About Keith Temple” Trotter

Keith Temple Trotter is founder of A. Keith Consulting, and author of the blog and book 100 Small Steps: The First 100 Pounds. (2014, Morgan James) His inspirational weight loss story has been featured in Healthy Living Magazine, on,, and on the OWN TV program Love In the City.

Physicians to Lead Transformation in the Weight Loss Industry and Offer Training to Combat Obesity Epidemic

Rock Hill, SC (PRWEB) March 28, 2014

There are less than a few thousand physicians practicing obesity medicine and one third of the U.S. population need their help. Unfortunately, there are 300,000 primary care physicians who are facing patients everyday that are obese and overweight, patients who need to, want to, improve their weight. Here is how we can effectively close this gap.

Via the SlimPlate System Authorized Physician Affiliate Program, two weight loss doctors are helping fellow physicians to start weight loss services in their existing practice.

With the SlimPlate System Authorized Physician Affiliate Program, physicians are given an easy way to help their overweight and obese patients.

Hello Dr. Nwe, I wish to share the exciting news that my weight management clinic will be opening its door to the public on April 1, 2014. The will open a firm foundation. As you know, the building of such a foundation requires much foresight, research, planning, trials and errors, says Dr. Johnson, Founder and CEO of Archway Healthcare Services. I wish I could take the credit for all of the above, but the fact is that the credit goes to you. All that was left for me to do was to overlay that foundation with my personal business structure.

Physicians are the ones to encounter patients needing weight management services but many don’t have time or training to help patients lose weight. That is where steps in. These doctors help other physicians start a new weight loss practice or incorporate such services in their existing practices. “More people trained in the right way of losing weight translates to more patients getting the right weight loss treatment.” says Dr. Nwe. “If any physician is interested in opening a weight loss clinic but does not know how to, they can contact us.”

Dr. Sandeep Grewal and Dr. Myo Nwe are the founders of Ace Medical Weight Loss Center, the inventors of the SlimPlate System and its related mobile apps. Dr. Nwe is a diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine and Internal Medicine. Dr. Grewal a diplomate of the American Board of International Medicine. He has been named one of Charlotte Business Journals Forty Under 40, received the magazines 2012 Innovation in Health Care award and Vitals Top 10 Doctor 2013 award.

Obesity Algorithm Now Available to Help Physicians Treat & Care for Patients; Dr. Jenny Seger and BMI of Texas Announce Support for ASBPs New Tool

(PRWEB) December 02, 2013

The American Society of Bariatric Physicians (ASBP), the leading association for clinical physicians and other providers dedicated to the comprehensive medical treatment of patients affected by obesity and associated conditions, recently launched the first-ever comprehensive algorithm that navigates the physician’s role in medically treating and caring for patients affected by obesity. Dr. Jenny Seger, who heads up the medical weight loss program at the Bariatric Medical Institute of Texas (BMI of Texas) in San Antonio, serves as an ASBP Board Trustee and Co-chair of the Algorithm Committee.

The ASBP Obesity Algorithm, which was developed and written by a group of leading obesity medicine specialists, aims to give all physicians the necessary tools for prescribing and implementing obesity treatment plans for patients. Recommendations based on scientific evidence as well as clinical experience for changes in nutrition, exercise and behavior modification are included in the plans. The algorithm also includes a comprehensive outline of weight loss medications, including the two newest FDA-approved medications Qsymia and Belviq. Surgical options, while not recommended unless a patient has failed to achieve success through a comprehensive medical weight loss approach, are included and outlined in the algorithm.

The ASBP Obesity Algorithm is available as a free download from and a video podcast about how physicians can use the algorithm is also available on the site. Individuals can search for local obesity medicine specialists at

The ASBP believes it is no longer acceptable for physicians to recommend an eat less, exercise more approach to weight loss without providing the patient with more specific guidance and direction.

“This new algorithm is exciting because it offers a comprehensive tool for physicians to effectively manage patients affected by obesity in a compassionate, scientifically sound and cost-effective way,” said Dr. Seger. An increasing number of patients are seeking weight management treatment options from their primary care providers. Our goal is to provide physicians with an easy-to-use tool to help them discuss and treat their patients obesity.

The algorithm emphasizes patients’ overall health and reduction in risk of developing obesity driven diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, and cardiovascular disease. In order to effectively treat the patient, the physician needs to fully comprehend the risk the patient is facing, which means more than knowing how much an individual weighs. The algorithm outlines various criteria available to diagnose obesity such as BMI or Body Mass Index, waist circumference, and body composition. Equally important, the algorithm identifies diseases which are directly affected by the presence of sick fat or adiposopathy and/or excess fat. Changes should only be recommended following a review of the patient’s current lifestyle, medical history, physical exam and laboratory testing. The algorithm will aid physicians in determining what the optimal treatment plan for a particular patient might include. This is important because each patient is unique and warrants an individualized approach to treatment.

Dr. Jenny Seger is Board Certified in Family Medicine and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine. She understands how numerous factors interplay and can lead to obesity. Her specialty training equips her with the knowledge, skills, and desire to address these factors and help her patients lead healthier lives. She heads up the BMI of Texas medical weight loss program, where she assists patients who want to lose weight and improve their overall health. She helps patients who do not want to have weight loss surgery or who do not qualify for surgery and need to lose excess weight. In addition, patients who have stalled in their weight loss after surgery or have regained weight and need to get back on track have found Dr. Segers medical weight loss program to be a valuable tool.

BMI of Texas medical weight loss program starts with an extensive patient interview with Dr. Seger. In addition to conducting a thorough history, a focused physical exam and lab work are performed to determine the patients baseline lab values and identify underlying undiagnosed diseases. Dr. Seger also helps patients determine an exercise program that is both realistic and effective. Upon completion of the initial visit, patients meet with BMI of Texas Registered Dietitian for a complete nutrition assessment and meal plan customized to meet the patients individual needs.

BMI of Texas provides innovative and comprehensive medical and surgical care to patients with obesity and metabolic disease. The physicians and staff are committed to providing care in a supportive, compassionate, and guilt-free environment. In addition to its medical weight loss program, BMI of Texas helps patients achieve their weight loss goals and improved health through various surgical procedures including gastric bypass, lap band and gastric sleeve. BMI of Texas surgeons Dr. Terive Duperier, Dr. Mickey Seger, Dr. Richard Englehardt and the entire BMI of Texas team are dedicated to creating meaningful relationships and experiences with their patients and the community in order to overcome obesity and metabolic disease fostering improved health and a better quality of life.

About BMI of Texas:

Founded in 2008, the Bariatric Medical Institute of Texas is focused on helping patients achieve their long-term weight loss goals. More information on the practice can be found online at

UCLA Study Finds Direct Link Between Obesity and Pancreatic Cancer – Solution May Be Caloric Restriction Through Portion Control Diets

Rock Hill, SC (PRWEB) October 22, 2013

Just the words Pancreatic Cancer is enough to send chills down most peoples spines. The new UCLA Study will surely focus a lot of attention on the relationship between obesity and this deadly disease. Besides all of the other health concerns of obesity, this alone may be the motivation to open peoples eyes and successfully lose weight. One of the most successful diet methods is portion control.

Two weight loss physicians have created the SlimPlate System, which is based on a portion control diet. Developed around a five-meal per day plan, the metabolic activity can be maintained at a higher level using the bodys own mechanisms in combination with foods. This new natural weight loss program is described as an easy to follow plan that does not force the user to make any lifestyle changes or sacrifices to lose weight.

The SlimPlate System makes it possible for obese individuals to maintain a sustainable diet plan. The unique aspect of this plan are the Portion Control Plates and other Portion Control Tools that are part of the kit. It is no longer necessary to weigh portions, or look up caloric content. All that a user has to do is keep food items within the clearly delineated colored lines on the tableware. The SlimPlate System solves the problems of portion-control by including a set of plates, cups, bowls and a set of ground-breaking Portion Control Cutting Rings. Anyone can now put together a plate with the correct amount of fruits, grains, vegetables and proteins in each meal.

Items like pancakes, waffles and even sandwiches can be portion-controlled by simply placing one of the exclusive Portion Control Cutting Rings over the food item, and press down to create the perfect portion size. The SlimPlate System was created to help in the battle of obesity, which with the results of the UCLA Study, will hopefully be used by many overweight individuals.

The SlimPlate System was invented by two world-renown weight-loss physicians. Dr. Nwe is a Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine and is Board-Certified in Internal Medicine. She co-founded the Ace Medical Weight Loss Center with Dr. Grewal. Sandeep Grewal, M.D. is Board-Certified in Internal Medicine and was the recipient of The Charlotte Business Journals Healthcare Innovator Award for 2013, and also named to the Top Forty Under Forty List in 2013.

For complete information on the UCLA research study, click here: UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center Oct. 2, 2013

For complete information on weight-loss through portion-control, visit The SlimPlate System.

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Dr. Madan Gives His Take on the Alarming Rate Increase In Childhood Obesity and Declares That Healthy Choices and Habits Should be Taught at a Very Young Age.

Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) January 31, 2013

According to the CDC, the percentage of obese children between the age of 6-11increased by 11 percent in 30 years. For adolescents, that rate sat at 18% in 2010. These alarming numbers are creating a flow of school and community programs for healthier dietary choices for children.

The organism of children and young adults is still at a development stage hence their chances of having more complicated health related risks. Bariatric surgeon Dr. Atul Madan reveals that the long-term health effects for obese children could be devastating and can lead to many types of health related issues and eventually cancer. The immediate effects are as destructive and can cause prediabetes and a poor self-esteem.

Society, family, and community can play an important role in the prevention of childhood obesity. The creation of a safe and supportive environment that is centered around practices that lead children to be more active is critical. The earlier children learn about healthy habits, the more chances they will have to reduce their risks of obesity.

Dr. Madan’s patient reviews indicates that parents expect government agencies, the media, and the food and beverage industry to play a more responsible and supportive role.

Lapband surgeon Dr. Atul Madan is a world renown expert in the field of weight loss surgeries. His specialties range from laparoscopic gastric bypasses to laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding surgeries. Dr. Madan has occupied the positions of Chief of Laparoendoscopic and Bariatric Surgery Division as well as Director of the Center of Excellence for Laparoscopic and Minimally Invasive

Surgery at the University of Miami. He is a member of all of the important laparoscopic and bariatric societies including American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, and Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons.

The Center for Medical Weight Loss reacts to Alarming Obesity Rates Predicted for 2030

Tarrytown, New York (PRWEB) September 25, 2012

In response to a report released last Tuesday citing alarming forecasted obesity rates in the United States, The Center for Medical Weight Loss (CMWL) is increasing its efforts to encourage physicians to prevent the condition from developing in their patients.

Obesity is absolutely preventable, and reversible, says Dr. Michael S. Kaplan, Founder and Chief Medical Officer of CMWL. With the proper training and experience, physicians can and should attack obesity and overweight head on. By its very nature, obesity is a medical condition, and patients have the best prospects for effectively managing the condition when treated by a trained physician. With more physicians practicing obesity medicine, there is clearly a different path America can take.

The report, F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens Americas Future 2012, which was released by Trust for Americans Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) forecasts the number of obese adults, along with related disease rates and health care costs, is on course to increase dramatically over the next 20 years. The report breaks down obesity-related data by State, and projects that on average 50% of Americans will have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 or higher – the clinical definition of obesity with the associated increases in obesity-related diseases and health care costs.

We are extremely concerned about the latest report and other recent reports that indicate tremendous risk for the country if nothing is done to reverse current obesity trends, says Kevin Eberly, CMWLs Chief Executive Officer. But based on the clinical outcomes weve been able to achieve through the CMWL medical weight loss approach, I am hopeful that the future is not as bleak as it has been painted.

In July 2012, The American Journal of Medicine published a study showing that The Center for Medical Weight Loss was able to achieve an 11.1% reduction in overall body weight among obese patients. The F as in Fat 2012 report suggests that if States implemented steps to reduce average BMI by just 5% by the year 2030, the country would see dramatic decreases in health care costs.

In my conversations with clinicians, corporate business leaders, and policymakers, it is clear that obesity is the root cause of pain on multiple levels, says Eberly. If left unchecked, as the recent report states, the number of new cases of Type 2 diabetes, coronary artery disease, stroke, arthritis, and hypertension is expected to increase ten times by 2020, and then double again by 2030. And the projected increases in health care costs and lost productivity due to obesity are just as astounding, rising up to $ 66 billion and $ 540 billion, respectively. These numbers can no longer be ignored if the country wishes to remain competitive.

Recently Medicare and private insurers have taken steps to incentivize the practice of obesity medicine among US doctors, specifically by offering coverage for obesity counseling for patients with a BMI of 30 or higher. The US Preventive Services Task Force also recently recommended that doctors screen all adult patients for obesity, and provide counseling to those who fall into that category.

Clearly the government and private business are acknowledging the critical role physicians need to play to reverse the projected obesity trends, said Eberly. Theyve taken steps in the right direction, but we clearly have a long way to go. Now we just need more physicians to learn how to effectively care for their obese patients, and CMWL can help them do just that.

About Center for Medical Weight Loss

The Center for Medical Weight Loss (CMWL) programs provide an approach to long-term weight loss and maintenance under the care and support of trained physicians. Each fully individualized program is customized to the patient, taking into account his or her medical history, body composition, and personal goals. This individual care is supported with on-going one-on-one counseling by the physician on important topics including nutrition, fitness, behavioral modification, motivation, and, where necessary, prescribed medications. Physicians in The Center for Medical Weight Loss network are all certified professionals specially trained in non-surgical bariatric medicine who have access to the latest techniques and medical data, including high-quality nutritional products and FDA-approved weight loss medications only available to medical doctors. The CMWL programs are clinically proven and evidence-based. For more information, visit

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