Obesity: Communicating With Respect

“Close your eyes and visualize a successful lawyer—better yet, an award-winning lawyer,” the presenter said to several hundred FNCE® attendees. I imagined a 40-something white guy in a blue suit, in good shape, with nice hair, and at least average height. I never once considered that the speaker, Patty Nece, JD, was describing herself. Why? […]

7 Ways to Help Obese Children Lose Weight

If you work with parents of overweight or obese children, it’s essential to offer recommendations that not only will help the children lose weight but also improve their overall health. After all, obese children are at a greater risk for type 2 diabetes; high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and CVD; joint and musculoskeletal problems; anxiety […]

Dietary Guidance for Weight Loss Surgery Patients

In the United States, there are four main weight loss surgery procedures performed: gastric bypass, duodenal switch, sleeve gastrectomy, and lap-band. Regardless of the procedure, patients must follow strict diet protocols when preparing for surgery, as well as after surgery to allow healing. Once patients are cleared to consume a normal diet, the guidelines become […]