Lifestyle Therapies: Diet, Physical Activity, and Behavioral Strategies

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ACOG's Wellness Work Group on Obesity has identified the following resources that may be useful to obstetrician-gynecologists and women's health care providers in counseling their patients regarding weight loss through diet, exercise, and behavioral strategies.

Synopsis

In this synopsis, ACOG's Wellness Work Group on Obesity offers an evidence-based approach to diet and exercise therapies and explores the role of behavioral strategies in weight loss: Lifestyle Therapies (PDF)

Web Resources

Diet

ACOG Resources

USDA Supertracker

Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion: The 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines

National Heart, Blood, Lung Institute (NHBLI-NIH)

NIH weight control information network (WIN): Just Enough for You: About Food Portions (PDF)

MOVE! Weight Management Program

CDC National Diabetes Prevention Program

Physical Activity

MOVE! Weight Management Program

NIH weight control information network (WIN):

Behavioral Strategies

CDC National Diabetes Prevention Program

CDC NIDDK Publications Catalog

NIH weight control information network (WIN):

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Web Resources (PDF)

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
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