Community

At Obesity Matters we want to build a community where we can come together to find ongoing support through forums and conversations, share personal stories and connect with others who have similar goals and challenges. By joining forces we hope to drive change to our personal health journeys as well as yours.

Obesity Matters is a safe-haven

Welcome

During these unprecedented times, Obesity Matters strives to be a beacon of hope, knowledge and resource for those living with overweight and obesity. We understand that living with excess weight can be challenging and we want to be that resource and support where you can get evidence-based information.

By becoming a member of Obesity Matters you can:

  • Get educated on the latest science-based information about obesity.
  • Find ongoing support through community forums, by sharing your story and connecting with others who have similar goals and challenges.
  • Gain access to obesity certified healthcare providers
  • Take action on important issues and help change the world for people living with obesity.

Join our community and let us support you to change:

  • How you talk to yourself: Drop the shame and blame.
  • How you talk to your family & community: Advocate for the end of weight bias and stigma associated with obesity. Dispel myths.
  • How you talk to your doctor: Empower yourself to ask for evidence-based treatment options.

Blogs and News

Latest News

Size Does Not Determine Health: Obesity Matters

Opinion: The conversation around obesity needs to change from weight stigma and blame to empowerment and inclusion. Priti Chawla, 3 …

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Obesity Matters advocates for equitable access to evidence-based treatment

Weight loss drug called ‘game changer’ While obesity impacts COVID-19, heart disease, and diabetes, advocates urge focus on inequalities in …

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Let’s unite and ‘Make a Difference’

“In 2018, 26.8% of Canadians 18 and older (roughly 7.3 million adults) reported height and weight that classified them as …

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Stories

People in the Obesity Matters Community have powerful stories about their experiences with obesity. We know that sharing those stories with the world, and giving people a chance to express themselves, can bring about education, advocacy, support and awareness. Stories humanize the disease of obesity and remind us that at the heart of it, individual lives are affected.

I am a survivor of a chronic condition called “Obesity.”

by Andrea Levy

For my part, I tried every diet under the sun. Sometimes I lost weight, sometimes I could not get through a single day of my diet. When I was lucky enough to lose weight, I could never keep it off, resulting, not just in a yoyo, but in a behemoth of a roller coaster.

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The Therapist Who Didn’t Even Know He Had An Eating Disorder

by Brian Baumal

It took another five years, until August 2012, for  me to understand what was happening to me, and to address the underlying psychological issues that caused this drastic weight cycling! And throughout much of this time, I was a psychotherapist, who ought to have known better,  or at least I thought I should have known better.

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Bell Let's Talk with Sandra Elia

by Sandra Elia

Sandra Elia shares her personal story and why she joined Obesity Matters. We hope to bring all the Sandras together to advocate for themselves and their loved ones.

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Share your story

Do you have your own stories you’d like to share? We want to hear from you! Explore below to submit your stories and share your experiences with the Obesity Matters Community!

Join the community

Become a member at no cost and together let us Inspire Hope through Action