Weight Loss Wonders & Nutrition Nightmares (cont.)

In 2004, Time magazine and ABC News held a summit on obesity -- a sort of call to arms to alter the fate of our overweight nation -- in Williamsburg, Va. The meeting was attended by health-care professionals, obesity experts, food manufacturers, and members of the media, academia, industry, and government. The meeting got us fired up and ready to meet the challenge. I believe that together, we can make a difference in the health of Americans.

As a member of the WebMD Weight Loss Clinic, consider yourself fortunate. You already know the answer to successful weight management -- a commitment to reasonable, healthy eating behaviors that you can sustain for life, along with regular physical activity.

This -- and not any pill or potion touted in clever ads -- is the true answer to our nation's obesity problem.

Originally published Oct. 25, 2004.
Medically updated September 2006.


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