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Special Information: Tips for Enjoying the Holidays Without the Weight Gain
Professionals at the MUSC Weight Management Center have prepared a list of some of the more helpful tips for managing weight over the holidays. The holiday season is traditionally one of the more difficult times of the year to manage one's weight. Click one of the links below to print our helpful handouts or view our presentation... we aim to help you enjoy your holidays while also managing your weight over this festive season.

Holiday Handout:
Tips for Enjoying Holidays Without Weight Gain
Download and print our helpful holiday handout
PDF format - requires the free c Adobe Reader® to view/print)

Eating on the Fly: Don't Let Your Travel Unravel Your Diet!:
Eating on the Fly handout was graciously donated to us by the MUSC Weight Loss Surgery Program
(PDF format - requires the free Adobe Reader® to view/print)

Halloween Handout:
Treat This, Not That!
Download and print our helpful Halloween handout; share it with your family, friends, and coworkers so all enjoy a fun and waist-friendly Halloween
(PDF format - requires the free Adobe Reader® to view/print)

Other online resources:
American College of Sports Medicine
The American College of Sports Medicine is the largest & most respected sports medicine and exercise science organization in the world. From astronauts to athletes to those people chronically diseased or physically challenged, ACSM continues to look for and find better methods to allow everyone to live longer and more productively. Healthier people make a healthier society.

American Dietetic Association
Your link to nutrition & health!

Donald B. Brown Research Chair on Obesity
This Web site attempts to increase the awareness in the population at large and among health professionals in particular on the prevalence and the health consequences of obesity.

Fitness Jumpsite
Whether you're an exercise enthusiast, a fitness professional, or a "newbie" to fitness, Fitness Jumpsite provides the resources you need to get fit and stay fit.

NIDDK Health Information: Nutrition & Obesity
The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland. The Institute conducts and supports basic and clinical research on many of the most serious diseases affecting the public.

North American Association for the Study of Obesity
The North American Association for the Study of Obesity is an interdisciplinary society whose purpose is to develop, extend and disseminate knowledge in the field of obesity.

Obesity On-line
The internet magazine on obesity.

Portion Distortion Quiz
Anyone eating on the run or at restaurants has probably noticed that food portions have gotten larger. Some portions are called "super size," while others have simply grown in size and provide enough food for at least two people. With this growth have come increases in waistlines and body weight. Take this short quiz to see if you know how today's portions compare to the portions available 20 years ago.

Prevention Magazine's Healthy Ideas
Healthy Ideas is intended to heighten awareness of health information.

Shapeup America
This Web site is designed to provide you with the latest information about safe weight management and physical fitness. You can explore the different areas of our site by clicking on one of the interactive rooms.

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