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The POWER program recommends an intense weight-loss intervention phase to begin the obesity treatment pathway. Below, find helpful tools including both physician- and patient-facing materials and resources for beginning a reduced-calorie diet and physical activity program. These resources include AGA clinical practice products and other tools featured in the POWER paper, patient information materials and additional resources which have been used and recommended by the authors of the POWER paper.

View both physician and patient-facing materials and resources for beginning a reduced-calorie diet and physical activity program.

The resources and references in this online toolkit include AGA clinical practice products, patient information materials, and other AGA documents.  There are additional resources (found under "Additional Resources") which have been used and recommended by the authors of the POWER white paper, but are not AGA products, and have not been endorsed by the AGA.

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AGA Resources for Physicians

Treatment recommendation for obesity based on AHA/ACC/TOS Obesity Guideline

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2013 AHA/ACC/TOS Guideline for the Management of Overweight and Obesity in Adults

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AGA Resources for Patients

Treatment Options for Obesity (Members Only)

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Additional Resources

Handbook on the Clinical Management of Obesity: Apovian CM, Aronne L, Powell AG. Clinical Management of Obesity. West Islip: Professional Communications, Inc., 2015

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Next Steps Guide (available for purchase)

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AND’s Tipsheets for families and communities (English and Spanish)

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Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) nutrition form

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The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' list of recommended food and activity tracking apps for patients

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In the American College of Cardiology's CardioSmart OnCall online program, patients can join this support network for a small fee and have access to individualized meal plans, nutrition info and physical activity recommendations, brief one-on-one health coaching sessions, and generate progress reports for the patient and his/her doctor.

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The BMIQ Program provides your practice with all the tools necessary to deliver an evidence-based dietary and behavioral intervention for the treatment of overweight and obesity. The program is extremely flexible and can be delivered as a stand alone or supplemented with any combination of in-office or phone-based support between medical visits to produce the best possible weight loss results.

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