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Helpful Links and Resources

                                               The following websites may provide you with helpful information and resources. 
"Calorie King" is an amazing resource where you can type in any food item you can think of whether at home or at restaurant and they will immediately provide you with detailed nutrition information regarding calories, fat, carbohydrate, protein, and sodium to name a few.  We encourage you to start looking at the nutritional details of the foods that you regularly or periodically eat.  You might be amazed by what you find.
The GoodRx website (or smartphone app) is a useful tool to find the lowest prices of generic medications at your local pharmacies.  On the website type in the name of your medication, choose the pharmacy, and print the coupon to bring to the pharmacy.  On the smartphone app type in the name of the medication, choose the pharmacy, and show the coupon code to the pharmacy staff to receive the discount.
The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) is a more than 54,000 member non-profit organization dedicated to giving a voice to individuals affected by the disease of obesity.  The OAC helps individuals along their journey toward better health through education, advocacy, and support.  Membership is $10 per year and whether you are a member or not the OAC has amazing educational material and resources available on their website
Links to free online workout videos of any variety including chair exercises, resistance bands, strength, cardio, and many other exercise video options
"Self Nutrition Data" is an extremely detailed resource where you can look up the detailed nutritional information of essentially any food.  Not only does it break down the "macronutrients "such carbohydrate, proteins, fats and fibers, but it also lists all the detailed "micronutrient" breakdowns of all vitamins and minerals to a degree not seen in other websites.
"Map Pedometer" is an interactive Google Map where you can accurately measure the distance of a walking or running route that you take.  When you get to the website, at the top of the page, type in your starting point (street address, city, and state).  Once your location is found, click on "MAP" on the top right of the Google Map so that you can see the streets around you.  You can zoom in and out on the map using your scroll wheel.  Your starting location is marked with a "yellow mark" ... from there double click on the points on street map tracing your route.  This will tell you the exact distance of your route and can also help you plan future running/walking/biking routes.
The FitBit is an amazing electronic device that you wear which accurately counts your steps, your distance, your vertical steps up stairs, and even measures your sleep.  This device syncs to your computer, iPhone, or Smart Phone and you can accurately review all your data over time, and even share it with others to form a "friend" group.
The Obesity Medicine Association (OMA) is the largest medical society for physicians and healthcare providers that specialize in the field of weight loss (obesity medicine / bariatric medicine).  This website also lists all the physicians in your area that specialize in weight loss.
MyFitnessPal is a smartphone ap that allows you to accurately log your food intake and even uses the smartphone camera to scan food package barcodes.  It has an extensive food database and can also be synced to your regular computer as well.  This ap can also sync with the FitBit to track both your food intake (MyFitnessPal) and exercise (Fitbit) information.
This website is for the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and has extensive information about diabetes in general, living with diabetes, nutrition recommendations, and detailed information about all things pertaining to diabetes.
This website is for the American Dietetic Association (ADA) and is a vast wealth if information regarding nutrition and "'eating right."  I would encourage you to explore their website to find information that you can find helpful, practical, and enjoyable.

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