Weight Management Center

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Patient Resources

Weight Management Tools

Whether you are trying to lose weight, or maintain a healthy lifestyle, MUSChealth.com offers the following tools and resources to help you achieve your weight loss and management goals.

  • Weight Management Text Messages
    MUSChealth.com offers a free text messaging service that delivers a daily weight management tip directly to your cell phone. These messages provide tips to help you work weight management into your daily lifestyle.

MUSC Weight Management Center Text Messaging Service


  • Lighten Up Charleston
    The MUSC Weight Management Center is a proud sponsor of Lighten Up Charleston. We encourage all of our patients and visitors to join the Mayor's initiative to have our city lose 100,000 lbs. The website provides lots of information and tools to help you help make Charleston the healthiest city in the Southeast.

Lighten Up Charleston

  • Weight Management Center Newsletter
    The MUSC Weight Management Center offers a monthly weight management newsletter to patients and non-patients alike. These newsletters contain healthy recipes, information about local fitness events, healthy lifestyle tips, etc. To see a sample newsletter or to subscribe or unsubscribe, please click the link above.

Weight Management Center Newsletter

  • Interactive Calculators and Quizzes
    These interactive calculators and educational quizzes will help you to determine a healthier body weight for you, and offer some tips on leading a healthier lifestyle.


Weight Management Center calculator and quizzes

  • Weight Management Video Library
    Watch videos of professionals at the Weight Management Center. For instance, learn about fast-food nutrition, hear a little about how we can help you lose weight and keep it off, and listen to the stories of a few of our research study participants.


Weight Management Center videos


Tips for Improving Body Image

Josh Brown, PhD and Pat O'Neil, PhD provide you with helpful information on improving your body image. Check out both of the handouts below.

Body Image and Avoidance of Summertime

Tips for Improving Your Body Image

Weight Loss Tips for Teachers

Weight Loss Tips for Teachers
Josh Brown, PhD and Tonya Turner, RD, LD provide teachers with some practical tips for managing their weight. Download and print this helpful handout, and be sure to share it with your teaching friends and colleagues.

Stress and Eating

Josh Brown, PhD presents information about stress and eating, including tips for dealing better with stress and keeping it from affecting your eating, waistline, and health. This video presentation has no sound, but is simple to follow.


Virtual Grocery Store Tour

Tonya Turner, RD, LD, one of our excellent registered dietitians, takes you on a trip through a local grocery store to give you tips on making healthier decisions in the store, which will help you eat healthier at home and more effectively manage your weight!


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.


Enjoy Holidays Without Weight Gain
View our animated/interactive slideshow (click open and read only to view)
(PPT format - requires MS PowerPoint® to view; download free MS PowerPoint Viewer® here)
Enjoy Holidays Without Weight Gain
View our still slideshow (
no MS PowerPoint required - PDF format)

Holiday Handout:

Tips for Enjoying Holidays Without Weight Gain
Download and print our helpful holiday handout


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

Halloween Infographic - for Children and Parents
An Infographic about Childhood Obesity (from our friends at the MUSC Children's Hospital)    

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

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 Website 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.

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.

 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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