Asking Questions at YWM

A Dose of Honest Reality at the YWM Convention

The annual YWM Convention is one of the most important events of the year for those of us dealing with obesity. We’re grateful to Obesity Action Coalition Chair Michelle Vicari for offering a personal perspective in today’s guest post.

If you walk by a news stand, almost every cover of a magazine or book features some celebrity or health guru sharing their latest and greatest tips for losing weight. Turn on the television late at night, and you’ll find more of the same information – and for five easy payments of $19.95, you can learn all those secrets.

I fell for a few of them. The result was a lighter bank account as well as sadness and disappointment that I directed at myself for “failing” at something again.

But just eight years ago, that all changed when I went to my first YWM Convention. I’ve never missed one since.

Your Weight Matters Convention and EXPO

For those of you who aren’t familiar with this OAC event, it’s an amazing few days of science-based education about health and weight. Experts from all over the country (and world) present here. This education is SERIOUSLY of the highest quality you can find. That’s because the experts (scientists, researchers, dietitians, physicians, and more) break down all of those confusing and conflicting messages. You walk away from the weekend with REAL and practical knowledge that you can use to improve your health.

But wait, there’s more…sorry, I couldn’t resist.

A Personal Invitation and Welcome

Seriously though, I want to extend a personal welcome for you to attend this year’s Convention in Tampa, FL, August 1-3. It’s a life-changing, inspiring, motivating weekend of education and fun. I know that if you take the leap and invest in your health by attending, you’ll end up like me. You’ll find yourself returning again and again.

Whether you can only come for a day or you’re wanting to stay for the whole weekend, YWM2019 has options to fit your needs and budget. In addition to a top-notch Program Agenda with a vast array of different educational topics, check out these other highlights you won’t want to miss:

♦ An EXPO Hall with 30+ vendors offering product samples, services, and more
♦ An invigorating Exercise Program for all skill and fitness levels
♦ Ticketed for one-on-one learning with the experts
♦ Fun evening social events to connect with others in a welcoming space

Register Now – Early-Bird Discounts Expire Friday

Early-bird discounted rates are available through May 31, so register now and save! Then sit back, enjoy the start of your summer. You can look forward to an inspiring weekend that will highlight your year. To learn more about the YWM Convention, visit

Asking Questions at YWM, photograph © OAC

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May 29, 2019

One Response to “A Dose of Honest Reality at the YWM Convention”

  1. May 31, 2019 at 2:21 pm, Allen Browne said:


    See you there!