macklin method introduction

Would you consider that living with the risk of obesity is now understood to be

1

a real
condition

2

that is not
your fault

3

for which treatment exists

The Macklin method site represents a loyal, near comprehensive, knowledge translation of the behavioural treatment chapter found in the 2020 Canadian clinical practice guidelines for the treatment of obesity.

Wharton et al.
(OBESITY IN ADULTS: A CLINICAL PRACTICE GUIDELINE CANADIAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION JOURNAL 2020 AUGUST 4;192)

The three pillars of treatment are:

1

behavioural therapy

2

Medication

3

Surgery

The Macklin Method is comprised of modules that comprehensively support
behavioural therapy and the role of medication.

The modules are in 3 categories.

BASICs

  1. Managing Internalized weight bias
  2. Expectations and “best weight”
  3. The place of diet, exercise and calories in weight management.
  4. Values clarification and reflection skills

treatment (cbt)

  1. Wanting and high-risk times
  2. Restraint over wanting
  3. The role of the modulators of stress fatigue mood and sedentariness
  4. Resilience over setbacks

medication

  1. Pharmacotherapy – Anti obesity Medication

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ABOUT DR. DAVID MACKLIN

David A. Macklin is a lecturer at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine and a University of Toronto trained family physician. 

 

David  has committed his career to the prevention and treatment of obesity; has for 16 years directed multidisciplinary, evidence based – behavioural weight management programs.  He is the Medical Director of the Weight Management Program at the Medcan Clinic. He is also the Medical Director the Weight Management Program at the Toronto Mount Sinai Hospital High Risk/Special Pregnancy BMI unit.  He is a Science Committee member at Obesity Canada (OC).     


David is a co-author of the Canadian Action Study. 


David is also a co-author of the Behavioural Treatment Chapter in 2020 Canadian Clinical Practice Guidelines for the treatment of Obesity in adults.