Weight Loss Expert Pete Thomas, At-Home Winner of NBC'S 'The Biggest Loser' to Talk Winning Strategies for Healthy Living at 3rd Annual Obesity Congress, Nov. 20-21, Washington

Thursday, October 23, 2008 General News
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WOBURN, Mass., Oct. 22 After dropping 185 pounds in nine months before a national television audience, Pete Thomas will bring his successful strategies for weight loss, healthy living and a positive attitude to the 3rd Annual Obesity Congress, Nov. 20-21 in Washington D.C. The congress will assemble employers, payers, providers and government leaders to discuss solutions for the promotion of healthier living among consumers.

Thomas' efforts on NBC's "The Biggest Loser" earned him the $100,000 prize, and paved the way for him to bring his message of "Winning at Weight Loss" across the country through his public speaking and customized Lose It Fast, Lose It Forever (TM) weight loss program. As a weight loss coach and motivational speaker, Thomas is using his winning experience help others get fit and healthy. Thomas achieves his objective through encouraging positive psychology and providing an understanding of the science behind weight loss.

Speaking across the country using his mantra, "There's a winner within you," Pete inspires corporate employees, health care professionals and patients to overcome obstacles and pursue a healthy lifestyle. Thomas will present to the Obesity Congress on Thursday, Nov. 20 at 5:30.

"I am truly honored to be speaking at the Obesity Congress," said Thomas. "My speech will focus on principles I have developed to provide motivation, education and inspiration in three critical areas - Mastering Your Mind, Managing Your Mouth and Multiplying Your Muscles. By telling my own story of overcoming obstacles, I believe attendees will take away real-life strategies that can lead to long-term weight management and overall wellness."

WHEN: November 20 - 21, 2008

WHERE: Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington D.C.

CONTACT: Patrick Golden, Patrick.golden@worldcongress.com

CONGRESS AGENDA: www.worldcongress.com/obesity

The Congress will address both a consumer and business-oriented perspective to obesity's impact on individual and public health. It will also examine the effectiveness of programs and procedures designed to reduce the prevalence of obesity. Additional speakers at the Obesity Congress include U.S. Surgeon General Steven K. Galson, MD, MPH, who will address "Healthy Youth for a Healthy Future."

Speakers include:

About Pete Thomas

Pete Thomas, an expert on health and wellness, is a motivational speaker, instructor and coach. His experience on NBC's hit TV series, The Biggest Loser, as well as his own exhaustive research into wellness, has resulted in the Pete Thomas Lose It Fast, Lose It Forever (tm) customized weight loss program and Winning at Weight Loss Wednesdays free weight loss coaching teleconferences. Thomas offers his Winning at Wellness in the Workplace program for corporations interested in bringing fun, motivation and inspiration to their wellness initiatives. For more information on Pete Thomas, visit www.winningman.com.

About the 3rd Annual World Congress on Obesity

Produced by World Congress, the 3rd Annual World Health Care Congress on Obesity joins employers, payers and providers with public policy leaders to discuss solutions for the promotion of healthier living among consumers and improving businesses' bottom lines.

-- Christine C. Ferguson, JD, Director, STOP Obesity Alliance; Associate Research Professor, School of Public Health and Health Services Department of Health Policy, The George Washington University, former Massachusetts Public Health Commissioner -- Rear Admiral Steven K. Galson, MD, Acting US Surgeon, US Department of Health and Human Services -- Ginny Elrich, Executive Director, Alliance for a Healthier Generation -- Jim Fivecoat, Volunteer Chairman, Obesity Action Coalition; Manager, Retirement Plans, Michelin North America -- Brian Wansink, MS, PhD, Executive Director, Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, U.S. Department of Agriculture -- David L. Katz, MD, Associate Professor, Adjunct, Public Health; Director, Prevention Research Center, Yale University School of Medicine -- Trina Histon, PhD, Director, Weight Management Initiative, Kaiser Permanente, Care Management Institute -- Jeanette C. May, PhD, MPH, Vice President, Research & Quality, DMAA: The Care Continuum Alliance -- Robert Friedman, Director, Public Policy and Government Initiatives, Yale University Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity -- Kenneth E. Thorpe, PhD, Robert W. Woodruff Professor, Chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University

SOURCE World Congress

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