Weight Management & Calories

Weight Management

Why is weight management important?

In addition to helping you feel and look better, reaching a healthier body weight is good for your overall health and well being. If you are overweight or obese, you have a greater risk of developing many diseases including type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and some types of cancer.

The secret to success is making changes and sticking with them.

  • First - Find out What You Eat and Drink. This a key step in managing your weight.
  • Next - Find out What to Eat and Drink. Get a personalized Daily Food Plan - just for you - to help guide your food choices.
  • Then - Make Better Choices. Everyone is different. Compare what you eat and drink to what you should eat and drink. The ideas and tips in this section can help you make better choices, which can have a lasting impact on your body weight over time.

Children and adolescents: The advice in this section is for adults. If your child is overweight or obese, consult a health care provider to determine appropriate weight management for him or her.  Because children and adolescents are growing, their BMI is plotted on growth charts for sex and age. You can learn more about BMIs for children and adolescents, and determine your child's weight status using the BMI calculator.