Weight management means keeping your body weight at a healthy level. Regular exercise and a healthy diet are crucial when it comes to controlling your weight. A weight management plan depends on whether you are overweight or underweight.
Body fat and body mass measurements are used to determine whether a person is under- or overweight. A registered dietitian or exercise physiologist can help you calculate your body fat.
A registered dietitian is an excellent resource for individualized weight management. The registered dietitian can provide information on classes and programs available in your community.
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Have a Healthy Diet
- Dietary Guidelines for Americans, U.S. Department of Agriculture
- This online booklet provides guidelines on aiming for fitness, building a healthy base using the food pyramid and choosing foods sensibly. It explains how good dietary habits can promote health and reduce risk for major chronic diseases.
- Resources for Consumers, FDA
- A wide variety of information provided by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Manage Your Weight
- Aim for a Healthy Weight, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
- This website has practical, easy-to-use information for losing weight and maintaining weight loss - including tips on healthy eating and physical activity, other options such as weight loss medications and weight loss surgery, setting weight loss goals, and rewarding success.
- Managing Your Weight, American Heart Association
- Learn strategies for losing weight and keeping it off.
- Weight-control Information Network (WIN)
- An information service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, WIN was established to provide the general public, health professionals and others with up-to-date, science-based information on obesity, weight control, physical activity and related nutritional issues.
Choosing a Weight Loss Program
- Choosing a Safe and Successful Weight Loss Program, NDDK
- This guide is from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, one of the National Institutes of Health.
- Selecting a Weight Loss Program, NHLBI
- This guide was created by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, one of the National Institutes of Health.
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