Obesity is common, serious, and costly
- The prevalence of obesity was 39.8% and affected about 93.3 million of US adults in 2015~2016 according to the CDC.
Weight control – steps to lose weight
- Set a reasonable, realistic weight loss goal
- Start a reduced calorie, nutritionally-balanced eating plan such as a VLCD or LCD diet
- Have regular physical activity
- Start a behavior change plan to help you stay on track with your goals
Before you set a goal to lose weight, check your Body Mass Index (BMI) and understand where you are:
Weight control – definitions of overweight and obesity
Getting regular physical activity
|18.5 – 24.9||Normal or Healthy Weight|
|25.0 – 29.9||Overweight|
|30.0 and Above||Obese|
Weight control – causes of weight gain
Weight control – find a safe weight loss program
How to choose the right weight loss program.
W8MD’s insurance weight loss
Safe and successful weight-loss programs should include
- behavioral treatment, also called lifestyle counseling, that can teach you how to develop and stick with healthier eating and physical activity habits—for example, keeping food and activity records or journals
- information about getting enough sleep, managing stress, and the benefits and drawbacks of weight-loss medicines
- ongoing feedback, monitoring, and support throughout the program, either in person, by phone, online, or through a combination of these approaches
- slow and steady weight-loss goals—usually 1 to 2 pounds per week (though weight loss may be faster at the start of a program)
- a plan for keeping the weight off, including goal setting, self-checks such as keeping a food journal, and counseling support
Learn more on steps to lose weight.
Frequently asked questions
- How weight can be controlled through diet explain?
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