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Weight Management

Learn about weight management

Most people think that being at a healthy weight means being "thin." Actually, a healthy weight is a weight that lowers your risk for health problems. It's more about healthy living than what you weigh. In our topics, you'll find information on how to eat healthier, how to start an exercise program, and much more.

Browse our topics on weight management, or start with these:

  • Weight Management
  • Healthy Eating
  • Obesity
  • Fitness
  • Interactive Tool: Is Your BMI Increasing Your Health Risks?
Health Topics
  • Added Sugars
  • Adjustable Gastric Banding Surgery
  • Avoiding Emotional Eating: Making a Plan
  • Biliopancreatic Diversion With or Without a Duodenal Switch
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
  • Boosting Your Metabolism
  • Breaking the Cycle of Emotional Eating
  • Child Who Is Overweight: Evaluating Nutrition and Activity Patterns
  • Child Who Is Overweight: Medical Evaluation
  • Choosing a Weight-Loss Program
  • Dawn's Story: From Dieting to Healthy Eating Habits
  • Developing a Plan for Healthy Eating
  • Eating Journal
  • Emotional Eating
  • Exercise Helps Maggie Stay at a Healthy Weight
  • Fat Replacers in Food
  • Finding Nonfood Ways to Reward Yourself
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Gastric Sleeve Surgery
  • Genetic Influences on Weight
  • Health Problems Associated With Adult Obesity
  • Healthy Eating for Children
  • Healthy Eating in Children: Things That Influence Food Choices
  • Healthy Eating: Making Healthy Choices When You Shop
  • Healthy Eating: Staying With Your Plan
  • Healthy Habits for Kids
  • Healthy Weight: Thought-Tracking Journal
  • Helping Your Child Who Is Overweight
  • Hunger, Fullness, and Appetite Signals
  • Interactive Tool: Do Your BMI and Waist Size Increase Your Health Risks?
  • Interactive Tool: How Many Calories Did You Burn?
  • Interactive Tool: What Is Your Child's BMI?
  • Interactive Tools
  • Jaci's Story: Changing Her Life With Small Steps
  • Jeremy's Story: Focusing on Eating Habits
  • John's Story: Finding a Way to Exercise
  • Liposuction
  • Loralie's Story: It's Never Too Late
  • Maggie's Story: Making Changes for Her Health
  • Measuring Your Waist
  • Nonprescription Products for Weight Loss
  • Obesity
  • Obesity and Pregnancy
  • Physical Activity and Weight Loss
  • Pregnancy After Weight-Loss (Bariatric) Surgery
  • Quick Tips: Cutting Calories
  • Quick Tips: Making Healthier Food Choices
  • Rethinking Drinking: Alcohol and Managing Your Weight
  • Sally's Story: Avoiding Metabolic Syndrome
  • Screening for Weight Problems
  • Staying With Your Eating Plan When Your Schedule Shifts
  • Tips for Avoiding Unplanned Snacking
  • Tips for Maintaining Weight Loss
  • Unplanned Weight Loss
  • Ways to Track Your Weight-Loss Efforts
  • Weight and Coronary Artery Disease
  • Weight Loss by Limiting Calories
  • Weight Management
  • Weight-Loss (Bariatric) Surgery
  • Weight-Loss Medicines
Medical Tests
  • Body Fat Testing
Make a Wise Decision
  • Obesity: Should I Have Weight-Loss Surgery?
  • Obesity: Should I Take Weight-Loss Medicine?
  • Obesity: Should I Use a Diet Plan to Lose Weight?
  • Weight Management: Should I Use Over-the-Counter Diet Aids?
Take Action
  • COPD: Avoiding Weight Loss
  • Healthy Eating: Changing Your Eating Habits
  • Healthy Eating: Getting Support When Changing Your Eating Habits
  • Healthy Eating: Helping Your Child Learn Healthy Eating Habits
  • Healthy Eating: Making Healthy Choices When You Eat Out
  • Healthy Eating: Overcoming Barriers to Change
  • Healthy Eating: Starting a Plan for Change
  • Quitting Smoking: Dealing With Weight Gain
  • Weight Management: Stop Negative Thoughts

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