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Reaching and maintaining a healthy weight is important for overall health and can help you prevent many diseases and conditions, such as heart disease, high blood pressure, and certain cancers. Following a healthy diet and staying physically active are two of the most important elements when it comes to weight management. This section provides an overview about weight management, as well as information about how to achieve lasting weight loss success and develop a healthier relationship with food. If you often find yourself confused by the contradictory advice on what you should be eating, see Eat, Drink and Be Healthy. Backed by strong scientific evidence, this page explains the seven healthiest changes you can make to your diet. For tips on how to lose and keep weight off, go to the section Lose Weight and Improve Your Health. Finally, our Self Help Resources can point you to other sources of information to support you on your weight loss and management journey.

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Reaching and maintaining a healthy weight is important for overall health and can help you prevent many diseases and conditions, such as heart disease, high blood pressure, and certain cancers. But apart from lowering your risk of serious health problems, maintaining a healthy weight helps you feel good about yourself, and gives you more energy to enjoy life. There are three im

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If you are overwhelmed by the contradictory advice on what you should be eating, this might be your answer. ‘Eat, Drink and Be Healthy’ is a Harvard Health publication that overturns the dietary recommendations provided by the long-established U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Guide Pyramid to present a new healthy eating guide based on a stronger foundation of sc

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Your weight is a balancing act, however the equation is simple. Eating more calories than you burn means you gain weight, while eating fewer calories than you burn means you lose weight. The key to successful weight loss is a commitment to making changes in your diet and exercise habits that you can keep for the rest of your life. By making smart choices every day, you can deve

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If you need more information or self-help tools, check out the following Associations: Helpguide, ‘Healthy Weight Loss and Dieting Tips’ Mayo Clinic, ‘Weight Loss Basics’ National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, ‘Weight Management Tools and Resources’ Nutrition.gov Weight-control Information Network

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