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Managing Your Weight

Managing Your Weight

Being overweight can lead to health problems. Learn how small changes can add up to a healthier you!

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  • The Basics

    Do you need to lose weight? Talk to your doctor and check out these articles.

    My weight and height

    BMI

    Dieting

  • Weight Loss Surgery

    Weight loss surgery can help teens who are very overweight and facing serious health problems. Learn more here.

    Weight loss surgery

    Gastric sleeve

    Who can get surgery?

  • Brandon's Story

    Brandon lost 70 lbs by eating better and exercising. 

    Watch how he stays on track

Are You Ready to Make a Change?

Use these tools and tips to make small changes that will add up to a healthier you!

Make a Plan

Making a plan and setting small goals can help keep you moving forward.

5 facts about goal-setting

Don't give up

Nutrition Tips

Find answers to questions that many people ask.

How much to eat?

Figuring out fat and calories

Eating out and smart snacking

Exercise Ideas

Why exercise is wise

Strength training

Yoga 

Easy exercises for teens

Take Control of Your Emotions

3 ways to increase positive emotions

Improve your self-esteem

Try yoga!

People Often Ask...

For many people, there's a direct connection between stress and weight gain.

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Your weight is a balance between the calories you take in and the calories you burn. When you add physical activity, you can burn more calories than dieting alone.

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Only people who have excess body fat should consider cutting calories and trying to lose weight. And, there isn't much proof that cutting down on a particular food group, like carbs, is a better way to lose weight than just eating fewer calories altogether.

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