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Weight Management

Maintaining a healthy weight can help you prevent and control many diseases and conditions and is important to your overall health.
Aim for a Healthy Weight​
The National Heart Lung and Blood Institute has information and tools to help you achieve and maintain a healthy weight.   
 
Sometimes a change in the way you approach weight maintenance has a big impact on your overall success.  Learn how to make lifestyle changes that you can maintain over the long run.
 
Aim for a Healthy Weight  includes tools to help you assess your weight and health risk, (including a Body Mass Index calculator); a guide to behavior change; and tips on finding the right weight loss program.
 

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R&W Weight Loss Groups at NIH
The NIH Recreation & Welfare association offers weight-loss programs to all employees for a fee.  Visit their website for more information about these programs.
The “Weight of the Nation” Documentary Series
The “Weight of the Nation” is an Emmy-nominated HBO Documentary Films series on obesity.  The four-part series—Consequences, Choices, Children in Crisis, and Challenges—highlighted several NIH research advances and addressed the factors contributing to the country’s obesity problem. The project also includes three films for youth and their families entitled The Weight of the Nation for Kids.
 

 

 
NIDDK Weight-control Information Network – Resources​
The Weight-control Information Network (WIN) provides the general public, health professionals, the media, and others with current information on weight control, obesity, physical activity, and nutrition. Many WIN resources can be downloaded at no cost.
Healthy Weight Gain During Pregnancy​
If you are pregnant or thinking of having a baby, you may have questions about the appropriate amount of weight to gain.  The Institute of Medicine has created an interactive website to help you determine the right amount of weight to gain during your pregnancy so that both you and your baby will have a healthy start together. Click here to learn more.
Make Your Calories Count
The FDA has created an interactive website to help you use the Nutrition Facts Label for healthy weight management.
​NIH Body Weight Planner

You can use the NIH Body Weight Planner to find out how many  calories and how much exercise you need in order to achieve a goal weight within a specific time period.

Launch the Body Weight Planner

Watch a video to see how to use the Body Weight Planner

Once you have your Body Weight Planner results, you can create a profile and enter your personal calorie goal into ChooseMyPlate.gov.