Eat and drink more calories than you burn through physical activity, and you’ll gain weight. And vice versa. It’s really that simple.
Combine a nutritious eating plan with daily physical activity, and you’re on your way to a healthy weight.
Your nutritious eating plan should include fresh fruit and vegetables with every meal and should limit the amount of processed or packaged foods. Also, try to enjoy a variety of foods from each of the key food groups daily, including grains, vegetables, fruits, milk, meat & beans and healthy oils.
Staying at a healthy weight for your age, height and body type can help you fight a number of health problems including:
- type 2 diabetes
- high blood pressure
- high blood cholesterol
- coronary heart disease
What’s a healthy weight? The best way to find out is to ask your doctor or registered dietitian.
You can use our quick and easy BMI calculator to learn about the weight category you are in.