Nutrition & Weight Loss
Obesity is a chronic condition that affects more than one in three adults in the United States. Being overweight or obese increases your risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, fatty liver disease, kidney disease, and other health issues.
Research shows that even a modest weight loss of 5 percent can result in health benefits.
If you are struggling with your weight, you may find that a healthy eating plan and regular physical activity help you lose weight and keep it off over the long term.
Set SMART goals for losing weight, or goals that are specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and time-sensitive. Examples include:
- Walk 30 minutes a day 3 days a week for 2 months
- Replace soda with water every day for the next month
Talk with your provider for more information.