Weight Management

Indiana University Health Dr. Ruben Hernandez, Family Medicine explains how to determine a weight management plan that’s right for you with the help of your fmaily doctor.

Advice for those struggling to manage their weight:

To better manage your weight/prevent obesity:

  • Know and avoid situations that trigger over eating. Try keeping a journal and write down what you eat.
  • Weigh yourself. People who weigh themselves regularly are more successful in keeping off weight.
  • Focus on low-calorie, nutrient-dense foods, such as fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Foods high in fat, sweets and alcohol should be a infrequent treat and not part of your regular diet.
  • Exercise regularly. Start slow with moderate walking and increase activity over time.
  • Be consistent with your healthy diet and exercise both during the week and on the weekends to see long term success.

 

Risks involved with obesity:

  • If you’re obese, you’re more likely to develop a number of potentially serious health problems such as:
  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Cancer
  • Depression
  • Stroke
  • High blood pressure
  • Sleep apnea

 

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