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Eat Wisely

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The best way to manage your weight is to balance what you eat and drink with how active you are. Did you know there are simple actions you can take to eat wisely? By eating wisely, you will maximize your health. Here are tips on Getting Started with your own eat wisely plan.

No Co–payment for MOVE!® Weight Management Counseling

Get Ready: Benefits of change, how to start healthy living, and special situations

Self Management : Understand and track your progress through use of various health tools

Support and Encouragement: How family and friends can support healthy living

Caregiver Information: Caregiver resources and when to get additional help



Reviewed/Updated Date: January 2012
Clinical Advisory Board Sponsor: Dr. Linda Kinsinger
Clinical Subject Matter Experts: Dr. Kenneth R. Jones, Lynn A. Novorska
Patient Education Subject Matter Expert: Dr. Rose Mary Pries


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Eat heart healthy! The typical American diet contributes to almost 75% of premature heart disease. For a healthier heart, add more fruits and vegetables to your diet by sneaking them into your cereal or choosing carrots or an apple instead of potato chips or a snack.

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