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Related Topics - Healthy Eating

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Related Topics - Healthy Eating

This section describes the importance of healthy eating as part of a weight management program.

Your weight is controlled by a number of things (PDF) including family history, what you eat and drink, and how active you are. When you take in more calories than you use, you gain weight. The best way to lose weight is to eat and drink fewer calories and become more physically active.

MOVE! Weight Management Program Handouts (PDF)

The Basics of Weight Control (PDF)

How Do I get Started with Increasing my Physical Activity (PDF)


Nutritional Information from the VA Canteen Service (Department of Veterans Affairs)

Updated 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