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Reaching a Healthy Weight

What exactly is a "healthy weight"? For starters, a healthy weight is weight at which you can feel good about yourself, and have enough energy for all of the activities in your life. A healthy weight is also one that reduces the risk for certain weight-related health problems. Often times we find ourselves struggling to maintain a healthy weight due to our fast-paced lifestyle and poor dietary choices. Does this sound familiar? If it does, don’t worry, millions of people wrestle with these issues every day. Individuals who find success and are able to maintain a healthy weight, typically do so by creating a plan, and sticking to it. Here are a few tips to remember when creating a weight management program that can improve your chances for success.

Remember, the ultimate goal is to be healthier.

By choosing to eat healthier, finding more time to exercise, and finding ways to reduce unnecessary stress in your life, you are ultimately building a healthier foundation for every aspect of your life. Not to mention these behaviors typically result in weight loss, improved energy, and a more positive attitude!

Avoid overeating.

This sounds rather simple, but many people often find themselves eating more than their body actually needs. Even if you eat a very healthy diet, if you overeat, it can lead to weight gain. Remember to read food labels and understand how much each serving size is supposed to be. When eating out, it’s okay to save some of your meal as leftovers to be eaten at a later time. Restaurants typically serve larger than necessary portions, so enjoy that tasty meal twice. Eating at a slower pace can also help your stomach feel more satisfied without
overdoing it.

Start by making small changes in your diet.

The changes that it takes to reach a healthy weight may seem overwhelming for some. One of the best pieces of advice we can offer is start with small changes to your diet. Here are a few examples of small changes that have big impact overtime on your weight management goals.

  • Start your day by eating a healthy breakfast.
  • Pack a healthy lunch and bring it with you to work instead of eating out.
  • If you are going to eat out, remember portion control. Try splitting a meal with a friend or coworker.
  • Avoid soda and other sugary or high calorie drinks. Instead try water or non-fat options; also try diet drink using natural zero-calorie sweeteners like Stevia, and avoid artificial sweeteners.

There are many ways to help yourself reach a healthy weight; these are a few ways that you can implement small changes into your routine that can eventually lead to your weight goal. Every positive step you take toward reaching your healthy weight is a success, and overtime each small success will accumulate into bigger and better changes!


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