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Feeling Good about Your Weight

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What is weight?

  • It is the number you see when you step on the scale.
  • It tells you how heavy you are, usually in “pounds.”

Why does it matter?

  • Many people weigh too much.
  • Your weight affects how you feel.

If you weigh too much, you can get sick.

  • People who weigh too much may have problems with their:
  • Blood sugar (diabetes)
  • Heart (a heart attack or stroke)
  • Sleep (sleep apnea)
  • Liver (fatty liver disease)
  • Gall bladder (stones)
  • Bones (osteoarthritis)

Try to stay at a healthy weight.

  • A healthy weight is when your body feels good.
  • A healthy weight is different for different people.

What is your healthy weight?

  • Your healthy weight depends on your height and age.
  • The easiest way to know your healthy weight is to ask your doctor.

What can you do if you want to lose weight?

  • Talk to your doctor about a plan that will work best for you.
  • A good plan might include:
  • Eating healthy foods
  • Eating less food
  • Exercising more

Make a Plan.

Guide to Healthy Living

  • The Guide (PDF) was written by the Eastern Los Angeles Regional Center and the Board Resource Center.
Last updated on Mon, 03/29/2010 - 10:45