Weight Management

Eat healthy, move around, and feel better.

Whatever your reasons for wanting to lose weight, you can find ways to do it that fit your lifestyle and learning style.

Weight Management

Are you ready for a change?

Your weight is more than a number on a scale — it’s how you feel every day, inside and out. Any good plan begins with an assessment.

Maintaining a healthy weight means making small changes that add up to big success:

Learn about how to get started making some changes.

How can I help myself?

There are many tools you can use to manage your weight.

Help yourself every step of the way:

Check out Food for Health. You’ll find recipes and short essays about food and nutrition. There are also links to related sites, including these cooking videos.

Physical activity is an important part of managing your weight. This guide for older adults contains lots of good information for people of all ages.

 

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Keep track of your food, water, exercise, sleep, and more. It can help you see patterns and make better choices.

Try MyFitnessPal or other app. Learn more about how to get and stay on track.

Use a personal action plan to help you reach your goals.

If you are a Kaiser Permanente Northwest member, check out Smart Patients. We are helping create a new online community to make it easier for people concerned about weight management to learn from each other. At the same time, you’ll help Kaiser Permanente  learn more about the questions and topics that matter most to you.

Bariatric Surgery

Is weight loss surgery or medication right for me?

For some people, medical solutions are an option overcoming obesity. Some include:

If you’ve had weight loss surgery and need information and support, check out:

Watch “Beginning the Journey,” a recorded presentation on the bariatric surgery process.

Learn more about surgery and medication options.

Plant-based eating

Plant-based diets are based on minimally processed vegetables, tubers, whole grains, legumes, fruits, nuts, and seeds. Research has shown there are many health benefits to eating all or mostly plant foods.

Learn more in “Plant-based Eating Program,” a 3-week series taught by a registered dietitian. Kaiser Permanente Northwest members can take this class in-person or online. Review the class presentation. To register, call 503-286-6816 or 1-866-301-3866 (toll free), and select option 2.

The Lifestyle Medicine Program for Kaiser Permanente Northwest members also focuses on plant-based eating. Please talk with your primary care doctor, or call 503-571-3123 for more information.

How do I get my family involved?

Helping your family towards a healthy lifestyle is easier than you think.

Information to help you:

Learn more about keeping your family healthy.

What is a Webex?

What is Webex?

Don’t miss out on helpful webinars! Getting set up just takes a few simple steps.

Watch this presentation; it walks you through what you need to know in order to get started.

Could a health coach help me?

We can all use a little help as we’re working towards a goal. As you work to get to and maintain a healthy weight, a health coach can be a valuable resource in your journey. A coach can help you figure out your patterns and behaviors, set goals, and find new coping strategies.

Learn more about Kaiser Permanente’s health coaching sessions.

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Your total health

Sometimes, you might find yourself caring for and prioritizing the health of your loved ones ahead of your own health. Try these tools and strategies to better handle caregiving challenges you might face.

Remember, your well-being is affected by both your mind and your body. It’s important to take good care of each to have complete health.

Learn how to care for the whole you.

Your prevention plan

Staying well by preventing or delaying disease is possible with kids’ health screenings and immunizations. Prevention plans can be tailored to every member of your family.

Learn more about preventive care services.

You also can find more health and wellness info with podcasts and videos at kp.org/mydoctor/healthtalks, and with free live and recorded webinars at kpwebinar.org.