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.
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.
Staying at a healthy weight means making small changes that add up to big success:
- Please watch this fotonovela: A Healthy Weight, Step by Step
- Por favor vea esta fotonovela: Un peso saludable, paso a paso
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:
The Plate Method suggests the rights foods and amounts for healthier eating. Menus para el plato del buen comer. And check out meal planning for Chinese, Indian, and Middle Eastern groups.
Have you visited 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.
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.
The Best Diet Is Healthy Eating
This 15-minute video has great ideas about scientifically-supported ways to lose weight and improve your health. Explore options for healthy lifestyle changes by watching this video to learn more. You can call a health coach to get support for the changes you’re interested in making and/or maintaining.
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 online. Review the class presentation. To register, call 503-286-6816 or 1-866-301-3866 and select option 2.
How Do I Get My Family Involved?
Helping your family towards a healthy lifestyle is easier than you think.
Information to help you:
- Amazing Food Detective
- Find new ways to add in fruits and veggies
- Choose healthy drinks
- Follow the 5-2-1-0 rule
Learn more about making healthy changes to your family’s diet.
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.
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 at Kaiser Permanente.