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Watch Your Weight

To stay at a healthy weight, balance the calories you eat with the calories you use up (burn) by being active. Staying at a healthy weight can help prevent diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and disability.

Review Date: December 17, 2014

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Make Your Calories Count

Make Your Calories Count is an interactive learning program that provides consumers with information to help plan a healthful diet while managing calorie intake.

Review Date: March 01, 2012

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

SuperTracker

Use the SuperTracker to plan, analyze, and track your diet and physical activity.

Review Date: December 01, 2014

Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Active at Any Size

If you are a very large person, you can still be physically active. This booklet offers tips to help you become more active and healthier.

Review Date: March 14, 2013

NIH Weight-Control Information Network, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Adult BMI(Body Mass Index) Calculator

Adults 20 years and older can use this Body Mass Index (BMI) calculator as an inexpensive and easy-to-perform method of screening for weight categories that may lead to health problems.

Review Date: March 02, 2012

Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity - DNPAO, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

Aim for a Healthy Weight

Losing this weight helps to prevent and control many diseases, especially heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and cancer. This guide provides steps for safe and effective weight loss.

Review Date: October 14, 2014

NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute - NHLBI

Alcohol Calorie Calculator

Alcohol beverages supply calories but few nutrients and may contribute to unwanted weight gain. If you need to lose weight, looking at your drinking may be a good place to start.

Review Date: February 06, 2012

NIH National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism - NIAAA

Am I at Risk for Type 2 Diabetes?

Describes what Type 2 diabetes is, its signs and symptoms, risk factors, tests, and what to do to prevent it and control it.

Review Date: March 05, 2012

NIH National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse - NDIC
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Better Health and You: Tips for Adults

Find tips for healthy eating, getting active, and more to help you keep a healthy weight.

Review Date: February 08, 2013

NIH Weight-Control Information Network, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

BMI (Body Mass Index) Calculator for Children and Teens

Use this calculator for children and teens, aged 2 through 19 years old, to calculate the body mass index for a child or teen.

Review Date: October 30, 2014

Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity - DNPAO, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

BMI Calculator iPhone Application

Download this iPhone app to calculate your BMI (Body Mass Index) and learn how to maintain a healthy weight.

Review Date: December 01, 2014

NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute - NHLBI

Calculate Your Daily Calorie Needs

Find the number of calories you should eat each day to maintain your current weight. If you're overweight, use the average healthy weight recommended for your height.

Review Date: October 30, 2014

American Cancer Society

Calorie Calculator

Use this tool to estimate how many calories and fat grams are in a serving of your favorite foods.

Review Date: December 18, 2014

Calorie Control Council

CDC Vitalsigns: Adult Obesity

In every state, more than 15% of adults are obese, and in nine states, over 30% of adults are obese. New federal initiatives are helping to change our communities into places that strongly support healthy eating and active living.

Review Date: February 19, 2013

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Diet Assessment Calorie Calculator

If you've lost a significant amount of weight, increased your exercise or made changes in regard to eating and exercise, use the Diet Assessment Calorie Calculator to find the appropriate calorie level based on the changes you've made in your lifestyle.

Review Date: December 17, 2014

Calorie Control Council

Find a TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Meeting Near You

This site provides a listing of weight control clubs by zip code. Find a club near you.

Review Date: July 14, 2014

TOPS Club, Inc. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)

Get Moving Calculator: Exercise/Calories Burned

Physical activity (no matter how big or small) burns calories and this calculator estimates the calorie expenditure.

Review Date: December 17, 2014

Calorie Control Council

Get Up and Go! 10,000 Steps a Day- (PDF)

Learn why walking 10,000 steps a day is recommended for weight management and overall health. This site offers various ways in which you can add this important fitness goal into your daily life.

Review Date: February 14, 2013

Shape Up America!

Healthy Dining Finder

Search for restaurants offering healthy dining choices in your neighborhood. Use calories, fat, saturated fat, and price ranges to find delicious, nutritious meals that are right for you.

Review Date: March 26, 2013

Healthy Dining

Healthy Weight for Men Calculator

Is your weight healthy? Use the calculator below to find out.

Review Date: October 31, 2014

Calorie Control Council

Healthy Weight for Women Calculator

Is your weight healthy? Use the calculator below to find out.

Review Date: October 31, 2014

Calorie Control Council

Healthy Weight: Rethink Your Drink

Many people don't realize just how many calories beverages can contribute to their daily intake. Calories from drinks can really add up. This document provides you with options for reducing the number of calories in what you drink.

Review Date: March 01, 2012

National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion - NCCDPHP
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

How Many Calories will Your Activity Burn?

Use this exercise calculator to find how many calories are burned in a workout or daily activity.

Review Date: February 09, 2012

American Cancer Society

How to Avoid Portion Size Pitfalls to Help Manage Your Weight

Research shows that people unintentionally consume more calories when faced with larger portions. This can mean significant excess calorie intake, especially when eating high-calorie foods. Here are some tips to help you avoid some common portion-size pitfalls.

Review Date: March 01, 2012

National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion - NCCDPHP
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

How to Use Fruits and Vegetables to Help Manage Your Weight

Learn about fruits and vegetables and their role in your weight management plan. Tips to cut calories by substituting fruits and vegetables are included with meal-by-meal examples.

Review Date: December 10, 2012

National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion - NCCDPHP
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Interactive Menu Planner

Try this menu planner for healthy meal ideas.

Review Date: October 14, 2014

NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute - NHLBI

Just Enough for You: About Food Portions

Managing your weight calls for more than just choosing a healthful variety of foods. It also calls for looking at how much and how often you eat. This brochure shows you how to use serving sizes and food portions to help you eat just enough for you.

Review Date: March 01, 2012

NIH Weight-Control Information Network, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Meal and Snack Calculator

If you want to lose, maintain, or gain weight, this tool will calculate the number of calories that are right for you.

Review Date: February 06, 2013

Shape Up America!

NHLBI Serving Size Card- (PDF)

Double-check the portion sizes at your next meal.

Review Date: May 07, 2012

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Information Center

Overweight and Obesity: What You Can Do

This document highlights the importance of making fitness a priority, and offers examples of how to maintain physical activity through everyday chores and sporting activities.

Review Date: March 11, 2013

Office of the Surgeon General, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Portion Distortion Quiz

Do you know how food portions have changed in the past 20 years? Take these quizzes to learn about the amount of physical activity required to burn off the extra calories found in today's portions.

Review Date: December 12, 2014

NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute - NHLBI

Quiz: Are You Ready to Lose Weight?

Taking off the pounds -- and keeping them off -- can be a challenge. Take this quiz to find out if you're ready to lose weight.

Review Date: December 17, 2014

Calorie Control Council

Shape Up & Drop 10 - A Weight Management Program You Can Live With

Shape Up & Drop 10™ is a weight management program that helps you get serious about weight management without resorting to strategies that will defeat you in the long run. Information is provided on how to take the weight off safely and keep it off.

Review Date: July 14, 2014

Shape Up America!

Staying Healthy (multimedia)

Find multimedia presentations on a variety of topics, including physical activity, protecting your heart by lowering your cholesterol and triglyceride levels, hand washing, and more. Information is available in English,Spanish, Arabic, Russian, Hmong and Vietnamese.

Review Date: January 23, 2013

Healthy Roads Media

Tips for Eating Right

Small steps can help your family get on the road to maintaining a healthy weight. Choose a different shopping or food preparation tip each week for you and your family to try.

Review Date: December 01, 2014

NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute - NHLBI

TOPS Tools

Find useful articles and news on fitness and nutrition, plus tools to help you plan and track various aspects of your weight management efforts.

Review Date: December 17, 2014

TOPS Club, Inc. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)

Walking And Your Feet: Benefits of Exercise Walking

Walking helps control weight, blood sugar, and cholesterol levels and is the perfect complement to a sensible diet to lose weight and keep it off. Learn about foot care, walking shoes, stretching, and how to get significant benefits from walking.

Review Date: June 14, 2011

American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine

Walking, A Step in the Right Direction

Walking is one of the easiest ways for you to be physically active. This brochure provides you with general tips on how to create and follow a walking plan.

Review Date: January 30, 2012

NIH National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases - NIDDK

We Can! Ways to Enhance Children's Activity & Nutrition

We Can! is a national program designed for families and communities to help children maintain a healthy weight. The program focuses on three important behaviors: improved food choices, increased physical activity and reduced screen time.

Review Date: October 30, 2014

NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute - NHLBI

Welcome to the Fitness Center

Being active means different things to different people. We developed the Fitness Center to appeal to you no matter what level of physical activity you currently enjoy. Let us show you how to develop an activity program that's right for you.

Review Date: February 13, 2013

Shape Up America!

What Are Overweight and Obesity?

You can take steps to prevent or treat overweight or obesity. Follow a healthy eating plan and keep your calorie needs in mind. Do physical activity regularly and try to limit the amount of time that you're inactive.

Review Date: December 17, 2014

NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute - NHLBI

What's On Your Plate? Healthy Lifestyle

Get tips for staying fit and healthy as you grow older.

Review Date: April 23, 2014

NIH National Institute on Aging

What's On Your Plate? Healthy Lifestyle

Get tips for staying fit and healthy as you grow older.

Review Date: April 23, 2014

NIH National Institute on Aging

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