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Take Action!

Make a promise to eat well, move more, and get support from family and friends. If you need to lose weight, do it slowly over time. Try losing 1–2 pounds per week.

Remember: to lose weight, you need to eat fewer calories than you burn.

Keep a Weight Diary

Write down:
  • What you eat
  • When you eat
  • How much you eat
  • Your physical activity
  • Your weight

Use this weight-loss log [PDF - 2.3 KB] or make your own. When you know your habits, you will know what you want to change.

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Start Today: Small Steps

Learn how losing weight can help lower your risk of heart disease; overweight and obesity; and some cancers such as colorectal cancer.

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