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The Basics

To stay at a healthy weight, you need to balance the calories you eat with the calories you use up (or burn). To lose weight, you need to use more calories than you take in. A healthy diet and physical activity can help you reach your goal.

There is a right number of calories for you to eat each day. Use this tool to find the number of calories you need each day to maintain your current weight.

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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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