Web Content Viewer (JSR 286) - Healthy Weight

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Healthy eating journal with pen, measuring tape and orangeFor some people who are trying to maintain a healthy weight or who are overweight, keeping a record of their habits is more likely  make the kind of changes that, over time, will help establish new habits.

This means:

  1. Knowing what your goals are and writing them down. You can do this yourself or use the goal setting form
  2. Keeping track of what you eat and drink. This might be easier if you use a meal planner.
  3. Keeping track of how much physical activity you do. A physical acitivity planner can help you do this.
  4. Keeping track of your weight by weighing yourself regularly. If you register with the Healthy Weight Guide website, the site can keep an ongoing record for you.
  5. Keeping track of your BMI and/or waist circumference. Calculate your BMI and if you register, the Healthy Weight Guide website can record your BMI for you.

So, if you are clear about your goals and you’re eating a variety of nutritious foods, limiting your intake of unhealthy foods and drinks, keeping physically active, and monitoring your weight and BMI, you’ll know whether the approach you’re taking is working.

If it is, that’s great. If not, look over your planner and see what could be changed. Changing habits that have become second nature to you usually takes a while – it’s a step-by-step process.

Registering gives you access to tools that will help you to...

Plan

Record your goals and plans

Track

Monitor your progress

Achieve

Celebrate your achievements