Records & Journals

Records and Journals have been demonstrated to be the number one most beneficial tool to promote behavior change. Completing a personal food record can be valuable in helping understand the difficulties and challenges of obtaining information about a client’s nutrition intake.Journal

While recording your food and beverage intake you learn about your habits, preferences, what yoiu are missing , changes you have been making and much more. Measuring what you consume helps understand portion control and what you might be able to eat more or less of. Calculating calories, carbs and protein also reveals adequacies and excesses.

Bariatric Surgery

Get the Facts About Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

Metabolic and Bariatric surgery has become an effective and popular solution for treating obesity. Educate yourself on what metabolic and bariatric surgery is, the common misconceptions, and the differences between procedures.

Bariatric surgery is not for everyone. It is a tool for weight loss and needs to be used properly to be effective for long-term weight control. In order for it to work one must be ready to change their view of the world, family and relationships in respect to food.

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Dietary Guidelines After Bariatric Surgery

MyFitnessPal.com

Losing weight isn’t easy – we know. But with a membership to MyFitnessPal.com, you’ll get the tools you need to successfully take weight off – and keep it off. And best of all, everything on our site is 100% FREE. So put away your credit card – you’ll never have to pay a cent.

At MyFitnessPal.com, we focus on making sure you can log your meals as quickly and easily as possible. Because the easier we make it for you, the more likely you are to stay on track, and the more likely you are to succeed in your weight loss goals.

Incidence of Overweight & Obesity

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Animated map shows the prevalence of obesity in the United States

The data shown in these maps were collected through the CDC’s Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), on the basis of self-reported weight and height. Each year, state health departments use standard procedures to collect data through a series of monthly telephone interviews with U.S. adults. Prevalence estimates generated for the maps may vary slightly from those generated for the states by the BRFSS as slightly different analytic methods are used.big belly man tape measure

 

Principles for Weight Control

scale feetIf you are overweight, you are not alone. Sixty-six percent of adults in the U.S. are overweight or obese. Achieving a healthy weight can help you control your cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar. It might also help you prevent weight-related diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes, arthritis and some cancers.

Eating too much or not being physically active enough will make you overweight. To maintain your weight, the calories you eat must equal the energy you burn. To lose weight, you must use more calories than you eat. A weight-control strategy might include

  • Choosing low-fat, low-calorie foods
  • Eating smaller portions
  • Drinking water instead of sugary drinks
  • Being physically active

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Weight Loss Help

Lose Weight with MyFitnessPal.com — FREE!

Losing weight isn’t easy – we know. But with a membership to MyFitnessPal.com, you’ll get the tools you need to successfully take weight off – and keep it off. And best of all, everything on our site is 100% FREE. So put away your credit card – you’ll never have to pay a cent. Study after study has confirmed the benefits of keeping track of the food you eat and the activity you do. It’s simple – the more consistently you track your food intake, the more likely you are to lose weight. That’s why every successful weight management program suggests that you keep a food diary and/or an activity log. But recording everything you eat without the right tools can be tedious at best, or simply impossible at worst. At MyFitnessPal.com, we focus on making sure you can log your meals as quickly and easily as possible. Because the easier we make it for you, the more likely you are to stay on track, and the more likely you are to succeed in your weight loss goals.

FitDay is a free online diet and weight-loss journal. The FitDay journal allows you to track your diet and activities with no guess work. This lets you take control of your diet and fitness and achieve your fitness goals. We hope you find the tool useful.

FitDay also has a PC version of the fitness journal. It is fast, easy to use, and you can use it without having to be online. It is more advanced than the online version with many new reports and a greatly enhanced UI.