Reasons for - and Steps toward - Maintaining a Healthy Weight

Updated: Apr 10



achieving and maintaining a healthy weight

Struggling to lose excess weight is common today, and it is a situation that typically requires more than a temporary adjustment (“dieting”) to our current eating pattern. Excess body weight occurs when the size and amount of fat cells increase in the body (1).


Carrying excess weight can increase the risk of health problems like heart disease, type 2 diabetes, fatty liver disease, and certain cancers, so achieving and maintaining a healthy weight is important to our health (2).