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Man interested in learning about weight-management options

Treatment Options

Developing a plan that works for you may mean some trial and error. Exploring weight-management options with an experienced health care provider can be a first step.

Treatment Options

Developing a plan that works for you may mean some trial and error. Exploring weight-management options with an experienced health care provider can be a first step.

There's more than one way

What works for someone else might not work for you. Keep in mind, it’s normal to try many approaches on the path to long-term weight management.

These are just some of many treatment options to discuss:

Healthy eating and portion control

Healthy meal planning and smaller portions create an energy deficit (think fewer calories in) while providing the right nutrients for you.

Environmental changes

You can make small changes to your surroundings, such as clearing out high-calorie snacks in your kitchen, or keeping your activity gear near the front door, that may help you stay on track with your weight-management goals.

Behavioral approaches

Working with an expert in behavior modification, such as a counselor or a nutritionist, may help you find ways to build new habits that fit into your lifestyle. Small changes, like reducing sugary drinks or making time to be active a few times a week, can really help.

Physical activity

Physical activity helps you burn calories. The more active your lifestyle, the more calories you’ll burn.

Medicine

The FDA has approved several prescription medicines for weight loss and weight management. You can discuss the possible benefits and risks with a health care provider.

Surgical procedures

Bariatric surgery is usually an option for individuals with a body mass index (BMI) of 35 or higher along with weight-related conditions. It may help some people achieve greater and more sustained weight loss than other strategies.

There are different types of bariatric surgical procedures that cause weight loss by reducing how much food the stomach can hold. You can discuss the possible benefits and risks with a health care provider.

Managing other health conditions

Talk to a health care provider about how to stay on top of other conditions you may have. Some health conditions may have an impact on your weight.

Explore some treatment strategies with a health care provider. Together, you may even find combining strategies aids your weight-management efforts.

You might also want to learn more about diagnosing obesity

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