Healthy Moments Episode

Two Keys to Losing Weight and Keeping it Off

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Feb 22, 2010 | Download Audio

Dr. Rodgers points out that physical activity and healthy eating habits are both important for people who aim to lose weight and keep it off.


Believe it or not, spring is just around the corner. If that inspires you to start a weight loss plan, you should also come up with a plan to keep the weight off.

Hi, I'm Dr. Griffin Rodgers, bringing you Healthy Moments from the NIH. I'm the director of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

There are many ways to lose weight, but to keep the pounds off, you need these two keys: physical activity and healthy eating habits.

For physical activity, aim for at least 30 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity on most days to control your weight. This could include walking, aerobic dancing, and even household chores.

For healthy eating, your plan should:

• emphasize fruits, vegetables, and whole grains

• include more lean meats

• and be low in saturated fats and added sugars

And for more information, visit our website at NIDDK or . This is Dr. Griffin Rodgers. Join me next week for more Healthy Moments.

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