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How to Manage Weight

Keep Track

Understanding how many calories you take in and your activity level can help you identify changes you want to make. To lose weight, you need to burn more calories than you eat.

Reduce Calories In: Keeping track of what and how much you’re eating can help you know whether you’re eating out of habit, stress or boredom instead of real hunger.

Increase Calories Out: An activity tracker can help you track how much physical activity you get.

Learn Your BMI

Body Mass Index (BMI) is a numerical value of your weight in relation to your height. It can help you know whether you're at a healthy weight or need to lose weight. You can calculate your BMI online or see your health care provider.

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