Keeping a healthy weight is good for your overall health. Being overweight increases your risk for many types of diseases and health problems.
If you eat more calories than your body needs, the extra calories are stored as body fat. The best and healthiest way to lose weight is to decrease the number of calories you eat and increase the number of calories you burn.
Ask your health care provider to help you find a goal weight. You should also ask your health care provider to help you find out how much energy your body needs and how many calories you need to cut to reach your goal weight.
Write down everything you eat and drink. Think about how can you make healthier food and drink choices. You should also find ways to become more active. Ask your health care provider to help you create a diet and exercise plan that is right for you.