American Dietetic Association http://www.eatright.org/
United States Department of AgricultureFood and Nutrition Information Center http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic
Canadian Public Health http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/
Dietitians of Canada http://www.dietitians.ca/
American Academy of Family Physicians website. Available at:
American Council on Exercise website. Available at:
Healthy weight—it's not a diet, it's a lifestyle!
Body mass index.Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Available at:
Updated February 15, 2011. Accessed May 16, 2011.
Wee CC, Hamel MB, Davis RB, Phillips RS.
Assessing the value of weight loss among primary care patients.
J Gen Intern Med. 2004;19(12):1206-1211.
Douketis JD, Macie C, Thabane L, Williamson DF. Systematic review of long-term weight loss studies in obese adults: clinical significance and applicability to clinical practice.
Int J Obes. 2005; 29(10):1153-1167.
United States Department of Agriculture and United States Department of Health and Human Services. Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010. 7th Edition, Washington, DC: United States Government Printing Office, December 2010.
This content is reviewed regularly and is updated when new and relevant evidence is made available. This information is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with questions regarding a medical condition.
Copyright © 2012 EBSCO Publishing
All rights reserved.
Maybe it's time to stop guessing. If you've been wanting to make some changes but just aren't sure how, the free personal health survey from LiveWell is a great place to start.
Fight heart disease early and prevent heart attacks with HeartSHAPE® - a painless, non-invasive test that takes pictures of your heart to scan for early-stage coronary disease.
How many calories do you need to eat each day to maintain your weight and fuel your physical activity? Enter a few of your stats into this calculator to find out.
Using body mass index as a reference, this calculator determines your ideal body weight range. All you need to do is enter your height.
This tool considers your height and weight to assess your weight status.
Wellmont Nurse Connection is your resource for valuable health information any time, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Speak to a Nurse any time, day or night, at (423) 723-6877 or toll-free at 1-877-230-NURSE.
You clicked on a link that will cause you to leave myWellmont.
For security purposes you will be signed out.