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How to Lose Weight as a Family

Making small life changes can have a positive impact on your family’s life.


  • Step 1: Involve your family Involve your family in planning, selecting, and cooking meals. Cooking together can be a fun way to bond.
  • Step 2: Prepare a healthy diet Prepare healthy meals at home that include whole grains, fruits, and vegetables.
  • Step 3: Eat meals together Eat meals together at the table. Take this time to talk and share events from your day.
  • TIP: Overeating can occur if you eat in front of the TV.
  • Step 4: Avoid fast food Avoid eating fast food. These foods are typically high in saturated fats, trans-fats, and calories.
  • Step 5: Spend time getting active Spend more time getting active. Go for walks, bike rides, or other physical activities you can do as a family.
  • FACT: Studies have shown that a child's risk of obesity greatly increases if one or more parent is overweight or obese.

You Will Need

  • Healthy diet
  • Exercise
  • Planned meals

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