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Your Best Health: Adult Weight Management

Am I ready?

In this section of the learning module you’ll begin to:

  • understand there are many things that influence your weight
  • reflect on your strengths and your opportunities for change
  • understand your reasons for change
  • choose the right path for you

Exploring factors that influence weight

What do you think is happening in your body and in your life that may be affecting your weight and health?

The diagram on the right shows some of the things that can affect your weight and health. Do any of these look familiar? These factors may change over time.

This diagram shows that it’s normal to have many things happening in your life. Each of these things can affect your weight and health. Weight management isn’t a simple problem with an easy solution. It’s complicated.

Some of the things in the diagram might be areas you want to start with to make changes in your life. Others may be things that you’re not ready or able to change. These are still part of your story.

Keep this diagram in mind as you move through the sections in this module. Ask yourself if one of these things might be an opportunity for change for you.

This learning module may give you some ideas of where to start on your weight management journey. You may find it helpful to talk with your healthcare provider about possible reasons for your extra weight. With this information you can then work together to develop a plan to deal with the ones you can.​​​