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Weight Management

The more you weigh, the harder your heart must work to carry and nourish the excess weight. Food provides the fuel (calories) your body needs for nourishment and the energy you need to function. If you eat more calories than your body needs, the excess is stored mainly as fat. Even if you take in just a few too many calories, this can lead to a gradual increase in weight over time. To lose weight, you need to take in fewer calories than you use.

Overweight and Heart Disease

Are you at risk for cardiovascular disease (coronary artery disease and stroke)?

The Lowdown on Losing Weight

Ways you can start to take charge of your life and aim for a healthy weight.

Weight Management Tips

Tips to successfully manage your weight.

The 1800 Calorie Diet

View the choices for this heart-healthy diet plan.

Sample Food Diary

View a sample food diary and get resources to start your own.

Snacks Under 200 Calories

Snacking is encouraged and will help you avoid excessive hunger and overeating at meal times.

Steps to Prevent Holiday Weight Gain

How can you try to maintain your weight and heart-health during such a tempting time?

Nutrition  Weight Management Resources

For more information on Nutrition and Weight Management.

The Weigh to a Healthy Heart

Losing weight and lowering cholesterol is critical to a healthy heart. Support makes the difference, and we can help!

For more information on Nutrition and Weight Management

  • Make an appointment with a Preventive Cardiology registered dietitian to create a nutrition plan at 216.444.9353, or, toll-free 800.223.2273, ext. 49353. Individual counseling and group weight loss programs are available. For online assistance in creating a weight loss plan, check out our MyConsult Nutrition Counseling Service.
  • Weight Management group classes: Preventive Cardiology - 216.444.9353, or, toll-free 800.223.2273, ext. 49353 or Nutrition Services at 216.444.3046 or toll-free 800.223.2273, ext. 43046.

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