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Los Angeles County
Department of Public Health
Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health Programs
600 S. Commonwealth Ave., 8th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90005
Tel: (213) 639-6416
FAX: (213) 639-1034

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Maintaining a Healthy Weight
Healthy Ways to Lose Weight

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The key to losing weight is to make small but lasting lifestyle changes that will help keep the weight off. Fad diets that promise quick weight loss are unhealthy and can actually cause more weight gain! Check out some diet and weight loss myths here.

Healthy eating and exercise are essential to managing your weight. Visit our Active Living and Healthy Eating pages to learn how you can get started on your healthy lifestyle today! 

Simple Tips to Lose Weight

  • Get moving! Try taking three short 10-minute walks per day as work or study breaks.

  • Think ahead. Are you so busy you barely have time to eat? Pack healthy snacks like an apple or string cheese to munch on during the day.

  • Rethink your drink. Replace sodas, juices, or aguas frescas with water. Click here for delicious flavored water recipes.

  • Catch some zzZ’s. Get 7-9 hours of sleep every night. This helps the hormones that regulate hunger levels.

  • Get your friends and family on board. Be a positive influence and suggest restaurants that offer healthier choices when eating out. Better yet, have a healthy cooking party!

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More Information:

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Losing Weight: Getting Started

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2.    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2015). Preconception Health and Health Care - Information for Men. Retrieved from:

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Tips for an Active Life
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Maintain a Healthy Weight     
What is a Healthy Weight and
Why Should You Achieve It?

Healthy Ways to Lose Weight
Achieve a Healthy Weight by Managing Stress and Sleeping More

Improve Nutrition
Recommendations for Eating Healthy      
Healthy Eating Out      
Healthy Beverages

Less Stress       
What is Stress?      
What is Depression?     
What is Anxiety?

Prevent STIs
Prevent sexually transmitted infections

Address Abuse   
Healthy Relationships      
Abusive Relationships

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