At a very basic level, weight loss comes down to burning more calories than you take in (energy in and energy out). Sound simple? As many people know, it sounds easier than it is. Moving to and staying at a healthy weight takes:
- Knowledge about nutrition, physical activity, and your environment
- A positive attitude
- Self compassion and kindness
- Social Support
- A SMART plan (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Rewarding, Trackable)
People with high Body Mass Indexes (BMI) are at greater risk for diabetes. IU offers the Diabetes Prevention Program on many campuses. If you are at risk and ready to make a change, register for this 16-week, evidence-based program. (Make sure to select your campus on the left before registering.)
In addition, Indiana University offers full-time academic and staff employees online and phone-based lifestyle programs. Go to University Human Resources for more information. Resources for weight management, nutrition, and physical activity programs can be found on your campus.