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)
Resources for weight management, nutrition, and physical activity programs can be found on your campus.
Learn more about WW — Weight Watchers, offered as a covered benefit, year-round, for all benefit-eligible Academic and Staff employees. Spouses covered on an IU medical plan are also eligible. “Digital” and “Digital + Workshops” options are available.
Preventing and Managing Diabetes
People with high Body Mass Indexes (BMI) are at greater risk for diabetes. IU offers the Prevent Type 2 Diabetes Program online. If you are at risk and ready to make a change, register for this 16-week, evidence-based program. Currently managing diabetes? Learn more about the voluntary Diabetes Management program, available through IU's prescription benefit.