Finding a weight that is right for you

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Eating healthy foods and being physically active are important factors in maintaining a healthy weight. Read about tips for keeping a healthy body weight.

Key points

  • To achieve and maintain a healthy weight, it is helpful to be active, establish healthy eating routines, make healthy food choices and talk about weight in a positive way.
  • Follow the recommendations in Canada's Food Guide, and eat the right balance of vegetables and fruit, whole grain products, and protein foods such as lean meats, eggs, dairy and plant-based protein sources (e.g., chickpeas, lentils, and tofu).
  • Treats have a place in a healthy eating lifestyle. Eating treats in moderation is part of balanced eating. In order to keep up with healthy eating choices in the long-term, it is important to be flexible with food choices and include foods you enjoy every day.
Last updated: May 11th 2021