Healthy food choices and your overall health
Make your health a priority by consuming more foods in their natural or whole form. Work toward a goal of 80% of your diet consisting of whole foods like lean meats, beans, fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds.
Start this process by looking for foods with shorter ingredient lists. The longer the ingredient list, the more processed food is likely to be. Take even more control of your diet by preparing the majority of foods at home.
A healthy diet can help keep your weight and Body Mass Index (BMI) in check. A healthy weight can also help prevent other health problems.
If you need help managing your weight, we have physicians and dietitians who can help. Call Marshall Internal Medicine at 304-691-1000 for more information.
Calculating Body Mass Index (BMI) in Adults
|Underweight||Less than 18.5|
|Normal||18.5 to 24.9|
|Overweight||25.0 to 29.9|
|Obese||30.0 or higher|
|To calculate your BMI, visit CDC.gov.|
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