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Four weight loss tips for fathers

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Father's Day is Sunday, June 17. Give ‘Dad’ the gift of good health by making sure he is living a healthy lifestyle. An important part of that is maintaining a healthy weight.

Experts from Manhattan’s Via Christi LIGHT program say these simple weight-control tips can help give fathers the best chance at living a long and healthy life:

1. Cut the calories. It seems simple but the bottom line when it comes to weight loss is to take in fewer calories.

2. Watch the empty calories. Eliminating high calorie drinks like sugary sodas and sport drinks is a great way to cut calories from your diet.

3. Control your portions. You don’t have to give up all the foods you love, if you eat smaller portions at meal time.

4. Get moving. Staying active is an important part of maintaining a healthy weight. Whether it's walking, running or riding a bike, get up and get moving!

To locate a weight management expert to help your Dad stay healthy visit:

Manhattan: viachristi.org/light
Wichita: viachristi.org/weightloss

About Michelle Kennedy

Michelle Kennedy is the Senior Marketing Specialist for Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan, Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg and Wamego Health Center. She is a proud wife and mom and loves cooking, camping and spending time outdoors, her dogs and reading.