Download Doña Fela's Healthy Lifestyle
Losing weight means making long-term changes. Here's how Doña Fela found success.
“I have had diabetes for 25 years. I used to weigh 200 pounds. I was able to lose weight by eating smaller portions of the foods I like. I also eat fewer fatty foods and sweets and more fruits and vegetables. After I lost my first 25 pounds, my back and foot problems left me. Now I stay at a healthy weight and control my diabetes while still enjoying what I eat.”
Try these tips to get started:
Make your personal pledge to do what the Ramírez family is doing! Look at these examples:
Write the changes you will make this week. The health of yourself and your family is priceless. Make an investment in it!
Information on this page is taken from the English print version of “Your Heart, Your Life, A Community Health Worker's Manual.” U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, NIH Publication No. 08-3674, Originally Printed 1999, Revised May 2008.
Last Updated March 2012