Will eating healthy lose weight?

Eating a healthy diet doesn't guarantee weight loss. Your weight is a balance between the calories you eat and the calories you burn. You'll lose weight if you burn more calories than you eat, and you'll gain weight if you eat more calories than you burn. Faster weight loss can be safe if done correctly.

Examples include a very low calorie diet with medical supervision or a brief quick start phase of a healthy eating plan. Once you've reached a healthy weight, rely on healthy eating and physical activity to help maintain long-term health. Achieving healthy weight loss isn't about a “diet” or program, but about a lifestyle with healthy eating patterns, regular physical activity, and stress management. By helping people live the healthiest possible life, Intermountain is widely recognized as a leader in improving clinical quality and the efficient delivery of health services.