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Resolve: Lose Weight in 2013

Men and women in US military uniforms

2013 resolution: fit into your old uniform in 2014.

Veterans! Could your first resolution of 2013 be to fit into your old uniform in 2014?

VA can help with the MOVE! program, VA’s national weight management program for Veterans. MOVE! can help you lose weight, keep it off and improve your health.

Hundreds of Veterans have lost hundreds of pounds in the program. Here’s just a few.

  • You’ll read how Pete lost 90 pounds and now has a new wardrobe.
  • Find out how Veteran William Benedict dropped 34% of his body weight.
  • Joe Rizza, 63, lost 50 pounds and is now a motivational speaker for the program.
  • Army Veteran David Miller got tired of huffing and puffing. He lost 50 pounds.

Veterans receiving care in VA can enroll in the MOVE! program. And the MOVE!23 questionnaire can be taken by anyone. It produces a 4-6 page report that is individualized and includes a list of recommended MOVE! handouts containing nutrition, physical activity, and healthy behavior change information.

Army Veteran David Miller got tired of huffing and puffing.

The MOVE!23 questionnaire also produces a report for non-VA health care providers. You can take this report to your health care provider for further advice on weight management.

Veterans will find a lot of helpful information on the MOVE! website including a link to the USDA's Choose My Plate website with a tracker tool which allows Veterans to record food intake and calculate calories.

There are no co-payments for MOVE! visits. VA has removed the co-payment from individual and group MOVE! Weight Management counseling.

All VA facilities have MOVE! or alternative weight management programs. Contact your nearest VA health care facility to inquire about the program.