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My husband and I really want to lose weight. I think our problem is portion control and eating out frequently. How do we get started? Our metabolism has changed extremely. I’m 30, weigh 184.4 and am 5’6”; my husband is 31, weighs 224 and is 6’2”.

Good for you! It's great that you are taking a proactive approach to making healthy changes. I find that portion control and eating out frequently are a challenge for many of the people I instruct. One way to get started is to make an appointment with a dietitian to help lead you in the right direction. Nutrition counseling services are available at:

BJC dietitians also can be located by calling Help For Your Health at 314.747.7234.

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