Weight Loss Tips and Height + Weight Charts

To determine your ideal weight, check the Height and Weight tables below:




Courtesy, Metropolitan Life Insurance Copany, 1983 tables

Try these Eat-For-Success Tips:

  1. Are you really hungry or are you eating because you're feeling stressed, bored, frustrated, etc.?
  2. Don't put any of your favorite foods "off limits." Instead, limit them (i.e., enjoy one of your favorites once a week).
  3. Cut back on the amount of food you eat, rather than on the kinds of food you eat - you won't have to count calories and you'll be able to enjoy your favorite foods.
  4. Eat slowly and allow time for your brain to tell you when you've eaten enough.
  5. Leave the table feeling not quite full - you'll feel more alert and vital.

Low Calorie Substitutions:

Fool your mouth... Some low calorie substitutions for the high-calorie stuff:

100-Calorie Snacks:


  • 1 apple
  • 5 bread sticks
  • 1/2 cup cold cereal with nonfat milk
  • 1/2 English muffin with butter or jam
  • 2 cups fresh vegetables


  • 1 Tbsp. peanut butter
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup 1% cottage cheese with peach slices
  • Nonfat frozen yogurt, 4 oz.


  • 3 graham crackers
  • 1 cup water-packed fruit cocktail
  • About 30 grapes
  • 20 whole strawberries
  • 2/3 box of Cracker Jacks


  • 10 Saltine crackers
  • 5 Triscuits
  • popcorn, lightly buttered and salted, 2 cups
  • Dill pickle (3 1/4" long) - only 5 calories

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