Top Shadow

Managing Weight

Being overweight or obese poses a serious health risk to millions of Americans and increases the risk for a number of diseases and detrimental health conditions, including: heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and certain cancers. Using  zero-calorie sweeteners like all-natural Stevia In The Raw® and Monk Fruit In The Raw® can help individuals cut excess calories from added sugars and set the foundation for a safe and effective weight management program.

Browse the following pages for resources, tools and information to help your patients and clients maintain a healthy weight and live an active lifestyle:

Maintaining Energy Balance
Tips to Reduce Added Sugars
Safe & Successful Weight Loss
Childhood Obesity
Useful Tools

Weight Control, BMI calculator

Key Facts about Overweight and Obesity

Overweight & Obesity Increase Morbidity

Being overweight increases risk of:

  • High blood pressure
  • Cholesterol abnormalities
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Coronary heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Certain cancers

Weight Control, BMI calculator

Defining Overweight & Obesity:

Overweight/obese status is determined by calculating an individuals body mass index (BMI) - a number that reflects the relationship of weight to height and serves as a good estimate of body fat. A healthy BMI ranges between 18.5 and 24.9. For example, a person who is 56 and 135 pounds has a BMI of approximately 21. A BMI between 25 and 29.9 is considered overweight, 30 and over is obese.

Additional Information

Client Q & A

Can In The Raw™ sweeteners help me lose weight?

Our zero-calorie, all-natural sweeteners, Stevia In The Raw® and Monk Fruit In The Raw® are simple substitutions that can reduce calories from added sugars in foods and beverages. These 100% natural sugar-alternatives are a simple tool to help reduce calories and, when combined with a proper diet and regular physical activity, can result in weight loss. Substituting just 4 teaspoons of sugar a day with one of our zero-calorie sweeteners cuts more than 400 calories per week, which can result in roughly a 6-pound weight loss over a years time.

horizontal line

Bottom Shadow

Disclaimer: The content on this site should not serve as a replacement for professional medical advice or to diagnose or treat health problems. Health-related decisions, including nutrition and physical activity, should be made in partnership with a healthcare provider. This site does not provide comprehensive information on nutrition or physical activity nor should it be viewed as an endorsement of specific products.

© Copyright 2017 Cumberland Packing Corp.
Permission to reprint information on this site in whole or in part is granted, provided customary credit is given.
For questions or comments, email

Image 01 Image 02 Image 03 Image 04 Image 05 Image 06 Image 07 Image 08