You have taken a good first step by reaching out for support. Problems associated with being overweight or obese affect about 27% of American adults, and these numbers seems to be increasing. For many reasons, these numbers are expected to continue to rise greatly. Weight management generally focuses on lifestyle changes such as increasing exercise, healthy diet, and portion control. As you read this guide, you will walk through lessons to help you with your weight management journey, along with access to other 7 Cups of Tea guides that may be helpful to you. This is the first step on your journey. At the beginning, it may seem that little is in your control. You have already shown this is not true, though, by deciding to use this guide. You have taken control.