Weight loss is challenging. Here at Atlanta Wellness, we are all striving to eat better. Body fat percentages have risks. Most people want weight loss for their appearance. This is important. How you look and how you feel is important to self esteem. However the risk of excess body fat increases your risk to develop diseases. Diseases increase your risk for mortality.
There are numerous diseases and problems that are associated with excess weight. You probably have heard of some of these: Diabetes, back problems, heart disease, high blood pressure, lung disease, sleep apnea, stroke, dyslipidemia, gallbladder disease, and even cancer. Being overweight effects all organs and the whole body system, and being overweight also affects your quality of life.
What is overweight? What is obesity? What is the Good News for weight loss?
Being overweight is increased weight in relation to your height.
Obesity is your body fat in relation to lean body mass. There are many ways to figure BMI or BODY MASS INDEX. Take your weight (ex. 140LBS) and divide it by your height squared (height in Inches). Feet to inches is easy, just multiply by 12 (ex. 5′2″=5×12=60+2=62).
Once you take your Weight (lb)/height(inches)2, you then mutiply this by 703 (a standard number). Here is an example:
Wt 140/3844 =0.03642…x703
below 18.5 Underweight
18.5- 24.9 Normal
25.0- 29.0 Overweight
30.0 + Obese
There are many ways to fiqure BMI. Some scales have them or you can use a chart. BMI and body fatness is clear, but factors such as sex, race, and age cause variations. Muscular people have a high BMI because of the weight of muscle.
Body fat is also evaluated by calipers, which measure the percentage of Body Fat. The waist if measured because abdominal fat is a risk predictor of obesity.
The Good News: Even 5% of weight loss can reduce your health risk associated with obesity.
So, what are we waiting for? There are many ways to lose weight. We have already talked about our HCG weight loss program, which has been our most successful program for significant weight loss.
First, the doctor will help you decide what changes you need to make to achieve 5% -10% weight loss. ( 5% can reduce your risk of Diabetes). Then, you and the doctor can decide what method is best for you.
Why is it so difficult?
The body and personal habits are difficult to change. Weight loss has to be more than walking and exercising. It goes back to fewer calories. Many people have tried the grapefruit diet, protein diet, low-carbohydrate diet, counting calories, and the low fat diets, etc. Well, the good news is the higher protein and high fiber may work, because it can make you feel satisfied. The low- carb diet has shown greater weight loss after 6 months. The low fat diet is not more effective, but it actually is benefical in reversing atherosclerosis ( coronary heart disease). It may improve fatty livers. The difficulty is staying committed to such a strict diet plan without seeing results fast. That’s why our HCG weight loss program has been so successful. Patients see results usually within the first week of the diet, and this sudden weight loss motivates patients to stick to the diet and reevaluate their current lifestyle and eating habits. Patients usually see improvements in the areas that they’ve never been able to lose weight before, for example in the underarm area and around the belly button. The doctor can help with ongoing weight loss by giving a Calorie Count diet. Some diets are adhered to better with a calorie count of 1200-1500 when there are snacks included.
Once our patients have achieved the weight loss that they desire, we encourage them to get a nutritional assessment through our partner, Venus Nutrition. Venus Nutrition helps you discover how many calories and which types of foods you should be eating based on your specific body type. Venus Nutrition will help you choose your foods and split them into an eating plan that allows you to eat every 3- 4 hours.
The Venus Nutrition plan is good because it controls your blood sugars. If your blood sugar fluctuates it can alter the body’s metabolism. It may be telling the body to store fat, instead of shedding excess fat. The Venus Nutrition diet plan has been shown to be a very healthy diet and life long way of eating.
Dr. Ghayouri will help you lose weight, regardless of the method you choose. She is committed to making people healthier and weight loss is always a very important factor. Call her today and join us.