Benefits of Weight Loss And How To Choose The Right Weight Loss Program?
Americans are searching online for ways to lose weight fast and safe. Here is a simple strategy to consider for weight loss. Always consult with a physician before you attempt to lose weight. There are many ways to lose weight, but the safest and most effective is to first understand why you are gaining weight. Once this is is understood, you can use that knowledge to help you achieve your weight loss goals. The key to successful weight loss is making lasting changes in your behavior such as eating habits, and physical activity habits that you can keep up for the rest of your life.
Why should I lose weight?
Health experts agree that you may gain health benefits from even a small weight loss if:
◆ You are considered obese based on your body mass index (BMI).
◆ You are considered overweight based on your BMI and have weightrelated health problems or a family history of such problems.
◆ You have a waist that measures more than 40 inches if you are a man or more than 35 inches if you are a woman.
How much weight should I lose?
A weight loss of 5 to 7 percent of body weight may improve your health and quality of life, and it may prevent weight-related
health problems, like type 2 diabetes. For a person who weighs 200 pounds, this means losing 10 to 14 pounds. Even if you do not need to lose weight, you should still follow healthy eating and physical activity habits to help prevent weight gain and keep you healthy over the years.
What are the weight related medical conditions?
Here is a partial list of some of the Weight-related Health Problems
✔ heart disease or stroke
✔ high blood pressure
✔ high cholesterol
✔ gallbladder disease
✔ some types of cancer
✔ osteoarthritis (wearing away of the joints)
✔ sleep apnea (interrupted breathing during sleep)
What is BMI?
Body Mass Index (BMI) is a tool that is often used to determine whether a person’s health is at risk due to his or her weight. It is a ratio of your weight to your height. A BMI of 18.5 to 24.9 is considered healthy, a BMI of 25 to 29.9 is considered overweight, and a BMI of 30 or more is considered obese. You can find your BMI using the chart below, and you can also see the weight range that is healthy for your height.
How can I lose weight?
To lose weight you need to take in fewer calories than you use. You can do this by creating and following a plan for healthy eating and a plan for regular physical activity. You may also choose to follow a formal weight-loss program such as the W8MD’s insurance physician weight loss program that can help you make lifelong changes in your eating and physical activity habits.
Your Plan for Healthy Eating
◆ Emphasize fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fat-free or low-fat milk and milk products.
◆ Includes lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, eggs, and nuts.
◆ Is low in saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, salt (sodium), and added sugars.
Look at the labels which tells you how many calories and how much fat, protein, carbohydrate, and other nutrients are in one serving
of the food.
Your Plan for Regular Physical Activity
Regular physical activity may help you lose weight and keep it off. It may also improve your energy level and mood, and lower your risk for developing heart disease, diabetes, and some cancers.
Our W8MD Physician Supervised Insurance Medical Weight Loss Program offers the following:
nutrition education, instructions on physical activity, weight loss diet pills, optional delicious and inexpensive very low calorie meal replacements, and behavior change therapy.
Prescription Weight-loss medications when clinically appropriate as decided by the weight loss physician after the consultation.