Way to lose weight fast!
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Are you searching for ways to “lose weight fast”, “lose weight free” or “how to lose weight?”

Way to lose weight fast

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, you are not alone. According to the statistics from Center for Disease Control (CDC), 35% of all adults are obese and another 33 percent overweight bringing the total obese and overweight adults to about 68%!

As a physician trained in the new field of Obesity Medicine or Weight Loss Management without surgery, and as founder of W8MD medical weight loss centers of America, let me show you some of the science so you can understand what works and what does not for weight loss!

While there are many ways to lose weight, the key to successful weight loss is making changes in your life style, understand the complex factors that contribute to weight gain so you can not only lose weight but keep ti off the rest of your life.

Who Should Consider A Weight Loss Program?

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) (see BMI chart on page 3).◆ You are considered overweight based on your BMI and have weight-related 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.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 2diabetes. For a person who weighs 200 pounds, this means losing 10 to14 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.
Some Weight-related Health Problems
✔diabetes, 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)

Where to start for losing weight loss?

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.

What are the options for weight loss?

There are two different types of weight-loss programs—clinical and nonclinical. Knowing what a good program will offer and what to look for may help you choose a weight-loss program that will work for you.

Nonclinical Program
What it is: A nonclinical program may be commercially operated, such as a privately owned weight-loss chain. You can follow a nonclinical program on your own by using a counselor, book, website, or weight-loss product. You can also join others in a support group, worksite program, or community-based program. Nonclinical weight-loss programs may require you to use the program’s foods or supplements.

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What a safe and effective program will offer:

◆ Books, pamphlets, and websites that are written or reviewed by a licensed health professional such as a medical doctor(M.D.) or registered dietitian (R.D.).

◆ Balanced information about following a healthy eating plan and getting regular physical activity.

◆ Leaders or counselors who show you their training credentials. (Program leaders or counselors may not be licensed health professionals.)

Program cautions:

◆ If a program requires you to buy prepackaged meals, find out how much meals will cost—they may be expensive. Also, eating prepackaged meals does not let you learn the food selection and cooking skills you will need to maintain weight loss over the long term.

◆ Avoid any diet that suggests you eat a certain formula, food, or combination of foods for easy weight loss. Some of these diets may work in the short term because they are low in calories. But they may not give you all the nutrients your body needs and they do not teach healthy eating habits.
◆ Avoid programs that do not include a physical activity plan.
◆ Talk to your health care provider before using any weight-loss product, such as a supplement, herb, or over-the-counter medication.

Clinical Program for weight loss

What it is: A clinical program provides services in a health care setting, such as a hospital. One or more licensed health professionals, such as medical doctors, nurses, registered dietitians, and psychologists, provide care. A clinical program may or may not be commercially owned.Clinical programs may offer services such as nutrition education, physical activity, and behavior change therapy. Some programs offer prescription weight-loss drugs or gastrointestinal surgery.

Prescription Weight-loss Drugs or diet pills
If your BMI is 30 or more, or your BMI is 27 or more and you have weight-related health problems, you may consider using prescription weight-loss drugs. Drugs should be used as part of an overall program that includes long-term changes in eating and physical activity habits. Only a licensed health care provider can prescribe these drugs. See “Additional Reading” for more information about prescription medications for the treatment of obesity.

Bariatric Surgery
If your BMI is 40 or more, or your BMI is 35 or more and you have weight-related health problems such as diabetes or heart disease, you may consider bariatric surgery (also called gastrointestinal surgery). Most patients lose weight quickly. To keep the weight off, most will need to eat healthy and get regular physical activity over the long term. Surgery may also reduce the amount of vitamins and minerals that are absorbed by your body. The rapid weight loss as a result of bariatric surgery may also cause gallstones. See the “Additional Reading” section for more information about bariatric surgery.

What a safe and effective program will offer:

◆ A team of licensed health professionals.
◆ A plan to help you keep weight off after you have lost it.
Regardless of the type of weight-loss program you choose, be sure you have follow-up visits with your health care provider. He or she may suggest ways to deal with setbacks or obstacles you may face along the way, as well as answer any questions you may have as you move forward.

It is not always easy to change your eating
and physical activity habits.
You may have setbacks along the way.
But keep trying–you can do it!
Adapted from Weight Control Network’s PD Information on weight loss

How Can W8MD’s Insurance Medical Weight Loss Prorgram help?

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