Way to lose weight fast
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:
✔ 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?
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.
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.
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.)
◆ 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.
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.