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Obesity is a major international public health problem. In United States percentage of overweight people has risen steadily. Unfortunately many people lose weight by dieting but then quickly regain weight shortly after coming off the diet.
When do you start a weight loss program?
To know which treatment works best – determine your Body Mass Index (BMI). BMI between 250 and 300 is overweight and above 300 is obese. A waist circumference greater than 35 inches (40 in men) increases risk of metabolic disorders.
Based on your life style, measurements, genetic risk factors, eating habits we will build your personalized medical weight loss program. We will determine the triggers that make you eat, what happens after you eat and the eating process. Other factors that can contribute to a successful weight loss: positive thinking, support system, reducing stress, self-help program.
Weight loss medicines may be helpful when used in combination with diet, exercises and life style changes.
Goals of Weight Loss
- Prevent further weight gain
- Identify a realistic weight loss goal
- Strive for weight loss of more than 5% of the initial weight
Types of Diet
- Low fat diet
- Low carbohydrates
- Mediterranean diet
- Balanced low calorie
- Fad diet
- High protein diet
Unfortunately most types of diets produce modest weight loss. Dietary adherence is an important predictor of the weight loss, irrespective of the type of diet.
We will help you choose the right diet, personally designed for you. We can possibly recommend medications and supplements to aid your personalized weight loss program.