In 2020 for the first time ever in the USA the obesity rate passed the 40 percent mark. This is a sign of an increasing obesity crisis in the land of hamburgers and milkshakes. Obesity and weight gain adversely effect a person’s quality of life. Obesity is a serious medical condition which gives rise to other serious health complications such as metabolic syndrome, high blood pressure, atherosclerosis, heart disease, diabetes, high blood cholesterol, cancers and sleep disorders.
Several factors can play a role in weight gain. Lack of exercise, diet, persons environment and genetics are a few worth mentioning. Some of these factors are in our control while genetic and physiological factors are not therefore, it is unfair to blame “lack of willpower” to lose weight in certain individuals.
Exercise plays a big role in losing and maintaining weight. Weight gain results from difference between energy intake and expenditure and exercise helps in reducing that gap. We would either need to eat less or exercise more to lose weight. Exercise does not mean grueling workouts but could be increase in physical activity like walking, jogging, or swimming. People who want to lose weight should slowly increase the time they spend on physical activities.
Change Your Diet:
How much you eat and what you eat an essential role in losing weight. Healthy eating is essential when trying to lose weight or even maintain a healthy weight. Slowly cut down on the calories. The best way for sustained weight loss is to ditch the foods that are calorie heavy but don’t make you feel full (like candy) and replace them with foods that fill you up without being loaded with calories (like vegetables)
One of the most common reasons people add weight is by eating late at night. Limiting this alone will cause weight reduction of about 25%.
Change Your Environment:
To lose weight it is important to change your environment and lifestyle. According to a recent study by Cornell University researchers, dieters who focus on changing their surroundings are more successful at sticking to their diet and losing weight.
Changes in your environment, Changes in your eating behavior and making the correct in deciding what to eat leaves a long-lasting impact on weight loss.
Medical Weight Loss
Medication for weight loss can be beneficial to those individuals who have a family history of obesity and maybe predisposed to gain weight more than others.
At Genesis Medical Clinic we offer some effective weight loss programs that are designed to reduce your carbohydrate intake while increasing your protein, vegetable, and fruit consumption. This regime is coupled with an increase in regular physical activity and medication to speed up your metabolism to increase and quicken weight loss. We will guide you as you embark on this journey.
Regain your energy, feel happy and fit into prior cloth sizes. We are here to help.