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Benefits of weight loss

  • Why should you lose weight?
  • Does losing weight improve health?
  • What is the healthiest way to lose weight?
  • How much weight loss per week is healthy?
  • What are the health benefits of losing weight?
  • Does losing weight help improve overall health?

Obesity and overweight status is associated with increased risk of over 50 different medical conditions. Losing even a modest amount of weight loss of just about 5% of the person’s body weight have profound positive impact on a persons health if they are overweight or obese.

Delicious meal replacements

Delicious meal replacements

8 health benefits of losing weight:

  1. Reduced risk of cadiovascular disease
  2. Reduced risk of type 2 diabetes
  3. Reduced risk of high blood pressure
  4. Reduced risk of kidney disease
  5. Reduced risk of many types of cancers
  6. Reduced risk of osetoarthritis
  7. Reduced risk of sleep apnea
  8. Reduced risk of gastric reflux etc.

Studies have shown that even a modest weight loss can reduce cardiovascular disease, the number one killer in the US. Losing weight can also improve over 50 medical conditions some of which include diabetes, blood pressure, sleep apnea, gastric reflex, sleep apnea, osteoarthritis and many other medical problems.

W8MD weight loss team

W8MD weight loss team

Losing excess weight can also improve:

  • The quality of your sleep
  • Your breathing.

How do I know if I need to lose weight?

You can find out if you’re overweight by calculating your body mass index (BMI). This shows whether you’re a healthy weight for your height. Work out your BMI with the BMI healthy weight calculator.

Does the waist circumference matter?

Yes. The size of your waist is also important. If it’s too large, your risk of health problems is higher.

How can I lose weight safely?

The best way to lose weight is to make small, realistic changes to your diet and how physically active you are.

Here 8 weight loss tips

1. Don’t skip breakfast Skipping breakfast won’t help you lose weight.

2. Eat regular meals Eating at regular times during the day helps burn calories at a faster rate. It also reduces the temptation to snack on foods high in fat and sugar.

3. Eat plenty of fruit and veg Fruit and veg are low in calories and fat, and high in fiber – 3 essential ingredients for successful weight loss. They also contain plenty of vitamins and minerals.

4. Get more active Being active is key to losing weight and keeping it off. As well as providing numerous health benefits, exercise can help burn off the excess calories you can’t cut through diet alone

5. Drink plenty of water People sometimes confuse thirst with hunger. You can end up consuming extra calories when a glass of water is really what you need.

6. Eat high-fiber foods Foods containing lots of fiber can help keep you to feel full, which is perfect for losing weight. Fiber is only found in food from plants, such as fruit and veg, oats, wholegrain bread, brown rice and pasta, and beans, peas and lentils.

7. Read food labels Knowing how to read food labels can help you choose healthier options. Use the calorie information to work out how a particular food fits into your daily calorie allowance on the weight loss plan.

8. Use a smaller plate Using smaller plates can help you eat smaller portions. By using smaller plates and bowls, you may be able to gradually get used to eating smaller portions without going hungry. It takes about 20 minutes for the stomach to tell the brain it’s full, so eat slowly and stop eating before you feel full.

How can W8MD help?

W8MD Weight Loss, Sleep & MedSpa Intro Video

W8MD’s weight loss, sleep, aesthetic & IV nutrition programs

W8MD’s insurance physician weight loss program is unique in many ways with a comprehensive multidisciplinary approach to weight loss that addresses all the complex issues leading to weight gain, both in adults and children. Since its inception in 2011, W8MD has successfully helped thousands of patients succeed in not only losing weight but also keep it off with an ongoing maintenance plan.

What are the risks of being overweight or obese?

Obesity or being overweight is associated with over 50 different medical conditions.
Being overweight or obese isn’t a cosmetic problem.

What are the risks of being overweight or obese?

Health risk of being obese

Health risk of obesity

If you are overweight or obese you are at risk of developing the following diseases:

  • Coronary heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • High blood cholesterol
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Stroke
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Arthritis
  • Sleep apnea and breathing problems
  • Some cancers
  •    ● Endometrial 
  •    ● Breast
  •    ● Prostate 
  •    ● Colon

Let us look at the individual obesity related risk factors 

Health risks of obesity

Coronary Heart Disease
Studies have shown that obesity increases the risk for coronary heart disease (CHD). Obesity also can lead to heart failure. This is a serious condition in which your heart can’t pump enough blood to meet your body’s needs.

High Blood Pressure 

Your chances of having high blood pressure are greater if you’re overweight or obese.

Stroke
Being overweight or obese can lead to atherosclerosis (buildup of plaque in your arteries) Atherosclerosis leads to narrow arteries, especially the carotids or other arteries supplying blood to the brain. Eventually, an area of plaque can rupture, causing a blood clot to form. The risk of having a stroke rises as BMI increases.

Type 2 Diabetes
Diabetes is a disease in which the body’s blood glucose, or blood sugar, level is too high. Normally, the body breaks down food into glucose and then carries it to cells throughout the body. The cells use a hormone called insulin to turn the glucose into energy.

Weight loss success stories

Weight loss success stories

In type 2 diabetes, the body’s cells don’t use insulin properly as the cells become “resistant” to the actions of insulin. At first, the body reacts by making more insulin. Over time, however, the body can’t make enough insulin to control its blood sugar level leading to pre-diabetes, or diabetes. Even when the body is able to keep the blood sugars under control, there are many negative side effects of high insulin levels due to insulin resistance.

What is causing the weight gain, especially around the belly and upper part of the body?

Insulin resistance can caused weight gain around the tummy and upper body. Insulin resistance can also cause metabolic starvation. Diabetes is a leading cause of early death, CHD, stroke, kidney disease, and blindness. Most people who have type 2 diabetes are overweight.

CHECK IF YOU ARE INSULIN RESISTANT WITH THE INSULIN RESISTANCE CALCULATOR!

Abnormal lipids or cholesterol problems
If you’re overweight or obese, you’re at increased risk of having abnormal levels of blood fats. These include high levels of triglycerides and LDL (“bad”) cholesterol and low levels of HDL (“good”) cholesterol.

Metabolic Syndrome
Metabolic syndrome is the name for a group of risk factors that raises your risk for heart disease and other health problems, such as diabetes and stroke.

You can develop any one of these risk factors by itself, but they tend to occur together.

What is metabolic syndrome?

You will be considered to have metabolic syndrome if you have at least three of the following risk factors:

  1. A large waistline. This is called abdominal obesity or “having an apple shape.” Having extra fat in the waist area is a greater risk factor for CHD than having extra fat in other parts of the body, such as on the hips.
  2. A higher than normal triglyceride level (or you’re on medicine to treat high triglycerides).
  3. A lower than normal HDL cholesterol level (or you’re on medicine to treat low HDL cholesterol).
  4. Higher than normal blood pressure (or you’re on medicine to treat high blood pressure).
  5. Higher than normal fasting blood sugar (or you’re on medicine to treat diabetes).

More health risks of being overweight or obese

Cancer
Being overweight or obese raises your risk for many gastroinstestinal and genitourinary cancers including colon, breast, endometrial, and gallbladder cancers.

Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis is a common joint problem of the knees, hips, and lower back that is made significantly worse due to obesity. Extra weight can put more pressure and wear on joints, causing pain.

Sleep Apnea
Sleep apnea is a common disorder in which you have one or more pauses in breathing or shallow breaths while you sleep. A person who has sleep apnea may have more fat stored around the neck. This can narrow the airway, making it hard to breathe.

Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome
Obesity hypoventilation syndrome (OHS) is a breathing disorder where poor breathing due to obesity results in too much carbon dioxide (hypoventilation) and too little oxygen in the blood (hypoxemia).

OHS can lead to serious health problems and may even cause death.

Reproductive Problems
Obesity can cause menstrual issues and infertility in women as insulin resistance in women can lead to poly cystic ovarian syndrome.

Gallstones

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3 things wrong with our diet

People who are overweight or obese are at increased risk of having gallstones. Also, being overweight may result in an enlarged gallbladder that doesn’t work well.

Besides being overweight or obese, here are other risk factors to consider —

■ Cigarette smoking
■ High blood pressure (hypertension)
■ High LDL-cholesterol (“bad” cholesterol)
■ Low HDL-cholesterol (“good” cholesterol)
■ High triglycerides
■ High blood glucose (sugar)
■ Family history of premature heart disease
■ Physical inactivity

Affordable Care Act and Obesity

Did you know that the new Affordable Care Act Passed in September, 2010 mandates all insurances, including Medicare, to provide full insurance coverage for obesity screening and treatment for all adults without copays or deductibles?

W8MD is one of the first obesity medicine program to work with all major insurances for this essential service and is available at WeightMD’s Pennsylvania, and New York City weight loss centers.

How Can W8MD Medical Weight Loss Centers Help?

With a fellowship training in Obesity Medicine, and extensive experience in dealing with the metabolic and nutritional aspects of health and weight gain, W8MD weight loss physicians are uniquely qualified in providing proper guidance on nutrition and wellness. As we are one of the very programs to accept health insurance for the physician visits, you have nothing to lose! Trim Down Your Waist, Not Your Wallet! Think WeightMD (W8MD) for Weight loss!cropped-fbcoverw8md-269.jpg

 

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W8MD’s weight loss centers accepting health insurances
 
Poly-Tech Sleep & insurance Weight Loss Center Philadelphia
1718, Welsh Rd, Philadelphia, PA, 19115

215-676-2334 

Our farthest patient for weight loss comes from Nassau, Bahamas! Testimonials!

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King of Prussia Weight Loss

Poly-Tech Sleep & W8MD’s King Of Prussia Weight Loss Center

987 Old Eagle School Rd, Ste 712, Wayne, PA, 19087 (King of Prussia)

215-676-2334 

Our farthest patient for help losing weight comes from Delaware! Testimonials


New York City Weight Loss

W8MD’s NYC medical weight loss & Sleep Clinic at Sleep Medical Associates, PLLC

Brooklyn weight loss:2632 E 21st Street Brooklyn NY 11235

Manhattan weight loss:401 E 21st Street New York New York 10022

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718-946-5500

Our farthest weight loss patient comes from Dallas, Texas! Testimonials

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New Jersey Weight Loss

W8MD medical weight loss program at Vida Sleep Center of Dr. Felix Roque’s office at 543, 45th Street, Union City, New Jersey, 07087

(201)766-6469. 

This weight loss center in New Jersey bills out of network for insurance.