Tips to lose weight

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Quick Weight Loss Tip 1: Assess Your Risk

The first step in achieving your weight loss goals is to assess your risk. You can find out your body mass index (BMI) by using simple online tools, such as the W8MD's Body Mass Index Calculator. The BMI categories are as follows:

  1. Underweight: BMI is less than 18.5.
  2. Normal weight: BMI is 18.5 to 24.9.
  3. Overweight: BMI is 25 to 29.9.
  4. Obese: BMI is 30 or more.

If you determine that you are overweight or obese, it is important to move to the next step in your weight loss journey.

Quick Weight Loss Tip 2: Measure Your Waist Circumference

Measuring your waist circumference is another important step in assessing your risk for weight-related health issues. By determining if you have central or upper body weight distribution, you can gain a better understanding of your disease risk. The classification of overweight and obesity by BMI, waist circumference, and associated disease risks is as follows:

Disease risk for type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease (CVD) is increased for those with a BMI of 25.0 to 29.9 and a waist circumference greater than 102 cm for men and 88 cm for women. The disease risk for those with a BMI of 30.0 to 34.9 and 35.0 to 39.9 is high to extremely high, respectively, regardless of waist circumference. Extremely high disease risk is associated with a BMI of 40.0 or more.

Quick Weight Loss Tip 3: Identify the Cause of Your Weight Gain

In many cases, weight gain can be caused by insulin resistance. Approximately 71% of US adults suffer from this condition. Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas that helps glucose enter your cells to be used for energy. When blood glucose levels rise after eating, insulin is released into the blood to lower them back to a healthy range. Insulin resistance occurs when cells in your muscles, fat, and liver do not respond well to insulin and cannot easily take up glucose from your blood. This leads to the pancreas producing more insulin to overcome the weak response.

Quick Weight Loss Tip 4: Find an Evidence-Based Weight Loss Program

The final step in your weight loss journey is to find a program that will work for you. Look for a weight loss program that is covered by your insurance and uses evidence-based measures to help you lose weight quickly and effectively, such as W8MD's insurance medical weight loss program. By choosing a program that fits your needs, you can increase your chances of success and achieve your weight loss goals.

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W8MD Weight Loss, Sleep & Medspa Centers is a network of medical centers located in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and surrounding areas that provide comprehensive care for weight loss, sleep disorders, and aesthetic treatments.

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