4 Things to do lose weight fast in Philadelphia
Did you know that you can lose weight in Philadelphia fast and safe under the care of a trained, and experienced W8MD(w’eight’MD) weight loss physicians and your insurance might cover for the physician supervised weight loss program?
1. Check your body mass index using the BMI calculator on W8MD medical weight loss centers website or any other website and understand your risk.
|18.5 – 24.9||Normal|
|25.0 – 29.9||Overweight|
|30.0 and Above||Obese|
2. Check your waist to hip ratio
Your waist to hip ratio helps you determine your overall health risk as central or abdominal weight increases the risk of many health problems. Studies have shown that those that have excess weight around their waist are at greater risk of many lifestyle related diseases such as heart disease and diabetes than those with weight around their hips.
Steps to know your waist to hip ratio:
– Measure your hip circumference at the widest part.
– Measure your waist at the belly button or just above the belly button.
The Waist to Hip Ratio should be 0.8 or lower in women and 1.0 or lower in men
It indicates your probable health risk as people that have more weight around the waist, are at higher health risk compared to people who carry more weight around their hips.
Check your insulin resistance and understand if you have metabolic reason for weight gain!
Insulin resistance (IR) is a physiological condition the body fails to respond normally to the hormone insulin. The body produces the hormone insulin, but the cells in the body become resistant to the effects of insulin leading to a process of sugar rush and crash, leading to food cravings.
Produced by Beta cells in the pancreas, the levels of insulin gradually have to increase leading to excess insulin levels. Since insulin is a very powerful anabolic or body building hormone, higher the insulin resistance, higher the weight gain, especially in the tummy and upper part of the body.
Ironically, this high amounts of insulin that happens to up to 71 percent of the entire population of the United States leads to a state of metabolic starvation leading to overeating, cravings for sugar and starch. This not only explains weight gain but is also the direct cause of overeating! Traditional thinking that “you eat too much, you gain weight” is fallacious as this insulin resistance is what is making a person crave carbohydrates and lead to overeating!
If untreated, insulin resistance can lead to not only weight gain but also metabolic syndrome or prediabetes that affects up to 1 in 3 adults, and can contribute to a diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes or latent autoimmune diabetes of adults.
4. Find the closest W8MD medical weight loss center that can help you lose weight fast and safe under careful weight loss physician supervision.
Check out the weight loss testimonials and find out how you can start losing weight fast and safe in Greater Philadelphia, New York City or other locations using the unique W8MD insurance physician weight loss program.
We accept most health insurances for weight loss physician visits including Medicare, Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Keystone health plan east, Keystone first, etc.