If you are a bit overweight or obese and would like to slim down, you are not alone. Globally, more than a billion adults are either overweight or obese, according to the National Institute of Health (NIH).
- An estimated 22 million children under five are overweight.
- Obesity and overweight pose a major risk for type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, stroke, and certain forms of cancer.
- Major contributor for this problem is the insulin resistance caused in part by the increased consumption of energy-dense foods high in sugars that are high in glycemic index,certain unhealthy saturated fats, and reduced physical activity.
In an extensive report on overweight and obesity in America, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that average adult Americans are 25 pounds heavier than they were in 1960.
What can you do to slim down?
Step 1: Understand where you are using tools such as body mass index and metabolic syndrome meter. Know that your risk is not just based on the BMI but on the distribution of the weight, blood work, waist measurement, medical history and other factors.
Step 2: Identify the causes for your weight gain such as nutritional, hormonal, sleep, stress, metabolic such as insulin resistance etc.
Step 3: Find a physician that is trained in obesity medicine that can work with your insurance
Step:4: Make an appointment with an Obesity Medicine Physician such as a W8MD Physician
Step 5: In consultation with the weight loss physician, set realistic and practical goals
Step 6: Start an evidence based weight loss program that suits your goals, and needs
Step 7: Identify resources for information and support
Step 8: Continually “check in” with yourself to monitor your progress.
How can W8MD Medical Weight Loss Centers Of America’s weight loss program help?
Did you know that 1 in 3 people have insulin resistance or are considered “pre-diabetic” which could be the main reason that people are overweight? Losing just 5-10% of your weight will help you reduce risks of heart attacks, diabetes and even some cancers.
Under the direction of Dr. Prab Tumpati, W8MD Weight Loss Centers unique insurance physician weight loss program can make
a difference. Dr. Tumpati has passed a written board examination in the field of Bariatric Medicine and is also Board Certified in Sleep Medicine and Internal Medicine. The doctor’s of W8MD partner with each patient to develop a custom
weight management program to best meet their individual needs taking into account their medical history, lifestyle and goals.
Since weight and sleep go together, most of the W8MD centers are able to address sleep issues such as snoring, obstructive sleep apnea, narcolepsy, insomnia and restless leg syndrome to name a few.
And the best part of the program is that most insurance’s cover the doctor visits.
Also visit http://www.w8md.com to learn more about the W8MD program we offer. If you have a little or a lot of weight to lose and want to do it without surgery, set up fees and mandatory meal replacements or appetite suppressants, think W8MD for weight loss.
And, if you are a physician, with an interest in helping your obese or overweight patients, and would like to add a W8MD program at your office, please feel free to contact us.
With two convenient locations in greater Philadelphia in North East Philadelphi and King Of Prussia, W8MD Medical Weight Loss Centers of America’s program can help! Call W8MD Medical Weight Loss Centers Of America’s Program at 1(800)W8MD-007 to learn more.