The first week of November is National obesity care week. Although it was last week,
but it is never to late to talk about obesity.
Two‐thirds of the American population is overweight. More than one‐third of U.S. adults
are obese. We all know obesity can increase your risk of heart disease, stroke, and type
2 diabetes. But what is the defination of obesity ?
Body Mass Index (BMI) is a person’ weight in kilograms divided by the square of height
in meters. BMI can be used to screen for weight categories. Normal BMI range from
18.5 to 24.9, overweight range from 25‐29.9, obesity is BMI over 30.
Here are some weight loss strategies from Dallas family medicine clinic for you :
Count your calorie: keep in mind that it takes approximately 3,500 calories below your
calorie needs to lose a pound of body fat. To lose about 1 to 2 pounds per week, you'll
need to reduce your caloric intake by 500—000 calories per day. Use the free apps
such as calorie king, lose it to help you count calorie.
Cut calorie intake: Eating more fruits and vegetable, increasing fiber, making better
drink choices and watch the portion.
Burn your calorie: 150 minutes/ week of moderate‐intensity aerobic activity and musclestrengthening
activities on 2 or more days a week.
Don’ be frustrated if you haven’ achieved your weight loss goal, no matter what your
weight loss goal is, every pound counts. Even a modest weight loss, such as 5 to 10
percent of your total body weight, is likely to produce health benefits, such as
improvements in blood pressure, blood cholesterol, and blood sugars.
if you already try your best on the diet modifcation and exercise, and wonder is there
any medication for weight loss, the answer is yes.
Belviq and Contrave are both FDA approved weight loss medications, indicated for
people BMI>30 or >27 with High BP, diabetes or high cholesterol. Cost range from $55
to $110 /month based on the insurance coverage. The goal for both of the medications
are at least 5% percent body weight loss in 3 month duration. But both of the
medication can be used for long term weight loss.
Are you ready for weight loss? Call us and schdule an appointment today, we would like
to talk you more about our weight loss program.