the new science of managing weight

You should know the answer to these 7 questions about weight management:

  1. What is a normal body weight?
    The body weight that corresponds to a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 20-25
  1. How do I know if I am overweight or obese?
    • You are overweight if your BMI is 25.1 to 29.9
    • You are obese if your BMI is 30 to 39.9
    •  You are morbidly obese if your BMI is 40 or greater
  1. Why should I care if I am overweight or obese?
    It is now known that obesity is associated with many health complication
  1. What are the complications of obesity that I should know?
    There are multiple complications, but the most serious ones are  Diabetes and Cancer
  1. Is all body fat the same?
    NO. Truncal obesity, or accumulation of fat around your abdomen is associated with multiple serious medical problems.
  2. Does obesity increase my risk of developing cancer?
    YES. Obesity is associated an increased risk of developing many types of cancer.

Learn more about the new science of weight management. Here are some key concepts:

  1. Weight control still begins with healthy nutrition.
  2. Weight control still involves some daily fitness training to keep your muscles and joints strong.
  3. Learn the importance of maintaining a BMI of 20 to 25.
  4. Learn the importance of maintaining a normal Hemoglobin a1C.
  5. Learn the importance of managing your Insulin and Glucagon levels to prevent pre-diabetes and adult onset diabetes (AODM). This concept involves many of the newer medications (Ozempic, Wegovy) that have been in the press lately. These medications are used to reset your appetite center and turn down your appetite. When used under medical supervision, they will allow you to lose approximately 1 pound of body fat every 1 – 2 weeks until you’ve reached your goal. Many patients find that once they have reached their goal weight, their appetite center (cravings for food) has been reset to a lower level so that they do not feel as hungry and do not feel the need to eat as much.
  6. Learn the dangers of “truncal obesity” (increased fat around the abdomen).

Link to the chart on the complications of obesity

To get started on your journey to managing your weight, get started with our HealthChek™ today!