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GOALS OF WEIGHT LOSS
●Weight loss of 5 to 7 percent of body weight carries numerous health benefits and should be sought as an initial weight loss goal. Our providers customize and help you achieve your goal in a step wise program.
●Weight loss of more than 5 percent can reduce risk factors for cardiovascular disease, such as dyslipidemia, hypertension, and diabetes mellitus.
General advice — 1. Reducing total energy (caloric) intake should be the main component of any weight loss intervention. To implement a successful dietary intervention, we typically perform a brief 24-hour dietary recall during the office visit. We counsel patients on the importance of:
●Elimination of all caloric beverages, which are often the source of unwanted calories, and processed foods
●Adopting a healthy, long-term approach to eating
Self-monitoring, often involving the use of food diaries, activity records, and self-weighing, is one of the elements of a successful behavioral weight loss program.
2. We educate you on the importance of not only what to eat but when to eat. It is important to eat in a defined window of 6-8 hrs. So, your body is not pumping out Insulin in the rest 16-18 hrs. This is called Intermittent fasting. It has tremendous benefits on your cardiovascular health as well as longevity and cancer prevention besides weight loss.
3. We recommend a modified ketogenic diet that is rich in good fats, low in carbohydrates and has a moderate amount of protein. We also emphasize on anti-inflammatory diet that fights insulin resistance and wards off diseases like diabetes and cancer.
4. Exercise- We recommend a minimum of 30 minutes of daily exercise to improve insulin sensitivity and for cardiovascular benefit. For weight loss, 45 to 60 minutes a day is ideal.
5. Medications- Our providers will prescribe medications if they feel that you would benefit from them. BMI over 27 may be an indication for weight loss medications like a weekly injection of Wegovy. Schedule an appointment to see if you qualify for this injection. This injection has shown 15-17% weight loss.
We look forward to helping you achieve your goals.
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