Losing weight as part of weight management is important because weighing too much is not good for your health. Being overweight increases your risk of health conditions such as heart problems, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer. It also increases your risk for arthritis (joint pains), sleep apnoea or other respiratory problems, infertility, thyroid, gout etc. It makes a person unconfident due to social implications or he/ she can be treated differently by others.
The best way to lose weight is to minimise the calorie consumption either by doing regular exercise or by dieting. Eating more calories than you need will cause you to gain weight. Try to cut down your calories, Exercise (for example, walk, swim or bicycle) for at least 30 minutes. You will be more likely to keep weight off if you make these lifestyle changes.
Maintaining a healthy weight is important for health. In addition to lowering the risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and high blood pressure, it can also lower the risk of many different cancers.
Role of a Patient Co-ordinator
Patient co-ordinators are the main pillars in the weight loss programme. A patient coordinator ensures that patient receives the care they need and also, they understand every aspect of their care. A patient coordinator is one-point contact for all the patients and a mediator between the patient and the Doctor. They help streamline everything like fixing up the appointments with the doctor, guide patients for the nutritional counselling, guide patients for the psychological counselling and to coordinate with regular follow-ups.
What You Need to Know Before Getting Started?
Weight loss can be achieved either by limit your calorie consumption or by burning more calories with physical activity, preferably both.
A healthy weight loss program consists of:
At Ckosmic, we make sure that you are diagnosed and advised on how to best counter your weight issues. The best solution to Obesity is a change in lifestyle which can be achieved with a wide range of surgical/ non-surgical solutions.
Remember that even a small amount of weight loss can lead to big health benefits.
Weight Management Strategies for Success
DIETS DON’T WORK! Drastically cutting calories, eliminating entire food groups or depriving yourself of foods you actually like are not strategies for long-term success.
Supervised Diet and Exercise by experts can induce up to 5-10% of weight loss.
Wonder why you always gain weight, despite dieting and exercise?
However, it is very difficult to sustain this due to the compensatory hormonal changes in the body which physiologically try to bring back the weight.
Bariatric Surgery/Diabetic surgery: Bariatric and metabolic surgery may be the most viable option to be considered in morbid obesity (a. BMI>32.5 with co-morbidities, b. BMI>35 without co-morbidities) when all the above methods don’t work. It induces various hormonal changes which reduce excessive cravings and improve satisfaction of eating and treat the root cause of formation of fat and its deposition in the body.
While diet and exercise alone may not be enough to cure obesity, they are still two of the best ways to prevent it. For treating morbid obesity and its associated complications, however, the researchers recommend considering biologically based treatment, including Bariatric/ Metabolic/ Diabetes surgery where appropriate.
Note: Read Bariatric surgery and its types to know more.