Obesity is a serious condition that can result in several serious diseases; for example, heart complications, cancer, osteoarthritis, sleep apnea, anxiety, liver disease, type II diabetes, and depression, affecting a person’s well-being and quality of life. With so many obese adults and children, there is a need for weight management services in society. At Integrated Family Medical Center, Dr. Desai provides weight management in Lady Lake, to help patients reach their weight loss goals.
At the simplest level, obesity occurs due to an energy imbalance caused by excess calorie consumption. Your weight is a balance of what you consume versus what you burn. Gaining weight means that you are consuming more calories than your body is using. However, a complex web of factors influencing our personal, food, and activity choices shapes the environment and society we live in, causing obesity.
Weight Management Methods
Although obesity is preventable, there is no simple cure/solution. To change the status quo, personal, together with system-wide coordinated, action is necessary. Some weight management tips include:
- Individual care
Gradual and straightforward weight loss lifestyle changes are the best weight management methods that exist:
- Move more
Use the stairs instead of an elevator and stay active by normalizing walking. Your body requires energy to move. Therefore, the more you move, the more fat you burn. Moving more also includes regular exercise. Incorporate a daily workout routine in your schedule to help you burn excess fat and manage your weight. Every person is different; it is, therefore, essential to work out with a professional weight loss trainer who will develop a personalized workout routine that will work to give you the results you desire.
- Eat wisely:
Stick to a balanced diet and consume healthy foods with low-calorie content, such as vegetables and fruits. Avoid excess junk or fast foods, which usually cause weight gain.
- The HCG diet
When traditional weight loss techniques (working out with a trainer and dieting) fail to give you the results you desire, you can try the HCG, or pregnancy hormone, diet. HCG is a natural hormone produced by pregnant women to keep an unborn baby healthy by providing nutrition. For weight loss purposes, laboratories receive HCG from pregnant women, manufacture, and sell the hormone to pharmacies where physicians purchase the hormone and prescribe it for their dieting patients. At Integrated Family Medical Center, Dr. Desai usually prescribes HCG to patients wanting to lose weight. Since this hormone is not a sex hormone, both men and women can use it.
How It Works
This weight management program involves daily injections of HCG. The needles are usually tiny, so the injections relatively do not hurt. You do not have to be pregnant to use this hormone. The HCG burns about 1200 to 4000 calories of body fat (excluding muscle fat), which your body uses as energy. Even though your body is receiving enough calories from the HCG, you do not need to starve yourself. Dieting patients should strictly consume 500 more calories a day.
To learn more about the weight management solutions available, contact Integrated Family Medical Center by booking an appointment online today.