Weight loss diet – secret of losing weight!
Weight gain can be caused by many factors including hormonal, genetic, metabolic, nutritional, eating disorders, sleep problems, medications, and other factors.
Are you looking for ways to lose weight? Are you tired of being overweight?
In order to lose weight, you need to first understand what are the factors causing your weight gain. Let us look at some of the causes for weight gain.
- A reasonable, realistic weight loss goal
- A reduced calorie, nutritionally-balanced eating plan or meal replacement
- Regular physical activity when physically possible
- A behavior change plan to help you stay on track with your goals
- Regular monitoring of your progress
- On going support
Since weight gain is a complex issue with many factors leading to weight gain, the best and the safest way to lose weight is under careful monitoring of a physician trained in Obesity Medicine.
Things to consider
- Calories count
- Portions count
- Nutrition counts
- Even a small amount of weight loss can lead to big health benefits
- Strive to develop good habits to last a lifetime
- Check your Body Mass Index (BMI) – an indicator of body fat – and see where it fits within the BMI categories.
- Discuss weight loss with your W8MD doctor and decide on a goal. If you have a lot of weight to lose, set a realistic intermediate goal, maybe to lose 10 pounds. Remember that even a small amount of weight loss can lead to big health benefits.
- Estimate your calorie needs. Using USDA‘s online Adult Energy Needs and BMI Calculator, you can determine the number of calories needed each day to maintain your current weight. To lose about 1 pound per week, subtract 500 calories each day from the daily amount. To lose about 2 pounds per week, subtract 1000 calories daily.
- Score your current food intake and physical activity level using Food and Activity Logs available at W8MD. Taking a good look at your current habits will help you determine what changes you might make as well as what you are doing right.
How Do I Know Which Weight Loss Plan is Right For Me?
- Keep in mind that you want to develop lifestyle habits that will help you maintain your weight in a healthy range. A short-term “diet” that you “go on” and then “go off” is not the answer to long-term weight management.
- In choosing how to go about losing weight, keep in mind key habits of people who have lost weight and kept in off. These people are called “Successful Losers” by the weight control experts who have studied them.
Key Behaviors of Successful Losers
- Getting regular physical activity
- Reducing calorie and fat intake
- Eating regular meals, including breakfast
- Weighing themselves regularly
- Not letting small “slips” turn into large weight regain
2010 Affordable Care Act Mandates Insurance Coverage for Weight Loss
W8MD is among the first medical weight loss programs in NYC, Philadelphia and NJ to accept health insurance for weight loss physician visits.
As sleep problems and weight gain often go together, most W8MD centers can also can address sleep problems.
“I lost 75 lbs with W8MD and feel great. I managed to come off many medications and off CPAP for sleep apnea. My only problem is that I now need new cloths, a problem I will trade for carrying the weight any day” J.W.Smith, CPA
Call 1-800-W8MD-007 to find a location near you.