Weight Management

We offer customized weight loss plans that include counseling and a combination of diet change, lifestyle change, and pharamcological options when needed.

 

Weight loss should occur when you eat fewer calories than you burn.  Increasing physical activity while limiting your calories will increase your rate of weight loss. Goal of weight loss should be for a healthy weight, NOT what you see on TV, in magazines, ect.

Simple formulas

Eat LESS Calories needed to maintain weight = Weight Loss

Eat MORE Calories needed to maintain weight = Weight Gain

Eat SAME Calories needed to maintain weight = Same Weight

  • Most moderately active women burn about 2,000 calories a day.

  • Most moderately active men burn about 2,500-3,000 calories a day
    Moderately active means a lifestyle that includes physical activity equivalent to walking about 1.5 to 3 miles 
    per day at 3 to 4 miles per hour, in addition to the light physical activity associated with typical day-to-day life.

Why Watch Weight

Losing weight or Maintaining a Healthy Body weight can help

prevent many lifelong diseases such as: 

  • Type 2 Diabetes

  • Heart disease

  • Hypertension (high blood pressure) 

  • Many Cancers

It also helps you have more energy and just feel better!

Type 2 Diabetes alone causes or greatly increases the risk for:

  • Cardiovascular Disease - the leading cause of death for diabetics and all people in the US.

  • Kidney Disease - Up to 40% of Kidney disease caused by diabetes (9th cause of death in US).

  • Stroke - People with diabetes are at a 2-4 x’s greater risk (5th cause of death in US).

  • Vision problems & Blindness - legal blindness 25 x’s more likely.

  • Alzheimer’s - 1.5 fold increased risk (6th cause of death US).

  • Dementia - 2.5 fold increased risk.

  • Neuropathy (nerve damage & death) - Causes falls, amputations, feet problems, heartburn, numerous stomach & digestive problems, many other issues as well.

DIABETES ALONE IS 7th LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH IN US!

Apps to help with

weight loss

  • “Lifesum”; “lose it”; “sparkpeople weight loss & diet & calorie counter” - Helps track calories and exercise and will make recommendations based on goals.

  • “Food Tripping”- Helps you find healthy stores and restaurants wherever you are.

  • “Fooducate” - Grades food nutritional value

  • "Time Your Bite"; "Eat Slower" - Just a couple apps to help you slow down when eating.

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