Our body weight is determined by the amount of energy that we take in as food and the amount of energy we burn up in the activities of our day.
The best approach for weight loss is reducing the number of calories we eat while increasing the number of calories we burn through physical activity.
Diet Plans & Programs
Dieting and physical exercise remain the main treatment for weight management.
Modification of eating habits along with regular exercise is the most effective way to lose weight over the long term. It is also the ideal way to ensure that the weight stays off.
Prescription weight-loss medication
There are prescription weight-loss medications which is pharmacological agents that reduce or control weight.
These drugs amend one of the basic processes of the human body, weight regulation, by amending either appetite, or absorption of calories.
Prescription weight-loss medications may be helpful in certain situations in combination with lifestyle modification if:
- Weight-loss targets have not been achieved despite other methods
- BMI >/= 30
- BMI >/= 27 with other uncontrolled obesity related complications (eg. Diabetes, hypertension).
Why is weight loss important?
Maintenance of a healthy body weight is important for maintaining both physical and emotional well-being and disease prevention.
Excess weight, body fat, and obesity have been associated with an increased risk for numerous health conditions, including
- heart disease,
- high blood pressure,
- some types of cancers,
- sleep apnea,
- elevated blood cholesterol levels.
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