If you are overweight or struggling with obesity now is the time to change. The key to long term weight loss success is to make small steps. Start by limiting your calorie intake, and then increase your daily physical activity. Dr. Huguet will be able to help you develop a weight loss program that is right for you!
There are many different factors that contribute to obesity. Your weight is influenced by your lifestyle and diet in addition to your family history and genetics. It is true that a poor diet and lack of exercise will lead to an excessive build-up of body fat, but you also may be predisposed to being overweight. While many people consider obesity to be an aesthetic problem, it is actually a very serious health condition.
Your weight impacts many different aspects of your overall health, including:
- Heart Disease
- Type-2 Diabetes
- High Blood Pressure
- Sleep Apnea
- Metabolic Syndrome
- Gallbladder Disease
In addition, obesity raises your risk of developing certain cancers. In most cases these conditions are 100% preventable through weight loss. Obesity is measured by your Body Mass Index, or BMI. Your BMI is a combination of your height and weight. For the majority of Americans a BMI between 20 and 25 is considered healthy. If your BMI is over 30, you are considered obese and your health may be in danger.
If you are obese and having trouble figuring out how to lose weight, Lap Band surgery may be able to help! At Bay Bariatric Surgery we help you to understand that losing weight involves much more than simply dieting. Successful weight loss involves commitment and lifelong lifestyle changes. Instead of approaching your weight loss as a short term diet plan, focus on losing weight to optimize your overall health and well-being through increased education, fitness and nutrition.
Losing weight will do much more than improve your physical and mental health. In addition, losing weight is likely to help you save money as well! Obesity is associated with many serious co-morbid conditions that all involve very expensive treatment on their own. Health insurance companies tend to charge obese patients more for coverage than otherwise healthy patients. In fact, if you are obese losing weight could save you $12,000 in medical related expenses alone over a ten year period! Obese adults also pay more in travel expenses and in weekly food costs when compared with other individuals of a healthy weight.
If you are struggling with obesity and want to begin the weight loss process, there is no reason to wait another day.