Methods of Weight Loss

    Excess weight is related to Type 2 Diabetes, Hypertension, Cardiovascular Diseases, Gall Bladder Diseases, Osteoarthritis, Respiratory Problems, Sleep Apnea, and Some types of Cancer. Obesity-related co-morbidities are significantly improved with 5-10% weight loss from initial body weight within the first six months and maintaining this weight for at least one year. So, a 5- 10% initial body weight loss within the first six months is a realistic approach to weight loss.

      Setting realistic goals is a great challenge and very important as Adaptation makes it difficult to reach goals and may lead to failure and discouragement. Everyone is interested in quick fixes and obesity is no exception as all Gimmick diets are so popular nowadays. Fad diets cannot replace a well-balanced weight loss personalized diet plan. Excess weight loss very quickly can affect overall health and put stress on internal organs. After some time when you tend to go back to your normal weight will end up with excess weight gain in the first place. It is always better to lose weight in the long term by following a healthy personalized diet plan advised by a qualified dietitian or a nutritionist.

        Hence, an optimal diet to treat overweight and obesity should be nutritionally adequate, healthy, acceptable, affordable, and should be continuous and easy to comply with for weight loss and maintenance. A healthy diet is a varied diet that is rich in vegetables and fruits, whole grain products, high-quality proteins, and poor in refined grains, added sugar, fat and salt, and highly processed foods. In addition, physical activity and energy expenditure play an important role in weight loss. No single diet is available to all with overweight and obese and our dietitian sets realistic goals for weight loss and motivates you towards a balanced dietary plan tailored to your individual needs, preferences, and medical conditions to facilitate weight loss and help to reduce your overall cardiometabolic risk and other obesity-related comorbidities Our non-surgical treatment is a multi-component approach comprising dietary changes by an accredited dietitian, behavior therapy by the psychologist, exercises by physiotherapist at PSG Obesity & Metabolic Surgery Department in addition to other complementary methods such as yoga, alcohol de-addiction and smoking cessation Pharmacotherapy Medicines approved by FDA aids weight loss to certain extent on selective people. These drugs work in different ways as they may help you to feel less hungry or to feel full sooner with little quantity of food. Other medications may reduce the fat absorption from the foods you eat Medications do not replace physical activity or healthy eating habits to lose weight.

    They work best when combined with a lifestyle program including behaviour changes towards healthy food intake along with physical activity. Results may vary by medication and by person. Weight loss of 5-10% from your initial weight may help improve your health by lowering blood glucose levels, blood pressure and triglycerides, and other issues like joint pain or sleep apnea.