AND COUNSELING TO TREAT OBESITY
If you are trying to lose or gain weight, the principles that lead to a healthy body weight are the same. You need to change your lifestyle and adopt healthy practices to maintain normal body weight. Our body weight is determined by the amount of energy we take in as food and the total energy expenditure of the day. The basal metabolic rate depends upon the amount of energy needed by the body to carry out routine activities. If you maintain a normal body mass index, it shows that your calorie intake is in accordance with the physical activity and energy expenditure. If you are slowly gaining weight over time, it is a sign that you are taking in a greater number of calories than your body’s requirement.
And if you are losing weight, it implies that you are probably malnourished and need to improve your calorie intake accordingly. Every individual can control the number of calories he/ she consumes each day and maintain normal body weight. The number of calories consumed each day depends upon the basal metabolic rate and daily physical activities. Genetic factors also play a role in determining the body’s shape and weight. Lifestyle and work habits play an important role in determining body weight. Obesity is common in office workers who sit at a desk for most of the time.
HOW FAST SHOULD YOU EXPECT TO LOSE WEIGHT?
Most of the Primary Care physicians agree that the fastest way to lose weight is to aim for a safe and healthy rate of weight loss. Short term and sudden weight loss is an unhealthy practice and is rarely sustainable over time. Try to divide your meal into small portions and eat frequently at different times of the day instead of having full meals 2-3 times each day. The no-diet approach for weight management is to adopt healthy eating habits. Try to avoid processed food items and increase your intake of fresh fruits and vegetables. Replace your unhealthy food items with healthy choices. Avoid fast food
items, processed foods, white bread, sugar, and alcohol. Try to eat a balanced diet containing all the essential nutrients including carbs, proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals, and sugars.
ROLE OF PRIMARY CARE IN WEIGHT MANAGEMENT
It is easy to lose weight with the assistance of a Primary Care physician or doctor. Your Primary Care physician can make dietary recommendations based on your needs and preference. You can work out a completely customized diet plan that will fit your body’s requirements and will help you lose weight in a healthy manner.
Obesity is one of the most pervasive and costly public health problems in the United States of America. Start with Primary care physicians are making efforts to outline safe and effective methods for weight loss without using medications and surgery.