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September 8, 2019
The Personal Cost for Not Losing Fat
How much does choosing to stay obese cost you?
Just under $100,000 a year – $92,235 to be exact.
This key piece we found will break down the costs and the major financial implications obesity will have on your life – and the economy as we know it.
There are over 78 million Americans who are struggling with obesity – and this stat could run closer to doubling in the next 12 years if something is not done about it.
Obesity comes with a series of burden. It robs you of your livelihood, hampers your mental health, and leaves you with a large hole in your pocket. Worst of all – it shortens your life.
While it may sound appropriate to tell an obese person to “eat healthily and exercise” – that advice is not effective enough.
There are over 200,000 different diets, with aggressive ad campaigns making sky-high promises to obese people.
Where does a person start when they’re met with over 200,000 diets to pick from? How many diets is a person supposed to go through before they find one that works for them?
Failure is inevitable with most of these diets because they have little to no scientific backing – and they are not realistic.
Most people struggling with obesity fall back to their unhealthy eating habits because of disillusionment from a diet gone wrong.
We’ve identified 7-proven diets that meat our strict criteria of clinical evidence of effective weight loss.
April 22, 2017
Medical Supervised Weight Loss:
How Controlling The Hormones Responsible For Fat Storage Creates Rapid Weight Loss
Per the World Health Organization7, at least 2.8 million adults die each year because of being overweight or obese. Overweight and obesity are leading risks for global deaths.
Beneath the surface cellulite, toxic visceral fat is separating your organs, accumulating in hormone-secreting pads, and increasing your risk of early death from diabetes, heart disease, or stroke.
Silent killers signalled by: increased waist size, high blood sugar, high blood pressure, surging triglycerides – a cluster of symptoms known as metabolic syndrome
We Don’t Think You’re Weak, Repulsive, Contagious, or a Burden on Healthcare — Your Coworkers Might as reported by Monster.com.8
Co-workers often see overweight people as driving up healthcare costs for everyone at work.
Employers pay $8,630 more in health care costs per year (if you are an obese women) than a normal weight woman.9
The overweight are judged daily, and face serious negative social stigmas.10
Diets don’t address reversing your hormones responsible for the health risks of obesity. Read down to see what doctors say works.
Why We Resist Weight Loss
Every time we want to lose weight, you’re told to do three things:
- Eat less
- Eat better, and
As a healthcare, professional — yes, I recommend that you exercise.
Physical exercise is essential for the regulation and maintenance of fat – not for weight loss.
Two pounds of fat equal 9,600 calories. To burn off those two pounds of fat, you’d have to run 3.7 marathons– in a row!
We disagree with the idea of eating a balanced diet.
“Balanced”, in the strict sense, means that you’ll eat better.
It also means that you won’t lose any weight, but you won’t gain any either.
To lose weight you need an unbalanced diet.
To eat more, to eat less – this is a question of quantity.
Obviously, we won’t lose weight by eating more. Yet why is it that some people can eat anything and not gain weight – while others need only walk by a bakery to gain a pound?
It isn’t just a question of quantity.
It’s really about your metabolism and hormonal activity.
The last decade saw America’s Obesity rate double. And coined the term “Compulsive Hyper-Eating” – eating beyond full.
The brain likes dopamine. It feels good
The more sugary-fatty-salty food you eat – the more addictive dopamine neural nets are made.
And then you’re trapped – to feel the same pleasure – you need to eat more – even when you’re not hungry!
Step 3 – Commit to Maintain Stable Weight After Dieting
WLS is unlike any other diet. BEFORE we let you become a patient – there is an initial focus on your commitment to keeping the weight off long-term.
Dr. Chanh’s second method to rapid and lasting weight loss is addressing the human dimension of weight.
Understanding that weight loss and weight stabilization are two different projects does just that.
Two separate contracts – one for weight loss and one to maintain a healthy weight – up front. WLS strongly emphasizes the idea of a contract.
If you want to get results you must have a contract.
A contract requires two different parties – the patient and me. You cannot complete a contract with yourself.
Patients of other programs may not be required to commit to sustained results. Then they don’t complete the second contract – weight maintenance.
Why? Because once the weight loss emergency is over, people focus on other concerns unrelated to their extra pounds.
Step 4 – Qualify, Based on Your Health
Unfortunately, everyone who wants to become a WLS patient cannot…
There are some restrictions based on your health.
The Ideal Protein Protocol is contraindicated for people with the following: Certain conditions of the organs; liver and kidney disease; people with Diabetes type II. People with psychiatric problems such as bulimia, or a history of anorexia nervosa.
There are numerous benefits to starting a medical weight loss protocol. As deciding to remain over weight, or worse continue onto become obese, which happens rapidly, is associated with negative health conditions people never expect will happen to them; until they do. These include increased risk of
- Heart disease
- Some forms of cancer
- Gallbladder disease
- Stroke, and
- Sleep Apnea among other illnesses
Consultation with your medical care provider is advisable for people who are under treatment for specific medical conditions or taking prescribed medications.
Unless medically indicated, weight loss after the first 2 to 3 weeks of dieting should not exceed a rate of 3 pounds or approximately 11/2 percent of body weight per week. More rapid weight loss may cause an increased risk of developing gallbladder disease, risk which is believed to be higher than the risk of developing gallbladder disease as a result of staying overweight/obese. People who are considered medically appropriate for more rapid weight loss should have their progress monitored by a physician.
And we want you seeing your doctor so s/he can modify the dosages of any medications, as may be needed when you reduce weight. Most patients reduce the need for medication, or reduce the dosages as they begin treating the underlying obesity-related symptoms their medicine had been prescribed to treat.
People undergoing weight loss can experience physical changes in the body (dizziness, interruptions in the menstrual cycle, hair loss, for example) that may indicate more serious conditions. People noticing such changes should be advised to talk immediately to their primary care physician.
Very-low-calorie diets (<800 kcal per day) are designed to promote rapid weight loss in people whose body has resulted in, or has put the at medical risk of, developing serious health conditions. Rapid weight loss may also be associated with some medical problems. The program recommends medical supervision to minimize risks associated with rapid weight loss.
The side effects and complications that some people may experience while losing weight by following a healthy eating plan and exercise program are usually minor compared to the greater financial costs and health risks of deciding to remain overweight or obese .
It’s a shame for you not to reduce the risk of leaving loved ones behind (by losing just 5% to 10% of total body weight), when the women and men on this site do it so easily.
During your initial consultation, a health history will be taken. This is reviewed by our physician, who may approve or disapprove your admittance to the clinic. We want you to be safe.
Step 5 – Speed Through Weight Loss
Findings indicate short and long term benefits associated with fast initial weight loss.11
Everyone knows eating poorly leads to weight gain. But eating well doesn’t necessarily result in weight loss…
Insulin is a hormone secreted by the pancreas when you eat, especially if you eat sugar.
Insulin’s Insulin’s roles is to keep your blood sugar from being too high (hyperglycemia) or too low (hypoglycemia). If blood sugar is too high, insulin lowers our blood sugar in the blood and store it for future use in both your fat cells and liver cells (glycogen).
Where most diets fail is in their design. If a patient wants to lose weight, I must help them not only eliminate what causes weight gain – fast sugars and fat…
…but I must also help my patients stop eating the foods that prevent you from losing weight!
Why Does Ideal Protein Takes an Unbalanced Diet Approach to Weight Loss?
Typical “low-calorie diets” (Hypocaloric) comes in many variations, but all have one thing in common, reduce your overall caloric intake to cause you to lose weight.
While this does result in weight loss, there are some serious issues with these types of diets.
- They do not reduce carbohydrates enough to burn fat.
- They do not provide adequate protein to support your muscle.
- They also do not provide enough micronutrients, which may cause vitamin or mineral deficiency.
These diets allow your body to break down essential muscle tissue to fuel itself. You’ll lose equal amounts of fat and muscle, which creates a slower metabolism, leaving you worse off than you were before you began.
Your heart is a muscle. Wait a second, you want to lose weight: NOT lose muscle!!
On the Ideal Protein diet, you are provided with the optimal intake of highly absorbable protein to protect your muscle and instead burn fat.
The right amount of protein is measured based on how much muscle you have. Your coach should do body composition analysis on you to establish your protein requirement.
If your current weight loss coach doesn’t do this, see if there is another clinic in your area that does!!!
Step 6 – Counseling To Identify Poor Food Choices and Lifestyles
The last way to make a healthy weight goal stick for life is to focus on poor eating choices and lifestyle habits which hinder weight loss.
Accountability is a key factor in a Health Coach’s’ ability to help patients reach their goals.
Findings from a pilot study conducted at the Miriam Hospital’s Weight Control and Diabetes Research Center show that obese individuals participating in a weight loss program – supported by a professional Weight Loss Coach – lost clinically significant amounts of weight (i.e. at least 5 percent of their initial body weight).12
9) A Heavy Burden: The Individual Costs of Being Overweight and Obese in the United States