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Weight Management: Treatment, Procedure, Cost and Side Effects

What is the treatment?

A person’s body undergoes some changes as he/she ages. The body’s metabolism rate decreases and the person tends to put on weight. Many people all over the world tend to gain some weight due to a combination of factors like aging, healthy appetite and leading a less active lifestyle. The body weight is determined by the amount of energy that we take in as food and the amount of energy that we expend through our activities per day. A person is able to control the amount of calories (energy) that he/she intakes in a day by regulating the amount of food intake. He/she can also regulate the amount of energy expended by indulging in physical activities. However, energy spent is also dependent on another factor known as the BMR or basal metabolic rate. A person whose basal metabolic index is between 18-25 is said to have normal weight.

Dieticians and other doctors have recommended 12 tips regarding how to lose weight and prevent it from coming back. These tips are building more lean muscle, fighting off hunger with more filling foods, counting calorie intake, avoiding temptation, planning the meals in advance, measuring what a person eats, exercising more, including dairy in your diet, using the ‘plate’ method, leading a more active lifestyle and also by eating regular breakfast.

An underweight person should have five-six small meals per day rather than having 2-3 meals. He/she should also do some strength training to build up muscles and also to gain weight.

How is the treatment done?

A person is generally able to manage his/her weight by incorporating certain changes in lifestyle. However, people who are obese can develop various health-related problems, and for such people medicines like orlistat are recommended. Medications are generally recommended for people with BMI greater than 30 or people who have BMI greater than 27 and suffering from conditions like high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol and diabetes. BMI or Body Mass Index is a simple, inexpensive and non-invasive procedure of measuring body fat based on a person’s weight and in relation to his/her height. Simply put, the BMI acts as a screening tool to determine whether a person is overweight, underweight, obese or has healthy weight.

A person is morbidly obese if he/she has a BMI of over 40. Such people and also people with BMI above 35 and also suffering from diseases like cardiovascular disease, hypertension, sleep apnea or diabetes mellitus are often recommended bariatric surgery to lose weight.

To manage weight, the desire must always come from the individual himself/herself. A person not serious about losing weight or who has been forced to do so is bound to fail in managing weight. It is also essential to not skip breakfast. People who have breakfast are more likely to manage their weight. Low-fat dairy helps a person to lose weight. One of the most important ways by which a person can manage weight is by working out daily. A person should also avoid temptations and surround himself/herself will similar-minded people. Planning a meal ahead also prevents a person from eating more and thus, helps to manage weight.

Who is eligible for the treatment? (When is the treatment done?)

A person whose basal metabolic index is greater than 25 or people with basal metabolic index less than 18 are overweight and underweight respectively. Such people are eligible for weight management program. A person whose BMI is greater than 30 or a person having BMI greater than 27 and also suffering from ailments like diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol are eligible for treatment with medicines. A person with BMi greater than 35 is eligible for weight reduction surgery.

Who is not eligible for the treatment?

A person who has a BMI between 18-25 is deemed to be of ideal weight. Such a person is not eligible for treatment. A person suffering from some serious condition is not eligible for weight reduction surgery even if he/she is morbidly obese. This is because surgery in those cases may lead to disastrous consequences for the person.

Are there any side effects?

The side-effects of orlistat, the medicine used to lose weight, are drowsiness, confusion, mood changes, severe pain in the upper stomach, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, dark urination, jaundice, clay-coloured stools and itchiness. The side-effects associated with bariatric surgery are long-term. Some of them are low blood sugar, malnutrition, vomiting, ulcers, bowel obstruction and hernia. Another side-effect associated with bariatric surgery is the dumping syndrome that is a condition that can lead to nausea and dizziness. Otherwise managing weight involves some lifestyle changes that do not have any side-effects as such.

What are the post-treatment guidelines?

There are no such post-treatment guidelines for weight management. A person will have to adhere to certain guidelines and adopt a healthy lifestyle throughout his/her life to manage weight. It is of absolute importance for an overweight person to check his eating habits and also to exercise regularly. An underweight person should also include calorie-rich foods in their diet and also do strength training exercises to gain weight.

How long does it take to recover?

Losing weight depends on a number of factors like the constituency of the patient’s body, age, medical history and also how much overweight the person is. A person can lose weight by eating less as the body fats will burn to make up for the difference in calorie intake. A deficit of 500- 1000 calories per day can help a person to lose about 1-2 pounds in a week. Therefore, the complete treatment will depend on how much the person needs to lose.

What is the price of the treatment in India?

Consulting a doctor who can devise a proper weight management program can cost something around Rs 500 –Rs 2000 per visit. 10 capsules of orlistat can cost something around Rs 380 in India. There can be different types of bariatric surgery that help a morbidly obese person to lose weight. However, the cost of the treatment varies between Rs 396000 to Rs 516000 in our country.

Are the results of the treatment permanent?

Weight management is a continuous process and a person has to follow a strict routine to ensure that the extra weight does not come back or so that he/she does not lose weight. Lifestyle changes including dietary changes help a person to maintain a normal weight. However, this is not a permanent result as a person may again become underweight or overweight if he/she deviates from the weight management program.

What are the alternatives to the treatment?

Drinking 1 to 2 teaspoons of apple vinegar cedar and 8 ounces of water 3 times a day help to lose weight. Consuming a little protein in every meal will help a person to lose weight. Another important way to lose weight is to get enough sleep every night. Otherwise, lack of sleep can lead to worsening of the overall mental and physical condition and makes it harder for a person to lose weight.

Safety: High Effectiveness: Medium Timeliness: Medium Relative Risk: Low Side Effects: Low Time For Recovery: Medium Price Range:

Rs 500 - Rs 510000

Popular Health Tips

Effective Tips To Help You Fight Obesity!

MAMC, MRCPCH, MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Noida
Effective Tips To Help You Fight Obesity!

As on date obesity is a major problem in India. As per the World Health Organization statistics, India ranks third on the list of most obese nations after US and China. Further, a survey revealed that Delhi has over 35 percent of teens who are obese or overweight, which is an alarming number.

Obesity is a condition wherein you suffer from excessive body weight as a result of either genetic or lifestyle-related factor. This condition, if not taken seriously, can be life-threatening as obesity can put you at risk of developing chronic conditions like diabetes, cholesterol, blood pressure, and which in certain cases can lead to heart attack. Hence, it is crucial to undergo weight reduction.

Calculate the weight you need to lose
Before you begin to practice effective steps for weight loss, consider the amount of weight you need to shed. You should first measure your current weight and then calculate your body mass index (BMI) to find the amount of deviation from the recommended range. Then consider the difference between your current and ideal weight as your target.

Tips For Losing Weight

1. Eat Right

  • Consult a nutritional expert- It all starts with the right diet. Your eating habits contribute significantly to your weight. If you are obese or overweight, then you should consult a health expert and have him prepare an appropriate diet based on your weight and body type.
  • Balanced diet- Make sure you have lean meats, fruits and green leafy vegetables as part of your diet. Also, cut down on the amount of food you consume and your intake of sugar, salt and fats gradually. Water is also the best medicine since it is helpful in flushing out toxins from your body. Make it a point to drink around 2 liters of water on daily basis. It will help clean your system and also keep you feeling full and hydrated.
  • Regular meal time- Another effective tip is to eat regularly. If you skip meals, then your body starts storing excess fat to act as a reserve. If you eat regular meals in small portions, you not only slow down the fat storing process but also reduce the quantity of food you consume.
  • Healthy options- Moreover, switch immediately to the modern-day marvel that is green tea, as it is rich in antioxidants. Green tea is highly effective if you aim to lose weight. If you do not prefer green tea, then aloe vera juice is an even better alternative.

2. Exercise
As an obese person, you need to exercise regularly. If you find it difficult to do exercise, take baby steps and start with easy sitting and lying exercises. Go out into the fresh air such as a garden and perform these exercises early in the morning for just 10 minutes. As you build your stamina, increase the intensity gradually.

3. Manage stress
Shed some of that stress in your life as stress and weight are directly correlated. Lose out on stress, and you will also lose those extra pounds.

4. Don’t neglect sleep
Six to eight hours of sleep is essential for a healthy being. Insufficient sleep results in increased levels of cortisol. Cortisol is associated with weight gain.Hence, it becomes crucial to rest enough.

Make sure you seek advice from your doctor and implement the necessary lifestyle changes to accomplish weight reduction effectively. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Your PCOS Diet During Pregnancy!!

MBBS, MRSH, MDP(HM)
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Your PCOS Diet During Pregnancy!!

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome or Disease (PCOS) is a very common condition, wherein there are multiple cysts in the ovaries. As a result, there are many changes which the body undergoes and it is not limited to the gynecologic system. A woman with PCOS may also find it difficult to conceive, and so, once she is pregnant, precautions are essential to ensure there are no complications.

Pcos predisposes women to diabetes, hypertension, obesity, cardiovascular complications, lipid metabolism disorders, uterine cancer in long run. Some of them are listed below:

  1. Preeclampsia: When the blood pressure readings are high during pregnancy, it is known as preeclampsia. It brings with it a whole lot of complications including the need to cesarean section, premature birth, etc. So, it is best avoided, and diet can help to some extent.
  2. Diabetes: Gestational diabetes which manifests as higher sugar levels only during the pregnancy is very common in women with PCOS. The increased hormone levels in PCOS increase insulin resistance, thereby increasing sugar levels. This needs to be managed through a combination of diet, exercise, and lifestyle changes.
  3. Preterm labor: Women with PCOS are at a slightly higher risk of premature labor.
  4. Weight-related issues: PCOS leads to weight gain, and this could be a problem during pregnancy. It is essential to discuss with the doctor as to what would be a good weight range and stay within that range throughout pregnancy. Weight gain brings with it a host of complications and so best avoided.

Dietary changes:

With PCOS, during pregnancy, strict cautious diet planning can help in avoiding complications and allow for an easier pregnancy. Though they may not solve every problem associated with PCOS, dietary modifications can have a significant effect on the overall health and well-being. Listed below are some easy-to-make changes:

  1. Increase consumption of fibres like greens, nuts, pumpkin, berries, whole grains, almonds, etc. are included. This ensures that digestion is a prolonged and gradual spike in blood sugar levels.
  2. Increase protein-rich foods like soya, tofu, eggs, and chicken, which help in avoiding binging. They are light on the stomach and help in weight management.
  3. Foods which are generally anti-inflammatory including tomatoes, olive oil, spinach, fresh fruits, and omega-3 fatty acids help in controlling blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
  4. Supplements to include omega-3 fatty acids, prenatal vitamins, vitamin D, and calcium if required ensure that the baby gets the required nutrients for optimal growth.

What to avoid:

Anything that can spike up calories and is of low nutritional value should be avoided.

  1. Avoid whites – pasta, rice, and bread
  2. Baked and processed foods
  3. Candies, chocolates, snacks
  4. Salty and spicy fried snacks
  5. Aerated drinks and soda

PCOS in pregnancy presents a combination risk, and dietary changes and weight management are essential for a safe pregnancy. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Gynaecologist.

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Breast Cancer - 8 Things You Must Do To Avoid it!

DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), MBBS
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Breast Cancer - 8 Things You Must Do To Avoid it!

Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers in women about 1 in 8 women in the USA develop invasive breast cancer. The incidence of breast cancer has increased with changes in lifestyle including smoking, drinking and loss of physical activity. The risk factors are age, ethnicity and family history cannot be changed. However, there are some risk factors that can definitely be acted upon to reduce the chances of developing breast cancer.

  1. Weight management: Obesity is one of the major risk factors for breast cancer and managing weight and a good body mass index will help reduce the risk of developing breast cancer. This is especially important in women undergoing menopause.
  2. Reducing smoking: The benefits of quitting it are manifold and reducing the risk for breast cancer is one of them. This will, as a byproduct, also result in a host of other benefits including improved quality of life, reduced chances of heart disease, stroke, and other cancers.
  3. Physical activity: In addition to helping in weight management, this also helps reduce the risk of breast cancer. Ideal recommendation is 30 minutes of physical activity per day, plus strength training.
  4. Breastfeeding: This helps in reducing the risk of breast cancer. Prolonged feeding is shown to have a greater protective benefit.
  5. Hormone replacement therapy: When possible, limit the use of hormone replacement therapy for prolonged periods of time. Explore options of non-hormonal substitutes or use the least permissible or required dose. Be sure to get periodic check-ups when on hormone therapy.
  6. Reduce exposure to environmental pollution: Higher levels of pollutants are linked to a higher incidence of breast cancer. When possible, avoid getting exposure to environmental pollutants.
  7. Screening: If there is a strong family history or other risk factors, then screening can help detect breast cancer very early in the process. Recommended ages for mammography are as follows:
    • If you are age 40 – 44: Go for annual mammograms after discussing risks and benefits with the doctor.
    • If you are age 45 – 54: Go for annual mammogram.
    • If you are age 55 or over: Mammograms are recommended every other year. You can choose to continue to have them every year. Self-breast exams are not sufficient. However, if being done, they can also be an input to an abnormality.
  8. Cautious use of birth control pills: Birth control pill usage to be discussed with your gynaecologist if you are above 35 years of age and smoke. The good news is that the risk associated with it disappears slowly after the pill is stopped.

These will help reduce the risk of developing breast cancer, early detection, and improved prognosis.

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Top Ways To Treat Overactive Bladder Post-Pregnancy

DNB (Urology), MS, MBBS
Urologist, Delhi
Top Ways To Treat Overactive Bladder Post-Pregnancy

There are certain changes that are noticed in the body post-pregnancy. One such change that might affect you is an overactive bladder. Usually, depending on the amount of liquid that goes into the body, an individual urinates eight to ten times a day. But post-pregnancy this statistic might increase to around ten to twelve times a day. While urinating helps the body to get rid of excessive body wastes, extreme urinating would also get rid of the necessary minerals and liquid that the body requires for its proper functioning. However, overactive bladders are quite common in women who have delivered and can be treated smoothly. Here are some of the top ways in which you can treat your overactive bladder post your pregnancy:

  1. Losing Weight: A woman gains a lot of weight post pregnancy. This weight needs to be reduced through simple exercises and a proper balanced diet. Reduction of the post pregnancy weight helps in controlling the overactive bladder to a certain extent.

  2. Avoiding Alcohol, Spicy and Acidic Food: Alcohol, spicy and acidic food actually creates havoc in the excretory system. Their compounds are such that these enable the body to get rid of water and necessary elements from the body. In fact, the power of urine itself is reduced, making discharging urine with high water content. This would make you more thirsty resulting in over-urinating at times. Similar conditions arise in the body when you consume coffee which contains caffeine and chocolate. Although, having a little bit of chocolate now and then does not really affect the system to quite an extent.

  3. Exercises: Each exercise is carefully tuned to help a particular part of the body. For reducing the over activeness of your bladder, pelvic exercises are the best that you can carry out even for thirty minutes a day. Exercises would help you to remain active, shed the excess weight as well as manage your urination.

  4. Avoid Smoking: Out of the many health hazards that arise out of smoking, one of them is the extreme urge to urinate often after pregnancy. Thus, to avoid over urination it is advised to refrain from smoking for some time.

Thus, these are some of the easiest ways to control the situation. In case you are embarrassed to go out in the public like this, you can always use incontinence pads. However, if the problem persists even after trying out all the said methods, then it would be in your best interest to take expert advice from the doctors.

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5 Tips to Keep Your Heart Fit!

DM - Cardiology, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
Cardiologist, Delhi
5 Tips to Keep Your Heart Fit!

The heart is one part of your body that pumps blood relentlessly; to be grateful to the most important organ, it’s your duty to look after its health. Cardiovascular diseases and heart ailments can be prevented by making minor changes in your lifestyle.

Here are a few tips to keep your heart healthy:

  1. Add fiber to your diet: Making fiber a part of your regular diet is a great idea as the heart works best when it runs on natural fuel. You can achieve this by adding more raw fruits and vegetables in your meals as they are an excellent source of fiber and nutrients.
  2. Engage in physical activity: Your heart is a muscle and to make it healthier, you need some form of physical exercise. Engaging in cardiovascular forms of exercise for an hour daily keeps your heart in good condition. Engaging in physical activity also reduces the risk of getting a heart disease and acts as a stress buster.
  3. Cut down on the salt intake: The sodium content in salt disrupts the balance of fluids in your body leading to high blood pressure. This can affect the functioning of the heart; that is to pump blood, which is a major cause of a heart attack. So, cutting down on salt can reduce stress and the risks of heart attacks.
  4. Manage your weight: People on the overweight side run a risk of getting heart diseases more often than fit and leaner ones as they tend to be more inactive and sluggish. The heart diseases caused due to obesity can be avoided by making minor changes to your diet and exercising on a daily basis.
  5. Quit smoking: If you are a regular smoker, quitting is the best thing you can do for your heart. The main reason for coronary heart diseases is nicotine present in the cigarette. Once, you quit smoking completely, you will be 50% less likely to run the risks of a heart attack as compared to a regular smoker. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a dietitian-nutritionist and ask a free question.
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Popular Questions & Answers

My Height: 171 Weight: 114.00 BMI: 39 Dr, Please advise me what should my weight at this time My age of 46, and I am also having thyroid.Please suggest for that.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology, Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics, Cetificate Course In Thyroid Disorders Management (CCMTD)
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Mr. lybrate-user, Thanks for the query. At your age and height, ideal body weight should be 72 kgs. Similarly ideal BMI should be < 23 kgs/M2. Your cirrent BMI is 37.64 kgs, which is closer to grade 3 obesity. By saying that you have thyroid are you talking about hypothyroidism? If so what is the TSH level? Because if TSH is not well controlled (3 to 4 mU/L), then efforts to reduce weight also do not give results. To reduce weight, apart from achieving strict control of hypothyroidism, you will have take restricted diet and exercise regularly. Thanks.
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My weight and height are 160 cm and 70 kg respectively. What should the weight for this height and how it remain under control.

Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery, Fellowship in Bariatric Surgery, M.S.
Bariatrician, Lucknow
According to data your BMI is 27.34 kg/mt2 ,So you are now belongs to over weight category (Normal BMI 17.5 to 22.9 kg /mt2). So you must loose at least 8-10 kg gradually under guidance of dietician and physical trainer. Thanks.

My 15 years old daughter has suddenly gained weight. Her thyroid reports are negative. I have diabetes, thyroid and b.p.and both myself and my husband is over weight. Is it a genetic reason for my daughter to gain weight?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology, Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics, Cetificate Course In Thyroid Disorders Management (CCMTD)
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Hello, Thanks for the query. Weight gain can be familial tenancy. It is necessary to give a close look at her daily routine, particularly food habits - intake of junk foods, pastries, bakery items, deep fried foods and colas. Secondly the extent of daily physical activity. These need to be altered. If parents have (even one of them) diabetes, then children have to be very careful and shoould avoid becoming overweight. Plus increase their physical activity. Intake of green leafy vegetables and fruits is very essential. Thanks.
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I have read at many times that one of the symptoms of Diabetes is Loosing weight. But on the other side most people with diabetes are over weight. And it is advised to control weight to avoid diabetes. Is this a contradiction or I am unable to understand it?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology, Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics, Cetificate Course In Thyroid Disorders Management (CCMTD)
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Hello, Thanks for the query. Obesity or even being overweight and inactive is an invitation for diabetes. Particularly central obesity {being fat around abdomen}, this fat causes severe insulin resistance. Inactivity further increases fat and insulin resistance. When diabetes develops, there's excess glucose in blood. When glucose level goes above 180 mg, kidneys are unable to re-absorb. So person starts loosing glucose in urine This leads to loss of energy and when diabetes remains undetected for quite some time, the person starts loosing weight. Also develops severe tiredness. Once blood glucose is stabilised, then weight loss is controlled. Thanks.

Hello. I am 23 years n my present weight is 60 kg. I just want to know what should be my weight according to my age? and what should I do for better memory power, as I am going through exam these days.

BSc - Food Science & Nutrition, PGD in Sports Nutrition and Dietitics , Diabetes Educator
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Hello, You should weight around 60 to 62 kgs.Dark green leafy vegetables,almonds,nuts,fish.eggs,flax seeds improve cognitive function.

Table of Content

What is the treatment?
How is the treatment done?
Who is eligible for the treatment? (When is the treatment done?)
Who is not eligible for the treatment?
Are there any side effects?
What are the post-treatment guidelines?
How long does it take to recover?
What is the price of the treatment in India?
Are the results of the treatment permanent?
What are the alternatives to the treatment?
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How Hormones Play An Important Role In Weight Loss Journey?
Hi friends!

I m Shivani, founder of Nutrishia and by profession I m dietitian.

Today I would like to speak upon how our hormones play a major role in weight loss journey. So what are hormones exactly? Hormones are tiny chemicals messengers delivering the message to organs and tissues. They travel throughout our body. And if there is an imbalance in one or the other hormone it disturbs the whole endocrine system. There are few diseases related to imbalance like PCOS, diabetes, thyroid and anxiety, sleep disorders, acne, facial hairs and many more. Now there are few steps how we can control these imbalance. For doing that I can tell you few points are this: eat real foods, eat real foods means include green veggies in your diet, green veggies have a fight to nutrients in it which helps to break down your hormones which are not in use at that particular time. Avoid to have processed and packed foods because it has neurotoxins present in it that disturbs our endocrine system. Include healthy fats in your diet,healthy fats means coconut oil, olive oil, avocado, hand full of nuts and seeds. And the second would be don t use toxin products, toxin products that are disturbing your hormonal system, like use of plastic products: plastic bottles, plastic utensils, chemicals presents in these also is disturbing your hormone. So replace them with glass or steel. And you can avoid using cosmetics as much as possible because nowadays there is a chemical present in these cosmetics is also seeping from our skin into our body and it disturbs a hormonal balance. So use occasionally as you can do it. Don t use it on daily basis. Third would be reduce your stress and have quality of sleep. For reducing your stress you can do the following steps. Now there is a hormone related to stress i.e. a cortisol hormone and if it is raised then you are not able to lose weight if you are doing a good diet and exercise also. So there is a key role to reducing the cortisol i.e.you have to remain happy, for reducing your levels for reducing stress you can do meditation, yoga, you can listen songs, go for a shopping, and go for a long drive and many more things that makes you happy. You should have quality sleep. Quality sleep of at least 7-8 hours that s make your body s recovery more. So that is very necessary for our body to have quality sleep. The next would be limit your caffeine intake. Caffeine is a chemical present in colas, energy drinks,in tea coffee. So limit as much as possible because it also elevates your cortisol level, insulin level, adrenal i.e. produce from an adrenal gland. So try to limit from 1-2 tea cups of coffee ortea. And replace it with a infused water or herbal teas. Now the last would be exercise. Exercise plays a major role in your weight loss journey because it helps you to balance your hormones, it aids sleeps, regulates your appetite and many more things. So I would suggest to do your physical activity in your daily practice for 30-45 minutes.

So these were the following steps Iwould like to tell you for balancing your hormones. You can contact me on lybrate or you canvisit me on Nutricia i.e. in Rajouri Garden, Delhi. Thank you!
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How to Maintain the Right Weight?
Tips for Maintaining Right Weight
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How to Get Rid of Excessive Weight Gain?
Hello everyone. My name is Dr Ranjana Arora. I have done BPT, Bachelor in Physiotherapy which is four and a half year course, MPT which is Masters in Orthopaedics and Physiotherapy. I have certification in Gym instructor and I have done Matrix Rythm German therapy Instruction course and a Prenatal and Post natal exercise trainer. I have experience of more than 14 years in this field.

Today I am going to discuss Central Obesity which almost every Indian is facing. A Belly fat. Today we will discuss what is Belly fat or Central obesity or Abdominal fat. What are the causes of belly fat? How to get rid of this problem? How to measure waist size to classify as an obese person? and what are the risks associated with it?

What is Central Obesity?

The central obesity, Belly fat or Abdominal fat is when an excessive amount of fat is deposited around the stomach and the internal organs have reached to an extent where we can have a negative impact on the health, is called Central Obesity. People suffer from many problems such as high risks of cardiovascular diseases, diabetes. And other problems are like High BP, they cannot walk, breathlessness, insulin resistance and many other problems.

How to measure a waist size to classify as an Obese?

In order to measure a waist size, we can simply go for BMI (Body Mass Index). A BMI between 25-29.9 is considered as over weight, a BMI of 30 is considered as Obese and a BMI between 25-34.9 with the waist size of 40 inches in a male and 35 inches in the female has a risk of developing Cardiovascular diseases of Central Obesity and the associated problems with it.

How can we get rid of this Belly Fat?

If our diet is more and exercise is less, then the calorie intake will be more and the consumption of energy is less. We will land up with the accumulation of fat in the internal organs and the abdominal area. After a certain age, our muscles become loose and the energy required for calorie burn is less because our muscle mass goes down. So if we have less muscle mass, then fewer calories are burnt as required in our body. As we age, less calories are consumed and required. So if you consume more of the calories at a later age, you will undergo Central Obesity. So, how can we get rid of it? Here are the few tips,

Avoid intake of sugar.
Avoid sugar-sweetened carbohydrate drinks, reduce carbohydrate.
Increase protein to the diet. It will help you out for the long term.
Increase intake of Fibre enriched food.
Exercise is one of the best way. You can go for running, walking, ball aerobics like crunches on the ball, reverse crunches, straight vertical leg crunches. These are the best exercises to reduce belly fat.
You can have luke warm water added with honey in empty stomach.
You can have mint, herbal tea which will help in reducing belly fat etc.
Or you can easily contact us on Physio Slin fit wellness Centre which is a complete health hub. we have four care centre here which will help reduce your belly fat. Also, we have an advanced way of physiotherapy which is Matrix Rythm German Therapy for instant pain relief and mobility and in helps in future weight loss management. You can also try weight loss massage which is included in our slimming part. We havanti-ageing department. We have aerobic function exercise studio as well.

You can also contact me through Lybrate.

Thank you.



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