The claim that hunger pangs may be a symptom of thirst is a common piece of dieting lore. Just drink a glass of water, the story goes, and those hunger pangs will magically disappear. Unfortunately, this simply isn’t true. [Read more]
Obesity is one of the leading causes of preventative disease in the United States. It is a primary risk factor in numerous chronic diseases, including type-2 diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease. With more than two-thirds of the adult population in the US being overweight or obese, these health concerns are becoming common knowledge. [Read more]
For many patients of medical weight loss in Fayetteville, overeating can be a major danger. Tempting snack foods challenge our self-control, inviting us to snack mindlessly to completely derail an otherwise productive day of weight loss dieting. [Read more]
A simple miscalculation could be the difference in classifying a truly obese person as overweight. This is not to be taken lightly when being obese significantly increases your chances of developing life-threatening cholesterol, blood pressure and heart issues. Researchers suggest about 39 percent of Americans who are currently classed as slightly overweight are, in fact, obese. [Read more]
Statistics report that one in three children in the Unites States is overweight or obese. Yet even when they are fully aware that their children are overweight, many parents are uncomfortable with approaching the topic with their kids. In order to help your child develop healthy habits early on it is important that you take the time to speak with them about losing weight, and your doctor is there to help. [Read more]
According to a recent study, eating slower by spending more time chewing every bite can help people succeed in losing weight. Not only can chewing more and eating more slowly help with a Cazenovia patient’s weight loss plan, but it can also improve digestion. The researchers found that increasing the number of chews per mouthful from the average of 15 to 40 can aid in losing weight. [Read more]
Surgical weight loss procedures should be considered only by severely obese patients who have additional challenges and threats to their health. [Read more]
According to a thirteen-year study tracking childhood obesity rates as they relate to future adult severe obesity rates, a greatly increased risk of adult obesity was confirmed for obese youths. The U.S. National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health started in 1996. The results of the study, published recently in The Journal of the American Medical Association, looked at severe obesity rates over time, comparing risks related to body weight as teenagers. Severe obesity is defined as being between 80 and 100 pounds above ideal weights, having a body mass index (BMI) of at least 40.
Take in fewer calories than you burn, and you will lose weight. While this equation makes weight loss seem simple, it can be tough to stick with the lifestyle changes needed to accomplish this goal especially if you are faced with losing a significant amount of weight. New studies are showing that, with the help of medical weight loss supervision, it is possible to make the changes needed to lose weight and become healthier even if you are severely obese.
Our metabolisms are often blamed for our struggles to lose weight, but many people don’t understand exactly what role metabolism plays in weight loss. Understand how much of your body weight is controlled by metabolism and what, if anything, you can do to boost it. [Read more]