If you're carrying many extra pounds, you face a higher-than-average risk of a whopping 50 different health problems. These health conditions include the nation’s leading causes of death—heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and certain cancers—as well as less common ailments such as gout and gallstones. Obesity may also contribute to the development and complications associated with other long-term medical conditions, including asthma, gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, and osteoarthritis. Perhaps even more compelling is the strong link between excess weight and depression, because this common mood disorder can have a profound, negative impact on your daily life. One-third of American adults, adolescents and children are obese, according to a study published in the February 2014 issue of "JAMA."
Weight loss with a reduction in body fat lowers the risk of developing obesity-related health conditions. The National Institutes of Health recommends that obese individuals strive for an initial goal of a 10 percent reduction in initial weight over a 6-month period, at a rate of 1 to 2 pounds weekly. Rapid weight loss is discouraged, as it often results in regaining weight and may cause complications such as gallstones. NIH notes that effective weight-loss therapy involves reduced calorie intake, increased physical activity and behavior therapy. Limiting dietary calories and increasing physical activity result in burning excess body fat for energy. Behavior therapy is important for changing unhealthy eating habits.
How can I lose weight?
When dieting, it is important to reduce calorie, carbohydrate, sugar and fat intake while increasing protein intake. Often overlooked when dieting, is the consideration of toxins. The air we breathe contains toxins. Canned foods and drinks as well as plastic bottles contain toxins. We are under a constant siege of environmental toxins daily. In addition to dieting, a toxic cleanse is extremely important to remove these impurities from our bodies. Priority Medical & Rehab Centers works with individuals to guide them through the many questions and to clarify the confusion that people often have when trying to find a diet that works. We counsel on nutrition, exercise, diet, sleep, and motivate with positive attention. We sell Isagenix products, and Nu Lean products, both leaders in the vast diet industry. We do not necessarily call this a diet, as diets typically are not permanent. It is rather, a complete nutritional cleansing program and eating program designed to help remove potentially harmful toxins and impurities from the body. This, in conjunction with lifestyle change through our counseling and the weight loss products offered will help you get the weight off and keep the weight off.