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FAQs - Slim Way Obesity Center

 
 
 
What is obesity?

Obesity is an abnormal accumulation of body fat usually 20% or more over an individuals ideal body weight. It rapidly increases the risk of diseases that can damage your health and knock years off your life, such as heart disease and diabetes.

How do I know if Iím overweight or obese?

Obesity is measured with a body mass index (BMI). It assesses your body weight relative to height. It’s a useful indirect measure of body composition because it correlates highly with body fat in most people. Individuals with a BMI of 25 to 29.9 are considered overweight, while individuals with a BMI of 30 or more are considered obese, while individuals with a BMI of above 40 are considered as morbid obesity . Morbid obesity is highly dangerous condition which in all probability will be the causitive factor of the death of the person.

What causes someone to become overweight or obese?

Obesity is a complex medical condition caused by several factors. It is obvious that energy imbalance is the commonest cause. It means consuming too many calories or burning fewer calories. Eating too much, lack of physical activity, genetic factors, depression, hypothyroidism, cushing syndrome, poly cystic ovary syndrome , excessive alcohol intake, lack of sleep etc are some of the causes to become obese or overweight.

What are the major health effects of being overweight or obese?

Obesity leads to severe serious problems like shorter life expectancy, diabetes (type2), joint problems (eg. Arthritis), high blood pressure, heart disease, gall bladder problems, certain type of cancer (breast, uterine, colon), digestive disorders (eg. Gastroesophageal reflux disease), breathing difficulties (eg. Sleep apnea), psychological problems such as depression , problems with fertility and pregnancy, urinary incontinence etc.

 

But body weight isn’t the only problem. The places where you store your body fat also affect your health. Women with a “pear” shape tend to store fat in their hips and buttocks. Women with an “apple” shape store fat around their waists.

 

Obesity can also affect medical care. Too much fat can obscure imaging tests, like X-rays, CT scans, ultrasound, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). For example, in an ultrasound, the beam not able to get through layers of fat to get an image of a person’s appendix, gallbladder, or kidneys. Too much body fat can make it harder for a doctor to make a medical diagnosis and treat a patient.


Can I skip my breakfast to lose weight?

Skipping any meal during the day will lower your metabolic rate which will lead to reduced rate of burning the calories in your body. Skipping breakfast, in particular, not only reduces the metabolic rate, it may add to undesirable craving for high carbohydrate foods like sweets as you are hypoglycemic .

Why Slim Way for weight management ?

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Slim Way works with you to get to the root of the problem in a medically supervised environment which will not only facilitate weight loss but create a more vital and healthy you.

How many calories should I eat every day in order to lose weight fast?

This is the most frequently asked weight loss question ever and the truth is that total calories consumed each day is NOT the most important factor but rather the amount of food eaten at any one sitting is what determines whether you will gain weight or lose weight.

 

Indeed, too much emphasis has been placed on "calories per day" according to a person's height and weight and this is now known to be false because it is "calories per meal" that determines whether your body will burn those calories or store them as fat tissue.

 

For example, you could eat 2,500 calories spread out evenly all day and lose more weight than if you starved yourself all day and then ate a 2,000 calorie dinner, it's not about "calories per day" but instead begin focusing on what you eat at each individual sitting.

How much water should I drink each day in order to lose weight?

Drinking more water helps the body reduce fat deposits. The kidney donot function correctly without enough water intake. If they don’t work properly, some of the load is discarder to the liver. If the liver is doing the kidney’s work, it can’t concentrate on its main job of metabolizing fat. More fat will remain in the body and fat burning stop. So drink the right amount of water which improves metabolism and keeps your fat burning at full capacity. Water also flushes out toxins and improves the body’s ability to stay healthy. One should drink atleast 12-15 glasses of water everyday. It is essential as it helps to reduce fat.

 

The health benefits of drinking water are numerous from increasing your metabolism and boosting your energy levels, to hydrating your body and moisturizing your skin. Water is one of the most vital substances our body needs. It’s a great dietary tool and one that can be easily incorporated into everyday life.


If I eat all "low fat" and "fat free" foods will I lose weight?

In short, no. It is now a widely known fact that the consumption of excess carbohydrates is one of the quickest ways to gain weight and the atkins diet (and zone diet) are proof of that fact.

 

In fact, many low fat and fat free foods have so many excess carbohydrates (to replace the missing fat) that they can make you gain extraordinary amounts of weight by eating them too often or in too great of a quantity.

 

Eating low fat is always a good idea compared to stuffing yourself with high fatty foods, but relying on nothing but low fat foods will not solve your problems to weight loss because it takes a careful balance between fat and carbohydrates (and exercise) to begin losing weight at the fastest rate.


Does obesity strain the heart and vessels?

Yes, Atherosclerosis, high blood pressure and diabetes are side-effects of obesity that make a person more susceptible to heart controlled.

How do I make sure I donít become obese?

Make sure your diet is healthy and nutritionally balanced. You should monitor your intake of foods that are particularly fatty or sugary to make sure you are not consuming too much of them.

What are the major reasons of dark circles?

Overstress and continued hours of work with insufficient breaks also deteriorate the under eye area leading to dark circles. Lack of proper sleep on regular basis reduces the blood circulation causing darkness under the eyes. Dark circles are sometimes hereditary but that does not mean that they cannot be reduced. Over exhaustion & long hours on computer may also cause under eye circles. Aging can also be one of the reason of darkness under eye circles

How do I get rid of my dark circle?

Relax the space around the eye area. Wet a washcloth with cold water and squeeze out the excess water. Now place the cloth on your eyes for some time. Alternatively, soak cotton swabs in rose water and gently squeeze out the excess water. Now put these on your eyes to get a soothing experience.

The most tried and tested remedy is to apply cucumber or potato slices on your eyes for 10-15 minutes. This will again reduce the puffiness around the eyes and soothe the area.

Used tea bags can also be placed in the similar way. But make sure the tea water does not go into your eyes.

Take balanced diet which contains sufficient minerals and vitamins like leafy vegetables and seasonal fruits. Also take a multi vitamin to cure the deficiency. Slowly, the eye area will also show improvement. One can also gently massage the under eye area with almond oil for positive results.

Take sufficient sleep daily and try to keep yourself relaxed. It shows on under eyes when you overstress or overwork.

How often should I get facials?

Monthly once facials are recommended to help aid in the cell turn over process which happens approximately every 30 days. As we age, this cell turn over process slows down, contributing to dull sallow looking skin, fine lines, wrinkles, blackheads, congestion, and coursely textured skin. Monthly facials assist your body in doing more efficently what it is"supposed" to do on its own.

Do men get facials too?

Absolutely! Facials are very benificial for men too, and can help reduce skin sensitivity from shaving as well as other concerns from lack of proper at home skincare. If you do suffer from sensitivity after shaving, it is recommended that you do not shave immediately before your facial, as this can lead to further irritation.