Weight loss can be the elephant in the room no one wants to really talk about beyond what new shake everyone is trying or which app is all the rage. However, weight can be a serious health concern and taking weight loss seriously could save your life.
Here at Advantage Spinal Dynamics & Innovative Medicine in Meridian, Idaho, we focus on offering weight loss support that actually works, not fads or gimmicks.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) points out that carrying so much weight that you fall into the extremely overweight or obese category can increase your risk of all kinds of comorbidities.
Illnesses and diseases you’re more susceptible to if you’re too heavy include:
Where you carry your weight also matters. If your weight is mostly around your middle, you could have fatty deposits on your liver and other internal organs, increasing your risk for serious illness or disease.
If fat is around your hips and buttocks, you may still suffer from increased pain and joint problems, but the risks for certain other types of problems are lower.
Losing weight can often help lower your risk, but it’s important to do weight loss the right way.
If you’ve tried to lose weight before, you know how easy it can be to lose a few pounds and have them pile right back on. There are many roadblocks that can keep you from achieving your weight loss and health goals, including:
Consulting with a weight loss expert can help you overcome those challenges.
A weight loss doctor can help you successfully and safely lose weight and keep it off by defining your specific challenges and creating a customized plan designed to help you overcome the obstacles in your way.
Diet is important, but portion control is a better plan than cutting out entire food groups or drinking only shakes. Exercise is important, but you need a tailored program if you have limited mobility or chronic pain.
Balance is the most important thing, so that reaching and maintaining a healthy weight is part of your everyday life, not a monumental task you have to accomplish.
Are you ready to create a healthier future for yourself? Consult with the experts here at Advantage Spinal Dynamics & Innovative Medicine. You can schedule a consultation by calling us at 208-225-4358, or request your appointment online.