Medical Weight Loss Through Lifestyle Modification Q&A
Weight loss is achievable by changing your lifestyle. Rafael Olartecoechea at Vive Ageless Weight Loss Centers can help get your health back on track by assisting you in developing healthy lifestyle choices, reducing weight, and keeping it off. For more information, contact us or book an appointment right now. We have convenient locations in Coral Gables FL, and Pinecrest FL.
Table of Content:
How does lifestyle affect your body weight?
What lifestyle factors cause weight gain?
What are some lifestyle modifications for obesity?
How important are lifestyle modifications when it comes to weight management?
How can Vive Ageless Weight Loss Center help me with lifestyle modification?
Our lifestyles play a huge part in our body weight. This can include everything from the type of job a person has, how active they are, their nutrition, consumption of alcohol, sleep, stress levels, and so many other things. While genetics will also play a part, a large part of a person’s weight is tied to their lifestyle choices. Everyone’s body responds to lifestyle factors in different ways, but people who make poor or unhealthy lifestyle choices are more likely to be overweight or obese, putting them at a higher risk for a number of medical conditions.
Simple changes to your everyday life can have significant impacts on your health and body weight. Finding ways to reduce stress, increase your movement during the day, particularly if you have a desk job, get more sleep, eat more fruits, vegetables, and whole foods, and avoid or limit alcohol and greasy fast food are all small changes that can do a lot to reduce your body weight.
We don’t gain weight overnight, instead, it will accumulate over a period of time, based on a number of lifestyle factors. The number of factors or the severity of those factors will determine if the weight appears quickly or slowly, but by recognizing when these factors are coming into play, people can make the necessary changes to slow down or stop the weight gain. And in time, reverse it by sticking to healthier habits.
Lifestyle factors that can affect a person’s weight, causing them to potentially gain extra weight are:
• A sedentary job is typically a desk job where people spend hours glued to a computer.
• Lack of sleep, as our bodies need this time to recharge and burn off the calories from the day.
• Stress can not only cause us to eat more or make unhealthy food choices, but it can also cause us to gain weight through the effects it has on our internal processes.
• Physical activity level plays a very large part in weight gain. Being physically active doesn’t have to mean sweating at the gym for hours a day, it can be simple things like moving around every hour or going for a daily walk.
• Your social life may be a contributing factor if your social engagements are focused around restaurant food, snack food, or alcoholic intake.
If you notice you have been gaining weight recently, look back and see what has changed in your lifestyle habits recently. You may be surprised by what you find has been contributing to your weight gain without you even realizing it.
Anyone who has been diagnosed as being obese should work closely with their doctor or another trained medical professional like Dr. Thierry Jacquemin on lifestyle modifications to help them lose weight. While many simple modifications can be made, such as minor changes to their diet, getting in more movement and physical activity in a day, and letting their body recharge with adequate sleep, these should always be done in consultation with a doctor. Any existing medical conditions will need to be closely monitored, and the individual will need to ensure that they are not pushing themselves too far, or too fast.
Dieting can be dangerous when done incorrectly, by not providing a person with enough, or the right, sustenance to maintain the body’s natural processes. Exercise can be dangerous as well, leading to injuries or serious medical conditions if the body is pushed too hard or forced to do the strenuous activity it is not used to. At Vive Ageless Weight Loss Center, we have a team of medical weight loss doctors who will help you make any lifestyle modifications safely, keeping your health top of mind.
Lifestyle modifications can be a simple way to make small changes to your daily routine that can have a significant impact on your weight management. Lifestyle modifications create sustainable, healthy habits that can be maintained over the course of time to improve a person’s overall health and wellness.
Unlike crash diets or fad fitness regimes, people who make changes to their lifestyle by getting more sleep, eating healthy, managing their stress, and moving their bodies more are far more likely to keep the weight off that they lose. The weight will come off slower than if they were to use any of the gimmicks being advertised on the internet, on TV, and in magazines, but the results will be better in the long run, and the individual’s health will not be at risk.
Vive Ageless Weight Loss Center has a team of specialists that work with their patients on a one-on-one basis to build a weight management plan. This plan will be unique to the individual and based on their age, current weight, gender, existing health conditions, current lifestyle factors, and any other factor that can be contributing to their weight. Our specialists will provide the initial recommendations, as well as monitor and guide each patient through the changes. We want to educate our patients for long-term success and will focus on teaching them the changes to make that will have the biggest impact. If you would like to know more about our services, contact us today! Call us or request an appointment online. We have convenient locations in Coral Gables FL, and Pinecrest FL. We serve clients from Coral Gables FL, Miami FL, Pinecrest FL, South Miami FL, Coconut Grove FL, Brickell FL, Kendall FL, Richmond Heights FL, and Westchester FL.