Women’s Day! Weight Loss- The Healthy Way

This women’s day lets talk about something that on top of mind for most women, though its importance for all of us, is no less, “Weight loss the healthy way“.

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Many of us believe, cutting down on fat is the way to weight loss.  Research, however, shows cutting down on carbs is the way to go.

Here are a few quick ways to cut down on carbohydrates and lose weight the healthy way.

Avoid Bread: Cutting down on bread especially the white bread ones, reduces intake of carbohydrates. Most bread is made of refined flours and even the enriched ones, multigrain, ragi ones have a fair share of carbohydrates. Replacing them with Multigrain millets such as Ragi, Rye, Amaranth, Barley, raw steel cut Oats, Multigrain rotis( Indian flatbread) is a wiser choice.

Avoid fruit Juices: Fruit juices even the ones labelled 100% fruit juice, have no fibre content and are often no better than sugary beverages. Though some juices are enriched with vitamins, the same can also be provided with seeds and nuts.

Replacing fruit juices with whole fruits is a much better option as whole fruits have a good fibre content and are also a good source of vitamins and minerals.

Freshly squeezed cucumber juice with mint, coriander is also a better choice over prepackaged fruit juices.

Eliminate Sodas and Energy Drinks: Sugary sodas, drinks are best avoided.
Lemon flavoured water, Lemon-ginger infused water, cucumber infused water are good healthier substitutes.

Protein, Protein, Protein: Loading up on protein, lean meats creates a feeling of fullness and ensures that you eat lesser calories through the day. having sufficient protein also ensures lesser muscle loss while exercising.

Adding protein to your daily breakfast instead of sugary cereals, rich in carbohydrates, is a good way to start the day.

Load up on the veggies: Loading up on veggies, adding them to breakfast, lunch and dinner is a good option as not only does eating veggies not only gives us much-needed nutrients but also creates a feeling of fullness and cuts carb cravings.

These easy diet modifications will help not only take inches off your midline but will also lead to a healthier U.

And of course, 30 minutes of exercise at least 5 days a week will add an extra punch.

If all else fails and your BMI still remains over 31, weight loss surgery or bariatric surgery ( Gastric sleeve, gastric bypass) may be good options to consider and may get your blood pressure, diabetes and other obesity-related health conditions under check.

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And lastly wishing firmer boobs, no love handles, flat belly’s, groovy curves to all the beauties and cuties. Happy Women’s day!

Obesity- Causes, complications and treatment

World Obesity day is observed on 11 th Oct globally, to create awareness and find solutions to check the epidemic called “ Obesity”

Obesity is sometimes genetic but normally builds up over a period of time due to sedentary life style and excessive intake of calories, more than what are being burned by daily activities and exercise.

Obesity is usually defined as excess of body weight, atleast 20% higher than normal which has an adverse affect on the body.

It is normally calculated using a ratio of height to weight called as Body Mass Index ( BMI)

A person having a BMI( Body Mass Index) of over 30, is classified as “Obese”. A BMI between 25 and 30, classifies as “overweight”.

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Body Mass Index

What causes Obesity ?

Obesity builds up largely due to a combination of factors, such as excessive intake of foods, lack of physical activity, intake of sterioids, certain types of medication, endocrine disorders, medication for mental illnesses and sometimes even genetic susceptibility. A genetic mutation in the FTO gene, significantly increases risk of obesity.

Other medical conditions, which lead to obesity are as follows:

  • Hypothyroidism caused by under activity of thyroid gland slows metabolism causes weight gain.
  • PCOD, or polycystic ovarian disease also leads to obesity. Vice versa, women who are over weight or obese often have PCOD.
  • Over production of hormone cortisol by adrenal glands also known as Cushing’s syndrome, leads to weight gain and full in the upper body, face and neck.
  • Prader-Willi syndrome, a rare condition which leads to constant eating also leads to obesity.

 What are the medical complications associated with Obesity?

A few medical conditions associated with Obesity are coronary heart disease, needing angioplasty or even an open heart surgery, diabetes, gallstones which require gallbladder removal , hypertension or high blood pressure, wearing out of knees due to excess weight and subsequently osteoarthritis which may require knee replacement, sleep apnea, several type of cancers and infertility whuch may require an IVF.

The list of cancers due to obesity is fairly long with 25% of cancers being attributed to an increased risk due to obesity.

These include breast cancer, multiple myelomas a type of  blood cancer, cancer of  the gall bladder, oesophageal cancer or cancer of the food pipe, thyroid cancer, prostate cancer, ovarian cancer, liver cancer, colorectal cancers, kidney cancer and even some of the brain tumours.

The important question here is “ How to treat obesity?”

Regular exercise, diet modification, eating small healthy meals, avoiding junk , high carbohydrate and fat rich food has benefits and helps lose weight.

Maintaining a journal or a food dairy, to record what’s being consumed helps and so does keeping a record of exercise being done everyday.

Using fitness wearable’s is a good idea too.

However if all fails, a bariatric surgery or a weight loss surgery be it a gastric bypass or a gastric sleeve as the benefits accrued are considerable.

A weight loss surgery may be considered only when the BMI exceeds 35 or if there is a serious medical condition associated with obesity.

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Weight Loss or Obesity ,What Would You Choose?

weight loss, cost of bariatric surgery in IndiaWhat is Obesity?

Obesity is an issue of concern worldwide because excess weight comes along with certain severe health issues which include heart trouble and diabetes.  When all other options fails and you are unable to lose weight with exercise, dieting under medical supervision, a weight loss surgery comes to the rescue.

Types of Bariatric Surgeries:

The 3 types of weight loss or bariatric surgeries are Lap Band,  Gastric Sleeve or Gastric Bypass.

Like every other surgery, these also come with some associated risks, however the benefits in terms of reduced blood pressure, controlling diabetes, high cholesterol levels,  preventing heart disease, fatty liver far outweigh risks.

If you are planning to go for a weight loss surgery, then you must make sure to collect detailed information about the surgery cost, procedure, pre and post operative restrictions, hospital stay, etc.

The cost of weight loss surgery is different in different countries. Bariatric surgery in India is much cheaper when compared to the other countries like USA, Australia, UK, Canada, etc. The lower surgery expense makes India , a preferred destination.

If you are planning to come to India for surgery then here are some tips which will help you decide.

  • Cost of Bariatric Surgery in India depends on the type you select.
  • Hospitals and clinics in India  may have different charges. You must look for different options, compare the rate and facilities and then select one that fits your budget.
  • Travel cost is another factor that you must take into consideration when planning surgery budget.
  • Decide on which kind of weight loss surgery in India is perfect for you.

Mostly the kind of operation doctors perform depends on the body weight and health condition of the patients.

You can  upload your medical reports, and get a Free 2nd Opinion along with an Estimated Cost of weight loss surgery.

Post that  will be easy for you to look for the cost and then plan the budget.

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