The London Obesity Practice at the London Bridge Hospital is pleased to announce the launch of an innovative obesity therapy aimed at patients with a BMI of 30+. The therapy focuses on healthy eating habits and portion control and consists of 2 parts. Firstly, an intra-gastric balloon, known as the ReShape Duo, is inserted endoscopically in an outpatient procedure, and remains in the stomach for a 6 month period, occupying space in the stomach making the patient feel full. Secondly, the patient is supported by a dietician for the 6 months while the balloon is in place and given advice on portion control and support to develop healthy lifestyle habits.
Anybody can drop weight dramatically but to actually lose fat without damage to your metabolism requires an approach that is unique in this industry. There have always been rumours of ‘photoshopping’ before and after pictures but the industry’s real ‘dirty secret’ is that many of the photos you see are of people who’ve been starved and dehydrated for a 10 day period before their photoshoot. As soon as they eat a ‘normal’ diet, these people gain huge amounts of fat and can damage their metabolisms to the extent that it’s tough to lose fat in future.
I love the Metabolic Balance programme and find that it can get amazing results for some people. I have had people in my clinic crying with frustration over the fact that they can’t lose weight because “NOTHING WORKS ANYMORE”. Yet after a few weeks on the programme they see significant weight loss. I know as soon as I write that your next question is ‘so how much weight did they lose?’ …..it depends (more below)
Traditional methods of weight loss can often be tiresome and, frankly, dull. But it doesn't have to be this way. There are several ways to get fit that eschew the gym and the jogging pants. Dance has seen a resurgence in recent years and is also an excellent form of exercise. Many gyms offer classes you can attend for a fee. But if you're especially keen on learning a skill, Pineapple Dance Studios offers classes for beginners. There are no joining fees and you simply pay a reasonable fee upon entry. For those into Salsa, check out Caramelo Latin Dance School, where both regular courses or one-day intensive session are available. For those looking for an intense detox and weight loss package, then Barry's Bootcamp may be suitable. They boast impressive results, but be prepared to work!
Results were that I quickly shed some excess weight and body fat, reduced abdominal measurement (over the stomach); felt more energetic and more focused. Five month later, I am still feeling the benefits and, more slowly, the weight is still reducing. Monica was a great help, very responsive and flexible to my timetable. A great service, well worth the time and effort.
The IRS does allow Flexible Spending Accounts to be used for Medical Weight Loss Plans and many of our patients have used this to pay for some of their program. Proper documentation is required in order to use this benefit. We will help you through this process. If you have a “Flex Plan” though your employer, check with your Benefits Administrator to see how this will benefit you.
Sustained weight loss for patients who are morbidly obese—usually defined as being 100 pounds or more over ideal body weight or having a body mass index of 40 or higher—is even harder to achieve. And serious health risks have been identified for people who move from diet to diet, subjecting their bodies to a severe and continuing cycle of weight loss and gain known as "yo-yo dieting."
Obesity results from interactive influences of biological, physiological, psycho-social, behavioural and environmental factors. With such a multifactorial aetiology, prevention of weight gain, weight loss and weight maintenance is less than straightforward. Whilst the energy equation (calories consumed = calories expended +/- calories stored as body fat or glycogen) holds true, food choice is highly complex. As such, interventions that only address factors at the individual level, and do not take into account the social and environmental influences mentioned above, are unlikely to be successful.
Dr Lisa Gatenby, MSc; PhD is a Registered Nutritionist, with a PhD in Nutrient intakes and a Masters of Medical Science in Human Nutrition. She is a Registered Nutritionist, approved by the Association for Nutrition (who control the UK voluntary register of Nutritionists). Dr Gatenby started her career with a love of food and worked as a chef for 5 years followed by food development for 4 years before progressing into nutrition. Dr Gatenby has been working in Nutrition for the last 10 years and as well as offering consultancy services works in Public Health, she delivers lectures at various universities. Dr Gatenby helps people meet their goals whilst enjoying tasty and satisfying food.
When it comes to overcoming weight problems, psychotherapies can help. It can increase one’s body-image, as well as improving motivation and confidence in being successful to achieve weight loss goals. Treatment can also help individuals find more effective coping strategies rather than binge-eating and provide the individual with a stress management kit.
Dr Sarkhel has basic psychiatric training in Adult Psychiatry, Old Age Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Learning Disability, Forensic Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Substance Abuse. He then completed specialist Registrar training in Adult Psychiatry, Old Age Psychiatry and Liaison Psychiatry. He has published a number of research articles in peer-reviewed journals and is an examiner for The Royal College of Psychiatrists.
I was looking at knee replacement surgery. I was unable to get in the floor to play with my granddaughter. I went to Ageless Medical Weight Loss and MedSpa to do something about my weight. Four months later, I had lost 92 pounds and 92 inches. I am now able to run for enjoyment and chase my granddaughter for countless hours. This program restored my life and I am able to be more active.
After spending over a decade in the weight loss world and writing two best selling weight loss books, Dr. Joey Shulman has developed a unique approach to personally address your metabolism. At the Shulman Weight Loss Clinic, the programs are hormonally balanced in order to maximize your metabolism’s potential. The emphasis is on achieving blood sugar control (see diagram below) with personalized meal plans that contain the perfect mixture and type of carbohydrates, proteins and fats. The results? Maximum fat loss for life.
For example, Medi Weightloss offers obesity management and metabolic syndrome services for adults and adolescents, medical nutrition therapy and counseling, behavioral counseling, fitness recommendations, screening for type 2 diabetes and other conditions. According to the company, prices may also vary by location. They recommend reaching out to your local provider to get an exact price for the service that interests you.
As you move through the program, you return to the facility to attend weekly one-on-one support meetings. At these meetings, your health is monitored and supplements, prescriptions, or injections are administered. This is also a time when you can ask questions and make any necessary modifications to your plan. You may meet with a nurse, medical professional, registered dietitian, or fitness trainer.
Dr Rajeswaran founded the National Diabesity Forum in 2008. National Diabesity Forum provides a network for health professionals involved in the management of Diabesity (Diabetes and Obesity). The aim of this forum is to share best practice in the management of Diabesity. He is also the editor-in-chief of a popular medical journal ‘Diabesity in Practice’, which provides practical advice to health care professionals.
You cannot spot reduce! Weight loss results from an energy deficit; burning more calories than you take in. Aerobic exercise will help create this energy deficit. Genetics and gender play a role in where we store excess fat and where it comes off first. Abdominal exercises will tighten and tone the abdominals but will not directly affect the layer of abdominal adipose.
Combining multiple procedures allows for one anesthesia and one recovery period. Each body is different, and Dr. Nimtz will tailor his approach to your needs, concentrating on your specific trouble spots, while keeping you safe throughout the procedure and your recovery. Commonly combined procedures include the lower and upper body lifts. The lower body lift tightens the abdomen, back, buttocks, hips, and thighs. An upper body lift may consist of an arm lift, breast lift, and possibly breast augmentation. For men, a male breast reduction procedure may also be included.
Lastly, you enter the Wellness Phase when you have met your goal weight. Monthly visits help to keep you on track with your long-term weight maintenance plan, and additional testing and supplements may be suggested. During this phase, the dieter moves to a 40/30/30 eating plan where 40 percent of calories consumed come from carbohydrates, 30 percent come from fats and 30 percent come from protein.
The IRS will allow people who are diagnosed by a physician as being obese to deduct the costs of the services in this program. The revenue ruling, IR 2002-19, approves the fees related to services (i.e. medical services and nutrition education meetings) when they are occurring for medically valid reasons. A person must be under the guidance of a physician in order to qualify. The ruling does not cover the cost for foods or Meal Replacements, which people would have to pay for regardless of their weight. Click here for further information concerning Medical Weight Loss Tax Deduction Information.