There are many health conditions, including specific GI conditions, that are improved significantly or may even be resolved by losing excess weight and maintaining a healthy/normal weight or body mass index (BMI). The principle of excess weight gain is simple: energy intake exceeds energy spent. However, being overweight or obese is complex and the result of a set of interactions between genetic, behavioral and environmental factors. As is commonly known, healthy weight management is not typically easy.
When your provider has recommended weight loss to achieve a normal/healthy BMI, making an informed choice about how to proceed requires consideration of your current health and your weight loss goals. Always seek the advice of your primary care provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or healthcare treatment before undertaking any weight loss program.
Achieving a normal BMI may be accomplished in several ways including behavior and lifestyle modifications, increased physical activity through regular exercise, decreased caloric intake based on nutrition education and healthy eating, a supervised non-surgical weight loss program and/or weight loss surgery.
Regionally there are multiple options for supervised weight loss programs including, but not limited to, Ideal Protein, WW (formerly Weight Watchers), Jenny Craig, 30/10 Weight Loss for Life, 20/20 Lifestyles, Nutrisystem, TOPS (Taking Pounds Off Sensibly) Club, Inc. and others. Please take the time to review your options, discuss them with your primary care provider and make an informed choice.
Gastroenterology Associates office is an authorized provider of Ideal Protein, a medically developed ketogenic weight loss and weight management protocol. If you are interested in more information about the Ideal Protein program, please contact us and follow this link for more information: https://idealprotein.com/