- Are you frustrated with being overweight or obese?
- Have you tried and failed many fad diets that do not work in the past?
- Do you need professional help to understand what is causing you to gain weight?
- Did you know that your insurance might cover the weight loss doctor visits at W8MD?
What is a Quick Way To Lose Weight?
W8MD’s Quick Weight Loss – 4 Tips
As the United States and rest of the world deal with an epidemic of obesity, and diabetes, dubbed diabesity, more and more people are searching online for ways to lose weight quickly. One of the popular keywords on Google related to weight loss is quick weight loss.
With over 20,000 diet books with more coming every day, it is not only confusing but also very frustrating. It is important to stick to evidence based measure as opposed to the next miracle diet called, let’s say “grass soup diet”.
Unfortunately, weight or obesity, is a chronic health condition that needs long term lifestyle changes, and therefore, quick fixes, are like putting a band aid. Having said that, here are some trips and steps you can take to lose weight.
W8MD’s 4 quick weight loss tips.
Quick weight loss tip 1
Assess your risk – find out your body mass index by simple online tools such as the W8MD’s Body Mass Index Calculator
- Underweight: BMI is less than 18.5.
- Normal weight: BMI is 18.5 to 24.9.
- Overweight: BMI is 25 to 29.9.
- Obese: BMI is 30 or more.
If you determine you are overweight or obese, move to the next step.
Quick weight loss tip 2
Get a tape a measure your waist circumference so we can determine if you have central or upper body weight distribution.
Classification of Overweight and Obesity by BMI, Waist Circumference, and Associated Disease Risks
Women 88 cm (35 in) or less
Women > 88 cm (35 in)
* Disease risk for type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and CVD.
+ Increased waist circumference also can be a marker for increased risk, even in persons of normal weight.
Quick weight loss tip 3
Find out what might be causing you to gain weight. In many people, as many as 71% of US adults, suffer from insulin resistance. Insulin is a hormone made by the pancreas that helps glucose in your blood enter cells in your muscle, fat, and liver, where it’s used for energy. Glucose comes from the food you eat. The liver also makes glucose in times of need, such as when you’re fasting. When blood glucose, also called blood sugar, levels rise after you eat, your pancreas releases insulin into the blood. Insulin then lowers blood glucose to keep it in the normal range.
Insulin resistance is when cells in your muscles, fat, and liver don’t respond well to insulin and can’t easily take up glucose from your blood. As a result, your pancreas makes more insulin to help glucose enter your cells. As long as your pancreas can make enough insulin to overcome your cells’ weak response to insulin, your blood glucose levels will stay in the healthy range.
Quick weight loss tip 4
Find a weight loss program that can work with your insurance using evidence based measures to lose weight fast and effective such as W8MD’s insurance medical weight loss program.
How can W8MD help?
W8MD Weight Loss, Sleep & MedSpa Intro Video
W8MD’s insurance physician weight loss program is unique in many ways with a comprehensive multidisciplinary approach to weight loss that addresses all the complex issues leading to weight gain, both in adults and children. Since its inception in 2011, W8MD has successfully helped thousands of patients succeed in not only losing weight but also keep it off with an ongoing maintenance plan.