The Health Dangers of Being Overweight

In your younger years, you were slim. But as you’ve aged, it seems you gain weight no matter what you do. Do you look at old photos only to notice how much weight you’ve gained? 

No one wants to be overweight, but unfortunately, 69% of Americans are overweight or obese. Not only does being overweight affect your appearance, but it can also pose a variety of health concerns – including death. If you’re like most, you’ve probably tried to slim down but haven’t found the right method that works for you. 

At Shantique Med Spa, we offer effective weight-loss programs that help you shed extra weight safely and keep it off for good. The new year is a great time to implement healthy changes to make your fitness goals a reality.

The health risks of being overweight

As you age, you naturally gain weight – often about one to two pounds per year. This may not seem like a lot at first, but adds up and can cause you to become overweight or obese. Obesity risk starts to rise in your 20s and can become a hard reality in your 30s. 

Determining if you’re overweight comes down to your body mass index (BMI). Here we state the ranges of BMI:

You might not notice health changes at first, but years of unresolved weight gain can lead to health problems, including:

You don’t have to keep living with extra weight. Here’s your sign to do something about it, and we’re here to help.

Here’s the answer to your weight loss struggles

You might have looked to the web for a weight loss fix and found an endless spiral of fad diets and quick fixes. Many of these methods lead to the yo-yo effect — repeated weight loss and weight gain. Studies show that yo-yo dieting even leads to an increased percentage of body fat. 

Our medically supervised weight loss programs throw out this ineffective cycle for sustainable weight loss that works. Backed by a team of weight loss experts, our weight loss programs are designed specifically for your body and lifestyle. Your weight loss program may include a variety of tools, including:

The first step in your weight loss program is undergoing a health assessment by Shahinaz Soliman, MD. She reviews your health history, previous weight loss attempts, and any pre-existing health concerns. Compiling this information, she creates a comprehensive health plan that fits your body and lifestyle.

Lose 1-2 pounds per week

Some diets may boast about fast weight loss, but experts agree steady weight loss is the key to keeping it off for good. Our team can help you safely lose one to two pounds per week in a healthy and sustainable way. 

This involves burning 500-1000 calories more than you consume each day through a low-calorie diet and exercise plan. Loading up on healthy proteins and tons of plant-based fiber can help you feel satisfied and full between meals. To help curb hunger, we may suggest taking a supplement to help keep you comfortable during your weight loss plan. 

Let 2024 be the year you get in the best shape of your life. Discover what a weight loss plan can do for you by calling 310-530-7244 or booking online.

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