Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome

What does is overweight and obesity?

Overweight and obesity are defined as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that presents a risk to health. A body mass index (BMI) over 25 is considered overweight, and over 30 is obese.

Is your BMI over 25? We recommend you schedule a consultation.

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Your BMI is

BMI > 18.5
UNDERWEIGHT

18.5 – 24.9
HEALTHY

25 – 29.9
OVERWEIGHT

30 < BMI
OBESE

What risks to the health does overweight/obesity present?

Obesity increases a person’s risk of developing many health problems including diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, stroke, sleep apnea, joint disorders, among others. Studies show that people with obesity die younger than people who are of a healthy weight. Recent research has also linked obesity to the development of cancer. At MDE we have designed a comprehensive weight loss program to battle this important health problem.

Who is this program for?

Patients who struggle with weight loss, behavior with food, lack confidence and nutrition knowledge in order to make healthy decisions on their own. They are seeking guidance and support to promote motivation and improve overall behavioral habits with foods and decrease BMI. Click the link for a summary of what is included in the program.

What are the key elements of a successful weight loss program?

The short answer is a program that addresses eating and activity behaviors that lead to excessive secretion of Ghrelin (Hunger Hormone) from our stomach. A successful program will teach you about the mechanisms by which Ghrelin impacts your body and the behaviors that need to be changed to lead to weight loss: beneficial and harmful foods, tailored diets, impact of exercise and sleep, ability to offer supportive prescription drugs for weight loss. Click the link for a summary of what is included in the program.

Why is learning about the types of foods and following an adequate diet important?

Food intake is the most important factor that dictates the amount of Ghrelin we have circulating in our blood stream. Elevated levels of Ghrelin make us hungry which lead to further intake of food, and a vicious cycle ensues. But decreasing the intake of food is not enough. There are foods that even when consumed in small amounts can increase Ghrelin in an exaggerated manner. There are also foods that help suppress Ghrelin, which are the ones we need to learn to eat. Guided by our Registered Dietitian you will learn and understand the mechanism that cause obesity and will receive tailored diet plans that are not only effective but realistic for you to follow.

What other strategies will I learn?

You will receive bi-weekly lessons to help you succeed in your weight loss journey. You will learn about: mindset, meal planning and prepping, exercise, sleeping habits, among many others.

How do you track if we are meeting my weight loss goals?

In addition to doing by-monthly measurements and weight ins, we also utilize the newest research certified technology for assessing body composition. With the InBody analyzer we can provide a detailed report evaluating the fat loss achieved, trouble spots of fat deposition (arms, legs or abdomen), amount of muscle gained among other useful data. This will allow our MDE experts to track your progress, strategize and target problem areas and design nutritional plans that will empower you to achieve your weight loss goals. It is also a great tool to help us decide to introduce a supportive weight loss prescription drug to your plan and evaluate their effectiveness.

Need more information?

For more information about weight loss, please call Miami Diabetes and Endocrinology main office at (786) 433 2450 or schedule now.

Who is this program for?

Patients who struggle with weight loss, behavior with food, lack confidence and nutrition knowledge in order to make healthy decisions on their own. They are seeking guidance and support to promote motivation and improve overall behavioral habits with foods and decrease BMI. Click the link for a summary of what is included in the program.

What are the key elements of a successful weight loss program?

The short answer is a program that addresses eating and activity behaviors that lead to excessive secretion of Ghrelin (Hunger Hormone) from our stomach. A successful program will teach you about the mechanisms by which Ghrelin impacts your body and the behaviors that need to be changed to lead to weight loss: beneficial and harmful foods, tailored diets, impact of exercise and sleep, ability to offer supportive prescription drugs for weight loss. Click the link for a summary of what is included in the program.

Why is learning about the types of foods and following an adequate diet important?

Food intake is the most important factor that dictates the amount of Ghrelin we have circulating in our blood stream. Elevated levels of Ghrelin make us hungry which lead to further intake of food, and a vicious cycle ensues. But decreasing the intake of food is not enough. There are foods that even when consumed in small amounts can increase Ghrelin in an exaggerated manner. There are also foods that help suppress Ghrelin, which are the ones we need to learn to eat. Guided by our Registered Dietitian you will learn and understand the mechanism that cause obesity and will receive tailored diet plans that are not only effective but realistic for you to follow.

What other strategies will I learn?

You will receive bi-weekly lessons to help you succeed in your weight loss journey. You will learn about: mindset, meal planning and prepping, exercise, sleeping habits, among many others.

How do you track if we are meeting my weight loss goals?

In addition to doing by-monthly measurements and weight ins, we also utilize the newest research certified technology for assessing body composition. With the InBody analyzer we can provide a detailed report evaluating the fat loss achieved, trouble spots of fat deposition (arms, legs or abdomen), amount of muscle gained among other useful data. This will allow our MDE experts to track your progress, strategize and target problem areas and design nutritional plans that will empower you to achieve your weight loss goals. It is also a great tool to help us decide to introduce a supportive weight loss prescription drug to your plan and evaluate their effectiveness.

Need more information?

For more information about weight loss, please call Miami Diabetes and Endocrinology main office at (786) 433 2450 or schedule now.