What is Obesity

Obesity is defined as having extra body weight a high amount of extra body fat.

Obesity raises the risk for increased health problems including, coronary heart disease, type II diabetes, asthma, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, and certain types of cancer.

Obesity is considered a chronic disease that can seriously affect your health and is the leading preventable causes of death in the United States.

Public health experts agree that overweight and obesity have reached epidemic proportions in this country and around the world.

People 60 and older are more likely to be obese than younger adults, according to the most recent data from the nutritional health and nutritional examination survey. And affects about 17% of US children.

The difference between being obese and overweight is only a .1% difference in BMI.

BMI is the measurement of your weight to height ratio. Healthcare professionals use BMI to discover the risk of obesity related diseases.

A BMI from 20 to 24.9 in adults is considered to be ideal and more than 25 is considered overweight. A BMI showing greater than 30 is considered to be obese, and over 40 is considered morbidly obese.

In general a typical over 50 will maintain the same weight and only slowly decreases after 60 years old. Contrast that to a woman, whose weight will still tend to increase until the age of 60.

What causes obesity?

Experts are uncertain of the causes of obesity, however it is widely known that consuming more calories compared to the energy expended will typically gain weight.

The risk factor that determines obesity can be very complex however. It is usually a combination of genes socioeconomic factors metabolism and lifestyle choices.

Obesity has far ranging negative effects on the health. Each year in the United States obesity -related conditions cost more than $100 billion and causes premature death.

Health effects linked with obesity include, high blood pressure, type II diabetes, heart disease, joint problems (including osteoarthritis) sleep apnea and respiratory issues, cancer, metabolic syndrome, and psychosocial effects.

If you have any concerns about your BMI or potential for excessive weight come see us.


What’s the difference between the hcg drops and your program?

Many people believe that HCG drops are the same as the prescription drug, HCG. This is not true as HCG drops are not regulated by the FDA as they fall within the vitamin industry. You cannot put prescription strength drug in over-the-counter drops. There is no HCG inside the drops.


What does HCG stand for?

Human chorionic gonadotropin: hormone produced early in pregnancy by the placenta.


How Does It Help Me Lose Weight?

The HCG diet is based on turning excess body fat into available calories. HCG dieters can lower their food intake drastically, yet comfortably, because the fat loss creates 1,500 to 4,000 extra available calories per day! It’s called a Very Low Calorie Diet (VLCD). When the hCG diet is followed, dieters often report safe and comfortable weight loss of 1-2 pounds per day


Won’t I Feel Tired On A Low Calorie Diet?

While the HCG Very Low Calorie Diet may seem extreme, the vast majority of dieters are pleasantly surprised by how alert and energetic they feel. Because of the extra calories made available by the fat burning process, the body has plenty of energy for daily tasks.