Obesity

obesity
Groovy Weight loss program

Obesity is now identified as a disease. If not tackled then by year 2060 about sixty percent of all men and forty percent of women will be Obese. This will reach epidemic proportions.

 

Obesity carries co-morbidities like Hypertension[Raised Blood Pressure ] Diabetes , Hyperlipidemia[Raised Cholesterol] , Cardiovascular conditions like Myocardial Infarction [Heat Attack ] and Cerebrovascular accident [Stroke ] just to mention a few . There are many more life threatening or life crippling conditions other than these which results due to Obesity.

 

Any individual with a BMI [Body Mass Index] of more than twenty five should consider themselves obese and a BMI [Body Mass Index] above thirty as grossly obese.

 

Obesity can begin as early in childhood around the age of two years, with many obese children likely to remain so in adult hood.

 

With this in mind we a group of Health Care Professionals got together and put together a healthy life style and a weight management programme. This programme is available on line [Internet] and also provides a one to one consultation advice to clients on Healthy Life Style and Weight Management. Individual programmes are produced depending on the individuals need and they are fully supported throughout the programme which is initially for six months.

 

We are a group of Health care professionals consisting of:

  • Primary Care Physician with special Interest in Weight Management
  • Endocrinologist with specialist interest in Weight Management
  • Dietician and a Nutritionist
  • Physical activity advisor
  • Psychologist [Behaviour therapy]

 

Weight reduction can be achieved by taking in fewer calories than required by the individual. It is advisable to take five hundred calories less per day than the required amount to have a gradual loss of weight which can be maintained in the future.

 

The main composition of every balanced and healthy diet should consist of Carbohydrate, Fat and Protein .The requirement depending on the physical activity taken by the individual. It is also important to remember that that a healthy diet should have at least 18 gems of fibber and vitamins A, B, C, D, Calcium Sodium, Potassium Zinc and Iron form an important part of our daily intake of minerals and vitamins…

This brings us to the million dollar question, “What is a healthy or a balanced diet?“

An healthy balanced diet should be made up of about 30% to 35% of the total intake of carbohydrate, 20% to 25% of Fat and the remaining should be protein…Foods from these groups could easily be picked and an individually tailored diet sheet can be made up, which will give the necessary requirement of Carbohydrates Fat and protein and not to forget the minerals and vitamins.

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