Obesity has emerged as a global problem, mainly due to a widespread inclination towards wrong food choices and overall lethargic lifestyles. And contrary to the common perception, the most profound implication of putting on extra pounds isn’t the bodyweight or an asymmetrical body shape; it is the resultant vulnerability to getting caught by chronic and life-threatening health conditions. This is why health experts insist on doing something about that extra fat on your body before it takes its toll on your health and agility.
A clinical weight loss program is one of the quickest and most effective ways to shedding extra body weight without suffering energy losses and other pitfalls.
Table of Contents
- 1 What is a Weight Loss Program?
- 2 Causes Of Weight Gain
- 3 Weight Loss Program Features
- 4 Most Effective Weight Loss Programs
- 5 Obesity – Fat-Loss Program FAQs
- 6 Consult our Experts
What is a Weight Loss Program?
A weight loss program is a customized interdisciplinary program aimed at helping overweight or obese people lose extra weight. These programs are designed to help overweight or obese individuals become overall fitter and healthier and improve their body curves.
A weight loss program generally combines lifestyle changes and medical treatments to improve metabolism and reduce the amount of body fat.
A healthcare provider may run the following checks to shortlist the treatments to incorporate into your weight reduction program:
- Initial screening during which the doctor determines your candidacy for the program
- Lab tests, including blood tests and DNA test
- Medical evaluation
- Psychological evaluation to analyze your mental approach toward losing weight
- Nutritional evaluation to check which foods may cause you to lose or gain weight
- Fitness evaluation to access your activity level and ability to respond to exercise
Causes Of Weight Gain
Generally, weight gain is associated with metabolic syndrome, the umbrella term used for health conditions that lead to obesity. This syndrome is characterized by high blood pressure, elevated sugar levels, and a poor blood lipid profile.
Having that said, weight gain is not the metabolic syndrome’s worst outcome. People with this syndrome are at a higher risk of getting type-2 diabetes and heart disease.
So, it is vital to avoid putting on weight and becoming predisposed to chronic and life-threatening health conditions. The best way to ensure this is to identify reasons for weight gain. This will help you and your doctor formulate a robust weight loss program.
Here is a list of the most significant factors or reasons that can lead to excessive body weight.
- Genetics: Children of obese or overweight parents are more likely to gain weight.
- Junk foods: Processed foods that contain a high content of refined ingredients can affect metabolism, leading to obesity.
- Food addiction: The temptation to eat foods mainly results from a stimulated reward system in your brain. This temptation can become an addiction, which can lead to weight gain.
- Insulin resistance: Certain food habits and systemic changes can cause fat cells to stop responding to insulin. This causes the formation of fat deposits that usually do not react to strenuous workouts and aggressive fat loss diet plans.
- Certain medications: Some medications, such as antidepressants, can cause weight gain. Certain diabetes medications and antipsychotics have also been found to induce changes that lead to increased body weight.
- Leptin resistance: High leptin levels have also been found to cause increased body weight.
- Food availability: Increased availability of foods, mainly processed ones, has been one of the reasons for weight gain in a vast majority of people for years.
- Increased sugar intake: Sugar, when taken in more significant amounts, can cause changes to your hormones and body’s biochemistry. This can contribute to increased body weight.
- Misinformation: Unverified information about nutrition and health has caused many people to develop unhealthy eating habits, particularly those contributing to a higher susceptibility to gaining weight.
Weight Loss Program Features
The weight loss program offered by the EuroMed Clinic Dubai is one of its kind due to its better efficacy and ability to deliver quicker and long-lasting results. Here is the salient features of our weight reduction program.
Monitoring helps us evaluate your progress towards your weight loss goal as you march through the program. We use analytical metrics to see how well you do with the treatment plan.
With your weight being recorded at every clinical visit, it will be easy for you to be open about your weight loss efforts.
EuroMed’s weight reduction program doesn’t make food intake too restrictive. Our customized diet plans include a variety of foods, including your favorite ones, to help you stay motivated with your weight loss journey. There will undoubtedly be a food chart to follow, but you will not be bored as there will be a lot many food options to choose from.
You can book a consultation whenever you want. You may fill out a form (the one present at the bottom of this page) or call us to schedule an appointment. It is that easy.
The best thing about our weight loss program is that it aims to improve your overall health and wellness while helping you shed pounds. Sure, we use clinical treatments to eliminate body fat whenever necessary, but our primary focus is on boosting your metabolism by helping you get active and develop healthy eating habits.
Most Effective Weight Loss Programs
An effective weight loss program mainly involves carefully strategizing and administering one or multiple treatments to help individuals achieve their fat loss goals. Your doctor may perform more than one treatment if your weight loss goals are unachievable or hardly achievable with a single treatment procedure.
Here is the crux of the weight loss program offered by EuroMed Clinic Dubai.
- Weight loss consultation
- Body measurements
- Personalized recommendations for diet and exercise to support weight loss
- Treatments to reduce body fat
- Follow-up sessions
Let’s look at the treatment methods and techniques our practitioners may choose from when customizing a weight reduction program.
Diet and Exercise
Everything about your metabolism and resultant fitness levels is associated with your eating habits and routine physical activity. For this reason, healthy eating and exercise are an essential part of an effective weight loss program.
When formulating a healthy meal plan, our doctors assess the current nutritional intake, including calories and other nutrients, and estimate what should be an ideal intake. For instance, they may want you to reduce the number of carbs you get every day and increase your protein intake if your current routine diet supplies an excessive number of calories. They may also recommend replacing saturated fats with monounsaturated or unsaturated fats. All this usually depends on the current state of fat buildup in your body.
Exercising comes second in line after diet and is crucial for a fat-to-fit transformation. The doctor will give you instructions regarding body movements you must perform to maintain or reduce your body weight.
Fat Melting Injections
Fat melting injections refer to a treatment called injection lipolysis. These injections are clinically administered in body areas with excess fat under the skin. The solution used in these injections is a bile acid that works on the same principle as natural acid in the intestines, i.e., breaking up fat cells to prevent them from forming pockets. These injections are more of a body contouring treatment than a means to lose weight. Still, fat-melting injections can help lose extra weight caused by subcutaneous fat deposits.
Coolsculpting is the process of freezing fat cells through a non-invasive procedure. It uses two paddle-like components that hold the target area between them. When turned on, these paddles become extremely cold, causing fat cells in the area to freeze. The paddles remain in place for about 30 minutes to an hour.
The results of Coolsculpting may take several months to show up. However, you will notice some changes soon after the procedure. The frozen cells usually die during the treatment and are gradually cleared out by the immune system over a few months.
Lipotropic injections are supplements administered into the arm or body areas containing excess fat cells. These injections hold a placebo effect as they generally complement other treatments or diet and exercise to reduce body weight.
Lipotropic injections mainly contain vitamin B12 and other nutrients that help trigger fat decomposition around the injection areas. Common ingredients included in these injections are vitamin B12, vitamin B6, vitamin B complex, branched-chain amino acids, phentermine, L-carnitine, and MIC.
Laser Fat Melting
Laser fat reduction is a non-surgical and non-invasive procedure that uses a laser beam to heat the subcutaneous region. This heat causes fat cells and tissues in that region to decompose and head to the lymphatic pathways for absorption or excretion. While directing the laser beam, the laser expert constantly cools the treated skin to avoid post-treatment burns.
RF lipolysis involves heating subcutaneous fat using radiofrequency. This procedure is performed without a device or instrument touching the skin. Generally, an applicator is kept a few centimeters above the skin and is turned on to direct radiofrequency waves. These waves travel through the outer skin layer and heat fat cells underneath, essentially without impacting other types of cells. The heat causes fat pockets to melt away and become ready to get absorbed by the body’s lymphatic system.
Liposuction is a surgical procedure that uses a high-pressure suction to remove fat cells from the subcutaneous region. This technique helps remove fat bulges from several body areas, including the chin, hips, buttocks, waistline, tummy, and neck. Liposuction helps reduce body weight to a certain extent only.
A tummy tuck is a surgical cosmetic procedure that helps improve the appearance of your body by removing fat deposits. Due to its ability to eliminate a large amount of fat, a tummy tuck can help with more advanced weight loss.
This treatment is generally performed under general anesthesia, meaning that you will not remember anything about the procedure when you wake up. The doctor will then make a large horizontal incision at the base of the abdomen to access the area with the fat deposit. They will remove the fat and suture the skin and its connective tissues so that your body becomes more toned when you recover. A tummy tuck may also involve skin repositioning around the belly button.
Bariatric surgery is an umbrella term for gastric bypass and other surgical procedures to reduce body weight. This surgery typically involves making changes to your digestive system. Some bariatric surgeries limit your food intake by reducing your stomach’s capacity. Other surgeries restrict your body’s ability to absorb nutrients.
Bariatric surgery is usually considered ideal for individuals with a BMI over 40. Some bariatric procedures may even help people with a BMI between 35 and 39.9. Generally, it is your doctor’s call whether or not a bariatric procedure is appropriate for you.
Obesity – Fat-Loss Program FAQs
Which is the best program for weight loss?
An effective weight loss program typically involves diet, exercise, and targeted clinical treatments. But since neither are all individuals the same nor their requirements, what’s best for one person may not suit the other. Hence, a skilled practitioner will tell you which weight loss program would work for you.
What is the maximum weight loss per month?
According to the CDC, an average person can lose 4-8lbs per month without running the risk of complications or side effects. The amount of weight lost with clinical treatments will be much higher, but getting those treatments from skilled practitioners is a must to ensure safety.
What is the cheapest weight loss program?
The cheapest way to lose weight is to incorporate healthy eating habits and exercise into your lifestyle. And the most affordable clinical treatments to help you lose body weight are usually non-surgical. You can discuss pricing options with a doctor during a consultation.
Consult our Experts
A weight loss program is a highly customized treatment plan formulated to help a particular individual achieve their weight loss and body-contouring goals. Hence, this treatment has to be provided only by a skilled practitioner. At EuroMed Clinic Dubai, we offer a highly personalized weight loss program for each patient. If you are interested in this program, please book a consultation using the online form below or a phone call.
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