Overcome Obesity by Taking the First Step
You can overcome obesity, but it is up to you to take the first step. Get started with these tips:
• Know the risks of being obese. If your BMI is 30 or above you may be vulnerable to diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer, stroke, sleep apnea, and more.
• Understand that you CAN do it. After years of being obese you may have cultivated the “I can’t” attitude, especially if you’ve tried fad diets that have failed. Let WhyDiet’s Philosophy guide you towards a healthier lifestyle with attainable milestones.
• Have a support system that will help you reach your goals. A cheering squad in your corner will show you that there is nothing you can’t achieve.
• Know that you have options. Whether it’s diet and exercise or medication and surgery—there is a way you can overcome obesity.
To learn more about WhyDiet’s approach to help you overcome obesity, call 800-WHY-DIET (949-3438).
Understand Your BMI to Learn How to Overcome Obesity
Knowing your body mass index (BMI) will help you determine what kind of weight loss plan you should pursue in order to overcome obesity.
Get started by calculating your BMI
Underweight: any BMI calculation under 18.5 is considered to be underweight and may pose as big of a health risk as being obese.
Normal: a range between 18.5 to 24.9 is considered to be within a normal, healthy range.
Overweight: 25 to 29.9 falls within the overweight range. Individuals within this range should take a look at lifestyle, fitness and eating habits.
Obese: BMI results of 30 to 34.9 are considered to be within ranges for obesity. If you’ve tried everything but haven’t found success, perhaps it’s time to examine other avenues such as medical weight loss and/or surgery.
Severely Obese: BMI ranges from 35 to 40 means that you are severely obese. Patients should discuss their options with a medical professional or bariatric surgeon.
Learn more about WhyDiet’s philosophy and learn how you can possibly overcome obesity