If you feel sluggish, don’t like how you look, and find clothes shopping absolutely no fun at all, it might be time to make a real commitment to losing that extra weight. The positive effects of weight loss — even as little as five percent of your total body weight — impact your health in positive ways that you might not have considered before.
In other words, losing weight is a boon to more than just your appearance.
Since Dr. Gurprit Sekhon approaches your care holistically, she’s the first to encourage you once you commit to weight loss. The way you go about it makes all the difference, however.
Rather than a fad diet that may not be balanced or sustainable for the long-term, Nu Wave Medical Center offers safe, medically supervised weight loss that gets you to your goal weight quickly and painlessly and teaches you how to maintain your weight loss.
The most powerful impacts of weight loss on your overall health
We know that weight loss does wonders for your looks and self-esteem, but some of the other healthy byproducts that accompany it may surprise you:
1. Chances for serious disease downsized
Your risk for multiple serious health conditions plummets when you lose weight. This includes type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure (which can lead to stroke), heart disease, and certain cancers, including colon cancer.
By eating a healthy diet and staying within a normal weight range, your blood glucose level won’t waver wildly, your blood will pump efficiently throughout your body and to your heart, and you’ll have less reason to worry when you go for your colonoscopy.
2. The friskiness factor
We bet you didn’t realize that extra pounds can put a damper on your sex drive. Well, they can, and when you lose weight you may notice a marked improvement in your love life.
Weight loss lowers your risk for a host of diseases (as well as erectile dysfunction, guys) — as we noted in #1 — and these same conditions have also been found to hinder good sex. Plus, having more confidence in how you look is bound to put you in the mood more often!
3. Less restlessness, more rest
Getting plenty of high-quality rest is crucial to building robust health, but being overweight puts you in the high-risk category for obstructive sleep apnea, which wreaks havoc with your rest.
Dropping weight may mean you can toss out your CPAP machine if you do suffer from sleep apnea, or at least reduce the severity of your symptoms.
4. Master of mobility
It just makes sense to consider that more weight means more stress and strain on your joints, and in turn, pain and swelling.
By getting to a healthy weight, your joints experience less pressure, your pain levels go down, and you’re able to move in ways you didn’t think you could anymore.
5. Say farewell to your medications
When you reach a healthy weight, you may not need certain medications, like your high cholesterol and high blood pressure prescriptions.
The strains that your weight previously put on your body’s systems disappear, and there’s a good chance that your prescription medications can too.
In addition to these great outcomes, losing weight will cause your energy level to move from “so-so” to “through-the-roof,” trust us!
What makes our weight loss program exceptional
The statistics get more alarming with each passing year. At this point, over one-third of Americans are overweight, and nearly one third are obese. Positively sobering statistics, right?
If you want to turn your weight problem around once and for all, consider looking into all that medically supervised weight loss has to offer.
Unlike trendy eating plans that may be expensive, nutritionally wanting, and limited in their food choices (putting you at risk for feeling “hangry” a lot), a solid, proven eating plan that’s designed to suit you is likely exactly what you need (and what will work).
Dr. Sekhon and the Nu Wave team assist you in your efforts the same way they care for you if you’re dealing with another health condition, whether it’s high blood pressure, diabetes, or another issue. They look at your individual health history, your weight loss goals, and your lifestyle, and craft an eating plan that’s:
- Nutritionally sound and healthy
- Practical and doable
When you work with Dr. Sekhon, you arrive at your goals together. She includes nutritional plans and education, as well as heartfelt encouragement to keep you on the road to better health. There’s simply no substitute for this kind of supportive care.
Call our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Sekhon so you can learn all about your weight loss options and how to up your odds for success, or get in touch with us through our website.