Surgical Options

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Surgical Options Weight loss surgery is typically reserved for individuals that are severely obese, and only when their diet and exercise routines have failed. In cases like these, weight loss surgery can literally be lifesaving. Approximately 220,000 individuals underwent some form of weight loss surgery last year in the United States. Depending on the specific…

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Stimulate Metabolism

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Stimulate Metabolism One approach an individual can take to losing weight is to increase the number of calories their body burns on a daily basis. In other words, if an individual increases their metabolism to a level where their body burns more calories than they consume on a daily basis, they will lose weight. Each…

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Suppress Appetite

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Suppress Appetite One approach an individual can take to losing weight is to take an appetite suppressant. Appetite suppressors are designed to assist individuals in decreasing their food cravings. By decreasing food cravings, an individual may be able to reduce the daily amount of food they consume, and hence decrease their total caloric intake. If the individual…

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Exercise Exercise is not only a vital component for effective weight loss, but also for creating a lifestyle that is filled with good health. While an individual can effectively lose weight without incorporating an exercise routine, the United States Department of Agriculture states that adults should exercise at least thirty minutes a day in order to lead a healthy lifestyle.…

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Food Intake

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Food Intake When determining proper food intake, there are many factors to take into consideration. Weight, age, sex and activity level all play a role in determining one’s daily caloric needs. Males naturally have a higher level of caloric intake than women. Moderately active and active individuals also have higher caloric needs, due to their increased expenditure of…

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Approaches to Weight Loss

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Approaches to Weight Loss There are five primary approaches that an individual can take to losing weight and achieving their ideal target weight. The intent of this section of our website is to discuss each of the five approaches to weight loss, the effectiveness of each of the approaches, the “pros” and “cons” of each…

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Your Weight Loss Plan

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Defining Your Personal Weight Loss Plan Prior to embarking on a weight loss program, it is highly recommended that you take the time to develop a health and fitness program that facilitates a systematic approach to obtaining your personal weight loss goal. Although taking the time to develop a personalized, detailed weight loss plan may…

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Understanding Food Labels

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Understanding Food Labels As previously discussed in various articles located under the Getting Started section of our website, there are seven fundamental key fitness components that are necessary to achieve good overall health, fitness and mental well-being. The seven key primary fitness components are as follows: Cardiovascular/Aerobic Conditioning Strength Training and Muscular Development Stretching – Muscles,…

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Height Weight Approach

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Height Weight Approach to Determining Your Optimum Weight There are several Height Weight approaches an individual can take to determining their optimum body weight. While the Body Mass Index (BMI) approach used to determine an individual’s optimum weight is quite popular, the weakness in this approach is that it does not take into account the individual’s…

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Body Fat % Approach

Body Fat % Approach to Determining Your Optimum Weight An individual’s body fat percentage is a measure of the average percentage of fat that an individual’s body is carrying. In order for an individual’s body to function appropriately, it is imperative that their body contain a healthy level of body fat. Contrary to popular belief, body fat, when maintained…

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