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Weight control

Controlling weight loss It involves a comprehensive approach that includes a balanced diet, regular physical activity and lifestyle changes. 

Specialties of the weight and overweight control service

Weight control unit in Madrid

Dr. Samar Elgeadi

In this video, Dr. Samar Elgeadi talks to us about the importance of controlling our weight for our health and how Clínica Elgeadi can help us.
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Why is weight control important?

It is important to set realistic and sustainable goals, and seek the support of health professionals, such as dieticians or nutritionists, for personalized guidance.

Overweight and obesity are conditions in which excess body fat accumulates and may increase risk of chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease and certain types of cancer.

Resolving doubts…

Weight loss management refers to the process of taking steps to reduce body weight in a healthy and sustainable way. This usually involves a combination of dietary changes, physical exercise, and guidance from nutrition and health experts.

Its main objective is to help people achieve an adequate and healthy weight by adopting lifestyle habits that can be maintained in the long term and promote a better quality of life.

Body weight has a significant impact on the overall health of each individual. Among the ways that weight influences health, it is possible to highlight:

  • Cardiovascular diseases: Excess weight is associated with a higher risk of heart disease, hypertension and circulatory problems.
  • Type 2 diabetes: Being overweight and obese increases the likelihood of developing insulin resistance.
  • Respiratory diseases: Excess weight hinders lung function and increases the risk of respiratory conditions.
  • Joint problems: Excess weight places additional stress on joints, increasing the risk of osteoarthritis and other musculoskeletal problems.
  • Cancer: Some types of cancer, such as breast or colon cancer, are related to overweight and obesity.
  • Mental health: Issues related to body image and weight can contribute to the development of problems such as depression and anxiety.
  • Physical ability: An unhealthy weight can limit mobility, endurance and quality of life.

Weight control is influenced by a variety of factors that can vary from person to person. Among the most common are:

  • Diet: The choice and quantity of the elements consumed has a crucial role in weight control.
  • Physical activity: The amount and style of exercise performed impacts weight control, as it helps burn calories, maintain cardiovascular health, and preserve muscle mass.
  • Metabolism: Factors such as genetics, age, sex and body composition influence metabolism, determining how quickly calories are burned.
  • Genetics: Genetic predisposition can influence how fat is stored and burned.
  • Hormonal levels: Hormones play a fundamental role in regulating appetite, fat storage and metabolism, and can make weight loss difficult.
  • Emotional state and stress: Stress and emotions can lead to overeating or turning to food in response, which can affect weight control.
  • Dream: The quality and quantity of sleep can have an influence on hormonal levels that regulate appetite and metabolism.

These are some of the factors that can influence weight loss control. It is important that these factors are evaluated by a trained professional, who can provide guidance for effective and sustainable weight loss management.

Determining your ideal weight is not an easy task as it can vary depending on individual factors such as height, body composition, genetics and health status. Body mass index (BMI) is generally used as an initial measure to assess whether weight is within a range that is considered healthy in relation to the person's height. However, BMI has limitations and therefore it is advisable to consider other factors with a health professional.

Weight loss can be worrying when it is significant, involuntary and without obvious cause, as it may indicate an underlying problem.

Some situations in which weight loss may be a cause for concern are when it is accompanied by weakness, fatigue, changes in appetite, persistent symptoms or previous medical conditions. Given these signs, it is essential to seek medical attention and evaluate the possible underlying problems that are causing this loss.

There are a variety of factors and steps that are essential to consider to maintain a healthy weight. Among them, the following stand out:

  • Balanced diet: It is important to consume nutrient-dense foods, including vegetables, fruits, lean proteins, whole grains, and healthy fats. In addition, you should control the portions consumed, avoiding excess calories.
  • Regular physical activity: A balance must be sought between physical activity and sedentary lifestyle.
  • Adequate hydration: Drinking enough water throughout the day can help control your appetite.
  • Quality sleep: It is important to prioritize sleep, since lack of sleep can negatively affect body weight and metabolism.
  • Stress management- Effective ways to manage stress must be found to avoid turning to food for comfort.
  • Meal planning: It is important to organize different food intakes throughout the day to avoid impulsive decisions that are unhealthy.
  • Regular monitoring: Weight and habits must be monitored, preventing worrying trends.

It is important to remember that everyone is different and that each person has to find the most appropriate approach.

Maintaining a healthy weight offers a series of benefits for health and well-being, including:

  • Cardiovascular health: reduces the risk of heart disease, hypertension and stroke by maintaining adequate blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
  • Joint health: By reducing the load on the joints, the risk of certain conditions is reduced.
  • Immune system: strengthens the immune system, helping to fight diseases.
  • Energy and vitality: increases energy and improves quality of life by making it easier to carry out daily activities.
  • Longevity: Healthy weight is associated with longer life expectancy and a lower likelihood of chronic diseases.
  • Greater mobility: Mobility allows a more active and functional life, improving quality of life.
  • Improvement in quality of life: A healthy weight provides a general feeling of well-being and improves self-esteem.

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