Are you tired of being overweight and looking for help losing weight?
W8MD’s unique physician weight loss programs can help you lose weight fast and safe under careful medical supervision using evidence based medicine.
I have more energy and to date, with the help of Dr. Tumpati and Laura, 9 months later, I am down 75 pounds and have lost 10 inches in my waist and 13 inches in my hips. I feel so good, I’ve decided to work an extra two years (I’m almost 65). – Thomas G. Lost 75 lbs!*
Causes and consequences of weight gain – did we misunderstand what truly causes weight gain?
Three things wrong with our diet leading to weight gain
If you want to learn about healthy living for a long a healthy life, you need to understand the W8MD Triad of factors that lead to weight gain, increase inflammation, and lead to metabolic problems associated with weight gain!
The three things that happened to the modern diet that cause increased inflammation and disease burden are the following –
- First, insulin resistance or metabolic syndrome, that affects one in three Americans and leads to belly fat accumulation. Studies have shown that belly fat leads to increased inflammation in the body thereby increasing the risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and other conditions. In fact, waist circumference of over 40 inches in men and 36 inches in women(lower in Asian Populations), is one of the five criteria for metabolic syndrome.
- Second, lack of polyphenols and other antioxidants in the diet. Before the modern food processing era, our diet used to have more than 50 percent unprocessed and uncooked food items such as colored fruits, vegetables, and other natural ingredients that are high in antioxidants such as polyphenols. Studies have shown that lack of polyphenols leads to increased inflammation in the body.
- Third, the ratio of Omega 3 to Omega 6 fatty acids used to be 1:1 but is now at 1:16 which also increases inflammation. Learn more. With the above 3 factors, the inflammation levels rise significantly thereby increasing the risk of many health problems including cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and even increased risk of certain types of cancers! in this context, it is important to remember that most human diseases start with inflammation.
Reversing these factors under the supervision of a physician familiar with wellness forms the basis for health, prevention and well being. With a fellowship training in Obesity Medicine, and extensive experience in dealing with the metabolic and nutritional aspects of health and weight gain, W8MD physicians are uniquely qualified in providing proper guidance on nutrition and wellness.
As we are one of the very programs to accept health insurance for the physician visits, you have nothing to lose except your unwanted pounds! Trim Down Your Waist, Not Your Wallet! Think WeightMD (W8MD) for Weight loss! Call 1800-W8MD-007 for more information.