Weight Loss Management Progrm

How does our Weight Management Program work for you?

The treatment plan is recommend based on the basis of Body Mass Index (BMI) and underlying problem if any (often thyroid or PCOS in women may be the cause). There are various types of treatment plans based on the need, BMI, compliance and convenience.

We look at the person as a whole to determine the underlying root cause of being overweight. Along with diet; your sleep patterns, emotional balance, stress management, eating on time, quality of eating, combining real food with self-care, exercise regimen will be guided for well-balanced lifestyle.

After health screening (food sensitivities, triggers, heavy metal toxicity, and hormone imbalances etc.) to check on the underlying root cause for weight gain, right fitness form is chosen to suit an individual’s need + suitable detox and diet program + relevant fat mobilization therapies. Our specialized team of doctors will guide you through 2 months or above for close monitoring of diet and food corrections with appropriate micronutrients that controls fat metabolism and corrects other digestive symptoms. Few traditional therapies such as 5 fold detox program will be considered in Weight Loss Program (WLP), which helps to remove long- accumulated toxins along with balancing the metabolism.

We must understand all aspects of individuals before we treat. We use various sciences for the treatment of mind, body and soul, by adderssing the underlying causes of disease, using a systems-oriented approach, and engaging both patient and practitioner through an ongoing therapeutic partnership. By shifting the conventional disease-centered focus of medical practice to a more patient-centered methodology. Here, we address the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms.

Our doctors spend time with the clients / guests, listening to their histories and looking at the interactions between genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors, and how they can influence long-term health and complex, chronic disease. In this way, we support the unique expression of health and vitality for each individual.

Overweight and obesity is defined as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that presents a risk to health. A body mass index (BMI) over 25 is considered overweight, and over 30 is obese. Body mass index (BMI) is a calculation that takes a person’s weight and height into account to measure body size. The risk of obesity when un-attended, includes serious diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. Age, sex, ethnicity, and muscle mass can influence the relationship between BMI and body fat.

Classification:

  • Class 1: BMI of 30 to < 35
  • Class 2: BMI of 35 to < 40
  • Class 3: BMI of 40 or higher. Class 3 obesity is sometimes categorized as “extreme” or “severe” obesity.

Causes:

  • Food and Activity
  • Environment
  • Genetics: can affect how your body processes food into energy and how fat is stored
  • Health Conditions and Medications
  • Stress, Emotional Factors, and Poor Sleep
  • Breastfeeding is stopped too soon
  • Age: growing older can lead to less muscle mass and a slower metabolic rate, making it easier to gain weight
  • Not sleeping enough, can lead to hormonal changes that make you feel hungrier and crave certain high-calorie foods
  • Pregnancy, as weight gained during pregnancy may be difficult to lose and might eventually lead to obesity

Certain health conditions can also lead to weight gain. These include:

  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a condition that causes an imbalance of female reproductive hormones
  • Few birth defects like Prader-Willi syndrome, Cushing syndrome, a condition caused by having high cortisol levels (the stress hormone) in your system causes obesity
  • Hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid), a condition in which the thyroid gland doesn’t produce enough of certain important hormones
  • Osteoarthritis (OA) and other conditions that cause pain that may lead to reduced activity

Other factors:

  • Your environment at home, and in your community can all influence how and what you eat, and how active you are.
  • Lack of healthy meals, binge eating, junk food, eating out.
  • Not having active life due to lack of walk area, or exercise in your neighborhood.
  • Depression can sometimes lead to weight gain, as some people may turn to food for emotional comfort.
  • Certain antidepressants can also increase the risk of weight gain.
  • Sudden quitting of smoking without substituting with proper eating habits can also contribute to weight gain.

Symptoms:

  • Excess body fat accumulation (particularly around the waist)
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sweating (more than usual)
  • Snoring
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Skin problems (from moisture accumulating in the folds of skin)
  • Inability to perform simple physical tasks (that one could easily perform before weight gain)
  • Fatigue (from mild to extreme)
  • Pain (commonly in the back and joints)
  • Psychological impact (negative self-esteem, depression, shame, social isolation)

Complications:

  • High blood pressure (hypertension) or heart disease from the heart working hard to pump blood to more surface area of the body
  • High cholesterol levels (fatty deposits that can block arteries)leading to stroke, heart attack and other complications
  • Stroke (from high cholesterol levels and high blood pressure)
  • Type 2 diabetes (nearly 50% of type 2 diabetes cases are directly linked to obesity)
  • Some types of cancer (according to the Centers for Disease Control 40% of cancer diagnoses are linked to obesity)
  • Asthma
  • Kidney disease can occur from chronic high blood pressure that damages the kidneys Osteoarthritis from excess weight causing an additional strain on the joints, bones, and muscles
  • Gallbladder disease (a 2013 study showed the risk of gallbladder disease increased by 7% with each one-point increment on the BMI scale)
  • Sleep apnea, as fat deposits in the neck and tongue block airways
  • Gastroesophageal reflux, hiatal hernia, and heartburn caused by excess weight pushing on the valve at the top of the stomach. This allows stomach acid to leak into the esophagus.

Conventional approach of Obesity:

  • Dietary changes
  • Exercise and activity
  • Behavior changes
  • Prescription for weight-loss medication
  • Endoscopic procedures for weight loss
  • Weight-loss surgery (Bariatric surgery)
  • Other treatments
  • Preventing weight regain after obesity treatment

How is obesity diagnosed?

  • BMI is a rough calculation of a person’s weight in relation to their height.
  • More accurate measures of body fat and body fat distribution includes:
    • Skinfold thickness tests
    • Waist-to-hip comparisons
    • Screening tests, such as ultrasounds
  • Certain tests to help diagnose obesity-related health risks. These may include:
    • blood tests to examine cholesterol and glucose levels
    • Liver function tests
    • A diabetes screening
    • Thyroid tests
    • Heart tests, such as an electrocardiogram (ecg )
    • A measurement of the fat around your waist is also a good predictor of your risk for obesity-related diseases.

    In Ayurveda, obesity is treated not only for weight loss or loss of centimeters, but also in terms of adjusting metabolic processes by reducing toxins (Ama) and the excess fat to regulate the function of structure (Kapha dosha) without vitiating the motion (Vata dosha). To correct metabolism as well as strengthen the digestive and tissue fire and clear body canals, it is important to improve dietary habits and reduce the impact of stress.

    Doshas are the metabolic function that are divided into three metabolic types (tri-doshas) Doshas are derived from the Five Elements and their related properties. Vata is composed of Space and Air, Pitta of Fire and Water, and Kapha of Earth and Water. People are thought to be born with a combination of doshas. There are usually one or two dominant doshas which determine our physical, mental, and emotional characteristics. Ayurveda's tridosha theory identifies principles of motion (vata), metabolism (pitta), and structure (kapha) as discrete phenotypic groupings. Researches have proved that there is a genetic connotation to tridosha theory of individual prakriti types. The dominant dosha is the reason why, for example, one person may not be able to tolerate humidity or oily foods while another person may have no reaction to them. In Ayurveda, each of the doshas thrives under a specific diet, lifestyle, and exercise regimen. An imbalance among the doshas can be corrected by changing diet and lifestyle factors. If left unchecked, an imbalance can lead to illness.

    Ayurveda suggests that it is extremely difficult or perhaps impossible to lose weight in the presence of toxins. Due to this reason people fail to lose weight even when they limit their food intake. Hence, it is important to get rid of toxins first and then work on losing weight. So Herbs that are effective for removing toxins are included in diet, and in certain cases, oral medicines are considered to digest the toxins and reduce the fat in the body

    Many factors increase fat (meda) in body. Hence, we first identifying the specific factors affecting your conditions to consider treatment plan such as:

    • Dietetic Causes - Over eating, Binge eating, heavy food, Excess sweet food intake, etc.
    • Regimental Causes - No exercises, sleeping on comfortable bed, Day sleeping etc.
    • Psychological factors- Excess happiness, idle mind, Excess stress etc.
    • Other- Indigestion, Other diseases etc.

    Ayurveda’s approach towards weight management is based quite comprehensive, natural and highly individualized. A multi-modality approach of Ayurveda helps whether you are overweight or underweight, since numerous factors are involved to address.

    • Understanding your body type (prakruti) by you answering few questions about your nature, behavior and habits, will help the doctor to assess your body type there by specific treatment plan is organized. The Ayurveda specialist, will identifying the symptoms of excess weight like excessive growth of muscle & fat tissue, pendulous buttocks-abdomen-breast, disproportionate strength with his physical growth etc. which are affecting the daily activities, so that symptomatic line of approach with various Ayurveda therapies are considered to balance these.
    • Followed with detoxifying and eliminating toxins which may stimulate hormones and promote appropriate weight,
    • Provide a customized diet and daily routine to support
    • The habit of sleep is very important, just like doing exercise to fight obesity. Insufficient sleep disrupts eating habits, resulting in increased energy consumption. The Ayurveda doctor will advise the food items and therapies, and if needed herbal supplements or medicine for the relaxation of mind which results in good sleep.

    Obesity is a lifestyle or metabolic disorder, which responds better to lifestyle changes than any other therapeutic modality or treatment. Obesity is chronic medical condition; successful treatment outcome may be defined as the sustained attainment of ideal body weight without producing treatment induced morbidity (means without any harmful effects of treatment). Therefore the role of naturopathy is to correct the body’s imbalances, by developing more healthy dietary and lifestyle regime, we can reestablish the status of overweight and health.

    Naturopathic approach revolves around the theory of vitality and the cascade of changes occurring in the body in the form of reduced elimination, assimilation and absorption, which greatly influences homeostasis in the body. We focus on a holistic remedy with an understanding that stress (physical /mental), poor dietary habits, lack of physical activity, environmental causes are responsible for the whole physiological disarray. Naturopathic interventions are intended to bring about both physiological and psychological wellbeing

    Treatment goal is to guide on the health risks of obesity in any given individual. Since obesity is not caused by single factor, treatment also must me individualized; otherwise, it may not succeed.

    Any deviation from nature’s law leads to disturbed hormonal harmony which in turn leads to fat accumulation. If a person lacks sleep at night because of night shift work, it increases the level of cortisol and insulin and disturbs the melatonin level. The naturopathic physician should identify the cause before treating such as hypothyroidism, insulinumia, etc . Naturopathy and yoga system is an ideal option in the management of obesity because this is the only system that corrects the basic cause by advocating right lifestyle changes.

    Naturopathic treatments involve fasting therapy, diet therapy, chromo therapy, heliotherapy, massage therapy, mud therapy, hydrotherapy, acupuncture, yoga therapy and other therapies such as exercise therapy, magneto therapy, music and laughter therapy, reflexology and acupressure.Dosage of interventions in treating obesity is very important as most of the weight reduction program fail or there is relapse due to improper understanding of the body.

    Our doctors will evaluate, guide and monitor the following for you:

    • Review food record
    • Goal setting (calculate calorie targets based on your BMI)
    • Individualize anthropometry monitoring plan
    • Individualized functional food prescription
    • Revising goals based on BMI changes
    • Staying motivated
    • Overview of whole food nutrition
    • Understanding on the quality of foods: types of fats, carbs, wild & organic foods
    • Eating behavior presentation and discussion
    • Body’s physiology, staying healthy & avoiding complications



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