Ways To Prevent Obesity
The key method to prevent obesity is to achieve weight loss through a decrease in calorie consumption and an increase in energy expenditure which is explained as energy balance.
Obesity is associated with increased risk of morbidity and mortality.
And the risk progressively increase with higher BMI.
Body Mass Index is the most established measurement to determine obesity and its defined as: BMI = Weight (kg) / Height 2 (m).
The ideal BMI is between 18.5 – 22.9.
A BMI > 25 is considered as overweight and a BMI > 30 is classified as obesity.
Input your height in centimeter (for example: 173) and weight in kilogram (for example: 75). Click the ‘Calculate’ button to find out your Body Mass Index.
Your BMI is......
|less than 18.5:||Underweight|
|18.5 - 24.9:||Normal weight|
|25 - 29.9:||Overweight|
|30 - 34.9:||Class I Obese|
|35 - 39.9:||Class II Obese|
|40 upwards:||Class III Obese|
The general goals for obesity therapy are to achieve weight loss, maintain lower body weight, and prevent further weight gain.
The key treatment of obesity is to achieve weight loss through a decrease in calorie consumption and an increase in energy expenditure which is explained as energy balance.
Energy balance is basically the energy intake minus with energy expenditure.
If you have a positive balance it will result in weight gain in the long run.
However, if you have a more negative balance it will result in weight loss.
Saxenda (liraglutide) is a FDA approved prescription weight loss injection pen for adults with BMI ≥ 27. It helps patient to lose weight and keep the weight off.
Saxenda works like glucagon-like-peptide (GLP-1), an appetite hormone your body naturally produces that helps to regulate your hunger by suppressing your appetite.
The goal is patient will be able to consume fewer calories thus achieving weight loss without feeling the hunger. Learn More.