A new study published by The Obesity Society finds that being overweight can lead to financial costs. This is largely due to the need for more medical costs and loss of productivity caused by obesity.
Often, when we talk to new patients and ask them to describe their nutritional goals, they say they want to be thin and stay thin. But a new article recently published in The New York Times suggests that individuals who are trying to shed pounds no longer want to talk about “dieting” and “weight loss.”
For years, people have been under the misconception that all you need to do to lose weight is reduce your caloric intake, and exercise often, but leading researchers finally agree about which is more critical to weight loss success. Learn more about how you can help your overweight patients.
As a weight loss professional, you know there isn’t a “one size fits all” option when it comes to dealing with obesity. Some patients are very motivated when it comes to losing weight and may only need a simple intragastric balloon procedure to help them shed extra weight.