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I am 5'8", weigh 229. BP is 120/75. I walk 2 1/2 miles in 40 min. 5 x a week. My weight loss is slow. What is a healthy weight for me? 160 seems low.
This is about right
Your height and weight convert to a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 34, which is in the obese category. 160 pounds would be a BMI of 24, which is in the ideal BMI range of 20-25. Exercise will help with weight loss, but you will lose faster if you also follow a low-glycemic index diet (increased protein, reduced sweets and starches). See more »
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Is 150 gram of carb per day ok if i follow 1500 calories diet plan and ia am in active ?
Depends
If you are able to maintain a normal body weight then that is probably OK. If you are overweight then you should reduce your carb intake. See more »
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What is the best way to overcome a plateau when you are trying to lose weight?
Change it up
When you hit a plateau, you can often get through it by changing the type of exercise you are doing. Make sure you continue to eat a healthy, low-glycemic diet as well. See more »
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Which are the minimum pounds of weight i need to lose in order to visibly see results in weight loss?
Variable
Smaller people may see a difference with 5-10 pounds, while very large people may not see noticeable results until they have lost 30-40. See more »
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How can I get a smaller waist without weight loss?
Exercise
For people who are at an acceptable weight but want to lose a little around the middle, increasing physical activity can help. You will burn body fat and build muscle, which is more dense. This can allow you to lose inches without losing much weight. See more »
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What can I do to break through a weight loss plateau?
Stick with it
When you hit a plateau it is important not to get discouraged. Keep following the diet you have been on and getting exercise. You may consider changing your exercise regimen to use different muscle groups as this sometimes helps. See more »
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Is there any easy weight loss that does not involve work out?
Not really
Weight loss requires reducing calories consumed below calories burned. Without exercise this is difficult to maintain, thus the weight tends to return. Start with a short daily walk and progress until you reach 30 minutes of exercise daily. Combined with a low-glycemic index diet this will allow you to steadily lose weight and then maintain it. See more »
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Is my awesome feeling be related to weight loss?
Yes
As you lose weight you reduce the stress/workload on your heart, lungs, kidneys, muscles, etc. This results in most people feeling like they have more energy. Congratulations on your weight loss! See more »
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Which vitamins Are good to aid weight loss?
None
The best way to lose weight is eating a healthy, low-glycemic index (lean protein sources and colorful/green vegetables, avoiding starches and beverages with calories) diet and increasing your physical activity until you can exercise for 30 minutes a day. If you do this and maintain this change you should see steady weight loss. See more »
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What is a good weight loss program?
Diet and exercise
The best way to lose weight is eating a healthy, low-glycemic index (lean protein sources and colorful/green vegetables, avoiding starches and beverages with calories) diet and increasing your physical activity until you can exercise for 30 minutes a day. If you do this and maintain this change you should see steady weight loss. See more »
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Weight Loss Surgery Huntsville Alabama

Alabama Surgical Associates – Bariatric Surgery

Weight Loss Surgery

 

For the experts in weight loss surgery in Huntsville, Alabama, visit Alabama Surgical Associates (ASA). We offer a broad range of non-invasive weight loss (laparoscopic bariatric) procedures for the communities of North Alabama, Southern Tennessee, and beyond. Our board certified surgeons also have expertise in general laparoscopic surgical procedures.

Weight loss surgery is major surgery. Its growing use to treat morbid obesity is the result of three factors:

  • Our current knowledge of the significant health risks of morbid obesity
  • The relatively low risk and complications of the procedures versus not having the surgery
  • The ineffectiveness of current non-surgical approaches to produce sustained weight loss 

Weight loss surgery in Huntsville, Alabama should be viewed first and foremost as a way to alleviate debilitating, chronic disease. In most cases, the minimum qualification to be a candidate for the procedure is an excess 100 pounds above your ideal body weight, or a Body Mass Index of 40 or greater. Occasionally, a procedure will be considered for someone with a BMI of 35 or higher. In these cases, the person’s doctor needs to conclude that obesity-related health conditions have led to a medical need for weight reduction, and that surgery is the only way to accomplish this.

In many cases, patients must prove their attempts at dietary weight loss have been ineffective before they can undergo weight loss surgery in Huntsville, Alabama, or anywhere else in the country. More importantly, the patient must commit to following extensive and lifelong dietary, exercise, and medical guidelines after their weight loss surgery.

If you are morbidly obese, i.e. more than 100 pounds overweight or with a Body Mass Index of 40 or more, you risk developing a number of serious health conditions. These include metabolic syndrome, diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, obstructive sleep apnea, or joint and back problems. Morbid obesity is also linked to social, psychological, and economic problems, an increased cancer risk, and early death.

Weight loss surgery in Huntsville, Alabama is an immediate, safe, and effective way to start tackling these obesity-related diseases. At ASA, we have been helping morbidly obese patients achieve sustained weight loss and lifestyle changes with weight loss surgery since 1998.

To meet the special needs of our patients from across the region, ASA has partnered with the Bariatric Wellness Institute and Crestwood Hospital. At these institutions, our board certified surgeons offer both industry-leading expertise and the support and encouragement you need for long-term success.

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