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The diet and exercise plan in this book has helped thousands of my patients obtain their weight loss goals, and equally important, maintain their weight once those goals were accomplished. Most of you that are reading this book have experienced other weight loss plans with varying success. Many will have achieved significant success initially but regained the weight and are looking for alternatives with more durable results. The plan outlined here is not complicated and it is easy to understand. If followed as instructed, you will lose a significant amount of weight. The weight loss may vary according to initial weight, age, gender, and other metabolic factors. But all will experience success if the plan is followed.
The initial discussion is on the topic of obesity and the problems it causes, specifically on how obesity affects your health and wellness. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 42% of adults in America were obese in 2019. Over 2/3rds of adults are either overweight or obese, which is defined as a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 25-30 kg/m2 and over 30 kg/m2 respectively. In other words, less than a third of American adults are in the normal weight category. That is a big problem from a public health perspective. Obesity is the cause of many common health problems such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. The American Medical Association classified obesity as a chronic disease state in 2013. Since then it has made strides in education, awareness, and treatment options for this wide spread disease. However much needs to be done to educate the public and raise awareness about obesity as a disease.
The next section will cover the high protein, low carbohydrate diet. The diet plan covers a six month period broken down into four week periods. For each period, the first three weeks are demanding followed by a recovery week. During the recovery week, the reins are loosened and more food consumption is allowed. Meals, snacks, and supplements are described for each day, seven days per week laid out in a grid format. One can check off each day, week, and month as progression through the diet occurs. The periodic nature of the program allows individuals to stick with it and continue to lose excess pounds.
The following section discusses exercise. Many options are offered for both aerobic and strength training activities. Both are important as one must maintain muscle mass as the excess pounds are shed. That becomes more critical in older individuals as muscle mass diminishes naturally as we age. The exercise plan is also laid out daily on a grid format for each week. It is broken down by minutes per week gradually increasing the stress load as one progresses through the plan. It also follows a periodic nature coinciding with the diet plan. So, three weeks of harder workouts are followed by an easier recovery week.
Once one’s goal weight has been achieved it must be maintained. Many have struggles with this part. The next chapter explains how to transition to the maintenance phase.
The final section of the book discusses medical therapy for obese and overweight individuals. The first Chapter is on current pharmacotherapy and the final chapter is on bariatric surgery.
ASIN : B0BTBZDSN5
Publisher : Independently published (January 30, 2023)
Language : English
Paperback : 159 pages
ISBN-13 : 979-8375502748
Item Weight : 8.1 ounces
Dimensions : 6 x 0.36 x 9 inches