6. Weight every week and keep records
People who weight at least once a week tend to be more successful at maintaining a weight loss.
Keeping record of food consumed each day can help maintain the focus on the diet plan and provide additional information related o progress.
Keep your fitness goals realistic understanding how your body mass related to your weight measuring yourself or how your clothes fit can be a great indication of how you?re reshaping your body, even if the pounds aren'tfalling off.
Role of medication in the treatment of obesity
Medication treatment of obesity should be used only in patients who have health risk related to obesity. Medication should be used in patient with BMI greater than 30 or in those with a BMI of greater than 27 who have other medical condition (such as high blood pressure, diabetes, high blood cholesterol). It puts them at risk for developing heart disease.
Like diet and exercise, the goal of medication treatment has to be realistic. With successful medication treatment, one can expect an initial weight loss of at least 3 kg during the 1-3 months of treatment. For more information, consult your doctor.
(The writer is secretary general of Delhi Gynaecologist Forum and chairperson of WOW India.)