Excess body fat or obesity can result in multiple health consequences. Our team of professionals at LMC can help you lose weight in a sustainable and healthy way – no crash diets, misinformation, or fat burners. Just simple science. 

What is obesity?

Obesity is a medical condition characterized by excess body fat that has accumulated to the extent that it may have an adverse effect on health. It is commonly defined as having a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher.

The classification from the Health Promotion Board (HPB) is based on obesity-related disease risk. BMI 23 to 27.4 at moderate risk and BMI above 27.5 is at high risk. The WHO and NIH guidelines for Asian individuals define overweight as a BMI between 23 and 24.9 kg/m2 and obesity as a BMI >25 kg/m2.

What are the risks of obesity?

Obesity is a significant public health concern because it can increase the risk of a range of health problems, including:
Cardiovascular disease
These include heart disease, stroke and high blood pressure 
Diabetes can lead to health complications like nerve damage, kidney damage and eye problems (cataracts, glaucoma) 
Obesity increases the risk of developing certain types of cancer, including breast, colon, and prostate cancer
Respiratory problems 
These include sleep disorders like obstructive sleep apnea and asthma
Joint problems 
Being overweight can put extra strain on the joints, leading to joint pain and an increased risk of developing osteoarthritis.
Mental health problems 
Obesity can have a negative impact on mental health and well-being, including depression and anxiety.
Reduced life expectancy 
Fertility problems 

What is the difference between being overweight and obese?

Being overweight and being obese both refer to having excess body weight, but they are typically defined using different metrics.

BMI for being overweight: 23-24.9 
BMI for being obese: 25 or higher 

While both overweight and obesity can increase the risk of certain health problems, such as diabetes, heart disease, and some cancers, obesity is generally considered to be a more serious health concern due to the greater degree of excess weight and associated health risks.

What is the most effective treatment for weight loss?

There is no single most effective treatment for weight loss that works for everyone, as different people may have different underlying causes of weight gain and different preferences for weight loss strategies.

However, some evidence-based approaches to weight loss include:

  • Caloric deficit (food portion or meal replacement)
  • Increased physical activity 
  • Behavioral therapy
  • Medication
  • Bariatric surgery 

At LMC, we might investigate to see if there are any underlying causes that make you hard to lose weight (eg: thyroid). We help you lose weight through clinically proven and sustainable weight loss solutions. This means losing weight at a healthy and steady pace, and teaching you valuable information about health and nutrition. 

As several factors affect weight, besides looking at your diet, our health coaches will also look at your physical activity, sleep, stress, heart health and more. 

Through our coaching programs, you get access to: 

Evidence-based health coaching

Individualised management plan

Coordination and scheduling of specialist referrals

Personalised program tailored to your unique goals and preferences 

Your health matters to us. Contact us to find out more. 

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