General Wellness

Weight Management

Weight management, specifically weight loss, refers to the process of reducing body weight through a combination of diet and exercise. It can be beneficial for overall health, especially for individuals who are have a high BMI.

The most effective way to lose weight is to create a calorie deficit by consuming fewer calories than you burn. This can be achieved through a combination of a healthy diet and regular physical activity.

Some tips for safe and effective weight loss include:

  1. Eat a healthy, balanced diet: Consume a diet that is rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and healthy fats.
  2. Reduce calorie intake: Reduce calorie intake by limiting portion sizes and avoiding high-calorie, high-fat, and high-sugar foods and drinks.  A dietician or healthcare professional may be engaged to develop a customised plan.
  3. Engage in regular physical activity: Exercise regularly, aiming for at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise most days of the week.
  4. Get enough sleep: Aim for at least 7-8 hours of sleep per night, as lack of sleep can lead to weight gain.

It is important to approach weight loss in a safe and sustainable way, as rapid weight loss can have negative health consequences. Always consult with a healthcare professional before starting a new diet or exercise program.

Nutritional assessment

Nutritional assessment is a process of evaluating a person’s nutritional status to identify any nutritional deficiencies or excesses, and to develop a plan to address any issues identified. Nutritional assessment can be done through a combination of different methods, including:

  1. Dietary assessment: This involves evaluating a person’s dietary intake to determine if they are meeting their nutrient needs. This can be done through methods such as food diaries, food frequency questionnaires, or 24-hour dietary recalls.
  2. Anthropometric assessment: This involves measuring a person’s height, weight, body mass index (BMI), and other body composition parameters such as skinfold thickness, waist circumference, or bioelectrical impedance.
  3. Biochemical assessment: This involves measuring specific nutrients or biomarkers in blood, urine, or other bodily fluids to determine a person’s nutrient status.
  4. Clinical assessment: This involves evaluating physical signs and symptoms associated with nutrient deficiencies or excesses, such as dry skin or hair loss.
  5. Medical and lifestyle history: This includes gathering information about medical history, medications, and lifestyle factors such as smoking or alcohol use, which may affect a person’s nutritional status.

A comprehensive nutritional assessment can provide valuable information to develop an individualized nutrition plan tailored to a person’s specific needs and goals. It is recommended that individuals with nutritional concerns consult with a healthcare professional or a registered dietitian to perform a nutritional assessment and develop an appropriate plan.

We are able to offer a comprehensive biochemical assessment for you without performing any teleconsultation with our doctors.  Our doctors can review the results with you and make recommendations or suggest treatment options.

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