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Author Archives: Bukola Esho MD

Author: Bukola Esho MD

I am a board certified Internist and Obesity Medicine Physician who passionate about reversing obesity and it's complications.

What you gain when you lose weight.

A new year is around the corner and that means it is time to make new year resolutions. One of the most resolutions worldwide is weight loss. As you set your weight loss goals, make sure they are realistic, sustainable and achievable. Wanting to lose some weight means you are not satisfied with where you are and deep down inside you know that a better version of you exists.

 

Perhaps you have noticed that some parts of you no longer work as they used to, maybe your blood work shows some abnormalities, you may just want to be as active as you used to be, or you are tired of buying larger size clothing. Whatever the case may be, change is possible. An unhealthy weight should not be a life sentence. Did you know that losing just 5-10% of your weight will actually help decrease your risk of developing several diseases associated with obesity?

 

I encourage you to get on a scale today and weigh yourself. Then go ahead and calculate your BMI. Next, measure your waist circumference, in a standing position, place the tape horizontally just above your hip bone. Don’t panic  when you see your BMI. BMI may not be a perfect tool, however between your weight, BMI, your waist circumference and your blood work, you will have a clearer picture of what you are dealing with. Write these numbers down or take a picture if you need to because this is your current reality.

 

You will need to make some changes in order to manifest your weight loss. You will start by changing the way you choose your foods and get your body moving. Depending on how much weight you need to lose, you may also benefit from weight loss coaching and anti-obesity medications. Your results will be determined by your consistent daily actions.

Beyond your weight, you have a lot to gain by investing in yourself. And I want you to focus on the gains you acquire as a result of your efforts.

  1. Increased confidence
  2. Improved sleep quality
  3. More energy
  4. Improved blood pressure
  5. Increased exercise capacity
  6. A better sex life
  7. A better quality of life

Imagine your self this time next year, will you be healthier or sicker?  I am very excited for the year ahead because I am going to be a better version of myself.