How Much Weight Loss Is Needed to Improve Your Health?

How Much Weight Loss Is Needed to Improve Your HealthWeight loss can help to improve many of the health risks that result from being over-weight or obese.  Though most people are aware that being overweight or obese is associated with numerous health problems they are often surprised to learn how small of weight loss can have positive effects on their health, Some of the health concerns that are reduced or eliminated by weight loss are:

  • High cholesterol
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Cancer – certain types
  • Sleep apnea
  • Osteoarthritis

You can see improvements in your health and begin to feel better with a weight loss as small as 5-15% of your weight.  This means if you are a 250 pound person, a 12-25 pound weight loss could help improve your health! Here at the Central Ohio Nutrition Center 64% of our patients have lost at least 10% of their total body weight.  The average weight loss on the Optifast Program is 52 pounds.

By | 2018-02-07T15:10:35+00:00 June 10th, 2009|Weight Loss Tips|0 Comments