Why are we still struggling with weight in such an advanced society?

Why do we not know how to lose weight? The answer is simple. No one has given us the information or we were misinformed. Starting with the development of commercial diet programs. If we were to invest in a program, we will be able to lose weight. These programs will work. Most programs work because of the pre-calculated calorie restriction. Even though it can work, it is not sustainable. Majority of the time we will gain the weight right back after being on the program. When we take a closer look at these programs; they are not cost-effective, they don’t taste great, and it doesn’t fit our natural lifestyle. The underlying factor as to why these programs work is calorie restriction. We all have what is known as Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR). BMR is the number of calories that is required per day to stay alive and for our bodies to function. An average person’s BMR is 1,600 calories. Our bodies will burn the budgeted calories in order to ensure that our bodies will function normally. Any calories over that will be stored for when it is needed. If we consume less calories, our bodies will look for other energy resources such as fat; thus, we will begin to lose weight. The general rule of thumb is to intake 1,200 calories to lose weight; which is lower than the average BMR of 1,600 calories. If we burn more calories than what we consume then we will lose weight as the body searches for the stored energy, such as fat, within our bodies.

 

 

Michele’s Weight Loss Transformation

Michele’s Weight Loss Transformation

For many years, Michele knew she was having problems with her weight. Her active job required her to be fit, but her weight was making her work increasingly more difficult to manage. Furthermore, she was starting to notice additional medical problems due to her weight. That’s when she decided to seek the help of The Weight Loss Center of Yuma.

“I was skeptical at first,” Michele said, “But after finding out how the weight loss program works, it made perfect sense!”

Many weight loss programs are conventional programs that try to sell a diet program or an exercise regimen that is difficult for the average person to maintain. These programs rarely give people the success they are looking for because they are so difficult to follow.

The program at Bio Clinic’s Weight Loss Center of Yuma is different. This program focuses on a goal of total calories consumed per day.

“They use state of the art software to achieve that goal. So, this program is modern software driven. I was amazed at the power of software doing its magic,” said Michele.

In the first three months alone Michele:

  • lost 50 lbs. in weight
  • dropped from 38% to 29% body fat content
  • dropped her waistline from 43 inches to 31 inches

Michele still continues to lose weight and is happy with her progress. She says she can use this program anywhere, where ever she goes. The program is very flexible and there are no restrictions on what kind of food you can eat. It really is all about calories!

Michele attributes her weight loss to herself and all the team members who work at the Weight Loss Center of Yuma, a division of Bio Clinic. This program is pioneered and managed by Irfan Fazil, M.D.