Overweight

A Guide to Weight Gain, Obesity, and Weight Loss

Learn more about weight gain and obesity in this comprehensive guide — what causes weight gain, the complications of being overweight, and how we can help at the Stengler Center

At the Stengler Center, we understand that obesity and weight gain are serious conditions that can have a significant impact on your overall health and well-being. 

This comprehensive guide will help you learn more about the causes of these conditions, the complications they can lead to, and how our team at the Stengler Center can help you achieve your goals for weight loss and better health.

The first thing to understand about obesity is that it is largely caused by lifestyle factors. Poor diet, lack of exercise, stress, genetics, and other environmental factors play a role in whether or not someone becomes overweight or obese. 

Additionally, there are many complications associated with being overweight or obese, including an increased risk for heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and certain cancers.

At the Stengler Center, we believe in a multi-faceted approach to weight loss that includes diet, exercise, stress management, and other lifestyle changes. Our team of health experts can help you develop a customized plan to reach your weight loss goals and improve your overall health. 

If you’re ready to make a change, don’t wait any longer — get in touch with us today!

What Causes Weight Gain and Obesity?

There are many factors that can contribute to obesity and weight gain. While some people may be genetically predisposed to carrying extra weight, for many people, obesity is caused by lifestyle choices. Poor diet, lack of exercise, and stress are all common contributors to weight gain.

Medical Conditions

There are a number of medical conditions that can cause weight gain. These include hypothyroidism, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), Cushing’s syndrome, and certain types of cancer. If you’re struggling to lose weight, it’s important to see a doctor to rule out any underlying medical conditions.

Genetics

Your genes can also play a role in your weight. Some people are genetically predisposed to be more sensitive to food and/or have a lower metabolic rate, which can contribute to weight gain even if they don’t eat much or get much exercise.

Dietary Factors

The foods you eat have a direct impact on your weight. Eating high-calorie, processed, and sugary foods can lead to weight gain — while eating healthy, whole foods can help you maintain a healthy weight. 

Additionally, portion size is another important factor to consider when it comes to managing your weight. If you’re eating more calories than your body needs and burns, you will likely gain weight.

Exercise

Another important factor in managing your weight is exercise. Exercise helps to burn calories and can also help to reduce stress. If you’re not getting enough exercise, you’re more likely to gain weight.

Stress

Lastly, stress can also lead to weight gain. When you’re stressed, your body releases the hormone cortisol, which can cause you to crave high-calorie, sugary foods. Additionally, stress can lead to overeating and can make it difficult to stick to a healthy diet and exercise routine.

What Are the Complications of Weight Gain and Obesity?

Obesity and being overweight can lead to many serious health complications. Some of the most common complications associated with obesity include heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and certain types of cancer.

Heart Disease

People who are overweight or obese are at a much higher risk for heart disease, which is the leading cause of death in the United States. Heart disease occurs when plaque builds upon the walls of your arteries and restricts blood flow to your heart. 

Obesity can also contribute to high cholesterol, another risk factor for heart disease.

Diabetes

In addition to heart disease, obesity and weight gain can also increase your risk for diabetes. Diabetes is a condition that affects how your body uses sugar and can lead to other complications such as kidney failure, blindness, nerve damage, and more.

High Blood Pressure

Another major complication associated with obesity is high blood pressure. High blood pressure makes it harder for your heart to pump blood through your body and increases your risk for heart disease.

Cancer

Finally, obesity can also increase your risk for certain types of cancer, including breast cancer and colon cancer. This is primarily due to the fact that excess body fat can produce hormones and other chemicals that lead to increased cell growth in certain areas of the body.

Treatments for Weight Gain and Obesity

If you’re struggling with obesity or weight gain, the first step is to see a doctor. They can help you to determine the underlying cause of your weight gain and develop a treatment plan that’s right for you. 

In some cases, medication may be necessary to help you lose weight. However, for most people, lifestyle changes are the key to successful weight loss.

Making Diet and Exercise Changes

The first step in treating obesity is often making changes to your diet and exercise routine. Eating healthy foods and getting regular exercise are both essential for losing weight and keeping it off.

A healthy diet includes: 

  • Plenty of fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Whole grains
  • Lean protein
  • Healthy fats

It’s also important to limit your intake of processed foods, sugary drinks, and unhealthy fats.

When it comes to exercise, the key is to find an activity that you enjoy and that you can stick with long-term. Some people prefer to exercise at a gym, while others prefer to take walks or bike rides outdoors. 

No matter what type of exercise you choose, it’s important to get at least 30 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity most days of the week.

In addition to diet and exercise changes, there are other lifestyle changes that can help you lose weight and keep it off. These include getting enough sleep, managing stress, and avoiding tobacco use.

Getting Help From a Weight Loss Specialist

For some people, making diet and lifestyle changes on their own is not enough to successfully lose weight. In these cases, it can be helpful to seek the guidance of a weight loss specialist. 

Weight loss specialists are trained in the latest techniques for healthy weight loss and can provide you with additional guidance and support as you work towards your goals.

If you’re struggling with obesity or weight gain, the best thing you can do is see a doctor right away. They can assess your condition and help you come up with a treatment plan that’s right for you. 

For many people, making changes to diet and exercise is an essential part of losing weight and keeping it off long term. However, there may also be other lifestyle factors that need to be addressed in order for successful weight loss to occur. 

Whatever your situation, working with a weight loss specialist can give you the guidance and support you need to reach your goals.

How the Stengler Center Can Help

At the Stengler Center, we understand how difficult it can be to lose weight and keep it off. That’s why we offer a wide range of both traditional and holistic medical services designed to help patients struggling with obesity achieve their goals. 

Whether you need help making diet and lifestyle changes or you’re interested in getting more intensive medical treatment for your condition, we have the resources you need to succeed.

Our team includes board-certified physicians and nutrition experts who are committed to helping our patients achieve healthy weight and wellness. We offer customized plans that take into account each patient’s individual needs and lifestyle preferences in order to help them make sustainable changes that lead to long-term success.

What Is HCG Treatment for Weight Loss?

HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) is a hormone that is naturally produced in the body during pregnancy. It helps to support normal functions of the body, including regulating metabolism and supporting the breakdown of fat stores for energy use.

In recent years, HCG has become an increasingly popular treatment option for weight loss. 

Proponents claim that this hormone can help patients lose significant amounts of weight quickly and safely, without causing unpleasant side effects.

HCG should be used only as part of a comprehensive approach to losing weight. If you are considering using this treatment method to help you lose weight, it’s important to speak with our team to learn more about the potential risks and benefits.

The Stengler Center: The Path Toward a Healthy Weight, Wellness, and Well-being Begin Here!

At the Stengler Center, we offer HCG treatment as part of our comprehensive approach to weight loss. Our approach includes a strict diet protocol that must be followed in order for the treatment to be effective. 

Dr. Stengler and his team will pinpoint the cause(s) of weight gain — and through exercise, targeted nutrition, and balancing hormones, patients are able to lose significant weight and keep it off.

If you are struggling with obesity or weight gain, the Stengler Center is here for you! Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you reach your ideal weight for optimal health.

Lose weight fast with HCG!

For patients that need an aggressive approach, we also have a lot of experience with a modified HCG weight loss program. The doctors also have great experience utilizing HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) and a low-calorie diet.

  • Lose up to 1 pound a day.
  • Reduce your appetite.
  • Repair your metabolism.
  • Burn stubborn body fat.
  • Shed inches.
  • Increase your energy.

Imagine yourself 20 to 30 pounds lighter…
Your clothes fit and look great on you. You feel confident and attractive. You like what you see when you look in the mirror. Your friends and family compliment you. You have the energy to do things like ride a bike, walk on the beach or play with your kids or grandchildren.

Just like Dr. Stengler’s many patients, you CAN get your body back and have a new lease on life. Draw a line in the sand and get started today.

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