Timing Of Exercise May Be Key To Successful Weight Loss

While it is common to use the words physical activity and exercise interchangeably, they do not mean the same. The term ‘physical activity’ can be used for all movements that cause energy expenditure but the term ‘exercise’ stands for a planned, structured physical activity. So, for weight management to be effective, you not only need to be physically active, but you need to exercise!

Out of all the ways to lose weight, the role of exercise cannot be underestimated. It maintains the energy balance which helps the body in its attempts to establish homeostasis.

When searching how to lose weight fast, you may need to be more consistent regarding the time of the day irrespective of the intensity to make your weight loss programme a success. Engaging in moderate-to-vigorous intensity exercise early morning has been reported to be associated with successful maintenance of weight loss. However, maintaining a specific time consistently everyday – morning, afternoon, evening, or night – is what matters.

In brief, consistency holds the key to your weight loss programs and so does Bariatric surgery or weight loss surgery that has emerged as a science for those patients who want to lose weight.

Nobesity is one of the most experienced Bariatric Center of Excellence in India with more than 4000 successful Bariatric surgeries performed so far. Over 600 new patients every year choose to undergo treatment here for morbid obesity and metabolic disorders.

Nobesity also leads the one of the best patient support group program in India. More than 100 after-surgery patients attend each support group meeting held on last Sunday of every month.

This Independence Day Pledge To Be Free From Obesity

Happy Independence Day

As we celebrate the independence of our motherland, we need to acknowledge that independence is about conquering anything that dominates you, breaks you, or hinders your journey to perfection.

Obesity not only makes you physically dependent on others but also dominates your mind, breaks you emotionally, and hinders your mental growth. I makes you feel belittled and much less than perfect for anything. It is not only your belly fat that you carry but also the strain of the limitations you have in your life because of it.

Independence is, in fact,
The freedom to improve human condition,
The freedom to pursue your happiness,
The freedom of expansion of human mind,
The freedom to develop and apply humanitarianism,
The freedom to create an individual’s will, motivations, preferences, and unique talents,
The freedom to enjoy freedom and empower others to do so

This freedom is not free but comes at a cost. The cost is bravery and sacrifice. You need to be brave and sacrifice on many things to fight obesity and be free.

“True independence and freedom can only exist in doing what’s right.” – Brigham Young

So, this independence day:
Pledge to do what is right….
Pledge to fight obesity…..
Pledge to be free from it.

Tea Doesn’t Need Sugar To Taste Good

William Ewart Gladstone quoted:
“If you are cold, tea will warm you;
If you are too heated, it will cool you;
If you are depressed, it will cheer you;
If you are excited, it will calm you.”

Tea has high amounts of health-promoting substances called flavonoids that bring down inflammation and help protect against conditions like heart disease and diabetes. A type of flavonoid called catechins boosts metabolism and helps your body break down fats more quickly. The caffeine present in many teas increases your energy use, causing your body to burn more calories. These two compounds probably work best together to make tea a weight loss beverage.

Even after weight loss, tea could help you keep it off by preventing the metabolism slowdown that’s common after dropping a few pounds.

But no one said sugar is a must in tea to have this effect!

In fact, excess sugar intake is known to be a public health problem and beverages having sugar contribute considerably to this intake. Scientists have also shown that sugar is not needed at all to make your cup of tea enjoyable. So, tea without sugar can be a healthy constituent of your weight loss Program and helps you to burn fat fast.

In the Era of weight loss surgery, other weight loss programmes are equally popular.

Nobesity is one of the most experienced Bariatric Center of Excellence in India with more than 4000 successful Bariatric surgeries performed so far. Over 600 new patients every year choose to undergo treatment here for morbid obesity and metabolic disorders.

Nobesity also leads the one of the best patient support group program in India. More than 100 after-surgery patients attend each support group meeting held on last Sunday of every month.

Obese People Outnumber Smokers Two To One

While smoking has been considered one of the leading causes of all healthcare ailment statistics, obesity has now come up to be an epidemic that is spreading much faster than smoking and has already outnumbered it.

Data from different countries has shown that rate of obesity is soaring high like anything and the number of people who are obese is almost double that of smokers. One of the reason is that though children constitute the smoke-free generation, childhood obesity is record high. Also, while smoking has been reduced over the years due to advertisements and environment bans in certain places, no diet restrictions have been imposed on people to lose weight.

It has been said that smoking is a perfect way to commit suicide without actually dying as it has been implicated in cancers. However, double cases of cancers have been reported in people who don’t know how to lose weight!

It is high time that everyone understands that to “win the battle against the Obesity” awareness of the harmful effects of obesity is very important so that proper guidance for weight loss can be sought for.

Bariatric surgery or weight loss surgery has emerged as a science for those patients who want to lose weight.

Nobesity is one of the most experienced Bariatric Center of Excellence in India with more than 4000 successful Bariatric surgeries performed so far. Over 600 new patients every year choose to undergo treatment here for morbid obesity and metabolic disorders.

Nobesity also leads the one of the best patient support group program in India. More than 100 after-surgery patients attend each support group meeting held on last Sunday of every month.

Salute to Nobesity Bariatric Nursing Team on International Nurses Day (12 May)

Our Bariatric Nurses are the indispensable support systems to both doctors and the patients at Nobesity.

On this International Nurses Day (12 May), we take a moment to thank them and appreciate their immense contribution to our patient recovery and post operative care.

Our Bariatric Nursing Team is a super specialist team in themselves.

They are specially trained to take care of special needs of Bariatric Surgery patients and their families– be it diet, supplements or boosting morale before surgery.

Before the patient is wheeled off into the operation theatre for the procedure, our nurses are known to  give a pep talk to calm down any last-minute fears.

While the surgery is in progress, on one hand  our OT nurses play a vital role in the theater, and on the other hand the ward nurses maintain contact with the family and help keep them away from needless anxieties.

After surgery, our three prime nurses who are specially trained to fulfil the post operative needs of the patients take charge.

They are the experts in helping

  • easy mobilization of the patient,
  • healthy liquid intake by advising the patients about the speed and frequency of liquids they should consume
  • breathing exercises

More often than not, when our patients visit the Center for follow-up, our nurses are the first ones to notice weight-loss and express positive remarks which helps patients as a positive reinforcement to maintain a healthy lifestyle and achieve a life time success with weight loss.

Thus our Nobesity Bariatric Nursing team that makes patients feel special and cared on their weight loss journey is our treasure and we express our gratitude once again on this International Nurses Day.

World Health Day 7 April – Nobesity Bariatrics Center

World Health Day 7 April - Nobesity Bariatric Surgery Center

This World Health Day on 7 April, let us pledge to protect ourselves from health hazards and financial hardships:

 

2019 theme of World Health Day is to prevent people from health hazards and financial hardships.

 

80% of Indians pay out of pocket for healthcare which can lead to catastrophic health expenditures and families losing a life-time savings.

 

Non communicable diseases such as cancer, diabetes type 2, heart disease, blood pressure, high cholesterol, debilitating arthritis, respiratory diseases such as asthma and sleep apnea etc. cause maximum financial impact to Indians and Obesity is the root cause of all these and 40- 50 other deadly non communicable diseases.

 

If we control obesity, we can avoid dealing with and spending on all these chronic diseases that are often a result of obesity.

 

Obesity patients even before developing these diseases spend huge amounts of money on trying to lose weight through diets, exercise regimes etc but most are unsuccessful in losing or sustaining lost weight for long. This is mainly due to obesity being a multi- factorial disease involving genes and hormones that make us gain the lost weight quickly.

 

For such patients, Bariatric Surgery has become a very viable and accessible line of treatment over the last decade and a half.

 

Bariatric surgery, is by far the most effective and scientifically proven way to lose all the extra weight and maintain the weight loss long term.

 

At Nobesity Center of Excellence for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgeries, Ahmedabad, Dr. Manish Khaitan and his team have successfully treated more than 3500 obesity patients who had been suffering from various health problems.

 

Our support program after surgery to achieve a life-time success is second to none in India.

 

For a detailed discussion on weight loss, preventing your self from a health hazard and potential financial hardships, call us on + 91 89999 49999 or Feel the Form here.

Indian Diet plan for Type-II Diabetes patients and How Bariatric Surgery can completely reverse type 2 diabetes

Diabetes is a ticking time bomb, that can explode unexpectedly at any moment – today, tomorrow, next year, or 10 years later.

And, in the meantime as it ticks along, it destroys the diabetic’s life bit by bit.

Fluctuations in blood sugar is only one symptom of diabetes.

Several comorbidities are linked to this dreaded disease, which include cardiovascular diseases, kidney failure, peripheral nerve issues like tingling and numbness, coordination and body balance issues, higher risk of bacterial and fungal infections, gangrene in limbs, gastropathy, sexual dysfunctions, gum and teeth problems, etc.

As per the data collected by the World Health Organization, bariatric surgery is the only scientifically proven treatment that has had success in resolving type 2 diabetes.

Blood sugar levels showed significant improvement post-surgery. Patients were able to reduce and in many cases get off diabetes medication, even before considerable weight loss had started.

At the Nobesity Centre of Excellence for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery, we found that obese patients who underwent Roux-En-Y gastric bypass surgery were free from diabetes a few months post-surgery.

In 2017, 56 out of 68 diabetic patients who were operated on at Nobesity were able to put their diabetes into remission. The remaining moved to a much lower dose of medication.

In 2018, 59 out of the 63 who were operated on, managed to get off their diabetes medication completely and the others saw a reduction in their medication dosage.

At Nobesity a multidisciplinary approach is adopted to achieve not just weight loss but also relief from associated comorbidities. Our goal is to help our patients lead a disease-free, healthy and fulfilling life.

The dietitians at Nobesity recommend the following meal plan for individuals with diabetes. This plan is designed to help keep patients control their sugar levels and manage their diabetes.

However, Bariatric Surgery offers total reversal of type 2 diabetes in most patients as discussed above.

MEAL INDIAN ITEMS SOUTH INDIAN ITEMS
6:30 am Lemon juice (sugar free) + 4-5 almonds + 2-3 walnuts + 3 pista Water + diabetic protein powder (50 gms)
walk / gym walk / gym
7:30 am 1 veg paneer stuffed roti + green chutney / veg Dalia upma / veg oats upma – 1 katori / 1 small multigrain bread with 1 egg white omelette 2 idli sambhar / veg upma + green chutney / 1 toast with egg white bhurji
10:00 am skimmed milk – without sugar (200ml) fruit (50-100 gms) (restrict banana /chickoo /sitaphal / mango / grapes)
12:30 pm – 1:00 pm 2 plain roti / 1/2 katori rice + 1 plain roti + dal / pulses / kadhi – 1 katori + vegetables – 1 katori (avoid potato, sweet potatoes, yam, beetroot) + salad / kachumber + 1 katori curd curd + rice 11/2 katori / 2 rotis + dal / pulses / rasam 1 katori + vegetables – 1 katori (avoid potato, sweet potatoes, yam, beetroot) + salad / raita
4:00 pm Tea – 1 cup (sugar free – 50 ml skimmed milk) + dry bhel (no sev) / moong khakhra 1 Tea – 1 cup (sugar free – 50 ml skimmed milk) + roasted channa with some puffed rice – 1 katori
5:30 pm buttermilk (curd – 150gms) buttermilk (curd – 150gms)
6:30 pm fruit (50-100 gms) (restrict banana /chickoo /sitaphal / mango / grapes) lemon juice (without sugar) – 1 glass
walk walk / gym
8:30 pm 1 jowar / multigrain roti / veg khichadi (less rice) + veg 1 katori + dal / pulses / 1 medium piece fish / chicken 2 small dosa sambhar plain / brown rice + dal + veg / 1 medium piece fish / chicken
10:00 pm skimmed milk – without sugar (200ml) skimmed milk – without sugar (200ml)
NOTES : oil / ghee – 1 tbsp = 15 ml /day / person oil / ghee – 1 tbsp = 15 ml /day / person
no sugar / jaggery / honey – use sugar free no sugar / jaggery / honey – use sugar free
make roti / chapati with lemon size ball of atta make roti / chapati with lemon size ball of atta

 

Should I or Shouldn’t I? The Big Question Before Bariatric Surgery

This dilemma is faced by many before the decision to opt for bariatric surgery.

It is common for the mind to be flooded with doubts – Do I need it? Isn’t it better to try diet and exercise one more time? Is it worth the expense? What if something goes wrong? And so on.

The underlying reason for such questions is that bariatric surgery is an elective procedure and not an emergency surgery. Or, at-least that’s what it may appear like.

Obesity is a dangerous disease and so are the co-morbidities associated with it. Diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular issues, respiratory irregularities and other disorders that affect the healthy functioning of the vital organs are all linked to obesity.

For those obese patients from BMI 32 and above who already suffer from some of these associated ailments, bariatric surgery will help lose excess weight as well as the ailments existing due to obesity.

For those with BMI of 37 and above who may not be yet displaying the evidence of the co-morbid diseases, it is important to remember that obesity is like a ticking time-bomb which may explode any moment. In these cases bariatric surgery will help prevent these co-morbidities from afflicting the body.

It is a myth that bariatric surgery is an expensive affair. It costs no more than any other surgery in its class. Secondly one-time cost of bariatric surgery is much cheaper when weighed against the accrued lifetime costs of medication and doctor visits to treat obesity-related co-morbidities.

Nobesity Center of Excellence for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery recognizes that it may not be an easy step to opt for bariatric surgery, Hence assists its patients to take informed decisions through the entire process from the first consultation to a lifetime of free follow-up care. A team of bariatric surgeons, dietitians, and psychologists work in team to tend to the unique needs of each patient.

While, ‘Should I or Shouldn’t I’ is a relevant question, the answer should not be based on gut feel or hearsay. Consult a specialist center to address all doubts rationally before opting for this life-changing procedure.

Sleep Well to Beat Obesity

If nutrition and exercise are regarded as the two key elements of effective weight management, the third key factor is sleep, whose role is often ignored.

Short sleep results in increased craving for high sugar and processed foods. It also causes lethargy and thus decreased expenditure of energy.

Interestingly, average number of sleep hours among adults fell below 8 in the 1980s, which is about the same time that the obesity started rising. This cannot be taken as just a coincidence.

Studies conducted across the world in varied age groups show that short sleepers, both children and adults, are more susceptible to develop obesity.

In fact, this risk is higher in children and adolescents.

89% increase in obesity risk in children and 55% risk increase in adults due to short sleep was observed by a meta-analysis* of various studies that included 30,002 children and 6,34,511 adults from across the world.

This establishes a direct relation between inadequate sleep and obesity associated comorbidities like elevated blood pressure, diabetes and poor heart health as kids and adults alike.

The relation between sleep and obesity is mainly due to the secretion of two key hormones in the human body, ghrelin and leptin.

Ghrelin increases appetite and leptin sends a signal to the brain to indicate satiety. Lack of sleep impacts the secretion of both these hormones and impacts the body. This leads to consumption of more calories than what the body needs, leading to obesity.

While one may get away with the occasional sacrifice of a good night’s sleep, regular abuse of the requisite downtime can contribute to a steady rise in the BMI.

Hence sleep well everyday- atleast for 8 hours, to beat obesity!

*https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18517032

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Positive Impact of Bariatric Surgery on Kidneys: A Swedish Study Findings

There is no denying the grave impact of obesity on the body.

Cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes, cancer, joint pain, depression, sexual impairment etc. are only some of the risks that an obese person is susceptible to.

One of the complexities that could arise from any of these co-morbidities is chronic kidney disease, and in extreme cases kidney failure.

Many studies have established that Bariatric surgery is the most effective and sustained method for long term weight loss.
The Swedish study by the Sahlgrenska Academy took this a step further to evaluate the effect of bariatric surgery on long-term kidney function.

As a part of this study over 4000 obese subjects were monitored for a period of 20 years.

The study showed that surgery benefited even those who were suffering from extensive kidney damage before undergoing the surgery.

The surgery was successful in stemming the advancement of pre-surgery kidney issues to kidney failure, besides excess weight loss.

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