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High Cholesterol & Obesity

High Cholesterol And Its Connection to Obesity

Just as your predisposition to becoming obese can be influenced by genetics so too can other health problems such as high cholesterol. After all, high cholesterol isn’t just a problem that people who are overweight or obese deal with; however, being obese can increase your risk for high cholesterol.

What is high cholesterol?

If your doctor has told you that you have high cholesterol what this means is that there is an imbalance in the fats found in your bloodstream. Cholesterol is a substance found in your body that metabolizes food. If you have too much “bad cholesterol” in your body this could put you at an increased risk for heart disease or heart attack.

What can I do?

As you might imagine losing weight can go a long way to improving your cholesterol levels. This includes completely changing your diet and starting a workout program, which can significantly lower cholesterol levels, as well as reduce your risk for developing other obesity-related health problems such as diabetes and heart disease.

Eating a diet that cuts out trans fat and foods high in saturated fats and replaces them with a plant and lean-protein diet that contains healthy fats will go a long way to helping you lose weight and improving your heart health; however, knowing what you should and shouldn’t eat can be daunting and there is a lot of misinformation out there. Let our weight loss medical team help make losing weight easier.

How can Physicians Premier Weight & Wellness Center help?

Not understanding how to lose weight safely and effectively coupled with no accountability are the reasons many people can’t seem to lose weight and keep it off. Fad diets may work at first but if you deal with weight that yo-yos or deal with binge eating as a result of extreme restriction this isn’t a safe or effective way to lose weight. Our physician-led weight loss plans are created just for you. We work with you, your current health and your weight loss goals to craft the ideal treatment plan. Our plans are effective but also safe.

Now you don’t have to worry if you aren’t getting enough food or the proper nutrients you need for fuel. We take the guesswork out of losing weight to help you lead a healthier life for the long run.

Have questions about the physician-supervised weight loss programs we offer in South Riding, VA? Call Physicians Premiere Weight & Wellness Center today at (703) 783-5673 to learn more.