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According to the Obesity Action Coalition, more than 29 percent of female North Carolinians are considered obese.
Losing weight is different for women than men for several reasons. Men have more muscle mass, which burns more calories, men have faster metabolism, and there are hormonal differences. The following is some advice for women who are trying to lose weight.
The first step to following a healthy lifestyle is to change your mentality, and know that stress impacts weight loss. Learn to recognize the factors that cause stress eating.
Maintain an overall healthy diet and remember these four rules:
Keep a daily log to capture a complete list of the foods you are eating.
Use food tracking websites such as: Calorie Tracker.com.
No matter how busy you are, it’s important to take the time for exercise.
In some cases, diet and exercise are not enough, and medical assistance is needed. Speak with your physician about the option that is best for you.
Use the following checklist and speak to your physician to help determine if you’re a candidate for weight loss surgery.
Dr. Tehmina Adnan is a board certified internal medicine physician with WakeMed Physician Practices – Primary Care – North Raleigh specializing in the comprehensive care of adults. Her special interests range from preventive care to complex, chronic medical illnesses including hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol and asthma.
3000 New Bern Ave.
Raleigh, NC 27610