Your BMI is 30

Your BMI of 30 categorizes you as being obese. Extra weight can stress the body with extra pressure. The most vulnerable body parts are the heart and the respiratory system, but the circulatory system is often prone to obesity-related health conditions as well. In order to lose weight, you should consider a new approach to diet and exercise.

Each person’s body is unique and may have different caloric needs. When your body’s caloric balance status is in caloric excess, it means that you are eating more calories than your body is using and you will store these excess calories as fat. Besides diet and behavior, the environment and genetic factors may also have a significant effect in causing people to be overweight or obese. It is important to understand the risks you are facing if you do not take any measures to lose weight.

Overweight and obese individuals are at increased risk for many diseases and health conditions, including the following:

  • Hypertension27%
  • Dyslipidemia60%
  • High LDL
    Cholesterol
    41%
  • Low HDL
    Cholesterol
    28%
  • High levels
    of
    Triglycerides
    33%
  • Gallbladder
    Disease
    12%
  • Type
    2 diabetes
    90%
  • Coronary
    Heart disease
    21%
  • Stroke22%
  • Osteoarthritis40%
  • Sleep
    Apnea
    78%
  • Some
    Cancers
    18%

If you are seriously overweight, have tried dieting and exercise but you fail to lose weight, weight loss surgery is a viable option to consider. If your weight is impacting the quality of your life, bariatric surgery can help you regain control of your life and improve your health.

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Dr. Jeremy Korman - Lap Band Surgery

Lap Band Procedure For a BMI 30

Although lap band procedure is recommended for BMI over 35, it can also be done for overweight patients whose BMI is between 25 and 30. The weight loss surgery costs can vary from $7,000 to $23,000 based on the type of procedure you require. The Lap Band is an adjustable gastric banding system, which is attached to the upper part of the stomach, drastically limiting stomach capacity.

The lap band system has proven to provide significant short-term weight loss within the first 1-2 years of use and has shown to improve or resolve several serious obesity-related comorbid conditions (sleep apnea, asthma, diabetes, hypertension). Although lap band surgery is completely reversible, you should consider the lap band a lifelong commitment. Removal should only be considered if serious complications develop.

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Marina Weight Loss - Gastric Imbrication

Gastric Plication Procedure For a BMI 30

Gastric plication is a restrictive procedure that reduces the size of the stomach and limits food intake. It can be combined with the lap band for initial weight loss. During the procedure, stomach volume is reduced by folding in the stomach wall and stitching the stomach in order to secure the folded stomach wall. Although new, this procedure has shown encouraging results.

Gastric plication takes about 1-2 hours to complete and is recommended for overweight patients with a BMI of 25 and over, with obesity-related comorbidities. Patients can expect to lose between 40% to 70% of their excess weight in the first year after surgery. However, they need to follow a diet and regularly exercise in order to maintain their weight. Obesity-related comorbidities improve or resolve after gastric plication.

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Dr. Jeremy Korman - Sleeve Gastrectomy

Gastric Sleeve Procedure For a BMI 30

If your BMI is between 25 and 30, it means that you are overweight and are a possible candidate for the gastric sleeve procedure. Also called a sleeve gastrectomy, the surgery is performed using laparoscopy meaning that there will only be a few small incisions through which the doctor performs the procedure. The laparoscopic technique allows a quicker recovery and less patient discomfort, to name a few advantages.

Results depend on the commitment of each patient, who must be willing to adopt a sensible eating plan and reasonable routine activity. As a restrictive procedure, the sleeve gastrectomy will limit the amount of food you can eat by reducing the size of your stomach and making you feel full quicker. The stomach during the gastric sleeve procedure is reduced to about 25% of its original size.

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Dieting should always be tailored so that the minimum daily recommended amount of nutrients are consumed and absorbed into the body. By doing this, the body can function fully and negative health effects can be avoided. The list below contains the estimation of the basic daily vitamin and nutrient need:

Your Daily Nutrients Need
Total Carbohydrate 130.0 g
Dietary Fiber 25.0 g
Linoleic Acid 12000.0 mg
Alpha-Linolenic Acid 1100.0 mg
Protein 33.0 g
Vitamins
Vitamin A 2333.0 IU
Vitamin C 75.0 mg
Vitamin D 200.0 IU
Vitamin E 15.0 mg
Vitamin K 90.0 mcg
Thiamin 1.1 mg
Riboflavin 1.1 mg
Niacin 14.0 mg
Vitamin B6 1.3 mg
Folate 400.0 mcg
Vitamin B12 2.4 mcg
Pantothenic Acid 5.0 mg
Biotin 30.0 mcg
Choline 425.0 mg
Minerals
Calcium 1000.0 mg
Chromium 25.0 mcg
Copper 0.9 mg
Fluoride 3.0 mg
Iodine 150.0 mcg
Iron 8.0 mg
Magnesium 310.0 mg
Manganese 1.8 mg
Molybdenum 45.0 mcg
Phosphorus 700.0 mg
Selenium 55.0 mcg
Zinc 8.0 mg

Disclaimer

The above recommendations are only estimates of your minimum needs, and illness or any genetic individuality is not taken into account. Furthermore, these recommendations are specific to women with ages between 19 and 30 and may differ from the standardized Daily Values used on nutrition facts labels.

Physical exercise has countless health benefits and is a sure way change the quality of your life for the better. It is important to note, however, that physical activity is only one factor in effective weight loss. Healthy nutrition is just as important. Obtaining lasting results and being able to maintain your goal weight comes with turning healthy behaviors into common everyday habits. You should make exercise an essential part of your life. If you lead a completely sedentary life, try to perform some physical activity each and every week. When this becomes a normal part of your life, you are ready to move on to the next level and perform physical activity longer and more often. Depending on what you like to do, increase walking, biking, riding or swimming for 20-30 minutes 3 times a week to 40-50 minutes 4 times a week. A few tips to help you succeed:

  • exercise with a friend for motivation
  • opt for the kind of exercise that you truly like
  • keep an activity diary to help you track time and progress
  • increase reps and weight every so often in your strength training routine
  • plan your weekly activity schedule ahead of time