Your BMI is 31

If your BMI is 31, you are considered obese. Weight loss procedures are normally taken into consideration for BMI over 35, but exceptions from this rule are people confronted with one or more obesity-related morbidities. A healthy diet and a regular, consistent exercise routine are essential for weight loss. If these have failed to help you lose weight and you suffer from high blood pressure or you have a heart condition, contact a medical specialist to get informed about lap band surgery, gastric sleeve or gastric plication.

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.

If you try to stick to the daily caloric intake that corresponds to your height, you will be able to lose weight at a slow but steady pace, until you reach your desired weight. Dieting is not truly efficient on its own, but it can work wonders combined with regular physical activity. Once you lose all the weight you intend to get rid of, your daily caloric intake should be recalculated to serve the goal of maintaining your weight. Weight loss surgical procedures can help you control your caloric intake. The weight loss surgery costs can vary from $7,000 to $23,000 based on the type of procedure you require.

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Dr. Jeremy Korman - Lap Band Surgery

Lap Band Procedure For a BMI 31

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 Lap Band is an adjustable gastric banding system, which is attached to the upper part of the stomach, drastically limiting stomach capacity. It is a minimally invasive surgery that has helped hundreds of thousands of people achieve lasting and healthy weight loss.

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 31

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 31

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. Laparoscopic technique allows for 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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The recommended daily intake of nutrients is an estimation of what amount of essential vitamins and minerals are needed for a healthy, proper function of the body. These are average estimations which meet the average requirements. You can consult a nutritionist to have your personalized list of nutrients determined.

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.

Personal likes and dislikes can help you decide which exercise routine or sort of physical activity to go with. It is a general rule that exercise done with friends is more motivational and has an uplifting effect on the general well-being of the participants, but there are viable and effective alternatives out there for people who prefer solitude too.

  • Joining a fitness club or a sports club, or simply playing sports with friends on a regular basis, all have great advantages. Clubs have specialists who can help with advice regarding the amount and the intensity of every session. They can help you plan ahead and build an exercise schedule that strengthens your body gradually, step by step.
  • For work-out techniques that can be done at home alone, there is a huge pool of inspiration on the internet, but you may also seek the advice of a strength training specialist or that of your medical doctor.

Running, fast pace walking, swimming, biking, dancing, etc. are known to work the entire body. Weightlifting works by focusing on the major muscle groups. Stretching and balancing exercises are good to keep your joints in good function and health.