Your BMI is 34

As with your BMI of 34 you fall into the weight category considered obese and you should to try and lose weight. Dieting helps, especially if paired with exercise performed on a daily basis. Physical activity burns calories, healthy nutrition helps your body get rid of stored fat. If nothing helps, weight-loss surgery is an important option which you may qualify for. Seek the advice of a medical specialist about certain procedures.

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 34

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. The weight loss surgery costs will range from $7,000 to $23.000.

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 34

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 34

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 Food and Nutrition Board has established the minimal required amounts of most vitamins and minerals needed by the body for healthy function. The list below is an estimation of your daily needs. For entirely personalized daily requirements, it is recommended that you consult with a nutritionist.

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.

Before committing to any exercise plan, consult with your doctor to make sure your condition allows you to perform the sort of activity you like. Health conditions associated with obesity, such as heart diseases and breathing problems may limit your options.

  • Outdoor exercise. If you are the type of person who finds that working out in a gym can be boring, the outdoor world offers options for you. Start by making walking your daily habit. As your body gets used to regular movement, gradually increase your walking time and pace. Soon enough, you will be ready for running, hiking, biking, or whatever activity you find appealing.
  • Indoor exercise. If you prefer the safety of your home or that of a club, start with the small things first. Get up every now and then at the office or at home and walk for a couple of minutes before getting on with your work. Try using the stairs instead of taking the elevator, walk instead of driving when you need to make short distance trips. Establish an exercise routine that contains aerobic, strength-training, as well as flexibility exercises, and make a daily habit of going through that routine.