Q: How to find out whether I am overweight?
A: Body mass index (BMI) is a good indicator for weight and health risk.
The formula of BMI = weight (kg)/ height (m2)
Q: How about the important of waist circumference?
A: When most of your fat is around your waist rather than at your hips, you’re at a higher risk for heart disease and type 2 diabetes.
This risk goes up with a waist size that is greater than 88cm for women or greater than 102cm for men. To correctly measure your waist, stand and place a tape measure around your middle, just above your hipbones. Measure your waist just after you breathe out.
Q: How to find an effective weight loss program?
A: An effective weight loss program should help you to lost weight as well as maintain your weight after reduction. I t is usually easier to lose weight compared to maintain the weight. Many studies show that behavior change is the most important to lose and maintain the weight.
A good weight loss plan should include behavior change, dietary advice and physical activity plan. When these steps are unsuccessful, your doctor may recommend you drug therapy such as appetite suppressant, fat and carbohydrate blocker.
Q: Why do I gain weight easily even if I take care of my diet and do exercise?
A: This may be due to medical condition, certain medication, menopause, lack of sleep and stress.
Q: Does liposuction helps to reduce health risk?
A: Unfortunately, there researches suggest that liposuction has little immediate influence on health risk. Liposuction takes only the fat just under the skin but it is the fat in the vital organ such as liver which increase the health risk. If you lose weight the old-fashioned way—by exercising or cutting calories—you shed fat from both your vital organs and under the skin. So liposuction is actually a cosmetic procedure.
Q: Can I achieve fat loss without surgery and calorie control?
A: If you wish to reduce mainly the fat or cellulite under the skin, some non-invasive technologies do help. Cryolipolysis and laser lipolysis are the good examples. These methods are usually useful for localized fat reduction such as tummy, thigh and arm, They are not indicated for general weight loss.