When are you considered overweight or obese?

It is usually defined as being 20-30% above the normal/average body weight for someone of the same age, gender, and height. It can be assessed by using ones Body Mass Index (BMI) or more accurately their Body Fat % (BF%).  Normal BMI is between 18.5–24.9 and is calculated by dividing your weight (kg) by your height (meters squared). Normal body fat percentage is between 20-27% for women and 13-17% for men. This can be calculated by various methods including BioElectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) machines.  This is the method used by the Naturopathic Doctors at Kleinburg Integrative Health.

Once your health history and measurements have been analyzed and the health goals have been discussed, there many different treatment approaches available, however one size does not fit all. In order for a plan to be successful and sustainable it has to be well suited to fit you needs.

As such, it is important to work with an experienced healthcare practitioner to ensure you are on an effective yet safe road to success.

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What are my treatment options? 

Most healthcare providers believe that overweight individuals should try to lose weight gradually. This reduces the risk of nutritional deficiencies, a slower metabolism and increases the likelihood of long-term success.

Conventional approaches: 

It is well known by the medical community that being overweight is associated with many forms of chronic disease. Unfortunately however most medical doctors do not have enough time to educate patients and provide the ongoing care that is necessary to support patients trying to loose weight. Weight loss medications are available and may be prescribed but they have many side effects.  Surgical procedures are also available, however if the root cause of the weight gain hasn't been identified, the weight often comes back.

Complimentary Healthcare Options:

Most people know that a healthy diet and regular exercise are important aspects of a successful weight loss plan.  Less known are factors like the presence of food intolerances, mental-emotional concerns and also hormone imbalances.  Identifying one or more of these will go a long way to help lose the weight and also keeping it off.

If you are interested in finally getting to the root cause of your weight concerns and making long term changes, then click on the associated link below. 

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Who We Have to Help You

To read more about our practitioners  who are trained in weight loss or to book an appointment with one of them, please click on the associated link:

Naturopathic Doctors 
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