Just as your predisposition to excess weight can be influenced by genetics so too can other health problems such as high cholesterol. Obesity is one of the risk factors for high cholesterol.
What is high cholesterol?
If your doctor has told you that you have high cholesterol, this means is that there is an imbalance in the fats found in your bloodstream. If you have too much “bad cholesterol”,(LDL cholesterol), in your body, this could put you at an increased risk for heart disease.
What can I do?
As you might imagine, losing weight can go a long way to improving your cholesterol levels. This includes changing your diet and starting a workout program, which can significantly lower cholesterol levels, as well as reduce your risk for developing other obesity-related health problems such as diabetes and heart disease.
Eating a diet that eliminates trans fat and foods high in saturated fats and replacing them with a diet high in vegetables, lean proteins, and good fats will go a long way to helping you lose weight and improving your heart health. Knowing what you should and shouldn’t eat can be daunting and there is a lot of misinformation out there. Let our weight loss medical team help make losing weight easier.
How can Physicians Premiere Weight & Wellness Center help?
Not understanding how to lose weight safely and effectively coupled with no accountability are the reasons many people can’t seem to lose weight and keep it off. Fad diets may work at first but if you deal with weight that yo-yos or deal with binge eating as a result of extreme restriction, this isn’t a safe or effective way to lose weight. Our physician-led weight loss plans are created just for you. We work with you, your current health, and your weight loss goals to craft the ideal treatment plan. Our plans are effective and safe.
Now you don’t have to worry if you aren’t getting enough food or the proper nutrients you need for fuel. We take the guesswork out of losing weight to help you lead a healthier life for the long run