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Weight Loss

MyNP Professionals -  - Family Medicine

MyNP Professionals

Family Medicine located in Brown Deer, WI

The health problems caused by being overweight can be serious, and obesity is now a national health crisis, affecting the majority of the country’s population. Losing weight can be a considerable challenge, but Dr. Rosalyn McFarland, DNP, RN, APNP, FNP-BC, and her partner Clarissa Lawrence MSN, RN, APNP, FNP-BC, NP-C, at MyNP Professionals in Brown Deer, Wisconsin, can help you lose weight even when other methods have failed. Call the clinic today to find out more, or book an appointment online.

Weight Loss

Why is weight loss so important?

Being a couple of pounds over your ideal weight may not be a major issue if you eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly, but the more excess weight you’re carrying, the more strain it places on your organs and tissues.

You’re classified as obese if you’re more than 20% above your ideal weight, so for example, if you’re a woman whose ideal weight is 140 pounds, if you reach 170 pounds you’re clinically obese. Being obese carries significant health risks, including:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Dementia
  • Certain types of cancer
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Sleep apnea
  • Asthma
  • Gallstones
  • Osteoarthritis

These health conditions can have a serious impact on your quality of life and how long you can expect to live, as well as costing the economy significantly in terms of lost productivity and health care expenses.

What is the best way to lose weight?

Losing weight is about finding the balance between how many calories you consume and how many you burn off. If you’re eating more calories each day than you need, your body stores the excess as fat, and over time you become increasingly overweight.

The most effective way to approach weight loss is to reduce calorie consumption and increase activity levels to burn more calories. However, many people find it difficult to stick with the diet plans they try, or succeed in losing weight only to find they’re putting it on again. The key to successful weight loss is having the motivation to lose weight, and finding the method with which you feel most comfortable.

Dr. McFarland and her team can help you find the right method and support you through the process of losing weight in a healthy, positive way to ensure you keep your new, slimmer figure. They use a variety of techniques to help their patients. To discover more about how MyNP Professionals can help you lose weight, call the clinic, or book an appointment online today.