Obesity Medicine At our Medex Clinic, we are dedicated to providing personalized, medically-supervised. weight loss management as part of your journey to a healthier lifestyle. Our team of experienced professionals will work with you every step of the way to ensure that you receive quality care and achieve lasting results. From counseling and nutrition education to personalized treatments tailored for each patient’s individual needs, our goal is to provide comprehensive support so that you can reach your health goals in an informed and safe environment.
Limitations of BMI
There are certain limitations of BMI as a measure of obesity. The body weight parameter does not tell us the percentage of body fat mass and lean mass. The other limitation is the lack of information regarding body fat distribution. Fat distribution in the body could be around the trunk and upper body called the android. Android fat distribution is seen as more common in males. Body fat distribution is not in the center but rather on the bottom, hips, and thighs making a pear shape called a gynoid. Gynoid fat distribution is more common in females. Android fat distribution contributes to obesity-related clinical complications. Finally, regarding ethnic differences, at any given BMI Asian females have higher body fat by 5% compared to Caucasians.
Water has so many uses in the body and is so essential for human life that it must be consumed daily for optimal function. A few of the important functions that water performs are dissolving nutrients to make them accessible to cells, assisting in moving nutrients through cells, keeping mucous membranes moist, lubricating joints, evaporating for body temperature regulation, and removing waste from the body. For most people, the daily water losses are about six cups (1.5 L) of urine, two cups (0.5 L) of sweat, and one cup (0.25 L) from breathing. In sum, about nine cups (2.25 L) are required for most people each day, but the body has many regulatory systems to allow for a wide variation in water intake. Interestingly, about 20% of the water is obtained from the water in food and is generated from metabolic processes. For practical purposes, the general recommendation to “drink when you are thirsty” will suffice during the weight loss process.
List of essential human nutrition
• Vitamins: A, B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), B5 (pantothenic acid), B6 (pyridoxine), B7 (biotin), B9 (folic acid), B12 (cyanocobalamin), C (ascorbic acid), D, E, K • Minerals: calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, iron • Trace minerals: zinc, copper, manganese, iodine, selenium, molybdenum, chromium • Electrolytes: sodium, potassium, chloride • Amino acids: histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan, valine • Essential fatty acids: linoleic, α-linolenic.