1. What is the difference between overweight and obese?
An adult weighing 10 per cent more than the standard weight is overweight and 20 per cent more is obese, a bodily condition marked by excessive generalized deposition and storage fat.
2. What should be my ideal body weight?
You can know your ideal body weight by using a simple formula i.e. Ideal body weight (Kg) = Height (Cm) – 100. Example, if your height is 160 cm your weight has to be around 160-100 = 60 Kg. At FCBS we assess your body composition and determine your health status in terms of BMI, BMR, and WHR.
3. How is the body mass index (BMI) calculated?
The most common way to think about whether you are overweight is to look at your body mass index (BMI). This is calculated by comparing your weight with your height, using the following formula: BMI = weight in kilograms / (height in meters) 2 Example: If you weigh 74kg and your height is 1.87m, so your BMI is 74 / (1.87)2 = 21.2 If BMI is ≥ 25 it is overweight, if BMI is ≥ 30 it is obese.
4. How does overweight and obesity affect health?
The more overweight you are, the more likely you are to have health problems. Based on the physiological and pathological conditions of an individual, the team at FCBS works in synergy to deliver a sustainable, steady and gradual scientific rate of weight loss.
5. What can I do to lose weight?
The safest and most effective way to lose weight is to reduce calories and increase physical activity. The fact is the majority of people who are attempting weight loss are not using the correct method to achieve or maintain positive results. Based on the physiological and pathological conditions of an individual, the team at FCBS works in synergy to deliver a sustainable, steady and gradual scientific rate of weight loss.
6. What Is a Healthy Weight Loss Per Month?
The safest total weight loss per week is 1 pound. There is 3,500 calories in a pound of body fat, so in order to lose 1 pound, you simply need to create a 500 calorie deficit per day. Over the course of a week, this equals out to 3,500 calories or 1 pound. The best way to hit this 500 number every day is to create a 250 calorie deficit through your diet and another 250 calorie deficit through exercise. Remember, you want to fuel your body with high nutrient foods and keep your metabolism "stoked" throughout the day. You want to make sure to eliminate all the excess and empty calories from your daily intake. The best way to do this is to write down everything you eat.
7. Can I drink as much diet soda as I want? Or is the 0 calories on the can misleading?
In terms of calories, it is true that diet sodas do not contain any. However, the major issue with diet sodas is not the calories but the artificial sweeteners used in these products. Nearly 10 years ago, studies revealed that artificial sweeteners can:
8. I would like to know how to tame my intense sugar cravings?
One of the best ways to deal with sugar cravings after a meal is to replace a typical dessert with a natural and sweet alternative. Great choices is fruit like strawberry; cherries or use a basic fruit dish with several different types like watermelon, oranges and apples and enjoy them after your meal. Fruit contains the natural sugar fructose which is relatively lower on the glycemic index and also has less calories and fat than a typical dessert.
9. What are the bad effects for skipping breakfast?
The biggest problem is that breakfast is what gets your metabolism working for the day. People who eat breakfast lose more weight than those who don't. Without breakfast, you have more of a tendency to eat too much later because you're famished!
10. What if I just really like food?
Just about everybody likes the taste of food, but you have to develop the maturity to balance your intake. Control the quality and the amount of what you eat.
11. I have been exercising but have not lost weight - how will your program help me?
Exercise is very much required for a human body as much as food and water. As they say “respiration without perspiration is the shortest way to eternity” where as “perspiration along with respiration is the key of the Healthy". Exercise is always used for increasing your metabolism, increasing your skin texture, improving your muscle tone, increasing vitamin up take for avoiding depression. These are the reasons why one should exercise. Weight loss can be seldom achieved by vigorous exercise. We find lot of people whom you see going for a morning walk regularly and religiously every day. Surprisingly they are seen the same to day or after six months or even after a year also. That shows that being careful about one's intake and going for walks regularly helps in 90 to 95 % of people to help in stabilising on the same weight and same shape. On our treatment your exercise will have a salutary effect on your weight reduction by increasing the conversion of the fat back in to Glucose and helps you to improve your appearance and improves your figure too.
12. I just started exercising...why am I gaining weight?
If you've noticed your weight going up after starting an exercise program, don't panic! It doesn't necessarily mean you're doing anything wrong, nor does it mean you're going in the wrong direction. There can be some obvious and not-so-obvious reasons you're gaining weight. Your first step is to determine if what you're gaining is actually fat or muscle. Muscle is more dense than fat, but it takes up less space...if you gain muscle, your scale weight may go up even as you're slimming down. Rather than just using a scale to measure your progress, you can get your body fat tested on a regular basis to get a better idea of what you're gaining and/or losing. If that isn't an option, you can take measurements at different areas of the body...if you're losing inches; you're on the right track.
13. For every pound of muscle you build, how many extra calories does your body burn a day?
Studies have estimated that for each pound of muscle that you add to your body, you burn an additional 35 to 50 calories per day. So, an extra 10 pounds of muscle will burn approximately 350 to 500 calories a day or an extra pound of fat every 7 to 10 days, without making any other changes. This is because muscle is 'metabolically active ' and burns more calories than other body tissue even when you're not moving.
14. When I did dieting on my own I felt very weak and was unable to do my work. Will I be feeling the same way on your treatment too?
Normally when people go on a diet on their own they start counting calories and hence the food quantity is reduced automatically. Calories are reduced. So less nutrition goes in - vitamins and minerals in your system. Naturally you feel week and you will be unable to do work. Where as on this program your diet is planned in a systematic manner taking In to consideration all the factors like your height, weight, age, body frame, the kind of activity you are involved into and through the Computerized body composition analysis test your body's fat, lean body mass (such as your muscles, bone and other soft tissue) and water levels are assessed and your body's caloric requirements are calculated keeping all the above factors in mind. Since all the factors are taken in to consideration and the diet is planned, the possibility of you feeling any kind of weakness or giddiness does not arise. On the other hand you will feel lighter and more energetic.
15. Do men lose weight faster than women?
Yes, as unfair as it may seem, men do tend to lose weight faster than women. But there are some physiological reasons for that difference: