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Motivate them: Its very hard to change someone's behaviour unless they want to. However i think having a positive influence, showing them how healthy food can be yummy, exercise can be fun or just moving around can be may motivate them to make a change. Also emphasizing their improved quality of life. Berating someone or negative talk most likely will not lead to any real change. They have heard it before. ...Read more
BMI 40 or higher: Body mass index is the ratio of weight to height squared. Overweight is regarded as a bmi of 25 or higher. Obesity is a bmi of 30 or higher. Morbid obesity is a bmi 40 or higher, and is associated with increased increased disease, disability and death. This calculator will allow you to figure out your bmi using pounds and inches: http://www.Nhlbi.Nih.Gov/guidelines/obesity/bmi/bmicalc. ...Read more
Willpower dedication: If there's a will theres a way. Watch "biggest loser" for some motivation! if it were easy, everyone would be thin. ...Read more
Can you tell me if a super morbidly obese person lost the weight, would they still have complications?
Super obese: It depends on so many things. How heavy they were, how much weight they lose, what medical problems they had, how severe they were, etc. However, no matter how you look at it, the super obese individual that loses a significant amount of weight will be much healthier and have a lower risk of death than if they stayed super obese. ...Read more
Liposuction: Liposuction is not an alternative to weight loss. Liposuction is a good option for those stubborn areas of fat around certain areas such as the buttock, hips, arms, legs, waist, abdomen, or even the neck/chin. A tummy tuck or even a body lift may be a suitable option for medium to larger-sized individuals. The surgeon will discuss all of the options during consultation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why are so many healthcare workers morbidly obese when they were the knowledge and resources to correct this?
Many factors: I agree with dr. Michael jones. Behavorial change is possibly one of the hardest thing to train and maintain. It's much simpler to sit down and eat a tasty meal from a restaurant than to spend time cooking things from scratch that might not taste as good. People do things that make them feel good and often time, those are things that are not too good for you healthwise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My friend (morbidly obese) wants to try lean gains (intermittent fasting) to lose weight. I am concerned for her. Is this safe or even healthy?
Fasting: Fasting is never a good way to lose weight. It generally slows your metabolism and contributes to the yo-yo effect of losing weight and regaining it back plus more. There really isn't anything healthy about fasting. Conversely, eating multiple (3-5) meals (healthy & small portions) is better for your metabolism and weight loss (but you have to exercise too). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes.: Virtually any weight loss program will result in weight loss for someone who is morbidly obese over the short term. This could include something as easy as tracking calories, walking more or as elaborate as getting a personal trainer/chef or joining a health club or weight watchers program. The most important thing to consider is whether the weight loss will be sustainable over the long run. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
RIGHT TO WORRY: Morbidlyobese adds problems to life and predisposes to many unnecessary illnesses after time. It isnt just diet; usually there are difficulties in living in other areas. Encourage her to talk with her dr. Go with her to support her. You can't fix her problems, but you can help her do it if she'll let you. ...Read more
Ive been morbidly obese most of my life & have a buffalos hump. Im eating extremely healthy to lose weight. Will the hump go down as I lose weight?
Yes: yes, keep up the good work!Get a more detailed answer ›
Hello, I waned to know if a 1000 calorie while exercising is safe.
I'm 238 and morbidly obese . I'm a female as well?
David L. Katz, MD: Please take a look at book by david l. Katz, md. He uses an holistic approach to weight management and overall health. There are so many diets out there; the one you can stick to and slowly decrease weight is best. Dr. Katz can provide good info for you. Please see your doctor first. This will provide the safest and best way to better health. Congrats on your motivation. Peace and good health ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I keep gaining weight like crazy and I am constantly hungry. I am morbidly obese... I have very bad willpower what do I do?
Treat depression: Are you a new mom? That is very difficult for someone your age. It is also hard to find motivation to lose weight when you are exhausted. But you need to find time for yourself. This is not just about willpower, it is about how you feel about yourself. Talk to your doc or someone you trust about,how,you feel. That is a good start. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers