Get Serious About Your Weight Loss
The Australian Wellness & Cosmetic Institute, based on the Sunshine Coast, is serious about the health and wellness issues associated with obesity and weight gain.
Aided by a DXA scan, we can detect obesity before complications occur.
Dr Araghi will assess the underlying condition and with the the help of a range of nutriceuticals, our Dietitian and Exercise Physiologist we develop a mentorship program for you.
Obesity is a term used to describe somebody who is very overweight with a high degree of body fat. Being a little overweight may not cause many noticeable problems, but once you are carrying a few extra kilograms, you may develop symptoms that affect your daily life.
The most widely used method to assess a person’s weight is the body mass index (BMI), which is your weight in kilograms divided by your height in metres squared.
If your BMI is:
- between 25 and 29, you would be considered overweight
- between 30 and 40, you would be considered obese
- over 40, you would be considered very obese.
Another useful method is to measure around your waist.
MEN whose waist measurement is 94 cm or more
WOMEN whose waist measurement is 80 cm or more are more likely to develop obesity-related health problems, such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease and some types of cancer.
As proven by research a lot of obesity related health issues are like a cascade of events, which start long before BMI reaches 25 and restrictions of detecting obesity with BMI causes missing the diagnosis at the right time. With the help of GOLD standard body compositions DXA scanner we can detect obesity long before complications occur.
There may be underlying causes for obesity like:
- If you are on certain medicine
- Underactive thyroid or autoimmune thyroiditis knows as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis
- Insulin Resistance syndrome which is also called Pre-diabetes
- Gut Dysbiosis which is imbalance of good and bad bacteria in the gut is linked with obesity
- Cushing’s syndrome a condition in which the body’s adrenal glands make too much of the hormone cortisol
- Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
- Menopause: Midlife weight gain in women is mainly due to ageing and lifestyle, but menopause also plays a role. Many women gain about 5 pounds during menopause and have more fat around the waist than they did before.
- Smoking: Some people gain weight when they stop smoking. One reason is that food often tastes and smells better after quitting smoking.
- Lack of sleep: Sleep also affects how your body reacts to insulin, the hormone that controls your blood glucose (sugar) level. Lack of sleep results in a higher than normal blood sugar level, which may increase your risk for diabetes.
- Your lifestyle – particularly your diet and how much physical activity you do, and also how much alcohol you drink
- Your family history of obesity
We assess the underlying condition that could have possibly contributing to the obesity and through the help of range of nutriceuticals and with the help of our dietitian and exercise physiologist we develop a mentorship program to help you achieve your weight loss goals.