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Weight Loss

Oladele Olusanya, MD -  - Family Medicine Physician

Charter Medical Center

Oladele Olusanya, MD

Family Medicine Physician, Weight Loss Center, & Allergy Clinic located in Dallas, TX

Losing and maintaining weight loss can be extremely difficult for some people. At Charter Medical Center in Dallas, Texas, Oladele (Dele) Olusanya, MD provides a comprehensive program to help you lose and maintain your weight. To find out how a customized weight loss program can benefit you, call the office or schedule an appointment online.

Weight Loss Q & A

What is considered overweight?

Dr. Olusanya goes by the body mass index (BMI) to determine if you are overweight. The number is a result of a calculation that factors in your height and weight. Here is how to determine if you are overweight:

  • Under 18.5: Underweight
  • 18.5 - 24.9: Normal weight
  • 25 - 29.9: Overweight
  • Over 30: Obese

There are other factors to consider, such as your body composition and bone mass, but the BMI is a good starting point to determine where you stand.

What are the health risks of being overweight?

There are a number of serious problems associated with being too heavy, such as:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Fatty liver disease
  • Sleep apnea
  • Hypertension
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Kidney disease

Being overweight also puts undue stress on your joints and can cause pain and immobility.

What are the benefits of a weight loss program?

When you enroll in Charter Medical Center’s weight loss program, Dr. Olusanya develops a custom plan to help you reach your ideal weight. In addition to looking and feeling better, some of the program’s many benefits include:

  • Enhanced self-perception and self-worth
  • Improved quality of life
  • Optimized health
  • Decreased cancer risk
  • Extended longevity

Research also shows that people at their ideal weight spend less on health care and insurance premiums, which puts more money in your pocket.

What are the requirements to participate in a weight loss program?

Dr. Olusanya and his team are passionate about helping you lose weight and how to maintain it. To do so, they’ve developed some requirements for those considering candidacy in the program:

  • Know your “why” for losing weight
  • Have a goal that you agree on with Dr. Olusanya
  • Have a plan
  • Choose a simple diet and customize it to your needs
  • Eat within your calorie boundaries
  • Drink a lot of water every day
  • Exercise regularly
  • Journal your journey, and track your progress
  • Beware of weight loss surgery and medications

The primary requirement for acceptance in the Charter Medical Center’s program is to be positive. A hopeful outlook and fixed mindset, in combination with the actions required in the program, are key to finding lasting weight loss.

To get started on your weight loss transformation, call the office, or schedule an appointment online today.

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