Signs It's Time to Lose Weight

Signs It's Time to Lose Weight

The average weight of Americans is on the rise, with more people overweight than at a healthy body weight. In fact, nearly three-quarters of US adults are overweight based on their body mass index (BMI).  

But having a BMI outside of the normal range isn’t the only sign that it’s time to lose weight. 

Board-certified physician Abel Bello, MD, and the team at MIB Surgery in Plantation, Florida, are dedicated to helping adults effectively lose excess weight. Our practice offers multiple services and therapies to help people reach and stay at a healthy weight. 

But how do you know when it’s time to shed excess weight? Keep reading to learn our top signs beyond the number on the scale that you might need to take back control of your health by losing weight.

1. Physical activity and exercise are a challenge

Finding yourself out of breath after physical activity or even the smallest amount of exercise? As the numbers rise on the scale, your muscle function and respiratory capacity decline. Feeling winded after walking up a flight of stairs or engaging in mild physical activity is a sign that it might be time to lose weight.  

Carrying extra pounds also puts added pressure and strain on your joints, which can make exercise and simply physical activity a challenge. If your hips, knees, and backache — both during exercise and when at rest — you might benefit from losing weight. 

2. You have chronic health issues 

Being overweight strains on your body and increases your risk for many chronic health issues, including but not limited to:

If you’re experiencing symptoms of any of these conditions or have been diagnosed with one, it’s time to stop treating weight loss as an option and begin shedding the pounds to save your life. 

3. You always feel hungry

If you’ve noticed that no matter how much you eat, the hunger never seems to go away, it could be a sign that you actually need to lose weight. Eating food that’s low in nutrition but high in calories causes your body to pack on the pounds while becoming nutritionally deficient. The result? Constant feelings of hunger regardless of your weight. 

It’s important to note that feeling hungry all the time can also be a sign of Type 2 diabetes, which requires medical intervention. If this describes you, be sure to talk to your physician to rule out this serious, chronic condition. 

4. You can’t do things you used to enjoy

Did you once love to travel, but now don’t have the energy to go anywhere? Not able to join your friends on the dance floor? Is visiting an amusement park or shopping no longer the fun day it used to be? 

When you can’t do the things you used to enjoy, it’s time to get serious about losing weight. Shedding extra pounds isn’t just about the way you look or fitting into certain clothes. It helps you live your best life and take part in the activities you love. By starting small, you’ll drop pounds and rejoin your favorite activities.    

How we help you lose weight — and keep it off

Whether you need to shed five pounds or several hundred, our expert medical evaluations and comprehensive surgical and non-surgical support help you achieve your goals — including our highly effective medical weight-loss program.  

The medical weight-loss program at MIB Surgery facilitates successful weight loss through professional support and medical supervision. After a comprehensive evaluation that identifies any underlying conditions or concerns, nutritional deficiencies, and hormonal imbalances, you receive a personalized program to help you achieve your goals that includes:

If you’re interested in bariatric surgery, non-surgical medical weight loss is usually the first step for many patients — especially since the majority of insurance companies require participation in a medical weight-loss program before approving surgery. 

To learn more about medical weight loss and how we can support you, contact Dr. Bello at MIB Surgery in Plantation, Florida, and request an appointment over the phone or online today. 

You Might Also Enjoy...

Nutrient Deficiencies You Need To Be Careful to Prevent

Did you know that even people who have a well-balanced and whole foods diet sometimes don’t get all the nutrients their body needs? Keep reading to learn which nutrient deficiencies to watch out for and what you can do to stay healthy.

Do I Have a Hernia?

Although hernias are common, many people don’t understand how to tell if they have one. Knowing the signs of a hernia is essential because early detection makes treatment more effective. Here’s what you need to know.

What to Expect from Bariatric Surgery

Congratulations on choosing to reclaim your wellness through bariatric surgery! This is a big step toward improving your health, so it’s only natural to wonder what to expect. Keep reading to learn what you need to know.

Could Your Pain Be Due to Cholecystitis?

Cholecystitis, or inflammation of the gallbladder, can cause acute and chronic pain. If you’ve been experiencing side or abdominal pain, take a moment to learn if this common condition could be the cause.

5 Types of Hernias and What to Do About Them

Are you experiencing pain or aching in your abdomen or groin and wondering if a hernia might be the cause? Different hernias can cause different symptoms. Learn about five common types of hernias and how we can help.