Dr. Gloria Mendizabal-Piedra MD

(305) 823-2433

3986 W. 16 Avenue | Hialeah, FL 33012

March is National Nutrition Month: Let’s Eat Right

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If you promised yourself that this would be the year you’re going to start eating right, but you haven’t been on track, no worries. Now’s the perfect time to start again. This is National Nutrition Month, an excellent excuse for you to up your nutrition game and eat right. We can help you start a healthy diet and live a healthy lifestyle.  Think heart healthy. That should be your ultimate goal.

Obesity Rates Are Getting Worse

A recent report on obesity finds that America is getting fatter – nearly 40 percent of us are now obese.  And with rising obesity rates come an increase in chronic medical conditions, including high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol. Obesity is based on your body mass index (BMI), which is a measure of your body fat based on height and weight. The easiest way to determine if you’re obese is with a BMI calculator. All you have to do is enter your height and weight to get your BMI. It’s very simple to do. A BMI above 30 is considered obese. Here are some more report findings:

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  • Obesity rates are higher among Latinos (47 percent) and blacks (46.8 percent) than among whites (37.9 percent).
  • Women are more likely to be more obese than men, 41.1 percent versus 37.9 percent.
  • Women are also more likely to to be severely obese, 9.7 percent versus 5.6 percent.

Why Are We Getting Bigger and Bigger?

There’s plenty of blame to go around when trying to pinpoint why so many people are gaining weight. Patients often ask why they’re not losing weight or why they’re gaining. The answer lies in what we’re eating and our lifestyles. Some reasons often cited for weight gain include genetics, larger portion sizes at restaurants in general, easy access to fattening foods and snacks, and many people are not physically active. Healthy snacks are not always available, and when they are available, they tend to be more expensive. Most people know the connection between poor diet, over-eating, and weight gain, but that doesn’t seem to be a deterrent. There are also some serious consequences for obesity affecting all age groups.  A study found that obesity-related cancers are rising among millennials. It’s time to get yourself and your entire family healthier.

Losing Those Unwanted Pounds

Many people are on diets – eating right and exercising – but some are not making much progress. Are you constantly battling your weight and having trouble sticking to a diet or staying on a healthy eating plan? You’re not alone, but you’re in the right place. We’re weight-loss experts in Miami and we can help you lose weight and get healthy. We do this through our medically-managed weight loss program, that includes an FDA-approved prescription appetite suppressant, oral supplements, B-12 Complex injections, a nutritionally balanced diet, and personalized dietary analysis. There’s also a maintenance component. We also offer an amazing weight loss treatment to burn fat and to increase your metabolism, and an athletic IV (intravenous) therapy treatment to help you power through your workouts.

Start Your Healthy Lifestyle Right Now

We’re ready to help you begin your weight loss journey. Call us at (305) 823-2433 for an appointment or schedule an appointment online. Get ready to start eating right, reach your weight loss goals, and live a healthy lifestyle! 

March 13, 2019 4:53 am
Categories: Diet, Weight Loss