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Along with weight loss you should see many changes, which may include:

  • Improvements in blood glucose, cholesterol and blood pressure

  • Better sleep and reduced sleep apnea

  • Greater energy and sense of well being

  • Improved fitness, stamina and mobility

  • Decreased pain

  • Greater self-confidence

  • Development of realistic goals for weight loss and maintenance

The amount of weight loss you lose depends on many factors including age, sex, height, percentage of overweight, gender, readiness, etc.  Here at WCWMR, we encourage you to view this program more broadly than the number of pounds lost. Depending on your selected dietary approach, an average weight loss of 1-3 pounds/week is typical.

In 2012, our patients lost an average of 10% of his/her starting weight, medical reporting method, or 32% of their excess weight, surgical reporting method, with a range up to 27% of starting weight or 110% of their excess weight. Over 50% of our patients lost an average of 16% (10-27%) of their baseline weight with noted improvements in co-morbidities and quality of life.

These results are consistent with the NIH recommendation of a 10% weight loss as a clinically meaningful goal to improve patients’ health. A modest weight loss of 5% shows a reduction in blood pressure, improves cardiovascular health, delays or prevents of the onset of diabetes, lessens knee pain and leads to a better overall quality of life.The Look Ahead trial supported this 10% reduction in total body weight association with reduced risk factors for cardiovascular disease. 

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