Obesity is on the rise in Canada and across the world, thanks to easier access to delicious high calorie foods, digital distractions that limit our time for exercise, vehicles that take us everywhere we need instead of walking, and many other factors.
Maintaining a healthy weight is crucial for controlling your cholesterol, blood pressure, and blood glucose levels. It is important in decreasing your risk for diseases like heart attacks, strokes, diabetes, acid reflux, and certain cancers, to name just a few.
To lose weight, you must burn more calories (through your body's natural metabolic functions, as well as exercise) than you consume (through your diet). It is easy to say, and challenging to do.
Your healthcare team stands ready to assist you in your weight loss goals. Please also see below for more information.