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Weight Control Clinic

Obesity today is classified as a chronic disease, which is a major cause of serious chronic diseases, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, respiratory problems, and many others .. One of the most important tasks of a family doctor is to help the patients to loos the weight in order to prevent any complications in the future.

A man needs 2500 calories a day, and a woman needs 2000 calories a day .. If more than this amount is consumed every day, the weight will be increased .. Therefore, in the case of wanting to lose weight, fewer calories should be consumed ..

Definition of obesity?

Obesity is defined as an increase in the body mass index (BMI) by more than 35 .. and the BMI is calculated by dividing the weight in kilograms by the length in m2 .. where the ideal body mass index is between 18 and 24.9 kg/m2

Also, the waist circumference is very important, as an increase in the waist circumference in men  more than 102 cm, and in women more than 88 cm is associated with cardiovascular  diseases

How to lose half a kilogram per week?

In the case of wanting to lose half a kilogram per week, it is advised to reduce the calories consumed daily by 500 calories so that a man consumes 2000 calories a day and a woman consumes 1500 calories daily divided into three main meals and two snake .