Alaska weight loss

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Adult Overweight and Obesity

Among Alaska’s adults age 18 and over.

  • 69.0% were overweight, with a Body Mass Index of 25 or greater
  • 32.2% were obese, with a Body Mass Index of 30 or greater

Adolescent Overweight and Obesity

Among Alaska’s adolescents in grades 9 through 12

  • 17.5% were overweight (≥ 85th and < 95th percentiles for BMI by age and sex)
  • 13.5% were obese (≥95th percentile BMI by age and sex)

Child Overweight and Obesity

Among Alaska’s children aged 2 years to less than 5 years

  • 15.2% were overweight (85th to < 95th percentile BMI-for-Age)
  • 14.1% were obese (≥ 95th percentile BMI-for-Age)

Instead of blaming the victim(s) or yourself for the obesity, or being overweight in Alaska, it is important to to truly understand the causes of weight gain in order to lose weight.

What went wrong with our diet?

Instead of blaming the victim for obesity, or yourself for obesity, it is important to understand what drives the weight gain, such as insulin resistance that affects up to 71 percent of the entire population out of which 35 percent already have metabolic syndrome.

Confusing choices

With over 20,000 books written on this topic with so much misleading information, let a trained practicing weight loss physician, Dr Prab R. Tumpati,MD educate you on the true science and art of obesity medicine.

Why the food pyramid failed?

The now withdrawn and failed food guide pyramid was a disaster as it advocated a low fat, but glycemic diet that leads to increased risk of insulin resistance which in turn causes weight gain.

Metabolic starvation in the obese

Most people that gain weight are not on a mission to gain weight intentionally. It is the paradoxical metabolic starvation that happens in the obese due to insulin resistance with a compensatory increase in the anabolic hormone called insulin that drives weight gain, hunger and metabolic starvation leading to food cravings, and weight gain!

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Prevalence of obesity in counties of Alaska

State County Obesity percent (men) Age-adjusted obesity percent (men) Percent obesity (women) Age-adjusted percent (women)
Alaska Aleutians East Borough 29.6 29.6 38.1 37.5
Alaska Aleutians West 28.8 28.5 32.5 32.3
Alaska Anchorage Municipality 25.4 25.1 26 25.9
Alaska Bethel Census Area 28.1 28.2 35.4 35.4
Alaska Bristol Bay Borough 29 28 33.7 32.7
Alaska Denali Borough 25.4 23.7 23.8 23.3
Alaska Dillingham Census Area 29.7 29.4 34.1 33.6
Alaska Fairbanks North Star 29.1 28.8 29.1 28.8
Alaska Haines Borough 29.8 28.4 29.4 28.4
Alaska Hoonah-Angoon 2009 Census 29.4 28.4 31.4 30.6
Alaska Juneau City and Borough 25.7 25 26.2 25.8
Alaska Kenai Peninsula Borough 27.3 26.2 27.7 26.9
Alaska Ketchikan Gateway Borough 28.9 28.2 29.4 28.9
Alaska Kodiak Island Borough 28.5 28.1 31.9 31.6
Alaska Lake and Peninsula Borough 29.3 28.9 34.2 33.9
Alaska Matanuska-Susitna Borough 30.5 29.5 29.1 28.4
Alaska Nome Census Area 32.5 32.4 39.2 38.9
Alaska North Slope Borough 33 32.4 40.8 40.6
Alaska Northwest Arctic Borough 27.5 27.5 32.5 32.5
Alaska Petersburg 2009 Census 30 29.2 31.2 30.4
Alaska Prince of Wales-Hyder 2009 Census 32.1 31.3 35.7 35.1
Alaska Prince of Wales-Outer K 2004 to 2008 Census No Data No Data No Data No Data
Alaska Sitka City and Borough 28.4 27.7 28.1 27.8
Alaska Skagway Municipality 2009 Census 30.2 29.1 29.8 29.4
Alaska Hoonah-Angoon 2004 to 2008 Census No Data No Data No Data No Data
Alaska Southeast Fairbanks Census 31.3 30.3 32.2 31.6
Alaska Valdez-Cordova Census Area 27.9 26.9 28.7 28.1
Alaska Wade Hampton Census Area 24.9 25.3 30.7 30.9
Alaska Wrangell City and Borough 2009 Census 30.8 30 32.1 31.3
Alaska Wrangell-Petersburg 2004 to 2008 Census No Data No Data No Data No Data
Alaska Yakutat City and Borough 30.2 29.6 33.4 32.9
Alaska Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 27 26.5 31.6 31.2

Causes of weight gain in Alaska

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The top causes of weight gain in Alaska include the following:

  • Insulin resistance - use this free w8md medical weight loss centers of America's tool to check if you might be insulin resistant that causes your weight gain, especially in the tummy!
  • Sleep disorders and weight gain are bidirectionally related where sleep problems lead to weight gain and weight gain in turn leads to sleep problems.
  • Nutritional deficiencies are an important cause of weight gain in Alaska.

Weight loss options in Alaska

In order to lose weightt, understand the proven options to lose weight in Alaska including the following.

  • Physical activity for weight loss which only works in combination with diet as exercise on its own is shown to be pretty useless for weight loss since exercise stimulates appetite and builds heavier muscle tissue thereby negating any weight loss with calories burned. However, a combination of low calorie diet and exercise, or diet alone would work for weight loss but not exercise alone.
  • Surgical options for weight loss such as the gastric bypass surgery can be an option for some to lose weight in Alaska although most might regain the weight even after surgery and a behavior weight loss program is still needed for long term weight loss success in Alaska.

Alaska weight loss doctor

Dr. Prab R. Tumpati, is a board certified physician with experience and training in the field of obesity medicine in addition to training in sleep medicine and internal medicine. As the founder of WikiMD, and W8MD medical weight loss centers of America, Dr. Tumpati is familiar with the concepts, science, and art of weight loss medicine. Physicians practicing in Alaska interested in adding a W8MD medical weight loss program are welcome. Using telemedicine for weight loss for remote areas to provide obesity counseling and dietary, and weight loss coaching is a true miracle for many struggling to lose weight.

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Alaska weight loss clinics

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W8MD weight loss physicians understand the factors that lead to weight gain including hormonal(insulin resistance), social, environmental and genetic factors and work with each patient individually to help design a customized weight loss plan that suits their individual needs.

Insurances for weight loss

As the 2010 health care law or Affordable Care Act, popularly called Obamacare, mandates health insurance coverage for obesity as it is considered a preventable medical problem.

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Diet for weight loss in Alaska

One of the best ways to lose weight in Alaska or other places safely and effectively is to consider a very low calorie diet of 800 calories with either complete or partial meal replacement using specially manufactured meal replacement weight loss supplements such as the vlcd diet from w8md medical weight loss centers of America. Understand the 5 clinically proven measures to lose weight in Philadelphia including low calorie and very low calorie diets.

Exercises for weight loss in Alaska

Although exercise and physical activity is important for losing weight fast in Alaska, it is important to understand it only works if used in combination with a reduced calorie diet for weight loss. Research shows that for weight loss, exercise alone is not a very useful tool for weight loss as exercise has a stimulating effect on weight loss, and it builds heavier muscle thereby compensating for any weight loss with burning of calories with exercise. Understand the role of exercise for weight loss in this youtube video from 52 weeks of weight loss and wellness video series.

Medications for weight loss in Alaska

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In 2012, the FDA approved two new weight loss medications Qsymia and Belviq after years of rejecting many other weight loss medications. There are other traditional and time tested weight loss medications such as Phentermine, Phendimetrazine]] etc.

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Fast weight loss options Alaska

These are the fast and effective weight loss options for losing weight in Alaska.

1. FDA approved weight loss medications

2.Very low calorie diets

3. Exercise for weight loss

4. Correction of metabolic causes of weight gain

5. Bariatric surgery for weight loss

Telemedicine for weight loss

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