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Connecticut is a state in the United States that has significant proportion of the population dealing with being overweight or obese.

Adult Overweight and Obesity

Among Connecticut’s adults age 18 and over

  • 59.6% were overweight, with a Body Mass Index of 25 or greater
  • 22.5% were obese, with a Body Mass Index of 30 or greater

Adolescent Overweight and Obesity

Among Connecticut’s adolescents in grades 9 through 12

  • 14.5% were overweight (≥ 85th and < 95th percentiles for BMI by age and sex)
  • 10.4% were obese (≥95th percentile BMI by age and sex)

Child Overweight and Obesity

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

  • 14.9% were overweight (85th to < 95th percentile BMI-for-Age)
  • 15.8 % were obese (≥ 95th percentile BMI-for-Age)

Instead of blaming the victim(s) or yourself for the obesity, or being overweight inConnecticut, 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The now withdrawn and failed food guide pyramid was a disaster as it advocated a low fat, but glycemic diet that leads to increased risk of insulin resistance which in turn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 Connecticut

State County Obesity percent (men) Age-adjusted obesity percent (men) Percent obesity (women) Age-adjusted percent (women)
Colorado Weld County Obesity 27.1 26.8 24.2 24
Colorado Yuma County Obesity 26.4 26.3 23.8 23.6
Connecticut Fairfield County Obesity 20.2 19.8 17 16.5
Connecticut Hartford County Obesity 25.7 25.4 23.7 23.2
Connecticut Litchfield County Obesity 23.6 23 20.3 19.1
Connecticut Middlesex County Obesity 26.4 25.9 21.5 20.6
Connecticut New Haven County Obesity 28.9 28.6 26 25.5
Connecticut New London County Obesity 26.2 25.7 23.7 23.2
Connecticut Tolland County Obesity 25.8 25.3 20.9 20.4
Connecticut Windham County Obesity 32.6 32.2 27.5 26.7

Causes of weight gain in Connecticut

What’s causing your weight gain?

  • Up to 70 percent of the population in the United States deals with being overweight or obese
  • 35 percent of all adults, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) are prediabetic and have significant insulin resistance while another 36 percent have some signs of insulin resistance
  • Diabetes has increased by over 500 percent in the last 50 years or so and now affects 8 percent of the population.

Could insulin resistance explain your weight gain?

What really causes your weight gain?

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The top causes of weight gain in Connecticut 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 Connecticut.

Weight loss options in Connecticut

In order to lose weightt, understand the proven options to lose weight in Connecticut 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 Connecticut 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 Connecticut.

Connecticut 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 Connecticut 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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Connecticut 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

As the 2010 health care law or the Affordable Care Act, popularly called Obamacare, mandates health insurance coverage for obesity as it is considered a preventable medical problem. The only problem is that most medical weight loss programs may not accept health insurance although there are exceptions such as W8MD medical weight loss centers of America.

Diet for weight loss in Connecticut

One of the best ways to lose weight in Connecticut 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 Connecticut

Although exercise and physical activity is important for losing weight fast in Connecticut, 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 Connecticut

Weight loss medications

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 Connecticut

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

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

With advances in technology, telemedicine can be used to help patients lose weight and is available via W8MD medical weight loss centers of America with certain limitations. Weight loss appointments


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