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Virginia, or commonwealth of Virginia, is a state in the United States with a population of 8,001,024 in 2010 out of which 76.8% are considered adults over 18 years and the remaining under the age of 18. In the past 30 years, overweight and obesity increased sharply for both adults and children in Virginia. As overweight status and obesity increase the risk of other medical problems including some cancers, cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, and diabetes, among others, it is important to understand the true causes of weight gain in Virginia rather than oversimplify it or worse blame the victim for obesity.

Overweight and obesity prevalence rates in the sate of Virginia - 2010 as per data from the Centers for Disease Control. According the 2010 Obesity Statistics from CDC:

Overweight and Obesity Data Virginia

  • 60.4% were overweight, with a Body Mass Index of 25 or greater.
  • 26.0% were obese, with a Body Mass Index of 30 or greater.


Dietary Behaviors of people in Virginia

  • 33.7% of adults reported having consumed fruits at the recommended level of 2 or more times per day.
  • 30.3% of adults reported having consumed vegetables at the recommended level of 3 or more times per day.

Physical Activity

  • 48% of adults achieved at least 300 minutes a week of moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity or 150 minutes a week of vigorous intensity aerobic activity (or an equivalent combination).
  • 21.9% of Virginia’s adults reported that during the past month, they had not participated in any physical activity.

Adolescent Overweight and Obesity Virginia

Overweight and Obesity

  • Virginia has a 27.4 percent childhood obesity rate (slightly lower than the national average of 27.6%)


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The now withdrawn and failed food guide pyramid was a disaster as it advocated a low fat, but glycemic diet that leads to increased risk of insulin resistance which in turn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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County obesity statistics in Virginia

State County Obesity percent (men) Age-adjusted obesity percent (men) Percent obesity (women) Age-adjusted percent (women)
Virginia Accomack County Obesity 34.9 35 36 36.7
Virginia Albemarle County Obesity 28.1 27.8 26.1 26.2
Virginia Alleghany County Obesity 27.7 27.4 24.4 24.7
Virginia Amelia County Obesity 33.2 32.8 32.3 32.4
Virginia Amherst County Obesity 31.3 31 30.5 30.6
Virginia Appomattox County Obesity 31.2 31 29.6 29.9
Virginia Arlington County Obesity 20.1 20.3 18.5 18.7
Virginia Augusta County Obesity 28.7 28.3 26.4 26.7
Virginia Bath County Obesity 29 29 26.6 27
Virginia Bedford County Obesity 27.3 26.7 24.2 24.2
Virginia Bland County Obesity 29.6 29.4 26.4 26.6
Virginia Botetourt County Obesity 29 28.5 25.4 25.7
Virginia Brunswick County Obesity 33.4 33.3 36.6 37.1
Virginia Buchanan County Obesity 31.1 30.8 27.7 28.1
Virginia Buckingham County Obesity 30.9 30.4 30.9 30.9
Virginia Campbell County Obesity 32.5 32.3 31 31.3
Virginia Caroline County Obesity 29.8 29.3 30.1 29.9
Virginia Carroll County Obesity 32.6 32.6 29.5 30.3
Virginia Charles City County Obesity 34 33.3 37 36.6
Virginia Charlotte County Obesity 31.2 31.1 32.1 32.4
Virginia Chesterfield County Obesity 29.6 29.2 27.3 27.1
Virginia Clarke County Obesity 31.2 30.5 28.5 28.7
Virginia Craig County Obesity 31.6 31.2 28.5 28.8
Virginia Culpeper County Obesity 33.7 33.2 32.2 32.2
Virginia Cumberland County Obesity 31.6 31.3 32.8 32.7
Virginia Dickenson County Obesity 30.6 30.2 27.1 27.3
Virginia Dinwiddie County Obesity 32.3 31.8 32.5 32.4
Virginia Essex County Obesity 28.9 28.5 29.6 29.5
Virginia Fairfax County Obesity 23.2 22.5 21.4 21.2
Virginia Fauquier County Obesity 29.3 28.6 26.5 26.2
Virginia Floyd County Obesity 29.3 28.9 26.4 26.6
Virginia Fluvanna County Obesity 30.9 30.9 29.5 29.6
Virginia Franklin County Obesity 30 29.7 28 28.2
Virginia Frederick County Obesity 30.9 30.4 27.8 27.7
Virginia Giles County Obesity 34.1 34.1 30.9 31.5
Virginia Gloucester County Obesity 32.2 31.7 29.8 29.7
Virginia Goochland County Obesity 26.8 26.1 25.2 25
Virginia Grayson County Obesity 33.1 33.1 30.6 31.5
Virginia Greene County Obesity 30.9 30.5 28.9 28.9
Virginia Greensville County Obesity 33.1 32.5 35.8 35.8
Virginia Halifax County Obesity 32.1 32.1 33 33.6
Virginia Hanover County Obesity 28.2 27.6 25.1 25
Virginia Henrico County Obesity 27.5 27.2 28.2 28.2
Virginia Henry County Obesity 30 30.2 30.6 30.9
Virginia Highland County Obesity 29.8 29.6 26.3 26.9
Virginia Isle of Wight County Obesity 32.1 31.5 31.4 31.3
Virginia James City County Obesity 27.2 27.2 25.9 26.5
Virginia King and Queen County Obesity 33.7 33.3 34.1 34.1
Virginia King George County Obesity 29.6 28.9 28.2 27.9
Virginia King William County Obesity 32.3 31.8 31.8 31.6
Virginia Lancaster County Obesity 32 32.8 31.5 33.2
Virginia Lee County Obesity 33.9 33.7 31.9 32.5
Virginia Loudoun County Obesity 24.1 23.7 21.1 21
Virginia Louisa County Obesity 34.5 34 33.5 33.3
Virginia Lunenburg County Obesity 33.7 33.4 33.8 34
Virginia Madison County Obesity 34 34 32.1 32.4
Virginia Mathews County Obesity 28.5 28.6 26.4 26.8
Virginia Mecklenburg County Obesity 32.8 32.6 32.8 33.5
Virginia Middlesex County Obesity 29.4 29.4 27.8 28.2
Virginia Montgomery County Obesity 27.2 27.4 26.8 26.8
Virginia Nelson County Obesity 26.3 25.9 24.6 24.5
Virginia New Kent County Obesity 30.9 30.1 29.2 28.8
Virginia Northampton County Obesity 29.4 29.2 30.1 30.3
Virginia Northumberland County Obesity 29.6 30.3 29.7 30.9
Virginia Nottoway County Obesity 35.7 35.5 36.6 37.1
Virginia Orange County Obesity 33.1 33 32.2 32.8
Virginia Page County Obesity 32.5 32.5 29.5 30
Virginia Patrick County Obesity 30.2 30.4 28.3 28.9
Virginia Pittsylvania County Obesity 31.3 31.2 30.5 30.7
Virginia Powhatan County Obesity 30.6 29.9 27.6 27.3
Virginia Prince Edward County Obesity 32.8 32.8 34.7 35
Virginia Prince George County Obesity 35.5 35 36.7 36.4
Virginia Prince William County Obesity 28.8 28.2 27.6 27.3
Virginia Pulaski County Obesity 29.3 29.1 25.7 25.9
Virginia Rappahannock County Obesity 27.9 27.5 25 25
Virginia Richmond County Obesity 31.6 31.3 30.6 31.3
Virginia Roanoke County Obesity 28.2 28 25.2 25.8
Virginia Rockbridge County Obesity 29.2 29.2 26.5 26.8
Virginia Rockingham County Obesity 31.5 31.2 28.2 28.4
Virginia Russell County Obesity 33.6 33.3 30.5 30.8
Virginia Scott County Obesity 31 30.9 28.4 28.7
Virginia Shenandoah County Obesity 31.4 31.1 28.6 29.1
Virginia Smyth County Obesity 32.6 32.6 30.3 31.1
Virginia Southampton County Obesity 31.4 30.6 31.4 31.3
Virginia Spotsylvania County Obesity 30.7 30 29 28.7
Virginia Stafford County Obesity 32.7 31.9 30.6 30.1
Virginia Surry County Obesity 31.9 31.1 34 33.7
Virginia Sussex County Obesity 35.8 35.4 39.5 39.6
Virginia Tazewell County Obesity 32.8 32.6 28.8 29.4
Virginia Warren County Obesity 27.2 26.6 24.8 24.7
Virginia Washington County Obesity 31.1 31 27.8 28.1
Virginia Westmoreland County Obesity 29 28.9 29 29.4
Virginia Wise County Obesity 35.2 35 31.9 32.2
Virginia Wythe County Obesity 30.3 30.2 27.4 27.8
Virginia York County Obesity 28.8 28.3 27.7 27.6
Virginia Alexandria city 19.9 20.1 19.1 19.3
Virginia Bedford city 31 31.2 29.2 30.2
Virginia Bristol city 30.8 30.8 28.1 28.8
Virginia Buena Vista city 30.4 30.3 28 28.3
Virginia Charlottesville city 28.3 28.4 28.2 28.3
Virginia Chesapeake city 29.5 28.9 27.6 27.3
Virginia Colonial Heights city 28.4 28.4 26.4 27.1
Virginia Covington city 30.1 29.9 28.2 28.6
Virginia Danville city 31.3 31.2 34.7 35.5
Virginia Emporia city 31.9 31.7 35 35.5
Virginia Fairfax city 26 25.7 24.3 24.3
Virginia Falls Church city 27.6 27 25.8 25.6
Virginia Franklin city 32.2 32 35.3 35.7
Virginia Fredericksburg city 31.9 31.7 32.6 32.6
Virginia Galax city 31.2 31.3 28.8 29.7
Virginia Hampton city 33.5 33.2 39.1 39
Virginia Harrisonburg city 31.7 31.7 30.3 30.4
Virginia Hopewell city 33.3 33.2 34.7 35.2
Virginia Lexington city 29.4 30 28.1 28.8
Virginia Lynchburg city 32.1 32.1 33.9 34.3
Virginia Manassas city 29.9 29.4 29.3 28.9
Virginia Manassas Park city 30.5 30.1 30.6 30.3
Virginia Martinsville city 31.7 31.4 32.8 33.4
Virginia Newport News city 32.9 32.6 34.7 34.6
Virginia Norfolk city 33.2 33 37.4 37.3
Virginia Norton city 29.7 29.4 27.1 27.2
Virginia Petersburg city 34.1 33.8 40.8 40.8
Virginia Poquoson city 31 30.6 28 28.2
Virginia Portsmouth city 37.9 37.6 42 42.1
Virginia Radford city 29 29.3 27.8 27.9
Virginia Richmond city 24.9 24.9 30.6 30.7
Virginia Roanoke city 35 34.7 36 36.4
Virginia Salem city 29.7 29.5 27.1 27.5
Virginia Staunton city 30.1 30 28 28.7
Virginia Suffolk city 31.3 30.7 33.3 33.1
Virginia Virginia Beach city 27.1 26.8 27.8 27.6
Virginia Waynesboro city 30.3 30.3 28.5 29
Virginia Williamsburg city 29.2 29.7 28.1 28.4
Virginia Winchester city 30.5 30.3 28.9 29.1

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The top causes of weight gain in the United States 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 the Virginia.

Weight loss options in the Virginia

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

Virginia 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 the Virginia 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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Virginia weight loss clinics

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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 the Virginia

One of the best ways to lose weight in the Virginia 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 the Virginia

Although exercise and physical activity is important for losing weight fast in the Virginia, 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.

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 Virginia

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

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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