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How to lose weight for free with insurance?

Affordable Care Act 2010 in the United States, popularly known as Obamacare, mandates health insurance coverage for obesity prevention and treatment under preventive services as obesity is considered an essential and preventable medical problem.

Medicare, Medicaid and all commercial or private health insurances are required to offer obesity coverage. Here are 10 other preventable services that should also be covered by the Affordable Care Act.

Essential health benefits covered under the Affordable Care Act:

  • ambulatory patient services; emergency services; hospitalization; maternity and newborn care; mental health and substance use disorder services, including behavioral health treatment; prescription drugs; rehabilitative and rehabilitative services and devices; laboratory services; preventive and wellness services and chronic disease management including obesity; and pediatric services, including oral and vision care.

10 ways to lose weight free

Here are 10 ways to lose weight for free or almost free.

Free weight loss tip 1.

Lose weight with health insurance by using an insurance covered, medical weight loss program such as W8MD medical weight loss centers of America]'s physician supervised, non-surgical weight loss program.

=Free weight loss tip 2

Understand the causes of weight gain and watch the following video on why blaming the obese for weight gain does not help without understanding the the metabolic factors for weight gain, such as insulin resistance. Once you get over blaming yourself or the obese, you would have a better, guilt free approach to losing 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The now withdrawn and failed food guide pyramid was a disaster as it advocated a low fat, but glycemic diet that leads to increased risk of insulin resistance which in turn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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Ted Talks: Why blaming the obese is blaming the victim?

52 weeks of weight loss and wellness videos

Free weight loss tip 3

Know your starting weight, body mass index and waist to hip ratio. This helps in understanding your health risk related to being overweight or obese

Free weight loss tip 4

Check to see if your weight gain is related to metabolic causes such as insulin resistance

Free weight loss tip 5

Check the [[glycemic index of all foods and eliminate all high glycemic index foods and all foods loaded with empty calories.

Free weight loss tip 6

Understand the 5 proven measures to losing weight using evidence.

Free weight loss tip 7

Understand that the best way to lose weight is a long term behavior change and working closely with a weight loss physician would be the safest and most effective way to lose weight fast.

Free weight loss tip 8

Understand the limited role of physical activity in losing weight

Causes and consequences of starchy, cereal based diet

3 things wrong with our diet | How insulin resistance causes weight gain? | [Causes of weight gain] | Skin tags and insulin resistance | Sugar rush and crash | Causes of weight gain | Weight loss information

Why exercise alone is useless for weight loss?

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Free weight loss tip 9

Find out if an appetite suppressant weight loss pills might be right for you including Phentermine, Topiramate, Qsymia, Belviq, or other medications

Free weight loss tip 10

Avoid the common pit falls in weight loss including skipping meals, starting the day wrong with starchy foods with empty calories that lead to sugar rush and crash, and overeating. Start the day with a balanced low calorie protein based food that lasts longer.

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