Debunking Myths: The Truth about Weight Loss and Health

Published on November 8, 2023, 12:41 am

Debunking Myths: The Truth about Weight Loss and Health

According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a significant percentage of adults in Indiana and Ohio are classified as overweight. The numbers, at 65.9% for Indiana and 65% for Ohio, highlight a concerning trend that shows no indication of slowing down. With the abundance of weight loss information available on social media, traditional media, and the internet, it’s no surprise that many people feel overwhelmed and confused about the best approach to achieving a healthier body.

To provide some clarity in this sea of information, Dr. Ryan Singerman, an expert in Weight Management & Bariatric Surgery at PPG, has been debunking common myths surrounding body weight, weight loss, and weight maintenance. In this particular installment, Dr. Singerman addresses the concept of “the dad bod” and explains how the excess fat tissue associated with this body type can be detrimental to overall health and increase the risk of chronic diseases.

Dr. Singerman emphasizes that the key indicator of health is not solely determined by weight on a scale or BMI (Body Mass Index). Instead, he highlights the importance of measuring visceral adipose tissue (VAT), which is fat located around internal organs. To measure your VAT, simply use a tape measurer positioned two inches above your belly button. If the circumference falls outside of ideal recommendations, it suggests that you may be at risk and should take proactive steps to reduce your weight.

If you found this information insightful, there are more videos in this series where Dr. Singerman addresses various myths related to weight loss. These videos cover topics such as not eating enough to lose weight, relying solely on exercise for weight loss success, misconceptions about BMI as an indicator of overall health, the effectiveness of certain supplements for weight loss purposes, hormonal influences on weight gain/loss struggles, and much more.

To discover additional resources available at PPG – Weight Management & Bariatric Surgery, including free seminars, you can reach out by calling 260-425-6390 or filling out the provided form. One of the caring team members will then contact you to provide further information and support.

Obesity and overweight issues pose significant challenges to our society’s overall well-being. By dispelling common myths through expert advice and guidance, we can empower individuals to make informed decisions about their health and take steps toward sustainable weight management. Remember, it’s never too late to prioritize your well-being and embark on a healthier journey towards a better future.