Weight Loss Seminar Series for October-November 2016

Bariatric Medicine and Weight Management

Dr. Sheetal Shah returns in October with another opportunity for anyone struggling with their weight to attend her Weight Loss Seminar Series. Dr. Shah is Granger’s Bariatric specialist and has worked with hundreds of patients to reduce their weight, get off of medications, and find healthier, more active lifestyles.

Dr. Shah regularly teaches these educational series, with four classes focused on four aspects of health and weight management:

1. October 6, 2016: The Science of Weight Loss
2. October 20, 2016: Eat for Health
3. November 3, 2016: Exercise and Weight Loss
4. November 17, 2016: Stress Management and Mindful Eating

Her fall classes will start at 5:30 pm sharp and are open to the general public. Cost is $20 per class or students have the option to bundle all four classes and save $10.

With over 2/3rds of Americans overweight or obese and $190 billion in associated healthcare costs, our waistlines are problematic to say the least. While it is unhealthy to buy into the unrealistic ideals of the Hollywood body, maintaining a healthy weight is still incredibly important for quality of life and general good health. You don’t have to have a 2% body fat to be healthy, and you don’t have to be a size two in women’s clothing – in fact, some studies show that underweight or skinny people are often as unhealthy as slightly overweight people due to other factors such as sedentary lifestyles, poor eating decisions, and fat content around internal organs. Because you don’t have to be a fitness model to find good health, your goals may be more reachable than you may think.

Dr. Sheetal Shah advocates that weight loss is not as simple as the debunked calories in – calories out philosophy. Hormones, physical activity, genetics and stress all play a part into how our bodies metabolize food – and the type of calorie counts, as well. While understanding how many calories are in your food matters, your body interacts with your food in thousands of different ways – some foods cause inflammation, some reduce inflammation. Some calories spike your blood sugar, leading to insulin resistance and making you feel hungrier later, while some make you feel full and help you burn fat. A calorie is only one piece of information about your food.