Weight Management : About

Excess weight can lead to many significant health problems, which include diabetes, heart disease and kidney disease. Having a Body Mass Index (BMI) that's greater than 30 for males and females is considered obese. Getting the correct information on a proper diet from a registered dietitian is the key to not just getting the weight off, but keeping it off. The registered dietitians here on staff at Ochsner will motivate you to shape up. Through our medical nutrition therapy program, we can help you achieve your desirable weight. Our dietitians will gather information, such as a diet recall, your height and weight, medical history, and any blood work that may be available for a complete nutrition assessment. From this, we will teach you ways to help increase your metabolism, decrease your hunger and feel in control enough to shed those unwanted pounds. To calculate your BMI , please visit "¢ http://www.nhlbisupport.com/bmi/ For more information on weight management and diet, please visit the following websites: "¢ My Pyramid: http://www.mypyramid.org "¢ Nutrition Facts Label: http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/~dms/foodlab.html "¢ Obesity & healthy weight: http://www.win.niddk.nih.gov