Being overweight or obese may reduce a woman’s fertility due to irregular or infrequent menstrual cycles. Obesity may also cause an increased risk of miscarriage and decreased success with fertility treatments. When pregnancy is achieved, women with excessive weight increase their risks associated with pregnancy, such as high blood pressure, gestational diabetes, birth defects, high birth-weight infants and an increased risk of Cesarean section. Weight loss may improve fertility and pregnancy outcome. A body mass index (BMI) of 25 to 29.9 is considered overweight, and obesity is defined as a BMI of 30 and above.
Unfortunately, millions of Americans are caught in an obesigenic world that is plagued with fast food options around every corner, poor eating habits, a general lack of activity, high stress environments, insufficient sleep, and a “sick-care” health system. In this unsupportive environment, it is no wonder that two-thirds of adult Americans are overweight, and the predicted health of future generations is even more uncertain.
Take Shape For Life offers a simple solution: high-quality, medically formulated meal replacements combined with free coaching support to help you lose weight and keep it off. It is not a diet, but a two-phased approach for weight loss and maintenance. In the first phase, you will use Medifast portion-controlled meal replacements to lose 2-5 pounds per week for the first two weeks and 1-2 pounds per week thereafter, without surgery or medications. As your Health Coach, we are a free resource that will guide you through the program and provide on-going personal coaching. We will help you build up the knowledge, skills, and support you need to realize health and help keep you focused on your long-term goals and dreams. Once you achieve your desired weight loss, you will transition into the Maintenance plan, which will allow you to put your healthy habits to work to support lasting weight maintenance. Small actions, such as building exercise into your day and eating breakfast, add up to make a significant impact on your overall health. And best of all, weight loss of just 5% to 10% may dramatically improve ovulation and pregnancy rates.
Take Shape for Life can offer you a safe, effective, and non-intrusive option for weight loss and long-term health. Click HERE to learn more.