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Weight Loss Resources

Morbid obesity is a chronic disease, meaning that the symptoms build slowly over a long period of time. Obesity is considered morbid when it becomes linked to other health conditions or serious diseases, known as co-morbidities, that are likely to cause physical disability or death. In the U.S., an estimated 5 to 10 million individuals fall into this category.

Weight loss resources are a key part of overcoming your personal weight challenges, providing effective tools to realistically evaluate your health and seek the assistance necessary. Bariatric surgery is often a first line defense for those who are morbidly obese, providing a safe and effective way to approach recovery from weight-related health conditions.

The below resources can help you learn more about obesity, healthy eating, and managing your weight.

BMI Calculator
Body mass index, or BMI, is a measure of body fat based on height and weight. It is a key determining factor in eligibility for weight loss surgery. Many weight loss surgeons require a BMI of 35 to 40 to be eligible for a weight loss procedure. Click here to use our Body Mass Index Calculator.

Diet Planning
Diet and nutrition play a critical role in overall well-being. In order to ensure a balanced diet, numerous resources are available to help patients learn how to maintain healthy habits.

  • ChooseMyPlate - a government-sponsored interactive meal-planning tool
  • Face the Fat - guidance from the American Heart Association to encourage smarter fat choices
  • Portion Distortion - a quiz from the National Institute of Health regarding healthy portion sizes for common foods

Weight Management
Understanding exercise, healthy eating, and medical advice regarding managing and losing weight can be vitally important for patients considering bariatric surgery. These resources provide insight into healthy living, helping patients to understand the science behind weight loss while debunking common myths.

  • Aim for a Healthy Weight - easy-to-use weight loss information published by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
  • Weight-Control Information Network - an information network that provides access to data regarding publications, research, and other statistics about obesity, exercise, and nutrition
  • How Much Do You Really Know? - a fact sheet published by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, this summary debunks common myths regarding weight loss and obesity

If you would like to move forward with bariatric surgery to control obesity, we are here to help. Register and attend our free informational seminar to explore the weight loss resources we have available or call us at 1-877-DMC-W8W8.

About your new self at Detroit Center in Michigan

Detroit Medical Center is the premier provider of weight loss surgery in Michigan and the Great Lakes Region. DMC operates offices in the Madison Heights and Southfield areas of Detroit, Michigan, and serves other areas including Ypsilanti, Saginaw, Ann Arbor, Detroit, Flint, Livonia, Monroe, Lansing, Dearborn, Novi and Troy. Your New Self also serves Canadian bariatric patients as a preferred provider for the Ontario Ministry of Health.

Your New Self at Detroit Medical Center boasts four expert bariatric surgeons who specialize in LAP-BAND®, REALIZE® Band, Sleeve Gastrectomy, and Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass bariatric surgeries.

Patients interested in weight loss surgery should sign up for a free informational seminar to learn more about their surgical options and get started today.