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Overweight/Obesity (Weight Loss) Neutral Bay, Sydney NSW

Around 75% of men and 60% of women in Australia are overweight. Additionally, 25% of children are also considered either overweight or obese. Due to this, health conditions and diseases linked with obesity are on the rise.

When it comes to weight loss, everyone understands that it is important for their health if they are overweight; however, there are many avenues to choose and it can often be difficult to know what the best way is to start.

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Need help with Overweight/Obesity (Weight Loss)? let us help you from our beautiful clinic in Neutral Bay, Sydney NSW.

Dr. Maria Mackey, the founder of Mojo Klinik, welcomes you and invites you to discover her unique and novel approach to helping you with Overweight/Obesity (Weight Loss).

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What is Overweight/Obesity (Weight Loss)?

Weight loss is extremely important to your overall health if you are in the overweight or obese category. To work out whether you are overweight or not, there is a simple test that you can do to indicate whether you may be a healthy weight, overweight or obese. This is called a Body Mass Index test.

The BMI test works as follows for the average adult:

  • 5 to 24.9 indicates a healthy weight.
  • 25 to 29.9 indicates that you could be overweight.
  • 30 to 39.9 indicates that you could be obese.
  • 40 or above means that you may be severely obese.

A BMI test is not used to medically diagnose obesity due to the fact that muscle can also weigh a lot. If you are very muscular without a lot of body fat, you may also present as overweight, even though that may not be the case.

It can be difficult to know where to start when looking to lose weight; however, there are some basic building blocks that you can work from. These simple staples include exercising more regularly, eating less sugary and fatty foods and becoming generally more active.

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Overweight/Obesity (Weight Loss) Frequently Asked Questions

Please see below answers to frequently asked questions we get from our clients regarding Overweight/Obesity (Weight Loss):

What are the biggest risks of not losing weight?

There are many risks that come with not losing weight when you are overweight or obese. Some of these risks are:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Cancer
  • Stroke
  • Coronary heart disease
How can I understand my eating habits?

Sometimes, it can be difficult to control how you eat. If you are struggling to determine why you are struggling to lose weight, it may be time to reflect on your eating patterns. Think about what you eat, when you eat and why you eat. These 3 questions may lead you to your answer.

What type of exercises should I do to lose weight?

When it comes to losing weight through exercise, one of the most important things that you can do is find something that you enjoy. Exercise classes, sports or the gym, these are just three options that you could choose, depending on which you enjoy the most. If you enjoy the exercise that you are doing, there is a much higher chance that you will stick to it consistently.

What are the mental health benefits to losing weight?

There are many great benefits that come with losing weight. One element that people may forget about is the mental health aspect of becoming a healthier weight. Here are some examples of how some people may feel after losing weight:

  • Being less self-conscious
  • Feeling more assertive at work
  • Feeling happier
  • Greater self esteem
  • Having a sense of achievement
  • Greater self confidence

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Weight loss is a loss or decrease in body weight. The loss of weight can be due to the change in diet or less consumption of food as compared on a daily basis. Ideally, weight loss is due to a loss of body fat, but in cases of extreme weight loss, protein in the form of muscle can be lost leading to a decrease in muscle mass.

People around the world come to the idea of weight loss due to many reasons. A desire to look good for an event such as getting married, getting into “shape” for an equally important occasion. Creating a short-term goal that provides an unexpected boost of motivation. There are also many social reasons for losing weight; such as when you are trying to project a particular image either at work or in a social setting. It has become a popular goal to look a certain way to one’s sense of “self” and has a major impact on self-esteem.

How to lose weight?

Simply following a clean and healthy eating plan is an ideal place to start. Creating healthy eating habits, focusing on portion size can lead to weight loss without needing any special diet plans.

Body weight is determined by many factors including; genetic background, eating routine, dietary content/portion and exercise.

Our body weight is determined by the food we take on a daily basis and the amount of work or activities we do. Energy is calculated in kilojoules (kJ) or calories (cal). If our energy intake exceeds what we use to burn up in our daily activities the net result is weight gain.

Energy in = Energy out = Stable body weight

Our daily routine and working habits will consume energy and determines how much energy (either kilojoules or calories) we need to consume each day. Someone who is involved in performing difficult or extreme physical labour will obviously burn more energy up in a day than somebody who is seated at a desk most of the day in an air-conditioned room. For people whose jobs do not require concentrated physical goings, exercise or increased physical activity can increase the number of kilojoules or calories burned.

To lose weight, we need to modify our present habits. This means eating a smaller amount of food even when eating healthy food, good diet and being more active.

For women; energy intake in kilojoules is between 8-9,000 KJ, or between 1600 to 2000 calories and on the other hand men should take about 2000 to 3000 calories a day, depending upon their physique, routine, age, habits, overall health, activities, height.

Optimising weight is the best way to live a healthy and happy life.

Unhealthy eating habits such as eating excessively or choosing to eat a “junk food” based diet that is loaded with lots of carbs and fats. Along with energy loaded fizzy drinks is a common cause in modern day life for weight gain.

The idea is to lose weight in the healthiest way possible and follow this up with the necessary healthy eating strategies or plans, especially after you have lost weight. This should include adequate amounts of protein, vegetables and fruit that are full of vitamins, and minerals with restricted or reduced amounts of fat and sugar.

Points for Successful Weight Loss

  • The desire to lose weight must come from a specific place – be motivated and make it so
  • If you are not perfect in dieting don’t blame yourself give your 100% and do not give up
  • Avoid remain hungry or do not skip the meal, this will damage your health, take every meal but meal must be healthy
  • Place yourself with company or people who help and motivate you this will help you to remain on task
  • If you miss a diet one day due to some reason do not give up and continue your diet from next day
  • Stock up your refrigerator and cupboards with healthy food so you don’t have eat unhealthy food options that are easier to find. Be organised and have back ups
  • Look for some low-fat foods recipes on the internet if you do not know about them. Be careful as some low-fat foods have hidden carbohydrates in them
  • Never compare your weight loss with others everyone has different metabolic so don’t compare and demotivate yourself
  • If you want to go to restaurants go where you can control yourself and eat the things which you know will not disturb your diet

The Keto (Short for Ketosis) Diet is a revolutionary food intake plan based around training your body to BURN FAT over sugar. A Ketogenic Diet traditionally aims at achieving “Ketosis” by promoting the consumption of low-carb, high-fat and high protein foods. It’s been around for a long time and has been very popular in recent times amongst athletes. Some popular foods often included in traditional Ketogenic diets include: Eggs, Meat, Fish, Cheese, Avocados and Low Carb Vegetables.

About Ketosis:

Ok so, what is Ketosis?

Ketosis occurs when you consume low amounts of carbs which in turn switches off the pancreatic production of insulin.

INSULIN is secreted by the pancreas to lower an elevated blood sugar level. It promotes the conversion of sugars to fats and the assimilation of those fats from the body cells into the fat cells. In other words, an excess in Insulin levels can cause your fat cells to become bigger and resulting in weight gain.

When the blood sugar level drop, your body produces GLUCAGON which promotes FAT BURNING. Your body will then enter a state of “Ketosis”, which essentially means that your body will prioritise burning fat as energy. This can result in your body burning through your existing fat stores for extra energy, ultimately causing the healthy and controlled weight loss effect we are after.

Entering ketosis may come with many other health benefits and does not prevent you from eating fulfilling foods. Mojo W8 utilises the principles of diet induced Ketosis to help you lose weight naturally whilst you feel energised.

How do we achieve Ketosis?

Ketosis can be achieved by restricting the types of food that we intake. Different to the traditional approach, The Mojo W8 Loss program goes one step further and is a low-carb, low-fat and moderate to high-protein diet.

By restricting the types of food that you eat and keeping your carbohydrates intake low, your body learns to rely on your stores of fat for energy. The low carb intake forces your system to burn the fat that you already have stored and hence, lose weight.

What constitutes a Mojo Weight Loss Program?

It is a medically prescribed and designed, scientifically validated health and vitality program that enables you to lose 1-3 kgs per week. This clinically proven program addresses the root cause of your weight and inability to bring back your health. You’ll think clearer, sleep easier, breath better, and have way more energy.

How do we address weight issues?

The prime focus of our medically designed ketogenic diet program is to:

Achieving these 2 primary objectives is critical to maintaining your BASAL METABOLIC RATE (BMR). Basal Metabolic Rate is the number of calories required to keep your body functioning at rest. BMR is also known as your body's metabolism; therefore, any increase to your metabolic weight, such as exercise or strict diets, will tend to increase your BMR.

Rapid weight loss programs often lead to a loss of muscle mass. This in turn decreases the basal metabolic rate and it can take up to 2-3 years to regain.

What happens if my BMR decreases after a weight loss program?

Gradual weight gain will take place after going back to the “old way” of eating. The Mojo W8 Loss program assists with taking you through the journey of resetting your pancreas, burning fat, maintaining muscle mass and losing weight, all without decreasing your BMR

You will learn how to navigate your way to live a new way of eating and how to maintain the changes you’ve made.

About Our Weight Loss Program Mechanics: Boost Glucagon + Decrease Insulin

As we have mentioned previously, Ketosis powers the engine of our programs. Once Ketosis is achieved, the body will naturally boost the production of Glucagon and will reduce the secretion of Insulin by the Pancreas. The Mojo W8 medically designed program ensures that you approach this process in natural and controlled way. The chart below illustrates the effects of Insulin (traditional diet) VS Glucagon (Ketogenic Diet) in the body.

INSULINGLUCAGON
Lowers elevated blood sugar Raises low blood sugar
Shifts metabolism into storage mode (Weight gain) Shifts metabolism into burning mode(Fat burning)
Converts glucose and protein to fat Converts protein and fat to glucose
Converts dietary fat to storage (fat) Converts dietary fats to ketones and are used by tissues for energy
Removes fat from blood and cells; transports it into fat cells (makes fat stores bigger)Releases fat into bloodstream for use by tissues as energy
Increases the body’s cholesterol production Decreases the body’s production of cholesterol
Encourages fluid retention by the kidneys - retains sodium and excretes K + Mg Encourages excess fluid release by the kidneys - excretes sodium
Stimulates arterial muscle cell growth Stimulates a smooth regression of arterial muscle cells

The Mojo Process

It coaches you and your body to burn fat as a fuel = ketosis. The science of KETOSIS is very specific and there is a mass of misinformation about this online. You are taken through specific steps that target your inability to switch off your need for carbohydrates as a primary fuel source. Most people are “carb” or carbohydrate dependent for energy.

Our Mojo Weight Loss Programs have been developed from a dietary program used in French Olympic athletes 28 years ago. It optimises an athlete’s ability to switch their fuel source from carbs to fats and vice versa. This has been perfected over almost three decades and now made relevant and available to you!

Step 1: COACHING:

People do better when they are mentored.
We provide a qualified coach to support you throughout the entirety of your journey until you reach your desired goal. Your coach will have your back 100% of the way.

Step 2: MEDICAL OVER SIGHT:

It is recommended that you are monitored by your doctor at regular intervals.
Normalising your body weight can mean that certain medications and doses you are currently taking may require adjustment, as is often the case when the unwanted weight comes off and your overall health improves.

Step 3: RESOURCES AND SUPPORT STRUCTURES:

These are given in person and online throughout your program.

Your initial consult lasts for an hour and takes a look at you in the scope of your life/health.

Your weekly follow up appointments will involve a progress assessment and review of what’s working and not working for you.

Body measurements are a great way to see how effectively this program is working by monitoring body composition, as well as lost centimetres, ensuring your weight loss is fat and not muscle.

Step 4: METABOLISM:

Enables you to lose weight safely, you burn fat and the aim is to minimise loss of muscle, effectively transforming your metabolism and rebalancing your hormones.

Most rapid weight loss programs lead to muscle loss. It can then take up to 3 years to get your metabolism back to normal.

People who do this OFTEN REGAIN THEIR WEIGHT and subsequently find it even more difficult to lose the next time around.

Our results are PREDICTABLE, RELIABLE, MEASURABLE and LAST!

More on Ketosis and Ketogenic Diets

How can I benefit from a Ketogenic Diet?

Weight Loss

Losing weight is considered the predominant benefit of the Keto Diet. When your body shifts its metabolism to burning fat rather than new carbs, weight loss is the result. It is also a much easier diet plan to follow due to the kind of foods at your disposal. With Keto, you are left feeling full and energised, not tired and craving more.

Protecting Your Heart

A high insulin level increases the production of cholesterol. High levels of cholesterol can lead to heart disease and other types of heart related problems.

Lowering insulin happens with a ketogenic diet as carbohydrates have been reduced. This is turn has leads to a lowering of cholesterol, therefore, your cardiovascular health will improve.

Keeping Healthy Skin

Many people suffer with acne problems. There are major links between this skin condition and refined carbohydrates and processed foods. The Keto Diet kicks out these kinds of high-carb foods and replaces them with high-fat alternatives. This change in diet may improve your skin health due to the lack of processed carbs entering your system. Try the Keto Diet today and take the first step towards healthier skin.

Enjoy Your Food!

One of the best elements of the Ketogenic Diet is the foods that you can still eat. You will feel satisfied with what is on your plate and with your weight loss due to your body burning fat over carbs. Don’t continue with a diet that is unsatisfactory! Try the Keto Diet today and experience the benefits.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to see results?

Minimum 12 weeks (ideal). Some may take longer due to total amount of weight lost and ability to “burn” fat off with ketosis.

What sort of results can you expect?

Our participants lose in average 0.8-1.2 kgs of fat per week.

How do you know when your body is in Ketosis?

There are a few different signs to show if your body has entered Ketosis. The most accurate is to use a specialised meter. This measures your ketone levels precisely but the kits can be expensive and not viable for many people. Other factors can be weight loss and bad breath. The latter may seem undesirable but can be a great, short-term indicator that your body is on the right track. People also find that they have a decreased appetite.

What do you eat on a Ketogenic Diet?

Unlike many diets, there is actually quite a wide variety of great tasting foods that you can indulge in with the Keto Diet. Some of these include: Eggs, Meat, Fish and Low GI (gllycaemic index) vegetables.

Lots of diets are based around eating bland food and feeling unsatisfied with your meal. Try the Ketogenic Diet today and see for yourself how you don’t have to compromise on hunger, just to lose weight.

What fruit can you eat on Keto?

NONE. EATING CARBS SWITCHES THE PANCREAS ON AND IT WILL PROUDCE INSULIN!!!

INSULIN will convert the carbs into fat, stash this in the fat cells to store the energy away to be used later. I.e. it makes your fat cells bigger.

The only options for “fruit” on the Mojo W8 Loss program is lemons.

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