Acta Scientific Nutritional Health

Research ArticleVolume 2 Issue 4

A Successful Weight Loss Strategy

G Daradkeh1*, N Bayyari2, Asma Al Muhannadi1 and H Awadat3

1Department of Dietetics, Al-Khor Hospital, Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar
2Department of Nutrition and Food Technology, Al-Huson University College, AL-Balqa Applied University, Al-Salt, Jordan
3Department of Medical Records, Al-Khor Hospital, Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar

*Corresponding Author: Ghazi Daradkeh, Department of Dietetics, Al-Khor Hospital, Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar.

Received: January 24, 2017; Published: March 08, 2018

Citation: G Daradkeh., et al. “A Successful Weight Loss Strategy”. Acta Scientific Nutritional Health 2.4 (2018).


Background: Obesity occurred as a result of imbalance between energy intake and energy expenditure. It became a global epidemic in all age groups in both developed and developing countries. In addition to health complications of obesity, costs and social difficulties has been reported. Weight loss goal should be gradual, easy to achieve and maintainable. Developing skills required to successfully change problematic eating and activity patterns is an important factor in weight reduction. A combination of calorie reduction, increased physical activity and behavior therapy are the basic principles for better outcomes.

Method: Calorie restriction (-500 cal/day) diet, increase physical activity (45 minutes of moderate intensity for at least five days/week) and behavioral therapy (food selection, slow eating, well chewing, calorie counting, etc.) were followed.

Results: Weight and body mass index were reduced by 23.5%, while waist circumference and% of body fat were reduced by 21.3% and 30% respectively. Total cholesterol, triglycerides, LDL-c and uric acid were significantly reduced post intervention; HDL-c and vitamin D were significantly improved.

Conclusion: Weight reduction goal is achievable through a combination between calorie restriction, increase physical activity and behavioral therapy.

Keywords: Obesity; Weight Reduction; Behavioral; Strategy

Copyright: © 2018 G Daradkeh., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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