I recently shared an article about the importance of healthy weight loss. Helping patients maintain all aspects of their health is why I started Trimly — a medical-focused weight management treatment, not a diet.
Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to be part of Authority Magazine’s “5 Things You Need To Do To Achieve A Healthy Body Weight And Keep It Permanently” interview series. Here are some of my favorite parts from the interview.
Dr. Thaïs Aliabadi Of Trimly On The 5 Things You Need To Do To Achieve a Healthy Body Weight, And Keep It Permanently
What or who inspired you to pursue your career? We’d love to hear the story.
I have always had a deep love for biology and understanding how the human body works. While in college, I knew that I wanted to use this knowledge to help and heal people. This passion for biology and desire to make a difference in the lives of others inspired me to pursue a career in the medical field. After years of hard work and dedication, I am proud to say that I am now a physician. It is a rewarding and challenging profession, but I am grateful for the opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of my patients every day. Whether it’s through diagnosing and treating illnesses or simply providing support and compassion, I am committed to doing my best to help those in need.
None of us can achieve success without some help along the way. Was there a particular person who you feel gave you the most help or encouragement to be who you are today? Can you share a story about that?
My mom has been my rock throughout my life. She has always been there for me, providing love, support, and encouragement. She has been my motivation to work hard and be the best person I can be. I have always looked up to her as a role model, and I am grateful to have her in my life. My mom has taught me so many valuable lessons and has helped shape me into the person I am today. I am truly blessed to have such a wonderful mother.
What are some of the most interesting or exciting projects you are working on now? How do you think that might help people?
What I’m most excited about is Trimly, my new medical weight-loss platform that I recently launched. I have so many people reaching out with weight-related issues — some from PCOS, others menopause, COVID weight gain, or just your regular life weight gain and I have an amazing solution for them that is easy and effective. I’m treating women, men, and even teenagers who are suffering from being overweight.
Collectively, the last few years have been overwhelming to everyone. I see patients every day that need to lose anywhere from 30–100+ pounds, or they will face serious illness down the line. Besides illness that is either born out of being overweight or illness that is exacerbated from weight, I talk to patients daily that are also dealing with depression and anxiety — this is a worrisome combination. The fact that I have the tools and the know-how to help make a difference in these patient’s lives is incredibly rewarding. Helping stave off illness and help their mental health as well is incredibly rewarding.
How can an individual learn what is a healthy body weight for them? How can we discern what is “too overweight” or what is “too underweight”?
There are a few different methods that can be used to determine a healthy body weight. One common method is to use the body mass index (BMI), which is a measure of body fat based on height and weight. To calculate your BMI, you can divide your weight in kilograms by your height in meters squared.
A BMI of 18.5 to 24.9 is generally considered to be in the healthy range. A BMI of 25 to 29.9 is considered to be in the overweight range, and a BMI of 30 or above is considered to be in the obese range.
However, it’s important to note that BMI is not a perfect measure of body fat, as it does not take into account factors such as muscle mass, bone density, and distribution of fat. Therefore, it’s always a good idea to talk to a healthcare provider or a registered dietitian to determine what a healthy body weight is for you, specifically. They can take into account your unique circumstances and help you develop a plan to achieve and maintain a healthy weight.
Here is the main question of our discussion. Can you please share your “5 Things You Need To Do To Achieve a Healthy Body Weight And Keep It Permanently?”. If you can, please share a story or an example for each.
- Eat a balanced diet: This means including a variety of different types of foods in your meals, including fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains. For example, instead of just having a sandwich for lunch, try adding a side of fruit or a small salad to get some extra nutrients.
- Get regular physical activity: Aim for at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise per week, or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity exercise. This can be anything from going for a walk or a run to taking a dance class. For example, if you enjoy being outside, you could try going for a hike on the weekends.
- Get enough sleep: Aim for 7–9 hours of sleep per night to help your body repair and recharge. For example, try setting a bedtime for yourself and sticking to a consistent sleep schedule.
- Manage stress: High levels of stress can lead to emotional eating and weight gain. Find ways to manage stress, such as through exercise, meditation, or talking to a therapist. If you have a lot of stress at work, try taking a few minutes each day to do some deep breathing or go for a walk to clear your mind.
- Seek support: It can be helpful to have a support system when trying to maintain a healthy weight. This could be friends or family members who can encourage and motivate you, or a support group where you can connect with others who are working towards similar goals. You could join a group fitness class or find a workout buddy to help keep you accountable.
How do we take all this information and integrate it into our actual lives? The truth is that we all know that it’s important to eat more vegetables, eat less sugar, etc. But while we know it intellectually, it’s difficult to put it into practice and make it a part of our daily habits. In your opinion what are the main blockages that prevent us from taking the information that we all know, and integrating it into our lives?
There can be a number of reasons why it can be difficult to put healthy habits into practice, even when we know that they are important. Some common barriers to making healthy lifestyle changes include:
- Lack of motivation: It can be hard to find the motivation to make changes to our habits, especially if we’re not seeing immediate results.
- Lack of time: Many people struggle to find the time to prioritize their health, due to busy schedules and other commitments.
- Difficulty making changes: Changing our habits can be difficult, especially if they are deeply ingrained. It can be helpful to start small and make gradual changes over time.
- Limited access to healthy options: Depending on where you live, it may be more difficult to access healthy food options, which can make it harder to eat a healthy diet.
- Emotional eating: Sometimes we turn to food to cope with emotions, such as stress or boredom, which can make it difficult to maintain healthy eating habits.
Read the full interview on medium.com.
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Dr. Aliabadi and her warm, professional team provide top-in-the-industry care to patients at all stages of life. Dr. Aliabadi is also a leading expert in the treatment of PCOS, endometriosis, and other gynecological conditions. With the addition of Trimy, she is also providing weight loss treatment to patients with or without a medical cause for their obesity.
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