Health Monitoring Within The Weight Loss Program

Health Monitoring Within a Weight Loss Program

Lifestyle and Health, Lab Testsing, The Importance of Medical Examination, Basic Lab Tests, Body Parameters, Body Mass Index

Lifestyle and Health

Everything is interconnected in the body.  The body cells work together, therefore, in order to have a real idea about the effect of everyday habits on the body, it would be more correct evaluate the lifestyle as a whole, taking into account the factor totality, not just individual indicators. If we are talking about lifestyle, in terms of its effect on our physiology, then the main points that it will be include, the following: nutrition, drinking regime, physical activity and sleep.

We suggest you analyze your usual day and, using a scale of levels, evaluate the effect of everyday habits on your health state in a long-term perspective.

Everyday habits effect on the body

Level 1

Extremely negative effects on the body in whole

Level 2

The effect on life activity is close to negative

Level 3

Minimal support for good body operation

Level 4

Positive effects on health. Optimal choice available for absolute most people

Level 5

Has the best effect on the functioning of the body. An ideal worth striving for

Number of meals, including snacks

Level 1

More than 5 per day

Level 2

5 times a day

Level 3

4 times a day

Level 4

3 times a day

Level 5

2/3 times a day, including the fasting interval (24, 36 hours)

Amount of water consumed

Level 1

Less than 30% of the daily norm

Level 2

31-70% of the daily norm

Level 3

71-99% of the daily norm

Level 4

100% of the daily norm

Level 5

More than 100% of the daily norm

Sleep, number of hours

Level 1

Less than 5 hours

Level 2

5 hours

Level 3

6 hours

Level 4

7 hours

Level 5

8 hours or more


Level 1

After 1:00 a.m.

Level 2

Before 1:00 a.m.

Level 3

Before 12:00 p.m.

Level 4

Before 11:00 p.m.

Level 5

Before 10:00 p.m.

Physical activity

Level 1


Level 2

Up to 6000 steps per day, small household work

Level 3

Physical activity at least 1 hour a day

Level 4

Training in the gym, dancing, fitness, aerobics

Level 5

Power training in the gym

When evaluating the totality of factors, remember:

X  Avoid staying at red levels, particularly, for a long period. This causes disorders in the various body functions operating, subsequently causing serious damage to health.

! The yellow level is the extreme minimum that should be followed by each person.  Yes, at least stay on it can be considered as neutral one, but still, in general, its effect on human health will be closer to the red level, rather than the green one.

Y Staying on green levels is ideal, because it is such an effect on the body has a beneficial effect on our well-being, appearance, and in general on our health.  Accessible to the absolute majority of people is the fourth level. Taking it as a basis, it was created this article. Studying it will help you follow to the fourth level, and over time, having established the work of your body and strengthening your health, painlessly go to the fifth level that has the best effect for our lives.


Lab Testing

The Importance of Medical Examination

Lifestyle assessment shows how our daily choices in general effects health. To find out what changes have already taken place in in the body, the medical examination is necessary (minimum: checking basic tests and consultation with a therapist). Perform the medical examination at least once a year.Test Laboratory

 Why is this so important?

The fact is that our body is able to adapt to various changes. When they occur gradually and, in addition, at the cellular level, it is difficult for us on our own to catch sight of that something is going wrong.  For example, a person simply gets used to being constantly tired, gets used to that the food portions are gradually increasing, and getting used to external changes.  In addition, of course, it is quite logical that he will not take into account the fact that all these metamorphoses occur due to internal disturbances in body functioning and they are symptoms of diseases being in progress.

The disease is always easier to prevent or treat at an early stage, rather than waiting for colossal hanges in the body functioning and then fight for life. In the next topic, you will find a basic test list.  Every person needs to know this minimum. By the way, help with the test decoding and suggest that what to do next, can do doctor consultation.

Basic Lab Tests


1. A general blood test with a detailed leukocyte formula. Read more >>

2. Biochemical blood test: alanine aminotransferase (ALT), (SGPT Test), aspartate aminotransferase (AST), total protein. Read more >>

Total bilirubin. Read more >>   Gamma-glutamyltransferase (GGT), glucose. Read more >>  

Urea, alkaline phosphatase (alkaline phosphatase), creatinine.

3. Vitamin D.

Thyroid Control

1. TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone). Read more >> 

2. FT4 (thyroxine free).

3. FT3 (triiodothyronine free).

Diagnosis of Anemia and Iron Deficiency

1. Ferritin.

Checking Metabolism

1. HDL-cholesterol, LDL-cholesterol, triglycerides.

2. Insulin.

3. Glycated hemoglobin.

Additionally: leptin, c-peptide.

Stress Diagnosis

1. Cortisol (preferably in saliva).

2. Prolactin.

Hormonal Background State

1. Free testosterone (given on 3-5 day of the cycle). Read more >>

2. Estradiol (given on the 20th-22nd day of the cycle). Read more >>


Body Parameters

Human body proportions

Changes to our parameters

Body measurements are useful for every person, not depending on whether he is now losing weight or not.  Sometimes it happens that a person, without noticing it, gradually becomes rounder, thicker.

By making regular measurements, you will quickly pay attention to changes in your body and, accordingly, can correct them faster. If you are at the weight loss stage, take measurements once a week. In normal mode, it is enough to measure yourself once every 1-1.5 months.

How to take the measurements correctly?

You need to measure your body weight in the morning on an empty stomach.  It is important that your the scales were always in one place, otherwise there may be errors when measuring. The main rule when measuring body volumes is the measuring tape to be parallel to the floor, and the measurement is made on exhalation.  As for measuring certain body areas, the tape location will be as follows:

1. Neck size. The tape is located in the middle of the neck length.

2. Chest size.  The tape is located on the most prominent chest points.

3. Waist size.  The waist is at the narrowest abdomen point.

But if the body parameters do not allow you to navigate in its location, you can measure the waist along an imaginary line, passing 2-3 centimeters above the navel.

4. Hip size.  The measuring tape is located on the most protruding buttock points.


Body Mass Index (BMI)

The BMI classifications have been developed to identify individuals at risk for being either overweight or underweight.

What’s Your Body Mass index?

From the standpoint of fashion, you may already have an opinion about whether you are overweight. But how do you rate from a medical perspective? Obesity is directly linked to heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes, and so on. But how heavy do you have to be to endanger your health? A measure called the body mass index (BMI) can be used to assess where you stand on the weight scale (so to speak). You can calculate your BMI by using the following formula:

BMI = (your weight in pounds) / ((height in inches) * (height in inches)) * 703

To use the formula, take your height in inches and multiply that number by itself (square the number). Then divide the result into your weight in pounds. Multiply the resulting number by 703 to obtain your
BMI. For example, a person who weighs 220 pounds and is 6 feet 3 inches tall has a BMI
of 27.5.

(220 pounds) / ((75 inches) * (75 inches)) * 703  = 27.5

Resulting from mass in kilograms and height in metres BMI = (your weight in kilograms) / ((height in metres) * (height in metres))

Now, compare your BMI to the following scale:


less than 18.5

Normal weight

18.5 to 24.9


25 to 29.9


30 or greater

If your BMI is greater than 25, you should be concerned. If it is greater than 30, your weight may be a serious health risk. (There are two exceptions: The BMI may overestimate body fat if you have a muscular build, and it may underestimate body fat in older persons who have lost muscle mass.) Losing
weight and keeping it off can be very challenging. However, if you’re overweight, lowering your BMI is well worth the effort. In the long run, it could save your life.


The recommendations collected in this article relevant for women over the age of 18.

Additional consultation before the practical applying the material you need:

– at the attending physician, if at the moment you have certain diseases or do you adhere to a therapeutic protocol;

– at the therapist if you feel unwell or are in a quite young age;

– in a women’s clinic, if at the moment you  are pregnant or in lactation period.


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