“I was asked by an overweight patient if she could stop her Smart for Life® Cookie Diet over the holidays. I explained that many people do not realize that obesity is a serious disease with serious consequences,” Dr. Sasson Moulavi, a Board Certified Bariatric Physician explains.
As Americans gear up for the holiday season this month, Dr. Sass cautions that overweight and obese patients not give in to temptation and forget their dieting. Rather, Dr. Sass, founder of the Smart for Life® Cookie Diet, recommends alternative behavior for a positive outcome when it is time to ring in the New Year.
According to Dr. Moulavi, forty pounds of extra fat on your body does not just sit there. It releases toxins and creates inflammation. It also covers your heart and blocks blood vessels that supply your brain and heart.
“My worry is that if we don’t begin treating obesity as a serious disease, it will become out of control and a leading killer. An example to my point: If someone had a cancerous tumor that could eventually kill her, would she stop chemotherapy for the holidays? Doctors most likely would not recommend it. If someone stopped cancer treatment for Thanksgiving, we physicians would consider them mentally unstable and hospitalize them. Yet so many people stop their dieting or hold off on their current program like the Smart for Life® Cookie Diet over the holidays in order to ‘participate’ in the festivities – which is unfortunate.”
In a country where almost 50% of the population is obese or overweight, Moulavi notices more and more Americans stopping treatment for this killer disease. Instead, he strongly suggests that those affected begin to take charge and fight back. Dr. Sass suggests thinking of fat cells as a slow growing cancer that must be treated until it is controlled.
This holiday season, Dr. Moulavi recommends that if plans focus around overindulgence, the result may be feeding the fat cells which in turn will increase the size of the “tumor”. Ultimately, the answer is to continue on the plan. Continue to treat obesity as a serious disease so many more holidays are enjoyed for years to come.
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