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The Dangers of Rapid Weight Loss

Today there is an unbelievable amount of pressure on the public to work to reduce their weight. The pressure people might be experience is almost to the point that is unbearable and unfortunately the idea of losing weight seems nearly impossible for so many.

There are so many businesses falsely advertising that you will experience rapid weight loss. The truth is that rapid weight loss can be extremely dangerous to your health and likely unsustainable for the long run.

The best way to lose weight is to do so over a long period of time. Most personal trainers and nutritionists recommend that you lose no more than 1 to 2 pounds of weight per week.  This might not seem aggressive to most people, but the truth is if you do this over a period of time, it will yield  tremendous progress.

So many people try to achieve weight loss with these magic pills or silly workouts that promise six pack abs in under a week. That’s just not reality. Weight loss is a lot like physical therapy. It requires patience, time, discipline and long term adjustments to the behavior we follow.

If you ask any personal trainer whether you should lose weight by exercise or diet, 99% of them will tell you that diet is the key to safe and long-term weight loss.   If you set a goal to lose 1 to 2 pounds of weight per week, that will likely require you to reduce your caloric intake by around 500 calories each day.  Very doable and not something you have to change a tremendous amount to achieve.

If you have gained weight due to an injury and have been cleared by your doctor to start the rehabilitation process, you might want to consider investing your time in a strong physical therapy program designed to strengthen muscles and tendons around your injury to achieve optimum health.   If you are looking for a reputable and professional Wyckoff physical therapy clinic, please give Apex Orthopedic Rehabilitation a call today.  We will gladly give you a free assessment on your first visit.


Tom Willemann

Tom Willemann

Tom Willemann is a premier physical therapist based out of Bergen County, New Jersey. He holds an MS in physical therapy from the University of Miami, is credentialed in the world-renowned McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT), and holds an OCS (Orthopedic Clinical Specialist) certification. As of 2018, there are approximately 14,000 ABPTS certified specialists in the nation and less than 400 of them are located in the state of New Jersey. Tom is the owner and director of Apex Orthopedic Rehabilitation in Paramus. He opened the clinic, which specializes in spine and sports injury prevention, in 2004 after many years of experience in the field. Tom’s caring interest in others and his strong belief in continuity of care, combined with his clinic’s ability to find solutions for the most difficult orthopedic problems, have earned Apex Orthopedic Rehabilitation its excellent reputation with patients and medical professionals in northeastern New Jersey and beyond. A true “family man,” Tom takes pride in his clinic’s warm and welcoming environment.
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