Obesity, accompanied by all complication it brings about, has become one of the main health problems in developed countries. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Europe had the second highest proportion of overweight or obese people in 2014, behind the Americas. Globally, in 2014 39% men and 40% of women aged 18 or over were overweight. This fact has a great medical, social and economic significance and has resulted in an important individual interest in modern medical treatment, globally.
Treatment is applied due to aesthetic and preventive reasons or due to therapeutic reasons – correction of existing pathologic problems, such as high blood pressure, hypercholesterolemia, high triglycerides, hyperglicemia, arteriosclerosis and many more. Whatever the motive is, the weight loss process must be conducted under doctor’s strict supervision since incorrect weight loss may cause further health issues and occurrence of adverse effects, such as the yo-yo effect.
The essence of obesity treatment is to find a diet that would result in lifestyle change through the change in eating habits and increased physical activity. Such integral approach with other life style changes enables stability of the newly achieved weight.
The reasons for obesity vary. The treatment results are rather scarce and do not encourage a lot. International statistics show that almost 90% of the treatment cases end in failures. It is considered that one of the main reasons for such failures is the fact that the treatment is not closely supervised by a doctor.
Most frequently, patients want rapid results, without effort. Led by the great number of attractive information in the advertisements and commercials presented in various media, they usually end up disappointed and frustrated with the lost, but fast regained weight.
Unlike other non-pharmacological weight loss methods, protein diet has proved to be the best solutions since it is based on a scientific and integral approach to weight loss.
The diet can be prescribed only by a doctor, specialised for protein diet supervision. The patient is under doctor’s supervision from the very beginning of the diet, he/she is monitored in all stages of the diet, which apart from weight loss, also enables reduction of food intake aiming at ultimate diet and lifestyle changes.