Obesity costs this country about $150 billion a year, or almost 10 percent of the national medical budget. Approximately one in three adults and one in six children are obese. Obesity is epidemic in the United States today and a major cause of death, attributable to heart disease, cancer, and diabetes.
What is the cost of obesity as an individual?
According a study by George Washington University, the annual costs of being obese are $4,879 for an obese woman and $2,646 for an obese man. On the other hand, the study found that the overall annual costs of being overweight are $524 and $432 for women and men, respectively. For both genders, the incremental costs of obesity are much higher than the incremental costs of being overweight. In addition to the direct cost of obesity, adding the value of lost life to these annual costs produces even more dramatic results. Adding the cost of years of life lost, according to the study, increased the annual cost of obesity to a staggering $8,365 for obese women and $6,518 for obese men!
What is causing the obesity epidemic?
At its simplest, obesity results from people consuming more calories than their bodies burn, but it’s a more complex problem than that. People didn’t decide to become overweight. Their weight gain is a consequence of complicated changes in the environment, where food is more readily available and opportunities for physical activity are lacking.
What are the factors contributing to the rise in obesity?
Societal, economic, cultural conditions have all contributed to the rise in obesity. One contributing factor is the fact that the way we eat has changed over the last 50 years partly because of the failed food pyramid advocated by the USDA which was recently withdrawn. Americans are eating more grain based, so called low fat foods which, as they tend to be high glycemic, leading to a new problem called insulin resistance or metabolic syndrome that affects up to one in three adults. Since insulin resistance leads to compensatory increase in the production of insulin by the body, this leads to increased levels of a very anabolic hormone called insulin. Lear more.
How can we W8MD Medical Weight Loss Centers Of America’s Program Help Deal With The Obesity Epidemic?
Did you know that 1 in 3 people have insulin resistance or are considered “pre-diabetic” which could be the main reason that people are overweight? Losing just 5-10% of your weight will help you reduce risks of heart attacks, diabetes and
even some cancers.
Our Medical Director and Weight Loss, and Sleep Doctor
Under the direction of Dr. Prab Tumpati, W8MD Weight Loss Centers unique insurance physician weight loss program can make
a difference. Dr. Tumpati has passed a written board examination in the field of Bariatric Medicine and is also Board Certified in Sleep Medicine and Internal Medicine. The doctor’s of W8MD partner with each patient to develop a custom
weight management program to best meet their individual needs taking into account their medical history, lifestyle and goals.
Since weight and sleep go together, most of the W8MD centers are able to address sleep issues such as snoring, obstructive sleep apnea, narcolepsy, insomnia and restless leg syndrome to name a few.
And the best part of the program is that most insurance’s cover the doctor visits and W8MD accepts most health insurances, unlike the many cash only weight loss clinics.
Also visit http://www.w8md.com to learn more about the W8MD program we offer. If you have a little or a lot of weight to lose and want to do it without surgery, set up fees and mandatory meal replacements or appetite suppressants, think W8MD for weight loss.
And, if you are a physician, with an interest in helping your obese or overweight patients, and would like to add a W8MD program at your office, please feel free to contact us.
Do you want to lose weight fast and safe without surgery?
Obesity is common, serious and costly in the United States currently. According to the CDC, more than one-third of U.S. adults (35.7%) are obese and another third are in the overweight category. No state has met the nation’s Healthy People 2010 goal to lower obesity prevalence to 15%. The number of states with an obesity prevalence of 30% or more has increased to 12 states in 2010. In 2009, nine states had obesity rates of 30% or more. In 2000, no state had an obesity prevalence of 30% or more. Obesity-related conditions include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer, some of the leading causes of death.
Obesity Is An Equal Opportunity Illness
The current physiognomy of wealth is now thinness, attained for many by extensive individual labor, medications and surgery. Egalitatarian obesity: thanks to the capitalist system, anyone who can buy carbohydrates can have them, along with the prototypical enlarged belly and metabolic abnormalities.
Obesity is Hunger
In his new book, Taubes points out that obesity represents malnutrition-in impoverished societies the adults are often obese while the children are thin with stunted growth stunted growth. If access to protein is limited and calories are provided without adequate protein, the carbohydrate storage signal prompts adipose accumulation.
Fat Gain Outcomes So access to poor quality carbohydrates due to dietary preferences & Poverty and inadequate p protein have the same end point: fat tissue accumulation and lean mass decline, two factors central in most obesity cases.
With over 20,000 books written on this topic, many of them with flimsy scientific basis, and very little education in the medical school school curricula where 94% of the general physicians with no education on nutrition, the Obesity Epidemic has been progressing rapidly. As Obesity is a chronic medical condition like any other, it needs obesity medicine trained physicians to tackle the complex metabolic, emotional, social, nutritional and psychological aspects of this condition.
Let us look at the contributing factors to your weight gain.
How Federal Food Subsidies Lead to Your Weight Gain
Federal subsidies for commodity crops are subsidizing junk food additives like high-fructose corn syrup by the billions according to Apples to Twinkies—a new report by Iowa Public Interest Research Group (Iowa PIRG). Meanwhile, farmers growing fresh fruits and vegetables barely get any subsidies thereby making these healthier alternatives more expensive and unaffordable for most people. To understand how the federal government is contributing to the problem of obesity, let us take a look at the subsidies that go in to the food production.
As you can see, just 1.9 percent subsidy is provided for healthier choices such as nuts and legumes and 0.4 percent for fruits and vegetables. As a result, a salad can often cost you more than a Cheese Burger!
I do not eat much, but why I am I still gaining weight?
If you want to learn about healthy living for a long a healthy life, you need to understand the W8MD Triad! The three things that happened to the modern diet that cause increased inflammation and disease burden are the following –
First, insulin resistance or metabolic syndrome, that affects one in three Americans and leads to belly fat accumulation. Studies have shown that belly fat leads to increased inflammation in the body thereby increasing the risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and other conditions. In fact, waist circumference of over 40 inches in men and 36 inches in women(lower in Asian Populations), is one of the five criteria for metabolic syndrome.
Second, lack of polyphenols and other antioxidants in the diet. Before the modern food processing era, our diet used to have more than 50 percent unprocessed d and uncooked food items such as colored fruits, vegetables, and other natural ingredients that are high in antioxidants such as polyphenols. Studies have shown that lack of polyphenols leads to increased inflammation in the body.
Third, the ratio of Omega 3 to Omega 6 fatty acids used to be 1:1 but is now at 1:16 which also increases inflammation. Learn more. With the above 3 factors, the inflammation levels rise significantly thereby increasing the risk of many health problems including cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and even increased risk of certain types of cancers! in this context, it is important to remember that most human diseases start with inflammation.
Why the current cereal grain based diet is a problem
From an evolutionary perspective, humanity’s adoption of agriculture, and hence cereal grain consumption, is a relatively recent phenomenon. For most cultures, agriculture started about 5000 years ago, a time span considered relatively small in an evolutionary time scale. On the one hand, cereal grains allowed the civilization to prosper by allowing us to specialize in to other professions as few people can grow large quantities of food that can be stored and transported. On the other hand, it also has many untoward consequences as all grains have nutritional deficiencies. Moreover, as we eat more and more grain products we tend to eliminate other nutritional meats, fruits, and vegetables. In half the world, bread provides more than 50 percent of the total caloric intake, and in a few countries of Southern Asia, Central America and the Far East and Africa cereal products comprise up to 80 percent or more of the total caloric intake.
Think about your own intake of grain products you consumed in a month’s time such as the several slices of bread, several bowls of cereal with milk, pasta, rice, bagels, rolls, muffins, crackers, cookies, pastries, corn or other forms of chips etc. Most of these are refined and lack many important nutrients. Cereal grains contain undetectable amounts of vitamin C, B12, carotenoids, and other vitamins and minerals, and they tend to displace foods rich in these substances that are associated with a decreased risk of heart disease and many forms of common cancers. Moreover, cereal grains may actually inhibit the metabolism of these nutrients and cause autoimmune reactions.
If you are a bit overweight or obese, and would like to lose some pounds, you are not alone. According to the latest statistics from the Centers for Disease Control, up to 70 percent of the population are either overweight or obese.
Here 8 simple steps you can take for a healthy diet and weight loss.
1. Know where you are starting at by using knowing your exact height, your weight, body mass index, waist and hip circumference and mark them down.
2. Set a realistic goal and plan to lose about 1 to 2 pounds a week as it is safer to lose weight slowly and easier to keep it off.
3. Lack of proper sleep, eating habits and physical habits.dentify any factors contributing to your weight gain including insulin resistance, eating disorders, medications, stress, lack of proper sl
4. If you have belly weight, or upper body weight, it m
ay be a sign of insulin resistance. Lean more on insulin resistance and how it contributes to your weight gain.
5. Identify the calories to take in in order to maintain the weight for which you can use the Daily Calorie Counter available on the main page of W8MD website.
6. In order to lose
weight, you would need to cut down on the calories and burn more calories. In order to lose one pound, you would need to burn or cut down your calories by about 3500. So, if you cut your calories by about 500 calories a day from your basal requirement, you are expected to lose about a pound in a week.
7. If you have health insurance, by far the safest way to lose weight would be to do it under the careful supervision of a weight loss physician that will work with you lose weight safely and effectively using evidence and clinically proven methods.
8. Although calorie counting is easy to say, it is a frustrating process for many and is difficult to stick to. The best evidence for weight loss is for low calorie dies either with or without meal replacement using balanced, protein bars, shakes, smoothies and other weight loss supplements so you know how many calories go in.
The W8MD Medical Weight Loss Center’s partial meal replacement plan allows you to get about 4-5 meal replacements a day with about 5-6 calories combined in the 4-5 meals as each meal only has about 100-160 calories. The remaining calories come from one to two of your own meals prepared with instructions from W8MD Medical Weight Loss Centers.
Call 1-800-W8MD-007 to learn more about the unique W8MD’s Insurance Physician Weight Loss Program. Limited Acceptance of 10 new patients only per week.
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No painful injections, procedures or surgeries
Fellowship trained Obesity Medicine Physician
Able to address any underlying sleep problems
Address insulin resistance, pre-diabetes, diabetes, and provide extensive counseling, support, and information you need.
Amazing results and out standing third party reviews such as on Zocdoc
W8MD’s Insurance Covered Medical Weight Loss Program Now In New York City
Inexpensive, individualized, Medically Supervised and Insurance Covered Medical Weight Loss Plan With All of The Right Ingredients. a loss of between 2-5 pounds a week with nutritious, easy to prepare, pre-portioned, low-glycemic food. a consultation, under the guidance of Dr. Prab R. Tumpati, a fellowship trained bariatric, sleep and internal medicine physician with experience in treating obesity, its associated conditions and a wide variety of sleep disorders.
Our Medical Weight Loss Services
FDA Approved weight loss prescription medications / diet pills / appetite suppressants
800-1500 Very Low Calorie Diet (VLCD) or Low Calorie Diet as protein bars, shakes, smoothies, and other weight loss supplements.
Costing as little as $30.00 USD for a month’s supply of weight loss medication such as Phentermine, this is the lowest and best priced weight loss medication you can get from a weight loss doctor in New York City area.
We provide instruction on nutritional programs teaching you: about metabolic syndrome and insulin resistance and whether you are at risk.
The proper amount of low glycemic foods you should be eating on a daily basis to fit your needs.
How often, and the proper times you should be eating during the day.
The correct food combination of protein, fats and carbohydrates.
Located on the Second Floor at 2003 Bath Avenue, in Northeast New York City, PA 19115 we are a state of the art; American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) accredited comprehensive sleep diagnostic and wellness center.
We also have an office in Wayne (King Of Prussia) (King Of Prussia). Other locations for W8MD’s program in many other states can be found on W8MD’s website at http://www.w8md.com
718-946-5500 is the number to call to set up a consultation today. Most insurances are accepted or if not, a consultation is only $90.00. What have you got to lose except those extra unwanted pounds? Check out our website at www.w8md.com
“Let Food Be Your Medicine, Medicine Be Your Food” – Hippocrates!
Let Insurance Pay For Your Weight Loss Visits
As one of the very few medical weight loss and wellness programs to accept health insurance for the physician visits, W8MD’s physician supervised medical weight loss program has helped a lot of obese or overweight patients lose weight safely and effectively.
FDA Approved Weight Loss Medications
Using FDA approved weight loss medications including the new Qsymia, or the generic combination of this drug to make it more affordable, or the traditional weight loss medications such as Phentermine or Adipex, Phendimetrazine, Wellbutrin, and other medications along with delicious meal replacement plans, nutritional counseling, exercise guidance, and other clinically proven non-surgical medical weight loss methods, we will be able to help you lose weight fast and safe under careful physician supervision.
Did you know that 1 in 3 people have insulin resistance and are considered “pre” diabetic? Studies have shown that up to 90% of Diabetes, 80% of cardiovascular disease, and 60% of cancers can be prevented through losing weight and other lifestyle interventions! Losing as little as 5-10% of your body weight will help you reduce risk of heart attacks, diabetes and even some cancers.
Obesity Medicine Physician Supervised and Safe Weight Loss
Sleep Medical Associates Sleep and W8MD Medical Weight Loss Center is a physician supervised medical weight loss, Sleep Disorder Management and Wellness Clinic in New York City is aimed at addressing the complex metabolic, Nutritional, hormonal, stress, and sleep related factors under the careful supervision of a physician trained in the new field of obesity medicine – Dr Prab R. Tumpati. As one of the very few physicians with a fellowship training in the new field of obesity medicine, in addition to his training and board certifications in Sleep and Internal Medicine, Dr. Tumpati is very passionate about educating the public on the effects of Obesity on health and benefits of weight loss.
Evidence Based And Not a Fad Diet
Unlike the many cash only weight loss clinics, most w8md Medical weight loss centers accept health insurance for the Visits so you can lose the weight safely and your insurance Might pay for the visits. W8MD Weight Loss Centers is a physician supervised medical weight loss and wellness program designed by two physicians with extensive experience and training in the new field of Obesity Medicine. Our Medical director, Dr. Prab R. Tumpati has passed a written board examination in the field of Obesity Medicine and is also Board Certified in Sleep Medicine and Internal Medicine.
Sleep Disorders and Weight Gain
Since weight and sleep go together, most of the W8MD centers are able to address sleep issues such as snoring, obstructive sleep apnea, narcolepsy, insomnia and restless leg syndrome to name a few.
Why Pay Out Of Pocket When Insurance Covers It? And the best part of the program is that W8MD accepts health insurance for the visits unlike many other cash only programs. Did you know that most insurances do have coverage for obesity screening and treatment, thanks to the 2010 Affordable Care Act?
Check out our website at www.w8md.com to learn more about us or call 1-800-W8MD-007. If you have a little or a lot of weight to lose and want to do it without surgery, set up fees and mandatory meal replacements or appetite suppressants, think W8MD for weight loss.
Physicians Join W8MD Network Of Weight Loss Physicians
And, if you are a physician, with an interest in helping your obese or overweight patients lose weight, and would like to add a W8MD program at your office, please feel free to contact us. Our no start-up cost, comprehensive weight loss program can help your patients lose weight safely, and learn about healthy lifestyle choices under your supervision.
W8MD Medical Weight Loss Testimonials – New York City
New York City Weight Loss Testimonial – 1
My name is Harry, and a little history up front might explain my enthusiasm. I am 63 years of age and still working in a physical capacity as a maintenance mech/tech, and my joints are noticeably pain free and I’m feeling more agile. Another plus is my sleep partner has commented I’m snoring less.
I’m currently a W8MD Client for 12 weeks and have lost 27.5 pounds. In that time frame, I’ve managed to surpass my goal weight and am now embarking on losing an additional 20 pounds for purely selfish reasons. I’m feeling and looking good, and casual acquaintances are also commenting which is encouraging.
I feel with the continued guidance of Dr. Tumpati and assistant Laura, I fully expect to attain my goal. I have impending abdominal surgery to schedule which was my determining factor to lose the weight. I figure post-op rehab will be tolerable. I also recognize the opportunity presented to get myself back in shape and I’ll not waste it.
So what do you have to lose?…….. Besides the weight?……… Good Luck. Harry Q. 7/17/12 *
Weight Loss Testimonial New York City – 2
“I Came off all 5 medications with weight loss” I am a 51 year old male with a little bit of a tummy and overweight by about 30 pounds. I was taking about 5 medications and all my doctors including my cardiologist at Temple University Hospital were after me to lose weight for the past few years. However, none of my doctors were able to specifically guide me in losing weight other than tell me to “lose weight”. Having tried many things on my own, I decided to seek help from Dr. Tumpati in the New York City Office.
Dr. Tumpati spent a lot of time explaining the metabolic risks associated with the belly fat and put me on a weight loss program with about 1000 calories a day. Having lost about 20 pounds and still going good, I went to see my cardiologist for follow up. I was pleasantly surprised to see my blood work that showed my cholesterol and other tests were in the ideal range and I was taken off of all 5 medications.
Personally, I never felt better. Having realized the benefits of losing the weight, I am still continuing the program as I like to lose another 10 pounds. Best of all, Dr. Tumpati accepts my insurance for the visits so that I do not have to pay out of pocket. His staff are very friendly and treat me like family. I recommend Dr. Tumpati without any reservations for anybody that not only wants to lose weight but also learn about healthy life style! – J.G.
How to lose weight fast and safe in New York City?
Are you a bit overweight or obese and tired of it?
Are you searching the web for ways to lose weight fast?
Do you know your ideal weight?
Do you have belly fat or upper body fat which can be a sign of “insulin resistance”?
Were you told you may be pre-diabetic?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, New York City Medical Weight Loss Center, a service of Sleep Medical Associates Sleep and W8MD Medical Weight Loss Center can help.
How do I lose weight?
To stay at a healthy weight, balance the calories you eat with the calories you burn. To lose weight, you need to use more calories than you eat. A healthy diet and physical activity can help you control your weight.
Calories are a measure of the energy in the foods you eat. You burn calories when you are physically active.
How do I know if I’m eating the right number of calories?
Go to http://www.w8md.com and find the daily calorie application on the right side of the page, enter your information to find out how many calories your body needs each day. This is the number of calories you need to maintain your current weight. If you are overweight or obese, burn more calories than you eat to lose weight.
How many calories do I eat to lose weight?
In order to lose weight, you need to cut down your calories. If you cut down your calories by 3500 calories over a period of, lets say, one week, you are expected to lose one pound of weight. In other words, if you cut your calories by 500 calories a day, you cut about 3500 calories in a week and therefore, lose about one pound.
What can losing weight do for me?
If you are overweight or obese, losing weight can lower your risk for serious health conditions like: Type 2 diabetes Heart disease High blood pressure Early death
Plus, eating healthy and being physically active can give you more energy throughout the day. Move more and eat healthy foods to help: Lower your blood pressure Lower your blood sugar Raise your “good” cholesterol Lower your “bad” cholesterol
You may start to see these benefits by losing just 5 to 10 percent of your body weight. For example, if you are 200 pounds, this could mean losing as little as 10 pounds.
Make a promise to eat well, move more, and get support from family and friends. If you need to lose weight, do it slowly over time.
Remember that to lose weight, you need to eat fewer calories than you burn.
Set realistic goals. Start out by setting small goals, like: I want to lose 1 to 2 pounds a week. I will add 10 minutes of physical activity to my daily routine. I will avoid second helpings of meals this week.
Keep a food and activity diary. Write down: When you eat What you eat How much you eat Your physical activity.
How can W8MD’s Insurance Physician Weight Loss Program Help?
Under the direction of Dr. Prab Tumpati, W8MD Weight Loss Centers was
founded a year ago because of his passion to overcome obesity and to make
a difference. Dr. Tumpati has passed a written board examination in the field
of Bariatric Medicine and is also Board Certified in Sleep Medicine and Internal
The doctor’s of W8MD partner with each patient to develop a custom
weight management program to best meet their individual needs taking into
account their medical history, lifestyle and goals.
According to Dr. Prab R. Tumpati, MD – a practicing obesity medicine doctor and founder of W8MD Medical Weight Loss Centers Of America, the safest and best way to lose weight is to understand the factors contributing to your weight gain and work with a physician well versed in these factors.
There are many complex factors ranging from metabolic factors such as insulin resistance, hormonal factors such as hormone imbalances, emotional factors, nutritional deficiencies, food addiction, medications, genetics, and eating habits that contribute to your weight gain.
Obesity is a medical condition
The World Health Organization recognized Obesity as a medical condition since 1979 and increasingly, private health insurances, physicians, health care organizations are recognizing Obesity as a medical condition
How did we get here?
Read the three things that happened to our diet that contributes to our weight gain including insulin resistance, lack of polyphenols, and the ratio of omega three to omega 6.
How can W8MD help?
Losing weight is never easy. Before you start a diet, talk to your doctor or nurse about a healthy weight-loss plan that’s right for you.
Insurance Coverage For Weight Loss
And if you have health insurance, you may want to find a weight loss physician that accepts your health insurance so you can lose weight and your insurance pays for these visits!
Screening and counseling for obesity are covered under the Affordable Care Act and W8MD Medical Weight Loss Centers is among the first to accept health insurance for the essential weight loss, obesity screening and prevention services.
Think W8MD For Weight Loss
Under the careful medical supervision of our medical director with a fellowship training in Obesity Medicine, Dr Prab R. Tumpati has helped hundreds of patients lose weight safely and effectively using evidence based methods.
Dr. Tumpati is familiar with and is experienced in using the various evidence based tools in order to help his patients in NYC lose weight fast and safe under medical supervision including appetite suppressants or diet pills when medically appropriate. Dr. Tumpati can prescribe both the traditional weight loss medications also called diet pills such as Phentermine (Adipex), Phendimetrazine (Bontril), Diethyl propion(Tenuate), Orlistat(Xenical) and the new weight loss medications such as Phentermine and Topiramate(Qsymia), Lorcaserin(Belviq), Bupropion / Naltrexone (Contrave), and Liraglutide (Saxenda).
Unlike many weight loss doctors in NYC, Dr. Tumpati spends a lot of time educating patients on the true causes of weight gain including the complex hormonal, metabolic, nutritional, sleep related and other factors causing weight gain. Instead of the usual approach of “blame the patient” for weight gain, he truly understands that it may be the fault of the individual patient for weight gain as many of the factors leading to weight gain may be beyond the control of the individual patient.
Dr. Tumpati’s focus is reversing the true causes of weight gain for sustained and effective weight loss in NYC instead of a quick fix for long term weight loss success in NYC. Dr. Tumpati is very passionate about educating the public on weight management, wellness, nutrition and sleep disorders and has been interviewed by both print magazines, TV stations, and Radio shows.
Our delicious and affordable protein weight loss meal replacement supplements in NYC are one of the most cost effective ways to reduce calories and burn fat as our average meal replacement cost is as low as $2.15 per meal replaced which is cheaper than even ingredient costs for a home prepared meal.
Our biweekly program administrative cost of $45.00 includes up to two appetite suppressant weight loss diet pills in NYC for suppressing appetite and reduce hunger.
Our weight loss doctor, Prab R Tumpati, MD is well trained and experienced in the field of obesity medicine.
Our amazing weight loss success stories of patients are not only a testimony to the art and science of obesity medicine but also an inspiration to many that are struggling to lose weight.