It has been easier to lose weight fast and safe with insurance in New York City

How to Lose Weight Fast and safe in New York City?

If you are overw

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W8MD’s Insurance weight loss program NYC

eight or obese, have health insurance and would like to lose weight in New York City, here are 1o things to consider.

Did you know that there are over 20,000 books written on the topic of diet and weight loss with so much misinformation and half truths spread as science?

Most people gaining weight have underlying metabolic, hormonal, nutritional, sleep related, stress, genetic or other causes for weight gain and it is crucial to understand these factors that cause weight gain.

Is insulin resistance causing your weight gain?

Affecting up to 71% of the entire population, resistance to the hormone that controls your blood sugar called insulin is very common and can lead to significant weight gain especially in the abdomen and upper part of the body. Since insulin resistance leads to metabolic starvation shutting your fat stores from being released, it can in fact make you crave carbohydrates and contribute to further weight gain.

 Some people confuse eating healthy is weight loss. Unfortunately, most healthy eating plans are maintenance plans and not designed to burn fat to lose weight.

Let a fellowship trained and experience non surgical weight loss physician help you lose weight under careful medical supervision.

Understand the role of sleep or lack there of in causing your weight gain

 

Check your waist to hip ratio

Ideal waist to hip ratio should be 0.8 in women and 1 or lower in men

Check your body mass index.

Join the new weight loss revolution and let W8MD medical weight loss centers of America’s program help you.

Call 1 800-W8MD-007 to learn more.

 

Lose Weight New York City

Although New  City is relatively lean compared to some of the other cities in the United States, it still have over half the population being overweight or obese, according to the statistics. The obesity epidemic affects the minorities such as the Hispanics and African Americans to a significantly higher degree compared to Caucasians.

Belly fat and weight loss NYC
Belly fat and weight loss NYC

How big is the problem of Obesity in New York City?

Obesity is one of our most important and urgent health problems faced by people in York City –just like the rest of the country. In New York City, 55 percent of adults are overweight or obese.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over the last 30 years, obesity has doubled among American children ages 6 to 11 – from 6.5% to 17% while obesity among 12 to 19-year-olds has more than tripled – from 5 percent to nearly 18 percent. Obesity and being overweight is estimated to cost the U.S. over $180 billion in health care costs each year.
County Statistics for New York City:
In New York City, 55 percent of adults are overweight or obese.
COUNTY WISE OBESITY RATES IN NEW YORK CITY
  • BRONX has an obesity and overweight rate of 62.7%
  • KINGS county (Brooklyn) has an obesity and overweight rate of 58.6%
  • Manhattan, New York has an obesity and overweight rate of 42.3 %
  • QUEENS county in New York has an obesity or overweight rate of 57.6%
  • RICHMOND county (Staten Island) has an obesity and overweight rate of 57.7%

Did you know that you can lose weight fast and safe in New York with insurance now, thanks to the 2010 Affordable Care Act that mandates insurance coverage for weight loss?
As one of the very few medical weight loss and wellness programs in New York City to accept health insurance for physician supervised, non-surgical medical weight loss, W8MD medical weight loss centers of America has helped thousands of patients lose weight fast and safe and is ready to help you!
Check out the amazing weight loss success stories and secrets of losing weight in NYC on our 52 weeks of weight loss and wellness video channel on youtube! Call 718-946-5500 to learn more or to make an appointment for weight loss in NYC.
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Does exercising alone help you lose weight in New York City?

  • Does exercise alone help you lose weight?
  • What is the role of physical activity or exercises for losing weight?
  • Do they have to be combined with other measures to lose weight such as a Very Low Calorie or Low Calorie Diets?
  • What do the studies show on exercising for weight loss?

While it may be a bit surprising to some, recent well established and well accepted research has shown that exercise alone is pretty useless for weight loss as exercise stimulates appetite and also builds heavier muscle.

It is the VLCD or LCD diet with or without exercises although with exercise when possible is preferred. When using the fast weight loss method such as Very Low Calorie Diet, it is important to be done under medical supervision. The good news is that most insurances cover physician weight loss now, thanks to the 2010 Affordable Care Act or Obamacare even if you have private insurance or Medicare.

Learn more on diet and exercise

http://w8md.com/weight-loss-centers/diet-weight-loss-doctor/causes-of-weight-gain/exercise-and-weight-loss/

Weight Loss NYC

If you are overweight, or obese in NYC and wants to lose weight safely without surgery, you are not alone.

According to the Centers For Disease Control (CDC):

Belly fat and weight loss NYC

    Belly fat and weight loss NYC

 

About 35.9% of all adults in the United States age 20 years and over who are obese

  • About another 33.3% are in the overweight category but not obese.
  • Combined together, 69.2% of all adults are either overweight or obese!

Who is considered to be overweight?

Do you know whether or not your current weight is healthy? Obese and overweight mean that your weight is greater than it should be for your health as determined by your body mass index (BMI). who are overweight (BMI of 25 to 29.9) and have two or more risk factors, it is recommended that you lose weight.

Assessing Health Risks Associated with Overweight and Obesity

BMI, although it can help understand your risk to some degree, it cannot fully help understand the metabolic risk associated with weight as it does not take in to account your distribution of weight.

Here are the factors to consider to understand your risk

If you have weight in or around the belly or upper part of the body or have a history of cholesterol abnormalities or blood pressure issues, prediatebes etc, you might be at risk for metabolic syndrome. Answer these simple questions to understand if you might be at risk for metabolic syndrome. You might need a copy of your latest blood work to answer these questions or have your doctor answer these questions for you.

 

Is your waist circumference at the biggest point over 36 inches in women or 40 in men? * Yes No
Lipids: Do you have elevated triglycerides: Equal to or greater than 150 mg/dL (1.7 mmol/L) or on treatment for elevated triglycerides? Yes No
Lipids: Reduced HDL(good) cholesterol – <40 in men or <50 in women? Yes No
Fasting Blood Sugar: Equal to or greater than 100 mg/dL (5.6 mmol/L) or use of medication for hyperglycemia? Yes No
Blood Pressure: Equal to or greater than 130/85 mm Hg or use of medication for hypertension? Yes No
* Certain ethnicities such as Asians, or South East Asians meet lower criteria

A score of 3 or More meets the criteria for Metabolic Syndrome!


If you answered yes to three or more of these questions, you have metabolic syndrome. It is a cluster of conditions caused by underlying insulin resistance and can be improved or reversed with proper treatment of the insulin resistance under careful monitoring and treatment of a bariatric physician trained in the metabolic aspects of Obesity.

If you are overweight or obese, or have risk factors for metabolic syndrome even with normal weight, you may want to consider seeing a physician trained in Obesity or Metabolic Medicine such as the W8MD (pronounced Weight MD) physicians.

What are the options for weight loss in New York City?

Weight-Loss Medicines or So Called Diet Pills for weight loss!

Weight-loss medicines approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) might be an option for some people.

If you’re not successful at losing 1 pound a week after 6 months of using lifestyle changes, medicines may help. You should only use medicines as part of a program that includes diet, physical activity, and behavioral changes.

Weight-loss medicines might be suitable for adults who are obese (a BMI of 30 or greater). People who have BMIs of 27 or greater, and who are at risk for heart disease and other health conditions, also may benefit from weight-loss medicines.

FDA approved diet medications – watch the youtube video to learn more. 

 

In July 2012, the FDA approved two new medicines for chronic (ongoing) weight management. Lorcaserin hydrochloride (Belviq®) and Qsymia™ are approved for adults who have a BMI of 30 or greater. (Qsymia is a combination of two FDA-approved medicines: phentermine and topiramate.)

These medicines also are approved for adults with a BMI of 27 or greater who have at least one weight-related condition, such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, or high blood cholesterol.

Both medicines are meant to be used along with a reduced-calorie diet and physical activity.

Other Medicines  For Weight Loss

Some prescription medicines are used for weight loss, but aren’t FDA-approved for treating obesity.

They include:

Medicines to treat depression. Some medicines for depression cause an initial weight loss and then a regain of weight while taking the medicine.

Medicines to treat seizures. Two medicines used for seizures, topiramate and zonisamide, have been shown to cause weight loss.

These medicines are being studied to see whether they will be useful in treating obesity.

Medicines to treat diabetes. Metformin may cause small amounts of weight loss in people who have obesity and diabetes. It’s not known how this medicine causes weight loss, but it has been shown to reduce hunger and food intake.

Call 718-946-5500 or 1(800)-w8md-007 to learn more.

How can W8MD Medical Weight Loss Center’s Program in New York City Help Me Lose Weight?

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 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.  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.

Learn more about the W8MD medical weight loss center‘s

Physician weight loss program in New York City

Why do Americans search online for ways to lose weight?

As a result of the obesity epidemic, more and more Americans are turning online researching ways to lose weight!

As physicians trained in this field of Obesity Medicine, weight MD physicians can help you lose weight safely and fast under the careful monitoring of a physician. bigstock-Reaching-Her-Target-Weight-4961548

As Obesity and overweight status affects close to about 70 percent of adult Americans, more and more people are searching online for ways to lose weight.

For adults, overweight and obesity ranges are determined by using weight and height to calculate a number called the “body mass index” (BMI) altough it is not a great tool in determinning a persons risk. BMI is used because, for most people, it correlates with their amount of body fat.

•An adult who has a BMI between 25 and 29.9 is considered overweight.
•An adult who has a BMI of 30 or higher is considered obese.
See the following table for an example.

It is important to remember that although BMI correlates with the amount of body fat, BMI does not directly measure body fat.

BMI is just one indicator of potential health risks associated with being overweight or obese. For assessing someone’s likelihood of developing overweight- or obesity-related diseases, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute guidelines recommend looking at two other predictors:

More than the BMI, a waist circumference of over 40 inches in the mid-section for men or over 36 inches for women can serve as a rough guide in understanding your risk.

Use this free online tool on W8MD website called insulin resistance calculator that can assist in understanding some of the factors such as insulin resistance that may be contributing to your weight gain, especially around the belly adn upper part of the body. Also understand the three things that happened to our diet that may be causing your weight gain!

Where to start to lose weight?

Once you understand your BMI using any online MI calculators, you can use this metabolic risk calculator that can help understand your risk of metabolic syndrome meter, prediabetes and other weight related risks.

If you are a bit overweight or obese and would like to lose weight safely and effectively using proven and evidence based methods instead of fad and unhealthy diets, W8MD’s unqiue insurance physician weight loss and wellness program might be right for you. Since acceptance is limited to only about 10 new patients a week at this time, call W8MD today at 718-946-5500 to see if you can be accepted in the W8MD’s insurance medical weight loss program.

Learn more about W8MD’s physician weight loss program in New York City

What is obesity?

What is Obesity or Overweight?

For adults, a “body mass index” (BMI) of 30 and over in general is considered to be obese although BMI may not be an ideal tool to determine the risk. It is far more important to understand the distribution of the weight, body fat composition etc. to understand the risks associated with Obesity.

Understanding the risks

You could be in nomal BMI range and but can still have metabolic syndrome, pre-diabetes or even type 2 diabetes , and other diseases associated with weight such as cholesterol abnormalities. This is especially true if you have weight in the wrong areas such as the belly and upper part of the body.

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BMI is used because of the simplicity and for most people, it tends to correlate with their amount of body fat.

•An adult who has a BMI between 25 and 29.9 is considered overweight.
•An adult who has a BMI of 30 or higher is considered obese.
See the following table for an example.

Body body percentage is more important!

It is important to remember that although BMI correlates with the amount of body fat, BMI does not directly measure body fat. As a result, some people, such as athletes, may have a BMI that identifies them as overweight even though they do not have excess body fat.

Waist to hip ratio

Other methods of estimating body fat and body fat distribution include measurements of body composition analysis, skinfold thickness and waist circumference, calculation of waist-to-hip circumference ratios, and techniques such as ultrasound, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

The ideal waist to hip ratio for women should be 0.8 or lower and for men should be 1 or lower. That means, you should not have a big tummy or upper body weight for reducing the metabolic risks associated with weight.

Free online tools for Obesity

How do I know my risk related to weight?

Are there any free online tools I can use?

Use this free online insulin resistance calculator available on W8MD website to determine your risk!

•The individual’s waist circumference (because abdominal fat is a predictor of risk for obesity-related diseases).

•Other risk factors the individual has for diseases and conditions associated with obesity such as high blood pressure, prediabetes or diabetes, cholesterol abnormalities, especially elevated triglycerides.

How can W8MD Help?

Obesity in New York City
Obesity in New York City

W8MD is a physician supervised medical weight loss program that is tailored to your needs. Using evidence based methods, W8MD physicians can help you lose weight safely and effectively under careful physician supervision. And the best part of the program is that most W8MD programs accept health insurance for the physician visits!

Our physicians have received a thorough education in the field of bariatric medicine dealing with non- surgical medical weight loss. We also provide extensive counselling on wellness for individuals, families, and small businesses to help keep you healthy.

We can prescribe approprite FDA approved weight loss medications or diet pills whenever clinically appropriate as determined by the weight loss physician after a physical examination and or any tests such as EKG, or simple blood work. Our W8MD (weightMD) weigth loss office in Brooklyn is accessible to all 5 boroughs of New York City. Due to popular demand, we only acccept about 10 new patients a week at this time. Call 718-946-5500 for more information or to make an appointment. You can also book appointments online.

W8MD’s physician weight loss program in New York City

New York City sleep and weight loss center

Low Carbohydrate and Low Glycemic Index Recipes

Low-carb and low-glycemic plans work best!

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w8md-weight-loss-supplements

 Dieters have long been told that to lose weight, you simply need to cut calories. But new research suggests that some combinations of foods may burn more calories than others.

When researchers compared a low-fat diet, a very low-carbohydrate diet and a low-glycemic-index diet, they found that people on very low-carb diets used the most calories. But this type of diet also boosts stress hormones and inflammation, they found.

People on the low-glycemic-index diet — a plan designed to prevent spikes in blood sugar after eating — also burned more calories than those on the low-fat diet, but fewer than those on the very low-carb diet.

“From a metabolic perspective, all calories are not alike,” said the study’s senior author, Dr. David Ludwig, director of the New Balance Foundation Obesity Prevention Center at Boston Children’s Hospital.

“Attempting to severely restrict all fat or all carbohydrates is hard psychologically, and it’s also the wrong approach biologically,” he said. “When you try to force so many nutrients through one pathway, it may have downsides on the body.”

Results of the study are published in the June 27 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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obese woman confused about choices

Ludwig and his colleagues wanted to see if certain diets might lead to metabolic changes that could make it harder for dieters to maintain weight loss.

For the study, 21 overweight and obese young adults who had lost 10 percent to 15 percent of their body weight were put on one of three diets.

The low-fat diet derived 60 percent of its calories from carbohydrates, 20 percent from fat and 20 percent from protein. The low-glycemic-index diet contained 40 percent carbohydrates, 40 percent fat and 20 percent protein. Low-glycemic foods tend to be less-processed foods, such as vegetables or whole grains. The low-carbohydrate diet, similar to an Atkins diet, contained 60 percent fat, 30 percent protein and 10 percent carbohydrates.

Each study participant completed four weeks on each diet in a randomly assigned order.

“The research subjects burned 350 calories more on the low-carb diet than on the low-fat one,” Ludwig said. “That’s roughly equal to an hour of moderate physical activity.”

“The difference between the low-glycemic diet and the low-fat diet was about 150 calories a day, favoring the low-glycemic diet,” he added. “That’s about an hour of light physical activity a day.”

Ludwig said the low-fat diet had the worst effects on metabolic syndrome, a group of heart disease risk factors. Low-fat diets had adverse effects on insulin sensitivity, triglyceride levels and good cholesterol levels, he said.

The low-carb diet had drawbacks, too, he said, causing high stress hormones and inflammation that could increase the risk of heart disease.

“I think what’s been lost in the last 50 years of dieting is an understanding of food quality. We’ve been too simplistic with the idea of eliminating all fats or eliminating all carbohydrates,” Ludwig said. “We should focus on the quality of foods and not try to eliminate a whole class of nutrients. The quality of the calories going in can affect the number of calories being burned off.”

Dr. George Bray, professor of medicine at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, expressed caution about the study conclusions.

“There are some interesting physiological responses in this study, but translating this information for possible long-term results is difficult to do,” said Bray, co-author of an accompanying editorial. “Adherence is an important element. If a diet helps you adhere better, that will help you lose weight. [But] no diet is proven better than any other in the long-term.”

In a related study in the same journal issue, researchers found that a stepped-care approach to weight loss may provide a more cost-effective way to lose weight. In standard weight-loss programs, the first weeks tend to be the most intensive. As time goes by, these programs get less intensive whether or not you lose weight.

In a stepped-care approach, however, weight-loss programs begin in a less intensive manner. If weight-loss milestones aren’t achieved at a certain point, the program becomes more intensive.

Over 18 months, the stepped-care program cost about $785 per person while the standard program cost more than $1,350, the study found. Those in the standard intervention group lost slightly more weight.

“The message is the cost/benefit,” Bray said. “In this study, they did as well or better by focusing on the people who didn’t do quite as well and needed the extra help.”
How can W8MD help?

W8MD Medical Weight Loss Program is a medical weight loss and sleep wellness program for people who are serious about losing weight and gaining control of their health. We understand that losing weight and keeping it off is a challenge for many people and a physician trained in the new field of Obesity Medicine can help. That is why we are committed to our proven approach to medical weight loss using evidence based non surgical methods. We want to give you all the tools you need to succeed in losing weight fast and safe in Greater Philadelphia and New York City.

Prab R Tumpati, MD
Prab R Tumpati, MD
Founder, W8MD medical weight loss centers

Our Group has helped patients achieve their goals by using a proven four-step method for safe weight loss:

•a physician-supervised diet and weight loss medication,
•a personally structured and administered exercise program,
•comprehensive behavior therapy, and
•ongoing weight maintenance support.

We can help you achieve long-lasting weight loss without feeling constantly hungry and deprived. When you resent your weight loss plan because you feel constantly hungry, it is much more difficult to maintain any significant lifelong changes. When you feel hungry, you are biologically driven to eat, and diet plans that force you to fight that biological impulse can be difficult to maintain. At W8MD Medical Weight Loss Program, we want to help you achieve lasting weight loss results and make changes that will keep you healthy for a lifetime.