Physician supervised and safe weight loss

Insurance weight loss in New York City

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

weight loss program NYC

W8MD’s Insurance weight loss program NYC

If you are overweight 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.

acanthosis-nigricans

Acanthosis Nigricans in the neck is a sign of insulin resistance

 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.

Insurance weight loss in New York City

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

3 steps to lose weight

  • 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.

    W8MD Team

    W8MD weight loss team NYC

If you are tired of being overweight or obese and have tried many fad diets, think about what W8MD can do.

  • 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.

Obesity in New York City

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.

Lose Weight New York City

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%

Lose Weight New York City

With Insurance

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?
Related links
Obesity in New York City

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?

Do weight loss workouts in NYC help with weight loss?

Exercise and weight loss

Exercise and 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.

VLCD diet for weight loss in NYC

Weight loss shakes NYC

Weight loss shakes NYC

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.

Weight loss team NYC

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!

Obesity in NYC

Who is considered to be overweight?

Weight loss shakes NYC

Weight loss shakes NYC

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.

Risks of being overweight in NYC

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.

Waist circumference

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.

Weight loss team NYC

What is Obesity or Overweight

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.

BMI for Obesitycdc-obesity-stats

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.

How can W8MD weight loss in NYC Help?

Obesity in New York City

Obesity help in New York City

 

Diet pills NYC

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

W8MD weight loss, sleep and medspa locations

Philadelphia weight loss doctor