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W8MD’s weight loss centers accepting health insurances

Pennsylvania – Philadelphia Medical Weight Loss
Poly-Tech Sleep & insurance Physician Weight Loss Center Philadelphia
1718, Welsh Rd, Philadelphia, PA, 19115
Weight loss doctor Philadelphia – Dr Prab R. Tumpati, MD
215-676-2334

Our farthest patient for weight loss comes from Nassau, Bahamas! Testimonials!
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King of Prussia Weight Loss

Poly-Tech Sleep & W8MD’s King Of Prussia Weight Loss Center

987 Old Eagle School Rd, Ste 712, Wayne, PA, 19087 (King of Prussia)

215-676-2334

Our farthest patient for help losing weight comes from Delaware! Testimonials

New York City Weight Loss

W8MD’s NYC medical weight loss & Sleep Clinic at Sleep Medical Associates, PLLC

2003, Bath Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 11214.

Lear more about losing weight fast in NYC | Our weight loss doctor NYC

718-946-5500

Our farthest weight loss patient comes from Dallas, Texas! Testimonials

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W8MD Weight Loss Program in Long Island, NY

We are pleased to announce that the popular W8MD’s Weight Loss Centers of America’s physician weight loss program is now available at Dr. Rahman’s W8MD Weight Loss Center, West Hempstead

151 Hempstead Turnpike

West Hempstead, New York 11552

(516) 483-1100

New Jersey Weight Loss

W8MD medical weight loss program at Vida Sleep Center of Dr. Felix Roque’s office at 543, 45th Street, Union City, New Jersey, 07087.

(201)766-6469.

This weight loss center in New Jersey bills out of network for insurance.

Weight loss services offered
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52 weeks of weight loss and wellness videos

Are wondering what is the best way to lose weight? Trying to figure out what really works and what does not for weight loss? Do you want to hear what a leading practicing, and specially trained weight loss doctor has to say on what works and what does not for weight loss? Do you want to learn about what really causes your weight gain?

Check out the W8MD medical weight loss centers 52 weeks of weight loss and wellness videos.

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NYC Lose Weight

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.

Under the direction of Dr. Prab Tumpati, W8MD Weight Loss Centers can help you 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.

I am a bit overweight and am tired of it. Where do I start for weight loss?

Understand Your Risk

Body Mass Index (BMI)

BMI is a useful measure of overweight and obesity. It is calculated from your height and weight. BMI is an estimate of body fat and a good gauge of your risk for diseases that can occur with more body fat. The higher your BMI, the higher your risk for certain diseases such as heart disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, gallstones, breathing problems, and certain cancers.

Although BMI can be used for most men and women, it does have some limits:

  • It may overestimate body fat in athletes and others who have a muscular build.
  • It may underestimate body fat in older persons and others who have lost muscle.

You can use the BMI tool available on our main page.

Status BMI
Underweight
Below 18.5
Normal
18.5–24.9
Overweight
25.0–29.9
Obesity
30.0 and Above

Waist Circumference

Measuring waist circumference helps screen for possible health risks that come with overweight and obesity. If most of your fat is around your waist rather than at your hips, you’re at a higher risk for heart disease and type 2 diabetes. This risk goes up with a waist size that is greater than 35 inches for women or greater than 40 inches for men. To correctly measure your waist, stand and place a tape measure around your middle, just above your hipbones. Measure your waist just after you breathe out.

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Along with being overweight or obese, the following conditions will put you at greater risk for heart disease and other conditions:

Obesity Related Risk Factors

  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • High LDL cholesterol (“bad” cholesterol)
  • Low HDL cholesterol (“good” cholesterol)
  • High triglycerides
  • High blood glucose (sugar)
  • Family history of premature heart disease
  • Physical inactivity
  • Cigarette smoking

For people who are considered obese (BMI greater than or equal to 30) or those who are overweight (BMI of 25 to 29.9) and have two or more risk factors, it is recommended that you lose weight. Even a small weight loss (between 5 and 10 percent of your current weight) will help lower your risk of developing diseases associated with obesity. People who are overweight, do not have a high waist measurement, and have fewer than two risk factors may need to prevent further weight gain rather than lose weight.

How do I know my metabolic risk related to weight?

A waist to hip ratio of over 1 in men or more than 0.8 in women increases the metabolic and cardiovascular risk. You measure the waist and hips at the most prominent sections and calculate the ratio.

W8MD’s Top 8 Causes of Weight Gain!

  1. Insulin resistance
  2. Hormonal imbalances
  3. Nutritional Deficiencies
  4. Sleep Disorders Such as Sleep Apnea
  5. Stress related factors
  6. Medications
  7. Genetic Factors
  8. Lack of Physical Activity

How do I know if I have Insulin Resistance?

Use this free W8MD tool to help determine if you might have insulin resistance.

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We offer a comprehensive non-surgical medical weight loss program including any appropriate weight loss medication such as Phentermine, Qsymia (generic combination or brand), Belviq, Topamax, Wellbutrin, B-12 injections, HCG etc. We also offer intensive behavior therapy, nutritional counseling, insulin resistance management, diabetes or prediabetes management, food addiction treatment, and meal replacement plans for safe and fast weight loss.

Since we accept insurance for the physician visits, our program can be way cheaper than even non medical programs such as Jenny Craig’s per pound of weight lost!

Medical Nutrition Therapy

Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) programs include using specialized meal replacements and very low calorie diets (VLCD,) also called protein sparing modified fasts (PSMF). These plans reduce calories using meal replacements and simple meals for as long as several months to reduce weight rapidly. We offer a variety of plans to suit your particular tastes and medical nutrition needs.

VLCD and LCD Low Calorie, Low Carbohydrate Balanced and Affordable Meal Replacements

We offer 800 calorie very low calorie diets with or without meal replacement. We also offer 1000-1500 calorie Low Calorie Diets with or without meal replacements along with appropriate medications for fast and safe weight loss under careful medical supervision and your insurance might cover the cost of the visits.

We carry delicious and the most affordable Protein Meal Replacements with protein bars, shakes, smoothies, soups, and other weight loss supplements that can safely be used as liquid meal replacements lose the weight on your own although it is a bit more time consuming and can potentially be frustrating to do the calorie counting.

Since we only accept about 10 new patients a week, call the office at 718-946-5500 for more information.

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Healthy weight loss NYC

What is a healthy and safe weight loss program in NYC?

A healthy weight loss program in New York City consists of:

  1. A thorough history and physical examination that focusses on the complex factors leading to weight gain including hormonal factors such as hypothyroidism, other hormonal imblances, nutritional deficiencies, insulin resistance or metabolic syndrome, stress eating, eating disorders, sleep disorders, medications, genetic factors to name a few.
  2. A reasonable, realistic weight loss goal as determined by the weigth loss doctor that fits your particular situation, objectives, and weight loss goals.
  3. A reduced calorie VLCD or LCD nutritionally-balanced eating plan or meal replacement that reduces the calories by about 500-1500 calories a day so you can expect to lose 1-3 pounds per week A personalized exercise prescription by a physician familiar with your medical history that you can live with.   (VLCD is Very Low Calorie Diet Plan from 800 calories and LCD is Low Calorie Diet Plans from 1000 calories and up) An understanding that exercise alone, without a restricted diet is almost useless as a tool for weight loss.
  4. A behavior change plan for long term weight loss success to help you stay on track with your goals and maintain the weight loss.

W8MD’s 8 steps to safe weight loss and wellness in New York City!

Start with knowing where you are with a body mass index calculator, a measuring tape, a copy of the last blood work, if have any and understand where you stand.

Step 1.
Check your BMI using an online BMI calculator. Go to http://www.w8md.com and find the BMI calculator on the right side of the page, put in your information, and find out your BMI.
Step 2.
2. Get a measureing tape and measure your waist circumference in the most prominent part of the belly. Also measure the hip circumference. If you are male and have a waist of over 40 inches in the most prominent part, if you are a female and have a waist of over 36 inches, you may have underlying insulin resistance or metabolic syndrome that may be causing your weight gain, especially in the belly and upper part of the body. (For Asians, the threshold is 35 inches for men and 31 inches for women)
Step 3.
Check if you meet the criteria for metabolic syndrome. Go to http://w8md.com/w8d-healthy-living/w8md-metabolic-syndrome-meter and see if you meet the criteria for metabolic syndrome.

Step 4.
Find a weight loss program that accepts health insurance (if you have health insurance)

Step 5.
Consult with an Obesity Medicine Trained Physician knowledgeable about metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance, and other causes for weigth gain and can help you lose weight safely and effectively using evidence based methods

Step 6.
Start a Low Calorie or Very Low Calorie Diet Plan that cuts you calories by about 500-1000 calories a day so you can lose about 1-2 pounds a weekStep 7. Start walking or other low to moderate intensivity exercise program. Understand that exercise alone is useless for weigth loss but in combination with a reduced calorie diet, it helps.

Step 8.
Start a behavior change plan to help you stay on track with your goals.

How can W8MD help?
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.

Our Medical Director

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.

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.

Limited Acceptance
Due to popular demand for the insurance weight loss program, we can only accept about 10 new patients per week at this time in our New York City or Greater Philadelphia medical weight loss offices. Call 718-946-5500 for appointments or for more information. You have nothing to lose other than your unwanted pounds and your insurance might cover the cost of the visit. Why pay out of pocket for weight loss?

With insurance, it could be cheaper than even non medical programs such as Jenny Craig’s or weight watchers and it is medical grade. We can address insulin resistance, metabolic, nutritional, hormonal, sleep, and other factors, and prescribe medications when appropriate after a physical for weight loss.

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Address: 2003, Bath Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 11214 Ph: 1-718-946-5500

 

What is the best way to lose weight in New York City?

If you are a bit overweight or obese in New York City and looking for an affordable, cheap or almost free way to lose weight, under the care of an obesity medicine fellowship trained obesity medicine without surgery, you may want to consider the unique W8MD’s limited acceptance insurance physician weight loss program in NYC.prab-r-tumpati-7-2

Best Weight Loss Program in New York City

As our medical director, weight loss doctor, Dr. Prab R. Tumpati is one of the few physicians with a fellowship training in the new field of Obesity Medicine, and since we are one of the very few physician medical weight loss programs willing to accept health insurance, with top results, and 5 star reviews, we believe that we are one of the best weight loss programs in New York City. In fact, our patients come from far and near including some other states!

Physician Supervised Medical Weight Loss Is The Safest!

As the epidemic of obesity and overweight continues its march in America with so much misinformation, with 20,000 books written on this topic and yet there is so much confusion, it takes a doctor trained in this field to lose weight fast and safe!

How can W8MD Weight Loss Center in NYC Help? 

  • W8MD is a physician supervised, non-surgical medical weight loss and wellness program that accepts most health insurances for the physician visits. Unlike the many “cash only” weight loss clinics, w8md bills the insurance for the visits so you do not have to pay our of pocket.
  • We offer inexpensive, individualized insurance based 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, founder of W8MD medical weight loss centers of America, with significant experience in treating obesity, its associated conditions and a wide variety of sleep disorders.
  • 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, Brooklyn, New York 11214, we are also a a state of the art; 6 bed comprehensive sleep diagnostic and wellness center.

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Insurance covered weight loss program in New York City

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?

Insulin Resistance

Insulin is the key hormone for fat gain and loss. After you eat carbohydrates, your blood sugar levels will increase. It is the insulin’s job to push the glucose into the cells where it is used for energy. Insulin also helps muscles, fat and liver cells store sugar that can be released when it is needed. Each cell surface has insulin receptors which act like little doors that open and close to regulate the amount of blood sugar allowed to flow in.

If the body takes in too much simple sugars found in carbohydrates, the cells are bombarded with so much insulin that the “doors” begin to malfunction and shut down. If the doors aren’t open, the pancreas feels the need to produce even more insulin to push into the cells because it cannot perform its function to lower sugar levels tending to leave the insulin floating in the blood stream. A vicious cycle is now in place resulting in a condition called Insulin resistance which inhibits our fat cells from giving up their stores of energy to let us lose weight.

Metabolic Syndrome is a cluster of conditions including high blood pressure, high blood sugar levels, excess body fat, especially “belly fat” or abnormal cholesterol levels; which, when they occur together, increase your risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes.

Having only one of these conditions doesn’t mean that you have metabolic syndrome. However, any of these conditions will increase your risk of serious disease. If more than one of these conditions occur in combination, your risk is even greater.

If you have metabolic syndrome or any of the components of metabolic syndrome, aggressive lifestyle changes can delay or even prevent the development of many serious health problems.

 Our weight loss center in NYC is unique in many ways

  • We are one of the very few weight loss centers in NYC to accept most health insurances for physician weight loss visits
  • Our weight loss physicians in NYC are well trained in the new field of obesity medicine dealing with medical weight loss
  • We address both weight loss and sleep disorders as conclusive evidence shows bidirectional relationship between these two
  • We use both traditional weight loss medications and the latest FDA approved weight loss medications for fast weight loss results under medical supervision
  • Our delicious and affordable meal replacement protein shakes, protein bars and other low calorie weight loss supplements can help reduce the calories to help burn fat to lose weight
  • Our biweekly weight loss program administrative cost of $45.00 includes up to two weight loss medications
  • Our weight loss results and weight loss testimonials in NYC are one of the best in the area!

Call 718-946-5500 to make an appointment or for more information about our weight loss program in NYC. Think w8md for weight loss!

Lose weight calories New York City – Article by a weight loss doctor

Are you searching the web for calories to eat to lose weight?

In oder to lose weight, you need to reduce the calories from baseline weight neutral calorie level so that over time, you can lose weight.

How many calories leads to a pound of weight loss?

There are about 3500 calories in a pound of fat tissue, so if you burn off or reduce your calories by that much, you can expect to lose weight.

How many calories per day do I need to cut to lose weight?

In oder to lose one pound of weight, you would need to cut down your calories by about 500 calories a day so that in a week, the total calorie deficit would be about 3500 calories which is equal to one pound.

I have been counting calories, think I eat less than my baseline but still not losing weight! Why?

It could be because you are guestimating the calories wrong as there are hidden calories in many foods like coffee, salad dressing and we tend to underestimate the calories in foods.

How many calories do Americans eat?

The average American consumes close to 3800 calories a day although the average global person only consumes about 2800 calories.

How do I know what my basal calories are?

Use the free calorie counter on W8MD main website to determine your basal calorie level!

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Weight loss appointments

Weight loss centers that accept insurance
 
Pennsylvania –Philadelphia Weight Loss
 Poly-Tech Sleep and W8MD Insurance Weight Loss Center: 1718, Welsh Rd, Philadelphia, PA, 19115

215-676-2334 

Our farthest patient comes from Nassau, Bahamas! Testimonials!

Philadelphia weight loss doctor

King of Prussia Weight Loss

Poly-Tech Sleep and W8MD Weight Loss Center at King Of Prussia: 987 Old Eagle School Rd, Ste 712, Wayne, PA, 19087

215-676-2334 

Our farthest patient comes from Delaware! Testimonials


New York City Weight Loss

W8MD’s NYC Insurance Weight Loss & Sleep Center at Sleep Medical Associates, PLLC, 2003, Bath Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 11214

718-946-5500

Our farthest patient comes from Dallas, Texas! Testimonials

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New Jersey Weight Loss

W8MD medical weight loss program at Vida Sleep Center of Dr. Felix Roque’s office at 543, 45th Street, Union City, New Jersey. 543 45th St, Union City, NJ  07087

(201) 766-6469.

This center bills out of network for insurance.

 

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What Is The Cost of Obesity To The Society? 

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.

Read the three things wrong with our diet by Dr. Prab  R. Tumpati, MD – Founder of W8MD Medical Weight Loss Centers Of America

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.cropped-w8md1.jpg

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.

Weight loss appointments

Weight loss centers that accept insurance
 
Pennsylvania –Philadelphia Weight Loss
 Poly-Tech Sleep and W8MD Insurance Weight Loss Center: 1718, Welsh Rd, Philadelphia, PA, 19115

215-676-2334 

Our farthest patient comes from Nassau, Bahamas! Testimonials!

Philadelphia weight loss doctor

King of Prussia Weight Loss

Poly-Tech Sleep and W8MD Weight Loss Center at King Of Prussia: 987 Old Eagle School Rd, Ste 712, Wayne, PA, 19087

215-676-2334 

Our farthest patient comes from Delaware! Testimonials


New York City Weight Loss

W8MD’s NYC Insurance Weight Loss & Sleep Center at Sleep Medical Associates, PLLC, 2003, Bath Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 11214

718-946-5500

Our farthest patient comes from Dallas, Texas! Testimonials

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New Jersey Weight Loss

W8MD medical weight loss program at Vida Sleep Center of Dr. Felix Roque’s office at 543, 45th Street, Union City, New Jersey. 543 45th St, Union City, NJ  07087

(201) 766-6469.

This center bills out of network for insurance.

Lose weight fast and cheap with W8MD’s insurance medical weight loss diet without surgery in New York City

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.

Confusing Choices

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.

Federal Subsidies

•Meat/Dairy — 73.8 percent subsidy
•Grains — 13.2 percent subsidy
•Sugar/Oil/Starch/Alcohol — 10.7 percent subsidy
•Nuts/Legumes — 1.9 percent subsidy
•Vegetables/Fruits — 0.4 percent subsidy

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.

Weight loss appointments

Weight loss centers that accept insurance
 
Pennsylvania –Philadelphia Weight Loss
 Poly-Tech Sleep and W8MD Insurance Weight Loss Center: 1718, Welsh Rd, Philadelphia, PA, 19115

215-676-2334 

Our farthest patient comes from Nassau, Bahamas! Testimonials!

Philadelphia weight loss doctor

King of Prussia Weight Loss

Poly-Tech Sleep and W8MD Weight Loss Center at King Of Prussia: 987 Old Eagle School Rd, Ste 712, Wayne, PA, 19087

215-676-2334 

Our farthest patient comes from Delaware! Testimonials


New York City Weight Loss

W8MD’s NYC Insurance Weight Loss & Sleep Center at Sleep Medical Associates, PLLC, 2003, Bath Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 11214

718-946-5500

Our farthest patient comes from Dallas, Texas! Testimonials

weight loss doctor new york city


New Jersey Weight Loss

W8MD medical weight loss program at Vida Sleep Center of Dr. Felix Roque’s office at 543, 45th Street, Union City, New Jersey. 543 45th St, Union City, NJ  07087

(201) 766-6469.

This center bills out of network for insurance.

Stop blaming the victim for obesity and start finding ways to help them lose weight

Why do people gain weight in NYC? 

  • Insulin Resistance
  • Hormonal Factors
  • Stress
  • Genetic Factors
  • Micronutrient Deficiencies
  • Energy Imbalance

Does my body shape matter?

You should be concerned not only with how much body fat a person has, but where the fat is located on the body.

Although not all, in general women tend to collect fat in their hips and buttocks, giving them a “pear” shape.

Apple versus Pear shape
Men usually build up fat around their bellies, giving t
adamhem more of an “apple” shape. Of course, some men are pear-shaped and some women are apple-shaped, due to insulin resistance or after menopause.

Metabolic Syndrome / Insulin Resistance
Extra fat around your midsection may put you at greater risk for type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and other health problems—even if you have a normal weight. Your provider can help you assess your risk.

Your genes, the world around you, and other factors may all affect weight gain. Learn how to address these factors in the section “How can I improve my health?”

Family and the genes
Research shows that obesity tends to run in families, suggesting that genes may contribute to obesity. Families also share diet and lifestyle habits that may affect weight. However, it is possible to manage your weight even if obesity is common in your family.

The Environment and weight gain
Where people live, play, and work may also strongly affect their weight. Consider the fact that obesity rates were lower 30 years ago. Since that time, our genetic make-up hasn’t changed, but our world has.

The world around us affects access to healthy foods and places to walk and be active in many ways:
Many people drive rather than walk.

Where you live and weight gain

Living in areas without sidewalks or safe places to exercise may make it tough to be more active.
Many people eat out or get takeout instead of cooking, which may lead to eating more calories.
Most vending machines do not offer low-calorie, low-fat snacks.

Income and Weight Gain

Overweight and obesity affect people in all income ranges. But people who live in low-income areas may face even greater barriers to eating healthy foods and being active than other people. High-calorie processed foods often cost less than healthier options, such as fruits and vegetables. There also may be few safe, free, or low-cost places nearby to be active on a regular basis. These factors may contribute to weight gain.

A person’s culture may also affect weight:
Some cultures have foods with a lot of fat or sugar, making it hard to manage weight.
Family events at which people eat large amounts of food may make it tough to control portions.

Sleep Related Factors
Research suggests that lack of sleep is linked to overweight and obesity. Recent studies have found that sleeping less may make it harder to lose weight. In these studies, adults who were trying to lose weight and who slept less ate more calories and snacked more.

Medications
Certain drugs may cause weight gain. Steroids and some drugs to treat depression or other mental health problems may make you burn calories more slowly or feel hungry. Be sure your health care provider knows all the medicines you are taking (including over-the-counter drugs and dietary supplements). He or she may suggest another medicine that has less effect on weight.

Effects of excess weight

Weighing too much may increase the risk for several health problems. It also may contribute to emotional and social problems.

Health Risks of Obesity
Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, kidney disease, and certain cancers are some of the diseases linked to excess weight. Obese men are more likely than other men to develop cancer of the colon, rectum, or prostate. Obese women are more likely than other women to develop cancer of the breast (after menopause), gallbladder, uterus, or cervix. Cancer of the esophagus (the tube that carries food and liquids to the stomach) may also be linked to obesity.mature-woman-on-a-diet-eating-offer

Other obesity related medical conditions

  • breathing problems, including sleep apnea
  • fatty liver disease (also called nonalcoholic steatohepatitis or NASH)
  • gallbladder disease and gallstones
  • pregnancy problems, such as gestational diabetes (high blood sugar during pregnancy), high blood pressure, and increased risk for cesarean section (C-section)
  • Emotional and Social Effects

Emotional Problems and Obesity
Excess weight may also contribute to emotional suffering. Physical beauty and how a person looks are highly valued in society. People who may not fit society’s view of beauty because of their weight may be seen as less attractive.

Blame the victim mentality

Some people tend to “blame the victim” for obesity and think obese people eat too much and lack will power. Although it is not true, unfortunately, some people in our culture may view a person with obesity as lacking willpower, people with obesity may face limited options in the job market, at school, and in social situations. They may feel rejected, ashamed, or depressed.

 

Weight loss appointments

Weight loss centers that accept insurance
 
Pennsylvania –Philadelphia Weight Loss
 Poly-Tech Sleep and W8MD Insurance Weight Loss Center: 1718, Welsh Rd, Philadelphia, PA, 19115

215-676-2334 

Our farthest patient comes from Nassau, Bahamas! Testimonials!

Philadelphia weight loss doctor

King of Prussia Weight Loss

Poly-Tech Sleep and W8MD Weight Loss Center at King Of Prussia: 987 Old Eagle School Rd, Ste 712, Wayne, PA, 19087

215-676-2334 

Our farthest patient comes from Delaware! Testimonials


New York City Weight Loss

W8MD’s NYC Insurance Weight Loss & Sleep Center at Sleep Medical Associates, PLLC, 2003, Bath Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 11214

718-946-5500

Our farthest patient comes from Dallas, Texas! Testimonials

weight loss doctor new york city


New Jersey Weight Loss

W8MD medical weight loss program at Vida Sleep Center of Dr. Felix Roque’s office at 543, 45th Street, Union City, New Jersey. 543 45th St, Union City, NJ  07087

(201) 766-6469.

This center bills out of network for insurance.

Free tips and weight loss information for healthy living and weight loss

Free tips and weight loss information for healthy living and weight loss 

Insurance medical weight loss
W8MD’s NYC insurance medical weight loss
    1. Cut down the portions
    2. Aim for changes you can stick with long term such as cutting down your portions
    3. Never eat out of the bag or box, or drink straight from the bottle
    4. Always put food on a plate and pour your drink into a glass
    5. Don’t eat in front of the TV or computer
    6. You’re more likely to overeat if your attention is on something else
    7. Try to eat in one place, preferably at the table
    8. Stay away from sugary drinks
    9. •One 20-ounce sugary drink has about 250 empty
    10. calories (no nutritional value)
    11. Drink water, unsweetened tea

 

  1. Eat more meals at home as it is easier to control what you eat when you prepare your own food
  2. Home-cooked meals are usually more nutritious and less expensive 
  3. Keep it interesting; try new, healthy foods – for example, fruits, vegetables or whole grains you’ve never tried
  4. Check the labels on packaged foods, especially serving size and calories per serving
  5. Remember, most adults need 2,000 or fewer calories a day
  6. Choose smaller portions when eating out 
  7. Some restaurant entrees and fast-food meals have more than 1,500 calories – almost as many calories as you should have 
  8. for the whole day! 
  9. When you do eat out, watch out for large portions
  10. Share a main course with a friend, or take half home
  11. Order a small size whenever you can
  12. Choose healthier items, like salad (but ask for dressing on the side)
  13. Eat more fruits and vegetables
  14. Fill half your plate with fruits and vegetables
  15. They help keep you healthy – and fill you up on very few calories
  16. Choose high-fiber foods: fruits, vegetables, beans and lentils, and whole-grain cereals, breads and pasta. 
  17. Have a broth-based soup or green salad at the start of a meal 
  18. Eat slowly – it takes about 20 minutes to start feeling full
  19. People who eat too fast often eat too many calories
  20. Avoid unhealthy, and high glycemic snacks like cookies, candy or chips
  21. If you must snack, choose fresh fruit or vegetables
  22. Get moving as regular physical activity improves mood and health – even if you don’t lose weight
  23. Get at least 30 minutes of physical activity 5 days a week, such as brisk walking or biking
  24. Just walking burns calories, improves heart health and strengthens muscles

Lose Weight Safely And Fast NYC

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Weight loss appointments

Weight loss centers that accept insurance
 
Pennsylvania –Philadelphia Weight Loss
 Poly-Tech Sleep and W8MD Insurance Weight Loss Center: 1718, Welsh Rd, Philadelphia, PA, 19115

215-676-2334 

Our farthest patient comes from Nassau, Bahamas! Testimonials!

Philadelphia weight loss doctor

King of Prussia Weight Loss

Poly-Tech Sleep and W8MD Weight Loss Center at King Of Prussia: 987 Old Eagle School Rd, Ste 712, Wayne, PA, 19087

215-676-2334 

Our farthest patient comes from Delaware! Testimonials


New York City Weight Loss

W8MD’s NYC Insurance Weight Loss & Sleep Center at Sleep Medical Associates, PLLC, 2003, Bath Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 11214

718-946-5500

Our farthest patient comes from Dallas, Texas! Testimonials

weight loss doctor new york city


New Jersey Weight Loss

W8MD medical weight loss program at Vida Sleep Center of Dr. Felix Roque’s office at 543, 45th Street, Union City, New Jersey. 543 45th St, Union City, NJ  07087

(201) 766-6469.

This center bills out of network for insurance.