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.
  • 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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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.

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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.

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!

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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

Weight loss truths and myths – by a weight loss doctor

Are you a bit overweight or obese and tired of it?

Are you searching the web for ways to lose weight fast?

Are you looking for a low cost, cheap or even free way to weight fast and safe?

W8MD’s 8 things For Fast Weight Loss In New York City! Overwhelmed-Obese-Woman-Looking

While some of these questions can be kind of like an oxymoron – like wanting to lose weight quickly, but want no risks, there are things you can do minimize or eliminate most of the risk, lose weight fast, safe and using scientifically proven methods!

So, what is the secret of losing weight fast?

While there is no secret, here are 8 things you need to be aware of for fast and safe weight loss.

1. Do not look for fad diets of quick fixes for weight loss. If a program is promising to you can eat all you want but still lose weight, it probably is a “fad diet”.

2. Seek Professional Help for weight loss! With so much misinformation, you would need a doctor trained in Obesity Medicine to guide you in this, especially if you have any medical condition associated with weight such as high blood pressure, cholesterol problems, sleep apnea, prediabetes, metabolic syndrome, diabetes or other obesity related conditions.

3. No Fad Diets or Miracle Products for weight loss! If it is a product sold on the internet without evidence based, double blind studies to prove efficacy, it probably is some sort of “scheme”. In order to lose weight, you need to cut down the calories to a very low calorie (VLCD) or Low Calorie Level (LCD) which needs careful physician supervision in most cases. There are no miracle powders you can spray on food that can help you lose weight!

4. Look for a weight loss program that is affordable, willing to work with your insurance, and does not have obligations, setup fees, or mandatory products as your health insurance might cover for weight loss. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act of 2010, all insurances are now mandated to provide coverage for Obesity Screening and Treatment for all adults.

5. Should I try non-medical programs like weight watchers or Jenny Craig’s first?

While most people seem to be under the impression that non-medical commercial weight loss programs are cheaper, think again. According to this report, average money spent on programs like Jenny Craig per pound of weight lost can be as high as 250.00 USD. Using a medical weight loss program that accepts insurance, you not only get the safety and security of a physician level care for safe and effective weight loss, but it can be very much cheaper to lose the weight!

6. Should I try low carbohydrate or low fat?

While both approaches have some merits and disadvantages, low carbohydrate diets have been shown to have a better long term success rate, reduce the risk of insulin resistance or metabolic syndrome, and is considered by most obesity medicine experts as a superior plan for sustained and safe weight loss. Both approaches, however, might need careful medical supervision in most cases.

7. I know why I am gaining weight, I am not exercising!

While exercise is important for maintenance of the weight, recent research shows it is pretty useless as a tool on its own for weight loss as reported on Time, and even bally’s fitness website has some information on this on their website. Read this article on the role of exercise for weight loss.

8. Some people can eat whatever they want and still lose weight. Why cannot I?

While the metabolism is different for each person, in general, you do need to reduce the overall calories in order to lose weight. Each pound of fat has about 3500 calories. So, in order to lose one pound of weight a week, you can cut down your daily calorie consumption by about 500 a day. Use the free Daily Calorie Calculator App available on the main W8MD Website to determine your weight neutral calories.

A number of factors such as your age, genes, medicines, and lifestyle habits may affect your weight. If you would like to lose weight, call W8MD’s unique insurance medical weight loss and wellness program today at 718-946-5500. Together, you may be able to create a plan to help you reach your weight and health goals.


How can W8MD Medical Weight Loss Center’s Insurance Physician Weight Loss Program Help?

Under the careful supervision of a fellowship trained obesity medicine physician and founder of W8MD, Dr. Prab R. Tumpati, MD, our insurance physician weight loss program in New York City is one of a kind program that can help you lose weight safely and effectively. We offer evidence based weight loss programs under medical supervision.

Rapid Weight Reduction Programs

  • Very Low Calorie Diet(VLCD) program for rapid weight loss from 800 calories and up.
  • HCG injection therapy for weight loss (optional)
  • FDA approved diet Pills / Appetite Suppressant Medications
  • Nutritional Counseling Programs

W8MD’s physician weight loss program in New York City

Slimming down – 8 steps to a healthier you by W8MD

If you are a bit overweight or obese and would like to slim down, you are not alone. Globally, more than a billion adults are either overweight or obese, according to the National Institute of Health (NIH). adam

  • An estimated 22 million children under five are overweight.
  • Obesity and overweight pose a major risk for type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, stroke, and certain forms of cancer.
  • Major contributor for this problem is the insulin resistance caused in part by the increased consumption of energy-dense foods high in sugars that are high in glycemic index,certain unhealthy saturated fats, and reduced physical activity.

In an extensive report on overweight and obesity in America, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that average adult Americans are 25 pounds heavier than they were in 1960.

What can you do to slim down?

Step 1: Understand where you are using tools such as body mass index and metabolic syndrome meter. Know that your risk is not just   based on the BMI but on the distribution of the weight, blood work, waist measurement, medical history and other factors.
Step 2: Identify the causes for your weight gain such as nutritional, hormonal, sleep, stress, metabolic such as insulin resistance etc.
Step 3: Find a physician that is trained in obesity medicine that can work with your insurance
Step:4: Make an appointment with an Obesity Medicine Physician such as a W8MD Physician
Step 5: In consultation with the weight loss physician, set realistic and practical goals
Step 6: Start an evidence based weight loss program that suits your goals, and needs
Step 7: Identify resources for information and support
Step 8: Continually “check in” with yourself to monitor your progress.

How can W8MD Medical Weight Loss Centers Of America’s weight loss program help?

 With two convenient locations in New York City in Philadelphi and King Of Prussia, W8MD Medical Weight Loss Centers of America’s program can help! Call W8MD Medical Weight Loss Centers Of America’s Program at 1(800)W8MD-007 to learn more. 

Belly fat and weight loss NYC

Belly fat and weight loss NYC

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


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