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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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!

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

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.

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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

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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Lap band surgery versus a medical weight management program – which is better?

Are you a bit overweight or obese and considering your options?

8 things to try before going for a

lap band or gastric by pass surgery

Consult with a bariatric or obesity medicine physician to see if a non-surgical or medical program might be appropriate for you.

A medical or non-surgical program might be appropriate if you might have a medical reason for weight gain such as insulin resistance, hormonal, nutritional, medication, sleep disorders, or other medical causes of weight gain that can be reversed under careful medical supervision with a medical weight loss physician such as a W8MD Medical Weight Loss Physician in your area!

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W8MD’s NYC insurance medical weight loss
  1. Try a non-surgical program for about 3-6 months first
  2. If you have identifiable medical causes for weight loss, work with a weight loss medical doctor to help reverse these
  3. If you have a sleep problem, try correcting these
  4. Also, consult with with a medical bariatrician, psychogolist or psychiatrist that can identify any eating disorders.
  5. If your BMI is under 40, you may need to try the medical weight loss program any way
  6. If you have elevated triglycerides, low good cholesterol, prediabetes, try the medical program under the careful monitorying of a bariatric or obesity medicine physician. If you cannot lose the weight after 3-6 months, and have a body mass index in the severe category, consider lap band, sleep or gastric bypass surgery.
  7. If you have contra-indications for gastric bypass such as cardiovascular disease, fatty liver, or other problems, you would have to do a medical program anyway.
  8. If you have never tried a medical program, given the lower risks and potential long term benefits, you should try a medical weight loss program, preferably one that works with you insurance such as W8MD, before you consider surgical options.

What is lab band surgery for weight loss?

Laparoscopic gastric banding is surgery to help with weight loss where a surgeon places a band around the upper part of your stomach to create a small pouch to hold food. The band limits the amount of food you can eat by making you feel full after eating small amounts of food.

What are the risk of Lap Band Surgery for weight loss?
Weight-loss surgery may increase your risk for gallstones, and can also cause other long term band related complications such as band erosions. While it might be appropriate for some, it is not a “quick fix” for obesity.

What are the risks associated with gastric banding surgery for weight loss:

  • Gastric band erodes through the stomach
  • Gastric band may slip partly out of place
  • Gastritis (inflamed stomach lining), heartburn, or stomach ulcers
  • Infection in the port, which may need antibiotics or surgery
  • Injury to your stomach, intestines, or other organs during surgery
  • Poor nutrition
  • Scarring inside your belly, which could lead to a blockage in your bowel
  • Your surgeon may not be able to reach the access port to tighten or loosen the band
  • Vomiting from eating more than your stomach pouch can hold

How can W8MD Medical Weight Loss Centers Of Americas insurance medical weight loss program help?

Under the direction of an Obesity Medicine or medical weight loss doctor, W8MD Weight Loss Centers unique insurance physician weight loss program can make a difference.  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. And the best part of the program is that most insurance’s cover the doctor visits.

Most insurances accepted for weight loss in New York City, also in PA at King Of Prussia and New York City. Call 1(800)w8md-007 for more information.

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.

Obese woman trying to lose weight in NYC
Obese woman trying to lose weight in NYC

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

 

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

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

Eating healthy and losing weight with W8MD
Eating healthy and losing weight with W8MD

 

 

 

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

Obese man NYC
Obese man NYC

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.

W8MD’s 8 steps for healthy diet to lose to weight in New York City

If you are a bit overweight or obese, and would like to lose some pounds, you are not alone. According to the latest statistics from the Centers for Disease Control, up to 70 percent of the population are either overweight or obese.

Here 8 simple steps you can take for a healthy diet and weight loss.

1. Know where you are starting at by using knowing your exact height, your weight, body mass index, waist and hip circumference and mark them down.

2. Set a realistic goal and plan to lose about 1 to 2 pounds a week as it is safer to lose weight slowly and easier to keep it off.

Healthy weight loss with W8MD
Healthy weight loss with W8MD

 

3. Lack of proper sleep, eating habits and physical habits.dentify any factors contributing to your weight gain including insulin resistance, eating disorders, medications, stress, lack of proper sl

4. If you have belly weight, or upper body weight, it m

ay be a sign of insulin resistance. Lean more on insulin resistance and how it contributes to your weight gain.

5. Identify the calories to take in in order to maintain the weight for which you can use the Daily Calorie Counter available on the main page of W8MD website.

6. In order to lose

weight, you would need to cut down on the calories and burn more calories. In order to lose one pound, you would need to burn or cut down your calories by about 3500. So, if you cut your calories by about 500 calories a day from your basal requirement, you are expected to lose about a pound in a week.

7. If you have health insurance, by far the safest way to lose weight would be to do it under the careful supervision of a weight loss physician that will work with you lose weight safely and effectively using evidence and clinically proven methods.

8. Although calorie counting is easy to say, it is a frustrating process for many and is difficult to stick to. The best evidence for weight loss is for low calorie dies either with or without meal replacement using balanced, protein bars, shakes, smoothies and other weight loss supplements so you know how many calories go in.

The W8MD Medical Weight Loss Center’s partial meal replacement plan allows you to get about 4-5 meal replacements a day with about 5-6 calories combined in the 4-5 meals as each meal only has about 100-160 calories. The remaining calories come from one to two of your own meals prepared with instructions from W8MD Medical Weight Loss Centers.

Call 1-800-W8MD-007 to learn more about the unique W8MD’s Insurance Physician Weight Loss Program. Limited Acceptance of 10 new patients only per week.

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