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Stop blaming the victim for obesity

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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New York City Weight Loss

W8MD’s NYC Weight Loss Center

2632 E 21st St
Brooklyn, NY 11235
Manhattan weight loss, sleep and medspa
401 E 55th Street New York New York 10022


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New York City

ObesityThe city of New York is one of the most happening places on Earth, the largest city, and financial capital of the United States. Home to the New York Giants, and Yankees, New York is also known as the Big Apple, the city that never sleeps, Emerald City, to name a few. Everything happens at a past pace in New York and as such, New Yorkers expect quick results when it comes to losing weight. They have no time to waste on fad diets and useless gimmicks for diet or weight loss.Three things wrong with our diet

Obesity in New York

More than half of all adult New Yorkers are either overweight overweight (34%) or obesity (22%) bringing the total that either overweight or obese in NYC to about 56% and growing.

Obesity epidemic in the US

Nationwide, obesity is an epidemic affecting about 40% of the entire adult population with another 30% overweight bringing the total of overweight and obese adults to a staggering 70%, according to the latest obesity statistics from Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

Causes of weight gain in NYC

Obesity is a complex medical disease and all that are overweight or obese are at the same risk. Some overweight or obese are at higher health risk compared to others based on the distribution of their weight. That is why a measurement of waist circumference is a good measure of health risks associated with obesity, such as metabolic syndrome.

Some of the causes of weight gain

  • Food and Activity – You heard it before, you gain weight when you eat more calories than what you burn, although the reality is more complex that that.
  • Environment – the environment can influence our ability to maintain a healthy weight
  • Genetics plays a part in obesity
  • Health Conditions and Medications also play an important role
  • Stress, Emotional Factors, and Poor Sleep.
  • Metabolic Factors such as insulin resistance play a huge role, according to Dr. Prab R Tumpati, MD, founder of W8MD weight loss, sleep and medspa centers. Affecting over 70% of the entire population, insulin resistance is the real reason why many cannot seem to lose weight or have slower metabolism, crave carbs, or otherwise stuck in their weight.

Benefits of losing weight in NYC

  • Why bother to lose weight?
  • Are there any health benefits to losing weight?
  • Is it worth it to try to lose weight?

The answer is a resounding yes, as there are over 50 different medical conditions the risk of which increases with obesity and losing even a small amount of weight loss can have significant health benefit. However, fad diets or quick fixes do not work.

Change in lifestyle is key

For most people are obese, it requires a lifetime of maintaining the weight after losing it. It is a lifestyle change, not a quick fix, uou may need to commit to permanent changes of healthier eating, regular physical activity, and an improved food habits.

Weight loss success storiesSome of the conditions that are related to obesity include the following:

  • type 2 diabetes.
  • high blood pressure.
  • heart disease and strokes.
  • many types of cancer.
  • sleep apnea.
  • osteoarthritis.
  • fatty liver disease.
  • kidney disease.

Options to lose weight in NYC

  • How is obesity treated?
  • What really works for losing weight?
  • What are the 5 proven measures to lose weight in NYC?

Here are the 5 proven measures to treat obesity

Obesity is treated using one or more of these
„ a diet low in calories such as VLCD diet for rapid weight loss
„ increased physical activity (works only in combination with a diet)
„ behavior therapy to change eating habits
„ prescription medications
„ weight-loss surgery

Is a physician weight loss program right for you to lose weight in New York City?

If you have tried many fad diets and ready to use the help of trained and experienced obesity medicine physicians, you should consider the unique, evidence based physician supervised, non-surgical weight loss program by W8MD.

How can W8MD’s Physician Weight Loss Program Help me lose weight fast in NYC?

  • W8MD is not an average weight loss program – we custom design a weight loss plan that is right for you
  • We offer behavioral treatment, also called lifestyle counseling.
  • We will teach you how to develop and stick with healthier eating and physical activity habits
  • We also believe in getting enough sleep, managing stress for best weight loss results
  • We also offer FDA approved prescription weight-loss medicines when appropriate
  • We offer ongoing feedback, monitoring, and support throughout the program,
  • We believe in  slow and steady weight-loss goals
  • We offer a long term plan for keeping the weight off once you reach your goal
  • We accept most health insurances for visits and our additional program cost of just $50.00 biweekly is one the lowest in the greater New York City
  • Prescription medications such as Phentermine and Topiramate if dispensed in office are are complimentary

For the past 10 plus years, we have served and helped thousands of residents of greater New York City, New Jersey and Pennsylvania not only lose weight but also to keep it off! Give us a call today at 718 946 5500. What have you got to lose besides your weight?Weight loss NYC

List of areas and neighborhoods we serve for physician medical weight loss in New York City

We serve all the 5 boroughs of New York City with two convenient locations in Brooklyn, and Manhattan.Diet

Borough of Manhattan

Lower Manhattan

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West Side

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East Side

Upper Manhattan

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South Bronx

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Staten Island

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Manhattan weight loss

Although Manhattan is the leanest of the five boroughs in the city of New York, it has its share of the overweight or obese. While some may need to lose a lot of weight to get to their goal, some others may only need to lose the last few pounds.

Losing weight in Manhattan, NYC

Unfortunately, the last few pounds are the hardest to lose. If you are looking for an evidence based medical weight loss program in Manhattan that is inexpensive and affordable, you may want to consider the popular W8MD(pronounced W’eight’MD).

Obesity in NYC

Just as the nation fights an obesity epidemic, the big apple has it’s share of the overweight and obese. According to the statistics, Yorkers have overweight (34%) or obesity (22%).

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Definitions of obesity and overweight status

Being overweight or obese is a relative term. In general, if your weight is higher than what is considered normal for your height, and age, you are considered overweight. The simplest way to measure if a person is overweight or obese is to check the Body Mass Index or BMI.

  • BMI of <18.5, is within the underweight range.
  • BMI of 18.5 to <25, is within the normal range.
  • BMI of 25.0 to <30, is within the overweight range.
  • BMI of 30.0 or higher, is within the obese range.

Obesity is further subdivided into categories:

You can use a BMI calculator to check if you might be overweight or obese.

Proven options for weight loss in NYC

Although there are many fad diets, and over 20,000 books written on the topic, there are only about 5 things that are proven for weight loss

Obesity is treated using one or more of these strategies: „ a diet low in calories „ increased physical activity together with a low calorie diet „ behavior therapy „ prescription medications „ weight-loss surgery

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Insurance coverage for weight loss NYC

Did you know that most insurances do cover weight loss doctor visits and any tests?

Cost of a weight loss program in NYC

At W8MD’s physician weight loss program in Manhattan and Brooklyn, we accept most insurances for visits with a program fee on top of insurance of just $50.00 biweekly. There is no extra cost for any weight loss medications dispensed in office as they are complementary.

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Why use our weight loss program in Manhattan

  • We accept most insurances for visits
  • Minimal program fee of just $50.00 biweekly on top of insurance
  • Two convenient locations in NYC in Brooklyn and Manhattan
  • Convenient evening and weekend hours
  • Amazing success stories
  • Experience weight loss doctors for losing weight in NYC

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 W8MD Weight Loss, Sleep & Medspa
2632 E 21st St., Suite L2, Brooklyn, NY, 11235

Call 718-946-5500

W8MD Weight Loss, Sleep & Medspa
Manhattan, NY – 401 E 55th Street New York, NY 10022

Call 718-946-5500

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Obesity in New York City

The borough of Bronx is considered the fattest boroughs in the city of New York, as about 68.4% of the adult residents of the Bronx are either overweight or obese.

Review of weight loss options in the Bronx

In this article, we will answer some of the following questions.

Causes of weight gain in the Bronx

  • Obesity has many causes including poor diet and lack of physical activity. At its simplest, people gain weight when they eat more calories than they burn through activity.
  • Insulin resistance, which causes sugar cravings, overeating and increased hunger plays a huge role in causing the weight gain according to Dr Prab R Tumpati, MD, founder of W8MD and a leading obesity medicine physician in the New York City.
  • Environment around us does influence our ability to maintain a healthy weight.
  • Genetics also plays a significant role in causing weight gain.
  • Health Conditions and Medications are another contributing factor.
  • Other factors such as stress, emotional factors, and poor sleep

Neighborhoods in the Bronx to lose weight

Since 2011, W8MD’s New York City office(s) have been serving residents of the Bronx, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Long Island, and New Jersey providing medical weight loss, sleep medicine and medical aesthetic services.

Two convenient locations

With two convenient locations in the city of New York, one in Brooklyn and one in Manhattan, losing weight in New York City has never been easy.

Our biweekly program cost on top of insurance is only $50.00 that includes up to two week supply of any diet medications when appropriate.

Bronx – Neighborhoods to lose weight

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South Bronx Weight Loss

  • East Morrisania/Crotona Park East
  • Hunts Point
  • Longwood
  • Melrose
  • Morrisania
  • Mott Haven
  • Port Morris

West Bronx Lose Weight

  • Bedford Park
  • Belmont
  • Concourse
  • East Tremont
  • Fordham
  • Highbridge
  • Jerome Park
  • Kingsbridge
  • Kingsbridge Heights 
  • Van Cortlandt Village
  • Morris Heights
  • Norwood
  • Riverdale
  • North Riverdale 
  • Fieldston
  • Hudson Hill
  • Mosholu
  • Spuyten Duyvil
  • Tremont
  • University Heights
  • West Farms
  • Woodlawn

East Bronx Weight Loss

  • Allerton
  • Baychester
  • Bronx Manor
  • Castle Hill
  • City Island
  • Clason Point 
  • Harding Park
  • Co-op City
  • Country Club
  • Eastchester
  • Morris Park
  • Olinville
  • Pelham Bay
  • Pelham Gardens
  • Parkchester
  • Pelham Parkway
  • Soundview
  • Throggs Neck 
  • Edgewater Park
  • Locust Point
  • Schuylerville
  • Van Nest
  • Wakefield
  • Westchester Square
  • Williamsbridge

Related areas to lose weight

  • Marble Hill
  • Rikers Island
  • Retail districts 
  • Arthur Avenue
  • Fordham Plaza
  • The Hub

Contact W8MD’s NYC weight loss, sleep and medspa

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Have you heard about the new weight loss injection to help you lose weight called Saxenda? If you are overweight in NYC and looking for an injection medication that is relatively safe and effective to lose weight in NYC, you may want to learn about Saxenda weight loss injections.

One of the few non-controlled, non-addictive, and non-amphetamine based, weight loss medications, Saxenda has a unique mechanism of action. It works on the communication between the gut and brain called GLP-1 (Gut Like Peptide 1).

So, what exactly is Saxenda and how can it help you lose weight in NYC?

ObesityWhat is Liraglutide (Saxenda)?

Liraglutide (Saxenda) is an FDA approved, prescription weight loss injection available in the United States and some other countries under the trade name Saxenda.

Weight loss success storiesWhat is Liraglutide (Saxenda) approved for?

Adults to lose weight

How does Liraglutide (Saxenda) work for weight loss?

May make you feel less hungry or full sooner. At a lower dose under a different name, Victoza, FDA-approved to treat type 2 diabetes.

What are the common side effects of Liraglutide (Saxenda)?

  • nausea
  • diarrhea
  • constipation
  • abdominal pain
  • headache
  • raised pulse

May increase the chance of developing pancreatitis. Has been found to cause a rare type of thyroid tumor in animals.

Saxenda resources

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How can W8MD’s physician help if you want to try Saxenda for weight loss in NYC?

If you are looking for a weight loss doctor in NYC to prescribe Saxenda, please contact us. We have offices in Brooklyn, Manhattan, NJ and PA with more coming soon. Call 718 946 5500


If you live in or around New York City, New Jersey or Pennsylvania, considering a prescription weight loss medication, there are many choices including Contrave.

Contrave for weight loss in New York City

Contrave for weight loss NYC

Contrave is one of the new weight loss medications approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration since 2011.

Highlights of Contrave for weight loss in NYC

  • As a non-addictive, non-controlled, weight loss prescription, Contrave has significant benefits although the effectiveness of this medication is somewhat in the mid-range in terms of weight loss results.
  • Compared to one of the most effective weight loss medication combination of Phentermine and Topiramate, Contrave results are a little bit less than Phentermine and Topiramate but comparable to Belviq and Saxenda
  • Contrave is the brand name for a new prescription, non-controlled weight loss medication that has two active ingredients – Bupropion / Naltrexone.
  • Contrave is available in the United States and some other countries for treatment of obesity in adults.

Weight loss success storiesIndications for Bupropion / Naltrexone (Contrave)

Adults who are obese with a Body Mass Index of 30 or over

Overweight adults with a BMI of 27 or more with at least one obesity related medical condition

How does Bupropion / Naltrexone (Contrave) work for weight loss?

A mix of two medications: naltrexone, and bupropion,

Naltrexone is normally used to treat alcohol and drug dependence

Bupropion is used to treat depression or help people quit smoking.

The combination of the two was found to help with weight loss.

What are the common side effects of Bupropion / Naltrexone (Contrave)?

  • constipation
  • diarrhea
  • dizziness
  • dry mouth
  • headache
  • increased blood pressure
  • increased heart rate
  • insomnia
  • liver damage
  • nausea
  • vomiting

Cost of Contrave

Although the regular cost is about $275-300 per month, there are manufacturer sponsored coupons that bring the cost down to as low as $99.99 to $114.99 per month.

Coupons for Contrave

A coupon for Contrave can be obtained at most W8MD weight loss centers after consultation with our weight loss physician

Doctors that prescribe Contrave in New York City

Contact W8MD at 718 946 5500 if you want to consult with our weight loss physician in NYC that can offer prescriptions for Contrave when appropriate.

How can W8MD’s insurance physician weight loss program help?

If you are overweight or obese adult in or around New York City, looking for a well trained, and experienced weight loss physician that can not only discuss whether Contrave is the right choice for you but also prescribe it for you if it is. Call us today at 718 946 5500 to learn more.