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
Below 18.5
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.


We offer a comprehensive non-surgical medical weight loss program including any appropriate prescription weight loss medications. 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.

Learn more about the W8MD medical weight loss center‘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