If you ever driven to Brooklyn on the belt parkway, you might have seen this sign near the Verazano bridge that says “Welcome to Brooklyn. How sweet it is”. Sweet or not so sweet depends on your opinion, the borough of Brooklyn is the largest of the 5 boroughs that comprise of New York City. When it comes to obesity, the sweetest borough does seem to have a sweet tooth. It is second fattest borough just behind the Bronx, in terms of obesity and overweight status.

Losing weight in Brooklyn, New York

Weight lossYou heard what they normally say in order to lose weight: “Eat less, exercise more”. While it sounds so simple, if you ever tried doing that to lose any significant weight, you would quickly realize it is easier said than done. It is never that simple. Here are some simple steps to take to lose weight in Brooklyn.

Brooklyn weight loss – step 1

Before attempting to lose weight in Brooklyn, the first think to do is to first make an attempt to determine where you stand in terms of the Body Mass Index. BMI basically allows your weight to be compared to others as it takes in to consideration your weight as well as your height.

What are the normal and abnormal BMI ranges?

A BMI is categorized as follows

  • underweight (under 18.5 kg/m2),
  • normal weight (18.5 to 25),
  • overweight (25 to 30), and
  • obese (over 30)

Further, a BMI of 30-35 is mild obesity, 35-40 is moderate and anything above 40 is morbid or sever obesity

Brooklyn weight loss step 2

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What are the causes of weight gain?

While there are many things that can make you gain weight, if you have excess weight in your tummy or midriff, you should check and see if you might be insulin resistant that might cause you to gain weight or make it harder for you to lose weight in Brooklyn.

Some causes of weight gain in New York City

  • Genetics
  • Junk or fast food
  • Food addiction
  • Insulin resistance
  • Medications
  • Leptin Resistance
  • Food Availability

Brooklyn weight loss step 3

The most important part of losing weight is to not get carried away by fad diets that promise so much but fail to deliver. You may be surprised to know that although there are over 20,000 diet books, there are only about 5 things that clinically proven to help you lose weight. Understand the proven options to lose weight and then choose a weight loss program that is right for you.

Proven options to lose weight in New York City

Brooklyn weight loss step 4

Find a weight loss program in Brooklyn that is based on science, preferably accepts your insurance for visits, with minimal additional costs so that you can lose weight without breaking the bank. At W8MD, we work with most health insurances for visits, tests, and counseling with a small additional program fee of $50.00 biweekly. Any weight loss medications dispensed in office are complementary and at no extra charge.

How can W8MD help me lose weight in Brooklyn or other areas of New York City?

If you have tried many fad diets that either only helped a little bit or failed, and you are ready to try something that is evidence based, physician supervised, safe and effective, W8MD’s physician weight loss program in New York City is for you.

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Cost

Our weight loss program cost $50.00 biweekly plus insurance or $130 self pay  

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