eating disorders

Binge Eating Disorder

Binge eating disorder, as the name suggests, involves binges of eating where a person consumes large quantities of food in a short time frame followed by a feeling of guilt.  Binge Eating Disorder is one of the common eating disorder similar to anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa.

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Ice cream

What are the features of Binge Eating Disorder?

A person with Binge Eating Disorder (BED), feels that they can’t control what or how much they are eating. This happens regularly, at least once a week for 3 months, and they feel they cannot control their eating.

What is the difference between Binge Eating Disorder and Bulimia Nervosa?

Unlike bulimia nervosa, periods of binge-eating are not followed by purging, excessive exercise, or fasting. As a result, people with binge-eating disorder often are overweight or obese. Binge-eating disorder is the most common eating disorder in the U.S.

What are the symptoms of Binge Eating Disorder?

The symptoms of BED include the following:

  • Eating unusually large amounts of food in a specific amount of time
  • Eating even when you’re full or not hungry
  • Eating fast during binge episodes
  • Eating until you’re uncomfortably full
  • Eating alone or in secret to avoid embarrassment
  • Feeling distressed, ashamed, or guilty about your eating
  • Frequently dieting, possibly without weight loss

What are the risk factors for binge eating disorder?

Eating disorders are caused by a complex interaction of genetic, biological, behavioral, psychological, and social factors.

How do you treat binge eating disorder?

Adequate nutrition, reducing excessive exercise, and stopping purging behaviors are the foundations of treatment. Treatment plans are tailored to individual needs and may include one or more of the following:

  • Individual, group, and/or family psychotherapy
  • Medical care and monitoring
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Medications

Can psychotherapies help with BED?

To reduce or eliminate binge-eating and purging behaviors, people may undergo cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), which is another type of psychotherapy that helps a person learn how to identify distorted or unhelpful thinking patterns and recognize and change inaccurate beliefs.

Are there medications to treat BED?

Evidence also suggests that certain medication such as antidepressants, antipsychotics, or mood stabilizers approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) may also be helpful for treating eating disorders and other co-occurring illnesses such as anxiety or depression.

Weight loss success stories

Weight loss success stories

How can W8MD help with food addiction?

Pronounced weightMD, our state of the art W8MD physician medical weight losssleep, holistic IV nutrition and aesthetic medicine programs can help you not only to lose weight, and sleep better but also look your best! The Center’s team of practitioners are among the most qualified, dedicated and hospitable professionals in the industry.

Since its inception in 2011, W8MD’sinsurance physician weight loss program has successfully helped thousands of patients succeed in not only losing weight but also keep it off with an ongoing maintenance plan.

W8MD’s insurance physician weight loss program is unique in many ways with a comprehensive multidisciplinary approach to weight loss that addresses all the complex issues leading to weight gain, both in adults and children.

What sets W8MD Medical Weight Loss Program Apart?

 Are you overweight or Obese?

If you are one of the millions of Americans trying to lose weight and get healthier, you are not alone. Affecting over two thirds of the entire adult population, being overweight or obese is not uncommon in the United States. However, the options to lose weight are very confusing for many as there is so much miss information and many fad diets. How about getting some professional help from weight loss physicians trained in the new science and art of Obesity Medicine?

W8MD’s Medical Weight Loss Program


At W8MD Medical Weight Loss Centers of America, our physicians and staff are committed to offering a comprehensive and individualized approach. W8MD’s experienced weight loss physicians partner with each patient to develop a custom weight management program to best meet their individual needs.

Why try our W8MD’s Insurance Medical Weight Loss Program?

Medical Weight Loss Made Easy!

If you are a bit overweight or obese, and take long term medications for cholesterol, blood pressure or diabetes but your doctor has nothing to offer for weight loss other than simply say “lose weight”, you may want to consider W8MD’s unique insurance physician weight loss program for faster weight loss results!

W8MD weight loss team

W8MD weight loss team

What Makes W8MD Medical Weight Loss Centers Different?

With over 20,000 books written on this topic, there are so

Weight loss success stories

Weight loss success stories

many confusing choices offered by all kinds of people. W8MD believes that weight loss should be under careful supervision of a physician familiar with the concepts in this emerging field of obesity medicine.

W8MD Medical Weight Loss Centers of America’s physician supervised, non-surgical medical weight loss is one of a very few weight loss programs in the country that is evidence based and is supervised by experienced weight loss physicians for fast and effective weight loss using proven measures to lose weight, burn fat and reduce cravings.


  • Physician supervised non surgical medical weight loss
  • Accept most insurances for weight loss physician visits
  • Delicious and affordable weight loss protein shakes and other meal replacements
  • Fast and effective weight loss under careful physician supervision*
  • Sleep disorders and other causes of weight gain addressed
  • Appetite suppressants offered when indicated including Phentermine, Contrave, Belviq, Qsymia, Saxenda, Phendimetrazine etc.
  • Limited acceptance due to popular demand as one of the few insurance physician weight loss programs
  • Weight loss locations in In NYC, NJ & Greater Philadelphia with more added soon!

Learn more about the complex factors contributing to your weight gain and measures to reverse them! Think W8MD for weight loss!


Weight Loss NYC!

Are you a bit overweight or obese and would like to lose weight safely, effectively, and like your insurance to pay for the physician visit in NYC?

Weight Loss NYC – step by step guide to losing weight in New York City

Thanks to the 2010 Affordable Care Act, you might be able to lose weight with insurance at our W8MD Medical Weight Loss Center’s of America’s non-surgical medical weight loss program in New York City.

Stop blaming the victim for obesity

Stop blaming the victim for obesity

3 things to do to lose weight in NYC

1. NYC weight loss step 1.

Understand your height to weight ratio or body mass index before losing weight in NYC.

Body mass index determines where you stand in terms of your health risk related to being overweight or obese in New York City.

Here is a table that determines your BMI and weight status. As can be seen from the table below, you are considered obese or overweight if your BMI in NYC falls in the range of 25 or more.

Weight Status
Below 18.5 Underweight
18.5 – 24.9 Normal or Healthy Weight
25.0 – 29.9 Overweight
30.0 and Above Obese


2. NYC weight loss step 2.

Once you know your BMI, you want to also know your weight distribution, or waist to hip ratio as where the excess body fat is carried in the body also plays a significant role in health risk. For example, if your weight is mostly in the tummy or you have excess belly fat, your health risk of being overweight or obese in NYC is higher than otherwise.

W8MD's insurance weight loss

W8MD’s insurance weight loss

Waist-to-Hip Ratio is determined by the simple formula of waist circumference divided by hip circumference. 

  • Waist to Hip Ratio bigger than 0.8 means you have an “apple-shaped” body type which means you are at a HIGHER risk for chronic diseases
  • If your waist to hip ratio less than or equal to 0.8 • “pear-shaped” body type • LOWER risk for chronic diseases

3. NYC weight loss step 3.

Once you know the above 2 things, and you know you need to lose weight, then start the research on finding the best weight loss program in NYC for you.

With over 20,000 books written on diet, and weight loss, and so much confusing information, you may want to consult with an experienced weight loss physician before starting weight in New York.

Secret of losing weight in NYC

Under the careful medical supervision of our medical director and weight loss doctor in NYC, Dr. Prab R. Tumpati, MD, a board certified Internal Medicine and Sleep Medicine Physician with additional fellowship training in the new field of obesity medicine, Dr. Tumpati is well versed in treating the complex issues leading to weight gain.

Having passed a written board examination offered by the American Board of Obesity Medicine, Dr. Tumpati has helped hundreds of patients lose weight safely and effectively. The best part of the program is that we will accept most health insurances for the visits so you do not have to pay out of pocket.

W8MD weight loss team

W8MD weight loss team

Since sleep disorders and weight gain go together, Dr. Tumpati can also address any underlying sleep disorders or primary care issues as a board certified sleep specialist and internal medicine physician with an attached state of the art 6 bed sleep diagnostic and treatment center.

To lose Weight in NYC – try W8MD

Our Weight Loss Program in NYC offers

W8MD Weight Loss, Sleep & MedSpa

W8MD Weight Loss, Sleep & MedSpa

  • A comprehensive medical history and physical examination before losing weight in NYC
  • A reasonable, and realistic weight loss plan according to your goals for fast weight loss.
  • A reduced calorie, nutritionally-balanced eating plan  or 800-1400 low calorie and delicious, affordable meal replacement protein shakes and bars for fast weight loss in New York City.
  • Each meal replacement costing as little as $2.25, W8MD’s delicious meal replacement plan is even cheaper than the grocery ingredient cost for a self prepared meals and can help you lose weight safely and effectively.
  • We address all metabolic, hormonal, nutritional, emotional, sleep and other factors causing your weight gain.
  • FDA approved weight loss prescription treatments for safe and effective weight loss including the generic combinations of the new medications after a comprehensive physical examination is performed based on the physicians judgement and patient preference.
  • You have no obligations to use any products or supplements
  • Instructions on Regular Physical Activity
  • A behavior change plan to help you stay on track with your goals

We want to help you with each of these components for safe and effective weight loss.

You can reserve your appointment in seconds using our online appointment bookings without calling the office with the click of a mouse so you can reserve your appointment in the limited insurance physician supervised medical weight loss program.

Accepting most health insurances for weight loss physician visits.

We also have offices in other states. Please visit for a list of current locations.
Our Medical Director and Founder of W8MD Medical Weight Loss Program in NYC, Dr Prab R. Tumpati, MD
NYC weight loss patients, call 718-946-5500 for diet and weight loss doctor appointments NYC.

New York City Weight Loss

W8MD’s NYC medical weight loss & Sleep Clinic at Sleep Medical Associates, PLLC

Brooklyn weight loss:2632 E 21st Street Brooklyn NY 11235

Manhattan weight loss:401 E 21st Street New York New York 10022

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Weight loss diet


Weight loss diet – secret of losing weight!

Weight gain can be caused by many factors including hormonal, genetic, metabolic, nutritional, eating disorders, sleep problems, medications, and other factors.

Are you looking for ways to lose weight? Are you tired of being overweight?

In order to lose weight, you need to first understand what are the factors causing your weight gain. Let us look at some of the causes for weight gain.

cropped-fbcoverw8md-269.jpgWhat is a good weight loss program?

  • A reasonable, realistic weight loss goal
  • A reduced calorie, nutritionally-balanced eating plan or meal replacement
  • Regular physical activity when physically possible
  • A behavior change plan to help you stay on track with your goals
  • Regular monitoring of your progress
  • On going support

Best weight loss diet

Since weight gain is a complex issue with many factors leading to weight gain, the best and the safest way to lose weight is under careful monitoring of a physician trained in Obesity Medicine.

5 proven measures to lose weight

Things to consider

  • Calories count
  • Portions count
  • Nutrition counts
  • Even a small amount of weight loss can lead to big health benefits
  • Strive to develop good habits to last a lifetime

Getting Started

  • Check your Body Mass Index (BMI) – an indicator of body fat – and see where it fits within the BMI categories.
  • Discuss weight loss with your W8MD doctor and decide on a goal. If you have a lot of weight to lose, set a realistic intermediate goal, maybe to lose 10 pounds. Remember that even a small amount of weight loss can lead to big health benefits.
  • Estimate your calorie needs. Using USDA‘s online Adult Energy Needs and BMI Calculator, you can determine the number of calories needed each day to maintain your current weight. To lose about 1 pound per week, subtract 500 calories each day from the daily amount. To lose about 2 pounds per week, subtract 1000 calories daily.
  • Score your current food intake and physical activity level using Food and Activity Logs available at W8MD. Taking a good look at your current habits will help you determine what changes you might make as well as what you are doing right.

How Do I Know Which Weight Loss Plan is Right For Me?

  • Keep in mind that you want to develop lifestyle habits that will help you maintain your weight in a healthy range. A short-term “diet” that you “go on” and then “go off” is not the answer to long-term weight management.
  • In choosing how to go about losing weight, keep in mind key habits of people who have lost weight and kept in off. These people are called “Successful Losers” by the weight control experts who have studied them.
Weight loss success stories

Weight loss success stories

Key Behaviors of Successful Losers 

  • Getting regular physical activity
  • Reducing calorie and fat intake
  • Eating regular meals, including breakfast
  • Weighing themselves regularly
  • Not letting small “slips” turn into large weight regain

Insurance Coverage

2010 Affordable Care Act Mandates Insurance Coverage for Weight Loss

W8MD is among the first medical weight loss programs in NYC, Philadelphia and NJ to accept health insurance for weight loss physician visits.

As sleep problems and weight gain often go together, most W8MD centers can also can address sleep problems.

“I lost 75 lbs with W8MD and feel great. I managed to come off many medications and off CPAP for sleep apnea. My only problem is that I now need new cloths, a problem I will trade for carrying the weight any day” J.W.Smith, CPA

Weight loss success stories

Call 1-800-W8MD-007 to find a location near you.

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