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Lose Weight NYC

Compared to some of the other big cities in the United States, the city of New York might be considered a lean city.  While the statistics might support the idea, the numbers are affected due to the high number of super thin individuals in the borough of Manhattan. If you analyze the data and look at the obesity statistics by each borough in the city of New York, you would realize that some boroughs do worse than others.

Weight loss success stories

Weight loss success stories

What percent of the population of New York City are overweight or obese?

Let us look at the statistics – New York City has it’s share of the overweight or obese.

More than half of adult New Yorkers are overweight (34%) or obese (22%) – combined together, the proportion of the population that is overweight or obese is 56%. It does compare favorably however, when you look at the overall obesity and overweight statistics for the entire US where obesity rates are as high as 39% with overweight at over 30% for a combined 70% for both obesity or overweight.

What are the risks of being overweight or obese in New York City?

People (adults and children) who are overweight are at increased risk for over 50 different medical problems including diabetes heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, arthritis, and cancer.

OK, let us say you are overweight or obese, or just have some stubborn areas of fat while being in the normal weight, where do you find proper help that does not cost you an arm and a leg? With over 20, 000 books written on the topic of diet, it is not only overwhelming but also confusing for the average consumer to understand and focus on what is a proven and reliable diet and what is another fad diet.

How to find the best weight loss program in New York City that actually works?

8 things to do find the best weight loss program in NYC.

Step 1 to losing weight in NYC

Where do you start to understand whether you need to lose weight?

While there are many advanced tests that are available such as body plethysmography, the simpler way to know whether you are overweight or obese is to use the popular BMI (body mass index) scale.

So, you can start with checking your Body Mass Index or BMI available on W8MD.

BMI categories

  • BMI < 18 Underweight
  • BMI > 19 to 24.9 Healthy Weight
  • BMI > 25 to 29.9 Overweight
  • BMI > 30 to 34.9 Mildly Obese
  • BMI > 35 to 39.9 Moderately Obese
  • BMI > 40 is Morbidly Obese

Step 2 to lose weight in NYC

Understand your distribution of the weight plays a major role in determining your health risks associated with being overweight or obese. Also note that you could be normal weight but be metabolically obese with central or abdominal distribution of weight which increases your health risks. The opposite is also true where you can be overweight or obese but be metabolically normal.  A simple and practical way to measure your health risks associated with being overweight or obese is to measure your waist circumference.

W8MD's insurance weight loss

W8MD’s insurance weight loss

Excessive abdominal fat may be serious because it places you at greater risk for developing obesity-related conditions, such as Type 2 Diabetes, high blood pressure, and coronary artery disease. Your waistline may be telling you that you have a higher risk of developing obesity-related conditions if you are:

  • A man whose waist circumference is more than 40 inches
  • A non-pregnant woman whose waist circumference is more than 35 inches

For Asians, correct it down by 5 inches both for men and women.

How to correctly measure waist circumference?

To correctly measure waist circumference:

  • Stand and place a tape measure around your middle, just above your hipbones
  • Make sure tape is horizontal around the waist
  • Keep the tape snug around the waist, but not compressing the skin
  • Measure your waist just after you breathe out

Step 3 to lose weight in NYC

Use a free online tool called insulin resistance calculator to find out if you might have underlying reasons such as insulin resistance that makes you gain weight.

What is insulin?

Insulin is a hormone made by the pancreas that helps glucose in your blood enter cells in your muscle, fat, and liver, where it’s used for energy. Glucose comes from the food you eat. The liver also makes glucose in times of need, such as when you’re fasting. When blood glucose, also called blood sugar, levels rise after you eat, your pancreas releases insulin into the blood. Insulin then lowers blood glucose to keep it in the normal range.

W8MD weight loss team

W8MD weight loss team

What is insulin resistance?

Insulin resistance is when cells in your muscles, fat, and liver don’t respond well to insulin and can’t easily take up glucose from your blood. As a result, your pancreas makes more insulin to help glucose enter your cells. As long as your pancreas can make enough insulin to overcome your cells’ weak response to insulin, your blood glucose levels will stay in the healthy range. More than 84 million people ages 18 and older have prediabetes in the United States which is about 1 out of every 3 adults.

Step 4 to lose weight in NYC

Find a weight loss program that has staff and physicians that have specialized training in the field of obesity medicine.

An average physician gets so little nutrition education that one study found 94% of all physicians in the US got little or no nutrition education at all! Most physicians not only  have nothing to offer to their overweight or obese patients, but they start blaming their patients for weight gain as if these patients have been on a mission to gain weight. Nutrition and weight gain are complex topics that need specialized education and experience to deal with these issues.

What makes W8MD weight loss physicians different?

Dr Prab R. Tumpati, founder and medical director of W8MD is a board certified physician with significant practice experience in managing sleep disorders, and obesity. As one of the few physicians that have the privilege of a fellowship training in Obesity Medicine, Dr Tumpati is very passionate about educating the public and physicians about how some of the nutritional concepts were misunderstood. Having also passed a written board examination in the field of Bariatric Medicine offered by the American Board of Bariatric Medicine(ABBM), Dr Tumpati has unique experience and is passionate about educating the public about the effects of obesity, specifically, metabolic syndrome in both adults and children. Learn more…

Step 5 to lose weight in NYC

Find a weight loss program in NYC that works with your health insurance for weight loss physician visits and any tests.

What insurances W8MD weight loss, sleep and medspa centers accept?

While each W8MD location accepts a different set of insurances based on what is popular in those areas, we can say that W8MD accepts most insurances. Some of the insurances we accept include, but not limited to the following:

As one of the very few medical weight loss programs to work with most insurances, W8MD weight loss program is the most affordable weight loss program cheaper than even non-physician supervised weight loss programs such as Jenny Craig or Weight Watchers that add up more than the cost of W8MD. With just $50.00 additional cost on top of insurance that includes up to 2 diet medications, W8MD simply is the most affordable, most effective and most sought after treatment for losing weight under the careful supervision of trained weight loss physicians. 

Step 6 to lose weight in NYC

Understand the 5 clinically proven measures to lose weight and consult with an obesity medicine physician to find out which plan is right for you to lose weight.

Obesity is treated with 5 clinically proven measures – despite many fad diets, these 5 are the only proven measures that can help you to lose weight.

Obesity is treated using one or more of these strategies: „

  1. a diet low in calories „
  2. increased physical activity „
  3. behavior therapy „
  4. prescription medications „
  5. weight-loss surgery
Delicious meal replacements

Delicious meal replacements

Step 7 to lose weight in NYC

Follow up regularly and see it is a long term problem.

Did you that obesity is a chronic medical problem that needs long term plan? The traditional approach of treating obesity as a short term problem is flawed and does not work. Obesity is a long term medical problem that needs a long term approach. It is important to follow up on a regular basis not only reach your weight loss goals but also to maintain it.

Step 8 to lose weight in NYC
Understand that losing weight in NYC is not about a diet but a lifestyle change – you need to keep at it to keep from regaining the weight.

Although the long-term results of losing weight irrespective of the weight loss measure chosen vary widely, weight regain is common. To prevent weight regain, any weight loss plan should always be combined with other ways to lose weight and with an active follow-up program. For most people who have obesity, the condition is long term and requires a lifetime of attention even after formal methods to treat the obesity end. You may need to commit to permanent changes of healthier eating, regular physical activity, and an improved outlook about food.

At W8MD, we offer a maintenance plan once you reached your weight loss goal so that you can keep the weight off and if start gaining the weight, you can start early.

How can W8MD help me lose weight in NYC?

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


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?

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.

Weight loss success stories

Weight loss success stories

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.

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.

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.

Weight loss success stories

Weight loss success stories

Our Weight Loss Program in NYC offers

  • 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 http://www.w8md.com 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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