Best weight loss measures
How to lose weight with science?
5 ways to lose weight according to W8MD
Obesity is treated using one or more of these 5 proven methods for weight loss:
Weight Loss Option 1.
A diet low in calories using Low Calorie Diets (LCD’s) or Very Low Calorie Diets (VLCD)
Weight Loss Option 2.
Increased physical activity most effectively with diet low in calories as exercise alone is not that useful for weight loss
Weight Loss Option 3.
Intensive Behavior Therapy(IBT) by a trained obesity medicine physician
Weight Loss Option 4.
Prescription medications such as Phentermine, the new weight loss drug Qsymia, or other medications
Weight Loss Option 5.
Weight-loss bariatric surgery which shrinks the stomach and forces you to have a Low Calorie Diet (number 1 or number 2). Since the stomach can re-expand after a couple of years, and given the complications, risks of surgery etc., bariatric surgery for weight loss is not for every body.
For most people that want a non-surgical weight loss option, the combination of VLCD (Very Low Calorie Diet) or LCD (Low Calorie Diets) with or without appetite suppressant weight loss medications such as Phentermine, new Qsymia, Topiramate or other FDA approved weight loss medications, along with exercise and behavior therapy is the best way to lose weight under careful medical supervision!
Healthy weight loss isn’t just about a “diet” or “program”. It’s about an ongoing lifestyle that includes long-term changes in daily eating and exercise habits.
How many calories to eat to lose weight?
To lose weight, you must use up more calories than you take in. Since one pound equals 3,500 calories, you need to reduce your caloric intake by 500—1000 calories per day to lose about 1 to 2 pounds per week.
Role of physical activity / exercise for weight loss
While exercise has been very disappointing in research studies as a tool on it’s own for weight loss, it can help either in combination with a diet plan or for maintenance of the weight. Read this article on why exercise alone is useless for weight loss!
Once you’ve achieved a healthy weight, by relying on healthful eating and physical activity most days of the week (about 60—90 minutes, moderate intensity), you are more likely to be successful at keeping the weight off over the long term.
Benefits of Weight Loss
The good news is that no matter what your weight loss goal is, even a modest weight loss, such as 5 to 10 percent of your total body weight, is likely to produce health benefits, such as improvements in blood pressure, blood cholesterol, reduce the risk of diabetes, heart disease, stroke and even reduce the risk of many cancers.
In addition to improving your health, maintaining a weight loss is likely to improve your life in other ways including improvements in overall health, energy levels, physical mobility, general mood, and self-confidence.
Losing weight is not easy, and it takes commitment and partnership with a weight loss physician for sustained results.
How can W8MD Medical Weight Loss Centers Help?
If you are a bit overweight or obese and would like to lose weight safely and effectively using proven and evidence based methods instead of fad and unhealthy diets, W8MD’s unique insurance physician weight loss and wellness program might be right for you. Since acceptance is limited to only about 10 new patients a week at this time, call W8MD today at 718-946-5500 to see if you can be accepted in the W8MD’s insurance medical weight loss program.
Under the direction of Dr. Prab Tumpati, W8MD Weight Loss Centers unique insurance physician weight loss program can 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.
Sleep disorders and weight gain!
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.
Due to popular demand for the insurance weight loss program, we can only accept about 10 new patients per week at this time in our New York City or Greater Philadelphia medical weight loss offices.
a physician-supervised diet and weight loss medication
•a personally structured and administered exercise program
•comprehensive behavior therapy, and
•ongoing weight maintenance support.
Life Long Partnership For Sustained Weight Loss
We can help you achieve long-lasting weight loss without feeling constantly hungry and deprived. When you resent your weight loss plan because you feel constantly hungry, it is much more difficult to maintain any significant lifelong changes. When you feel hungry, you are biologically driven to eat, and diet plans that force you to fight that biological impulse can be difficult to maintain. At W8MD Medical Weight Loss Program, we want to help you achieve lasting weight loss results and make changes that will keep you healthy for a lifetime.
Affordable weight loss
W8MD Medical Weight Loss Program is dedicated to individualized, affordable treatment and as one of the very physician supervised medical weight loss programs to accept most health insurances for the weight loss physician visits. Our non-surgical medical weight loss program is based on the latest medical research and utilizes proven methods to lose weight rapidly and keep it off for a lifetime.
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How successful is your weight loss program for women diagnosed with Hashimoto,s Thyroiditis. I am 73 and have not been successful in loosing weight.
Thank you for the question. While each person is different, and cannot answer this to your specific situation, over the past 10 years, we have had patients that have lost as little as 10 pounds to as much as 170 pounds and many reached their goals. We pride ourselves in using the latest evidence based, clinically proven measures as we do not believe in one size fits all. Please contact the office closest to you to learn more or to make an appointment. We will be happy to try to help. Thank you
Prab R. Tumpati, MD
Founder, W8MD weight loss, sleep and medspa