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Dining Out Doesn't Have to Be Dangerous

Author: Oksana Aron, MD Source: Weight Loss NYC Jun 19, 2015

Weight Loss Tips for Dining Out

Nationwide statistics show Americans dining out for almost 1/3 of their meals, with almost 1/2 of their food budget spent at these establishments.[1]

Given our tendency to dine out, it is worthwhile to consider ways you can manage and maintain your weight loss dieting program on the go. Some simple guidelines follow, as well as some links to some of our more popular posts past:

healthy dining out

Simple Tips for Planning Ahead

  • Avoid unlimited buffets and junk food franchises. Salad bars are good if you choose the healthy staple items not the dangerous ones.
  • Cater to places with extended menus to help you find healthy choices you will like. Favor seafood and salad places for healthier fare. Soups can be good, but know what you are choosing. Ask.
  • Best to plan ahead to dine out instead of splurging on surprise outings. Consider reviewing online menu before going so you will know what you will have.
  • Focus on eating for nutrition, not as a social activity. Make reservations to manage your cravings and limit the temptations to drink and snack while waiting. You can even have some small healthy crudite before leaving home to settle your stomach.
  • Stay away from large portions and fried food places. Know what is reasonable for you to eat and enjoy with your diet.
  • Consider sharing entrees with friends to manage your portions. Don’s be shy about tossing aside bread and extra carbs. Send away any extra munchies the waiter puts on your table. Only eat what you intend to eat.
  • As always, start to drink water as soon as you arrive and while waiting for meal.
  • Ask your server about options — extra salad instead of a heavier side dish. Bring your own dressing if you want to be sure of low calories. Add veggies to your entree to fill you up and slow you down.

Power Tips — Know your Menu Vocabulary

  • Bad: Buttery, Breaded, Buttered, Fried, Pan-Fried, Creamed, Scalloped, Au Gratin.
  • Better: Grilled, Baked, Steamed, Broiled, Poached, Stir-Fried, Roasted, Blackened.
  • Avoid: Cream sauces, made with milk, mayonnaise, cheese or oil.
  • Look for tomato based sauces instead. Order all sauces on the side and use sparingly.

Follow Your Diet Plan

As always, follow the diet guidelines presented to you by Dr. Aron. She will have told you your calorie limits and suggested foods for you to enjoy and avoid. Fill up on water, salad and vegetables first. Focus on your friends more than the food. Slow down and pace yourself so you can enjoy your meal and not be left hungry and crave more. Your body also needs time to recognize the food in your system to trigger satisfaction. It is also more than OK to leave the table a little hungry. You never need to stuff yourself, be gentle to your body.

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Sources: [1] USDA, National Restaurant Association. Adapted from Sparkpeople

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Nutrition is Important: New York City Summer Program (PSA)

Author: Oksana Aron, MD Source: Weight Loss NYC

Nutrition is Important for your Child

Your child’s future depends on the choices you make today. NYC has announced their summer program for school age children to receive meals across all NYC boroughs.

We wanted to share this important announcement to all NYC families from New York Summer Food Program. Please refer to their website and details below for complete information about nutritional meals for NYC kids this summer, or contact your school’s parent coordinator.

Thank you,
Dr. Aron and Staff, WeightLossNYC.com

New York City Summer Food Program for Kids

Families can download the free app by searching “SchoolFood” in the app store. Families can also find locations by visiting schoolfoodnyc.org, texting “NYCMEALS” to 877-877, or via 311
NYC School Food App

From: Division of Family & Community Engagement
Subject: Summer Meals Start on June 27

Dear Parents:

We are excited to share with you news about our annual Summer Meals program for all New York City children. The Summer Meals program is crucial to ensuring that New York City children are well fed beyond the end of the instructional year.

Summer Meals provides free, healthy breakfast and lunch to all children—regardless of New York City residency—ages 18 and under at hundreds of locations around the City. Children do not need to register or show any kind of documentation or ID to enjoy a delicious meal.

This year’s Summer Meals program will launch on Saturday, June 27, one day after the last day of school for New York City students. Starting June 27, breakfast and lunch will be available at hundreds of public schools, community pool centers, NYCHA complexes, libraries, and other locations throughout the five boroughs and spread across neighborhoods. Additionally, there will be four mobile food trucks offering meals seven days a week throughout the summer at locations frequently visited by children and families.

We encourage you to share this multilingual flyer about our Summer Meals Program with your constituents. Schools were also encouraged to distribute this flyer, which provides information on the program, including our first-ever, free SchoolFood App (for both Apple & Android), an easy way for families to locate Summer Meals sites near them. Families can download the free app by searching “SchoolFood” in the app store. Families can also find locations by visiting schoolfoodnyc.org, texting “NYCMEALS” to 877-877, or via 311.

Thank you for partnering with us to make the Summer Meals program a resounding success for our children and families.

Best,
http://www.schoolfoodnyc.org/

This is a public service announcement from NYC, we are not responsible for the content or media presented. All rights reserved.

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Is Your Favorite Food Making You Sick?

Author: Oksana Aron, MD Source: Weight Loss NYC Mar 9, 2015
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Is your favorite food making you sick?

A new study in the journal Nature suggests that emulsifiers—commonly used ingredients in many favorite processed foods—may be interfering with bacteria in our digestive tracts and causing increases in metabolic syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, and obesity.

Ingredients such as lecithin, carrageenan, polysorbate80, polyglycerols and xanthan and other “gums” improve the texture and shelf-life of many supermarket foods and keep ingredients such as oils and fats from separating. They are found in many ice creams, baked goods, salad dressings, veggie burgers, non-dairy milks and hamburger patties.

In the study, when fed emulsifiers, the mice who had normal immune systems developed mild intestinal inflammation and a metabolic disorder that led them to eat more. They became obese, hyperglycemic and insulin resistant. The mice with abnormal immune systems developed chronic colitis.

Several commonly used ingredients in many popular processed foods could be interfering with bacteria in our digestive tracts yielding increases in obesity, metabolic syndrome, IBS and more. can help you address many of these health concerns.

Food additives could be inducing inflammation

Emulsifiers seem to change the gut microbiota (or environment) and how bacteria interact with the intestine. This paves the way for inflammation. While emulsifiers may not be the sole cause of the rise in obesity, they could very well be a factor.

Many emulsifiers and food additives are considered safe by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). However, the FDA has not determined safe levels of consumption, particularly because people consume emulsifiers in so many different foods.

Additional studies on humans are needed to better understand how emulsifiers impact humans.

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“Through our comprehensive program, many individuals have lost well in excess of 20% of their initial body weight using a combination of appetite suppressants and a low calorie diet, while eating just regular grocery store foods.”

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Citations

  • Sima Michaels Dembo, MPH, is a health care consultant and writer. She is a guest contributor to this blog.
  • Chassaing, Benoit, et. al., “Dietary emulsifiers impact the mouse gut microbiota promoting colitis and metabolic syndrome,” Nature, 519, 92-96, Published online 2/25/15. Accessed 3/5/15.
  • Grossman, Elizabeth., “How Emulsifiers Are Messing with Our Guts (and Making Us Fat),” Civil Eats, February 25, 2015. Accessed 3/5/15.

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Is Organic Milk healthier for you?

Author: Oksana Aron, MD Source: Weight Loss NYC Jul 23, 2014
Topics: Weight Loss, Nutrition, Health

Organic milk: Does it help you lose weight?

Organic or non-organic? Whether we’re talking about fruits, veggies, meats or dairy, opinions abound.

While some claim it doesn't make a difference, a recent study published in PLoS One proves that organic milk is healthier for you than conventional milk. Here’s why:

It’s all about the fatty acids

Cows producing organic milk are fed grass with high omega-3 fatty acids, while cows used for conventional milk are fed corn, which have higher levels of omega-6 fatty acids.

  • Organic milk has a healthier balance of omega-3 fatty acids and omega-6 fatty acids in all types of milk but nonfat milk, which can aid weight loss or help maintain your weight.
  • In the samples taken in the study, the total amount of fat in the organic milk was the same as the conventional milk. But when comparing the types of fatty acids, organic milk had 62 percent more omega-3s and 25 percent fewer omega-6s.
  • Both omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids are essential to a healthy diet. Omega-3s can be found in fish and flaxseed, while omega-6s can be found in many fried foods. The right balance of both is key. Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids offer health benefits, but when it comes to milk, organic milk may be your healthiest option.

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4 Excuses Preventing You from Losing Weight

Author: Oksana Aron, MD Source: Weight Loss NYC Jan 27, 2014



What’s your excuse?

Sometimes, the only person standing in the way of your own success is staring straight back at you in the mirror. How many times have you sabotaged your weight loss plans? How many times did you give up too soon?

You’re not the only one. Losing weight is just as tough mentally as it is physically. If you can get your mind in shape first, the rest of your body will follow. Do any of the following excuses sound familiar?

  • I’m too tired

    Did you know that regular exercise could actually boost your energy? Perhaps you need to kick it up a notch—or get started on an exercise regime—in order to feel refreshed and start losing some weight.

  • I don’t have enough time

    We always have more time than we think. How many hours a day do you spend watching silly stuff on YouTube? Reading the paper? Clicking through the channels? Swap those idle times for doing something healthy such as taking or learning to cook healthy food to set your weight loss goals in action.

  • I don’t want to get injured

    If you start off easy and take baby steps, there won’t be any need to worry about injuring yourself from light exercise. Try working out with a friend or family member and go at your own pace. Or, work with a trainer who can customize a workout for you.

  • It’ll be too expensive

    Eating healthier foods will save you money in the long run. Whole foods are cheaper than packaged, processed foods, and they'll keep you healthier, which means your health care costs will be cheaper as well. Special diet foods aren't required.

You don’t need a gym membership

… If you can stay motivated and work out on your own. Walking, jogging, stair climbing, riding bikes and swimming don’t cost you a thing. You can also check out your local community center for low-cost fitness classes.

There are countless excuses that get in the way of losing weight. No matter what yours is, today could be the first day to a healthier life if you first switch to a positive attitude.

Don’t delay another day to improve your lifestyle and lose weight

WeightLossNYC will show you how to lose weight and feel great while you’re at it. Schedule your initial consultation by calling 718-491-5525 or visit our website at WeightLossNYC.com

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Gain More Self-Control, Not Weight

Author: Oksana Aron, MD Source: Weight Loss NYC Nov 12, 2013

Colorful Weight Loss Ideas

There’s a lot more science to how much we eat than we think. According to a new study called “Plate Size and Color Suggestibility” published in the Journal of Consumer Research, the color of your plate affects how much food you eat.

When there is a low contrast of color between your plate and food, you will serve yourself and eat more food—as much as 22 percent more—than when there's a high contrast of color between your plate and food. Over time, this can cause extra pounds and an expanded waistline.

The study also found that reducing the contrast of color between your dinnerware and background (tablecloth, place mat) can reduce over-serving by up to 10 percent.

Takeaway: Don't just vary the color of healthy foods such as veggies and fruits on your plate--also work on dining with plates in a sharp contrast to what you're eating so you pay more attention to portions. Choosing a dining "background" with a low contrast to your plate will enhance the effect.

Another tip: Serve on small plates for smaller portions. The larger the plate, the larger the portions!

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Using Calories to Your Advantage

Author: Oksana Aron, MD Source: Weight Loss NYC Aug 10, 2013

Weight Loss Nutrition

Maintaining a healthy weight and/or losing unhealthy weight is a science. What does it all boil down to? Calories, plain and simple.




You don’t have to obsessively count every single calorie, but here’s some food for thought if you want to lose weight or simply want to maintain it.

To lose weight, you need to consume less calories than the ones you burn (via exercise or typical daily activities).

To maintain your weight, you just need to consume the exact number of calories that you need and burn daily.

Figure out how many calories you need

Here’s a quick formula to estimate calorie needs on a daily basis:

Your Weight X 12 = Number of calories needed for weight maintenance

To lose about 1 pound per week: Reduce intake by 500 calories/day

Weight Loss Tip:

Make sure you’re filling up on healthy calories and not junk food.

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Need an exercise shortcut? Try a 7-minute workout

Author: Oksana Aron, MD Source: Weight Loss NYC Jun 17, 2013

A new you in 7 minutes?

Lose the Wait. Lose the Weight.

What’s your excuse for not working out? Whatever the reason, you're not alone. Busy schedules, and juggling work and family life typically leave the average American adult with little time or energy to hit the gym, but there is a solution for you.

Whether you’re trying to drop some pounds or stay in shape, you need regular exercise. But when you’re short on time, what do you do? You get creative. That’s why this 7-minute workout routine is perfect for someone like you who has the desire but not the time. Check it out.

Get the most out of your short workout

Turns out just 7 minutes of high-intensity interval training can make a difference. By doing just 8 to 12 repetitions of resistance training for each muscle group at 40% to 80% intensity for two or three non-consecutive days a week, busy people can still put in a good workout that promotes weight loss, according to the American College of Sports Medicine. Two to four sets of each muscle group with two to three minutes rest in between each exercise are recommended.

Try exercises such as side planks, abdominal crunches, squats, lunges, push-ups and jumping jacks for 30 seconds each with a 10-second rest period in between. Do them for a total of 7 minutes and you're on your way to a fitter, healthier body.

Now there are no excuses! This is not only a great alternative to 30 or 60 minutes or longer of exercise, but you've got an effective way to lose body weight and fat.

Lose Weight Fast

You can lose as many as 10 to 20 pounds each month—or more! Schedule your first consultation with Dr. Aron today so you can learn how. Call us today at 718-491-5525.

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Fast Facts on Fish Oil

Author: Oksana Aron, MD Source: Weight Loss NYC Apr 21, 2013

Know your Omega-3s and 6s

omega fish oil supplements
Have you discovered the fat-melting qualities of fish oil yet in your quest to lose weight? If not, don't just give it a try — make it a mainstay in your diet.

Also known as Omega fatty acids, fish oil can help your health in many different ways and should be an important cornerstone of your everyday diet. Read on for more information on how you can benefit from fish oil.

Burn fat faster

You need fat in order to lose weight — the good, healthy kind. This includes Omega-3 and Omega-6. We need these fats to promote our health and facilitate weight loss, but most Americans do not get enough.

Sometimes a supplement is necessary to make sure you're getting a balance of these healthy fats. Results from a daily dose of Omega-3 can be seen in anywhere from a few days to several weeks, but it's no quick fix. It's important to take it every day on a long-term basis for the best results and overall health.

Health benefits

Fish oil can improve so many aspects of your health, there are almost too many to count. Some of these include your heart, vision, joints, immune system, digestive system, pancreas, blood pressure, cholesterol, hormones, mood, energy and more.

Additional benefits of omega supplements:

  • Moderate amounts of Omega-3 fatty acids in your diet have shown to reduce your risk of a first heart attack by 30%.
  • Symptoms in such inflammatory diseases as rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn's disease are also decreased.
  • Omega-3 fatty acids also prevent artery-hardening and heart disease-causing plaques

Omega Fish Oil

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6 Simple Weight Loss Secrets Revealed

Author: Oksana Aron, MD Source: Weight Loss NYC Mar 18, 2013

healthy protein breakfast

Start losing weight today

Looking to lose weight the fast and easy way? Well, aren’t we all… In addition to a healthy diet and exercise plan, try these weight losstips and tricks to shed some pounds and stay on track with your weight loss goals. Better yet, these helpful hints require almost no effort at all.

  1. Rest up.

    Did you know? People who only get 5 hours of sleep can gain as many as 2 lbs. in 5 days. They also consume 6% more calories, according to a new study from the University of Colorado, Boulder. So be sure to catch some Z’s in addition to eating right throughout the day.

  2. Start with a hearty breakfast.

    Curb those carbs in the morning and opt for a healthy egg-and-veggie scramble or omelette instead. Eating eggs in the morning instead of a bagel equals 264 less calories consumed the rest of the day, says a Saint Louis University study. Its protein can also help you stay fuller.

  3. Don’t hold off on eating lunch.

    Some people let their hectic schedule dictate when they eat lunch, but that can affect your weight loss goals. Eating lunch late (after 3 p.m.) can cause you to lose less weight and have a lower insulin sensitivity. Even when eating healthfully, waiting too long to eat can undermine your diet’s effectiveness.

  4. Think small.

    People eat 35% less when eating from a small, individual plate rather than serving themselves from a large platter in the middle of the table.

  5. Remember what you ate.

    Thinking back on what you ate for your last meal and how satisfied you were can help you consume 30% less calories at snack time.

  6. Ditch TV watching while eating.

    People who eat while watching TV consume 288 more calories per meal on average compared to those who don’t. This is an easy, no-brainer way to eat less.

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How to plan for a healthier business meeting

Author: Oksana Aron, MD Source: Weight Loss NYC Feb 1, 2013

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Stay healthy at the office

From birthday parties to business meetings, social events almost always involve food and lots of it. While we can’t get away from that fact, we can approach it in a healthier way. Here are some healthier ideas and alternatives for the next time you plan another business meeting or social gathering.

First on the agenda: Healthy meeting food

In business meetings especially, you need to be able to focus, but why do they feature sugary and fattening foods like donuts and pizza? Those who are trying to stick to a diet either give in to temptation or skip eating—neither of which benefits you. Instead, why not provide healthier foods and snacks so people can actually be nourished? Bonus: people will also be able to pay attention without suffering from a sugar crash.

The following are just a few tips and guidelines for healthier making healthier choices when planning for business meetings or any other kind of gathering:

  • Serve water, skim or low-fat milk, real fruit juice and unsweetened drinks
  • Present foods in halves and smaller portions
  • Offer real Fruits and Vegetables
  • Choose whole grain breads, pastas and cereals
  • Serve a max of 4 ounces of meat per serving
  • Always have a vegetarian option available
  • Instead of a heavy dessert, include something small such as fruit or a small cookie

If you still don’t know where to start, check out these healthy and delicious options below for inspiration.

Breakfast:

Oatmeal, Fresh Fruit, Veggie Omelets or High-Fiber cereals

Snacks and Refreshments:

Whole Grain muffin halves, Fresh Fruit and Veggie plate with Low-Fat dips, Whole Grain crackers and Low-Fat cheeses

Lunch or Dinner:

Mixed Green Salad with low-fat dressing, sandwich halves, broth-based soups, Veggie pastas with low-fat cheese and Tomato sauce, Steamed Vegetables

Weight Loss Plan

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Source: New York State Department of Health Center for Community Health

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5 reasons to cut back (or cut out) red meat

Author: Oksana Aron, MD Source: Weight Loss NYC Jan 26, 2013
Are you in the red?

Burgers. Bacon. Cold cuts. Hot dogs. What do these foods all have in common?

Plenty.

They're all red meats, for starters. They're also fattening--and they come with health risks. Below are some important facts that will make you want to cut back on red meat if you're serious about losing weight (and if you're concerned about how it relates to your life span and quality of life).

What is red meat?

In case you're wondering, red meat includes beef, pork and lamb, and recent research shows that eating red meat means you have a higher risk of early death.

Red meat health risks

It's not just your life span that's affected. There are many serious health problems that can occur from regularly eating red meats such as the following:


  • Saturated fat and cholesterol found in red meat are linked to coronary heart disease.



  • Eating processed meats such as bacon, sausage or hot dogs once a day can double your risk of Type 2 diabetes.



  • Heme iron, which is found in red meat, is associated with heart attacks and fatal heart disease.



  • Red meat may increase your risk of colorectal and other types of cancer.


By eliminating or limiting red meat in your diet, you make an important health decision that can almost instantly benefit you. Think of some healthy red meat substitutes--such as lean turkey or grilled mushroom--that satisfy your cravings, but don't present a major health risk.

Get started today on eating and thinking in a healthier way. Make your first appointment today with Dr. Aron at WeightLossNYC if you want to see results and start losing weight. Give us a call at 718-491-5525 and we'll be more than happy to help.

Sources: EverydayHealth.com; latimes.com


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4 Reasons to Get Outside This Winter

Author: Oksana Aron, MD Source: Weight Loss NYC Jan 6, 2013
Thaw out this winter, lose weight!

When it's cold out, the last thing you want to do is get out and exercise. Surprisingly enough, when the temps dip down, it's actually the perfect time to get moving.

Here are 4 great reasons why you should exercise outdoors when it's cold (and be sure to grab your hat and gloves).

Breathing in cold air is invigorating 


  • Exercising outdoors--instead of the gym or in front of the TV--can boost your energy and mood, decreasing your chance for depression, says research published in Environmental Science & Technology.

Exercise makes you feel great 


  • Anytime you exercise, your body releases endorphins. This makes you feel good, which is something that can often be lacking in the winter months. Kick your exercise routine into high gear this winter to stay happy and healthy.


Your body burns more calories in cold weather


  • You tend to move faster when it's cold, which means you can increase the calories you burn. A cold winter day is the perfect day to dust off your running shoes and push yourself to the limit.


A few minutes of exercise makes a difference


  • If you think it's too cold or you don't have time to exercise, guess again. A new study in the American Journal of Health Promotion says that people who exercise in spurts of 10 minutes or less a few times a day had the same health benefits as those who exercised for longer periods in structured activities.
  • Don't forget: those brisk walks to and from the subway count, so hop to it!


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Sources: WomensHealthMag.com; Health Behavior News Service, part of the Center for Advancing Health

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3 Fatty Foods You Need in Your Diet

Author: Oksana Aron, MD Source: Weight Loss NYC Dec 20, 2012

Fat that does a body good

olives, olive oil and salad

Believe it or not, fat is a healthy part of your diet. The trick? Choosing the right kind, which helps you stay full, prevent overeating and keep the weight off.

When checking the nutrition facts on your food, scan for “monounsaturated fat” and “polyunsaturated fat”—these are the good fats.

Stay away from saturated and trans fats, which cause weight gain, and can elevate your cholesterol and put you at risk for disease. (Saturated fats should be less than 10% of your calories.)

Add these foods to your diet for a healthy and delicious way to lose weight

  1. Olive oil—Not only a healthy source of monounsaturated fat, olive oil lowers bad LDL cholesterol and raises good HDL cholesterol.

    Try it: on salads and as a butter substitute

  2. Nuts—packed with protein, unsaturated fats and omega-3s, nuts are a perfect satisfying snack. All you need is a small serving each day of walnuts, pecans, peanuts, macadamia nuts, hazelnuts, cashews or almonds (the size of a shot glass).

    Try it: mixed in with salads and steamed veggies

  3. AvocadoAvocados are high in heart healthy unsaturated fat, helping you feel satisfied. They may also help lower your LDL cholesterol by as much as 17 percent when consumed daily.

    Try it: on sandwiches and spread over toast

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How Long Will You Live? There's a Test for That

Author: Oksana Aron, MD Source: Weight Loss NYC Dec 15, 2012



One simple test predicts life span

Are you active in middle age and beyond? Here's some interesting health news you probably haven't heard. How easy a middle-aged person or older person can get up off the floor from a seated position can determine their chances for living a long life, according to a study in European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.

What the 'sit test' found

In the study, people who needed extra help (hands, knees, etc.) in getting up from the floor had a 21% lower chance of survival over a six-year trial. Those who scored higher in the test (needed less help and were able to get up easier) had more than 5 times the survival rate than those who scored lowest (needed the most help getting up from the floor).

Although the test scores were lower among older individuals as to be expected, the low score and high mortality rate were still found to be true, even when results were adjusted for age, sex and BMI.

The study didn't control the study for physical activity patterns, but it's always a good idea to be physically active no matter your age. Staying active and exercising regularly, even mild exercise such as walking, has been proven to improve your health and help you lose weight. 

Do you have any questions or concerns about your own health and need to be pointed in the right direction in order to lose weight? Call WeightLossNYC today at 718-491-5525. Your first appointment with Dr. Aron can get you started on a weight loss plan that works. Lose up to 10 to 20 pounds a month and more!

Source: MedPageToday.com


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Fast Food Getting You Down?

Author: Oksana Aron, MD Source: Weight Loss NYC Dec 4, 2012

New Fast-Food Health Risk: Depression

fast food link to depression

Don’t let fast food super-size you

Is fast food your weight loss kryptonite? Do you let yourself splurge while on the go, telling yourself, “It‘s just this once,” and that you’ll eat healthier tomorrow to make up for it?

Well that doesn’t work because you’ll just do it again. And again. Before long, you’ve packed on a few extra pounds and you don’t even know why.

Why is fast food bad for you?

Sure, fast food is convenient and cheap, but its unnatural ingredients come with health risks. When consumed regularly, fast food fills you up on fat and empty calories, causes you to gain weight and puts you at risk for obesity. Even worse, you can increase your chance of heart attack, stroke and liver disease.

But that’s not all. New evidence shows that fast food lovers have a higher risk of depression. A Spanish study published in Public Health Nutrition found that people who ate fast food were 51 percent more likely to be depressed.

What’s more, the study authors discovered what’s called a “dose-response relationship,” which means that the more fast food subjects ate the higher their risk of developing depression. And in this case fast food was not limited to just hotdogs, hamburgers, and pizza, but also what the researchers refer to as “commercial baked goods,” meaning foods like doughnuts, croissants, and snack cakes.

The healthy alternative

Think twice before you grab a bite to eat. Instead of dining out, dine at home. Follow a delicious, healthy recipe and learn how to cook for yourself. Knowing what’s in your food and how it’s made will keep you on the road to a healthy weight. People who cook at home are said to live longer too, so it can benefit you in many ways!

Healthy Weight Loss

Get answers to your weight loss and dieting questions today: If you need real guidance from a licensed bariatric physician on how to lose weight, call us at 718-491-5525 for your first consultation with Dr. Aron. You’ll receive clinically proven weight loss treatment that will make you a success story.

Sources: EverydayHealth; Huffington Post

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Yo-Yo Dieting Weight-Gain Myth, Busted!

Author: Oksana Aron, MD Source: Weight Loss NYC Nov 10, 2012
The Latest on Yo-Yo Dieting

You gain weight, you lose some and then you gain some more.

Then you start to wonder if you'll ever get back to your old weight, worried that you've messed up that chance completely.

This phenomenon is called yo-yo dieting or weight cycling. No matter what you call it, it's a vicious and frustrating cycle for 40 percent of men and women in the Western world who are trying to lose weight or stay trim.

But a new study shows that yo-yo dieting will not affect your overall weight loss goals and does not negatively impact your metabolism.


Although severe yo-yo dieters were, on average, almost 20 pounds heavier than the women who were not yo-yo dieters when the study began, at the end of the study the researchers found no significant differences between those who had a history of yo-yo dieting and those who did not.

The weight cycling did not affect the women's ability to successfully participate in diet or exercise programs, the study authors reported. Yo-yo dieting also did not affect the percentage of body fat and lean muscle mass gained or lost among the women, they noted.



If you've struggled with your weight for years, don't give up! You still have a chance at achieving your weight loss and health goals. The latest research proves that it's never too late to get started on a healthier lifestyle by making healthy diet and exercise choices so you can have the body--and life--you've always dreamed of.

Are you not making the kind of weight-loss progress you would like? Don't struggle with it on your own. Call WeightLossNYC at 718-491-5525 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Aron, who will keep you on track and motivated to lose up to 20 lbs. a month.

Source: nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus

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Can Your Daily Schedule Cause Obesity?

Author: Oksana Aron, MD Source: Weight Loss NYC Sep 19, 2012
Are you at risk for obesity?

Obesity has become an epidemic and there are many factors why. Our modern era of processed and fast food, rushed schedules, and too many restaurants to choose from are a major part of it. Here's one obesity risk you've probably never heard of and how to reduce your risk.

A paper recently published in Bioessays by Dr. Cathy Wyse, working with the University of Aberdeen, examines how the human internal clock, or daily circadian rhythms, is affected by irregular eating and sleeping patterns and work schedules such as shift jobs, and whether that contributes to obesity or impacts health.

Says Wyse: "The human clock struggles to remain tuned to our highly irregular lifestyles, and I believe that this causes metabolic and other health problems, and makes us more likely to become obese."

Dr. Wyse believes that circadian desynchrony affects human health by disrupting the systems in the brain that regulate metabolism, leading to an increased likelihood of developing obesity and diabetes.


Further research is needed in studying how circadian desynchrony, along with diet and exercise, come into play with obesity.

News you can use


Is your daily schedule erratic? Time to make a change for the better--and your body will thank you. To maintain a healthy weight and reduce your obesity risk, try the following:

  • Get enough sleep each night while in total darkness (and get to sleep at the same time)
  • Get sunlight during the day
  • Eat meals at the same time each day

Take care of your health and the weight loss will follow. Contact WeightLossNYC at 718-491-5525 if you want to change your life today.

Source: ScienceDaily.com

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Exercise for Weight Loss? Try 30 Minutes a Day

Author: Oksana Aron, MD Source: Weight Loss NYC Sep 10, 2012

30 minutes is all you need
We've all heard how important it is to exercise and eat right to lose weight. We all know we need to do cardiovascular exercise at least a few times a week to see results. But did you know that 30 minutes of exercise can get you better results than 60 minutes of exercise? Now that we've got your attention, read on to find out why and how.

Less exercise, less pounds

More exercise doesn't always mean more weight loss. According to a Danish study of sedentary young men in good health who were slightly overweight, published in the American Journal of Physiology, 30 minutes of sweating it out during physical exercise over a period of three months resulted in a similar amount of weight loss as those in the study who did 60 minutes of exercise a day. In fact, some participants even lost more weight by exercising 30 minutes daily.

On average, the men who exercised 30 minutes a day lost 3.6 kg in three months, and those who exercised 60 minutes a day lost 2.7 kg. The reduction in body fat was about 4 kg for both groups.


Researchers also noted the possibility that the 60 minute-a-day study participants may have overcompensated by eating more, losing less weight than they could have by not overeating.

Just do it!

Sticking to an exercise regimen of 30 minutes a day is much easier to commit to if you struggle with motivating yourself or finding the time. But it can also give you that extra boost and weight loss benefit you need to keep at your weight loss goal.

Don't delay doing something about your weight for another day. Learn how to lose as much as 10 to 20 pounds per month by making the right healthy choices. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Aron at WeightLossNYC today! Give us a call at 718-491-5525.

Source: MedicalNewsToday.com
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How Does Belly Fat Affect Your Health?

Author: Oksana Aron, MD Source: Weight Loss NYC Sep 3, 2012
Belly fat beware

Just because you think you're a normal size and weight, it doesn't mean you're healthy. We all know belly fat is unhealthy, but the latest research shows that people of a normal weight who have belly fat have a higher risk of dying from heart disease, even when compared to obese people.

The study found that normal-weight people can have what's called central obesity because of the belly fat. They're also nearly three times more likely to die from heart disease and twice as likely to die of any cause compared to other normal-weight individuals with a healthy waist-to-hip ratio.

Another danger: Normal-weight people may not feel the need to improve their lifestyle by making healthier choices, which can only increase their health risk.

The healthy solution?

Losing unhealthy weight, eating healthfully, exercising and increasing muscle mass have shown to help normal-weight individuals with central obesity or belly fat. That way, they lose weight and build muscle mass at the same time, while redistributing their weight in a healthier way.

Waist-to-hip ratio, according to some studies, has been found to be more reliable in determining cardiovascular mortality risk than body mass index (BMI).

Looking to lose weight successfully and fast? Contact WeightLossNYC at 718-491-5525 and get on track with your weight loss goals today.

Source: EverydayHealth.com

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