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Dr. Aron brings you fun and important weight loss tips, exciting diet recipes, medical weight loss breakthroughs, and a steady source of weight loss motivation.

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Health vs Hype: Media Sensationalism vs Reality

Author: Oksana Aron, MD Source: Weight Loss NYC Jan 27, 2024

Health vs Hype

Media sensationalism presents a very distorted view on causes of death for Americans than what actual causes occur. Our World in Data presented these figures quite significantly in the following chart. Heart Disease and Cancer are the actual causes of 60% of Americans, yet media have been shown to present instead violent causes to be 70%.

Chart of American causes of death
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The best news from this however, is the results are far more in your own hands — You have much more control over your own health and wellness than media scare tactics distracting you from medical realities.

The first column represents each cause’s share of US deaths … the discrepancy between what we actually die from and what we get informed of in the media is what stands out:

Around one-third of the considered causes of deaths resulted from heart disease, yet this cause of death receives only 2-3 percent of Google searches and media coverage; just under one-third of the deaths came from cancer; we actually Google cancer a lot (37 percent of searches) … but it receives only 13-14 percent of media coverage; … the largest discrepancies concern violent forms of death … receive much more relative attention in Google searches and media coverage than their relative share of deaths. When it comes to the media coverage on causes of death, violent deaths account for more than two-thirds of coverage … but account for less than 3 percent of the total deaths in the US.

Your Medical Health Matters

The facts are facts, your personal health is a far more significant factor in yielding longer life than what popular media attempts to portray. Overweight and obesity-related conditions play a far more significant share of your health risk than other causes combined.

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Sources: Our World in Data, Wikimedia, Wikipedia

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Burning off the Fat Takes More Than You Think

Author: Oksana Aron, MD Source: Weight Loss NYC Jan 19, 2024

Hyperlipidemia

Hyperlipidemia defines an elevated level of lipids — like cholesterol and triglycerides — in your blood. Doctors link this disease to atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) and other serious conditions like heart attack, stroke, and peripheral artery disease.

Fat Burner Foods

If you’re like most people, you have no real idea how much effort it takes to whittle down those extra ounces—or pounds—of fat that you just took in with your last meal or snack. You may even be diligent about exercising it off right away by taking long walks after lunch at work, or jumping on the elliptical at the gym when you have had a greasy meal. But sometimes, it's still not enough—and you can still gain weight. Here’s how to make sure you don’t gain more pounds or bite off more than you can burn up.

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Weight Loss Nutrition

Know What You’re Eating

Don’t approach food blindly. Read the nutrition labels and find out how many calories, fats and sugars it contains, and portion your meals accordingly.

Go High-Tech

Technology including smart watches and apps will pull you out of the dark when it comes to eating the right foods and learning what to avoid. There are calorie calculators and weight loss apps available to help you, so you have no excuse for not eating right!

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Learn More About Food

The more educated you are about food, the more responsible your diet choices. Read up on the health benefits of various fruits, vegetables and nuts, and incorporate them in your diet. You can also find healthy weight loss recipes online from a variety of resources, including this blog.

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New Year's Weight Loss Resolutions

Author: Oksana Aron, MD Source: Weight Loss NYC Dec 31, 2023

Smart Food Choices

Every day we make food choices, and for those of us seeking healthy options often find ourselves tripped up by seemingly safe if not favorable choices, only to find, well, read on…

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Weight Loss Nutrition

Men’s Health exposed unhealthy ingredients lurking in many popular foods, serving up a reminder that we should always read the labels when buying any packaged foods.

Read Nutritional Labels

For regular readers of Dr Oksana Aron’s weight loss blog, you already know to read nutritional labels with special attention to sodium, sugar and fat, and especially artificial sweeteners especially high-fructose corn syrup.

She’s even advised that certain organic foods aren’t always good calories.

Make Smart Choices

Here are a couple more key examples of how food labels can expose the hype:

Duck the Dip

Even seemingly healthy avocado goes incognito when packaged as “guacamole dip” — watch out for such products offering even as little as two percent avocado. (Do you even want to know what the other 98% is?)

“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that American men eat 7% more calories than they did in 1971; American women [are eating] 18% more—an additional 335 calories a day!”

Low Hanging Fruit

Popular yogurt cups with fruit on the bottom are often really laden with so much sugar negating any real benefit of favoring yogurt for your diet. Consider adding your own fresh fruits to healthier yogurt brands.

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Dr. Oksana Aron is here to help. She can help you make smart choices with your diet plan, and lose weight quickly under physician supervision.

Consider Antoinette who recently shared with us how her love for her native foods were adapted to suit her weight loss plan.

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Bust Your Belly - Boost Your Health

Author: Oksana Aron, MD Source: Weight Loss NYC Dec 20, 2023

Belly Fat: Sign or Symptom

We may tend to see ourselves just as we are but some signs can be symptoms of potential health risks. Body fat can position itself in many places, however being overweight is not the same as being obese.

Obesity vs Overweight

Obesity means having too much body fat. It is different from being overweight, which means weighing too much. The weight may come from muscle, bone, fat, and/or body water. Both terms mean that a person’s weight is greater than what’s considered healthy for his or her height.¹

Obesity increases your risk of diabetes, heart disease, stroke, arthritis, and some cancers. If you have obesity, losing even 5 to 10% of your weight can delay or prevent some of these diseases. For example, that means losing 10 to 20 pounds if you weigh 200 pounds.

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Healthy Weight

Normal Weight

As we have blogged before, your weight distribution is a significant factor in assessing your health.

[N]ormal-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.²

Dr Aron provides a clinical review of your health, symptoms and history to develop a profile for your personalized weight loss treatment protocol.

[B]ody shape was a better indicator of calcium or plaque status than weight or BMI. For both men and women, the larger the belly is in relation to hips the greater the possibility of having arterial calcium in the heart.
Those with the largest waist to hip ratios in the group studied were nearly twice as likely to have coronary calcium and three times as likely to have atherosclerotic plaque compared to those with the smallest. Even incremental increases in waist to hip ratios meant steady increases in calcium deposits.²

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Sources:MedlinePlus, National Library of Medicine¹, Dr Oksana Aron blog²

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Turn Down the Thermostat to Maintain Weight

Author: Oksana Aron, MD Source: Weight Loss NYC Dec 18, 2023

Hot Weight Loss Tip

We previously shared you can turn up the heat on your food by eating hot peppers and bell peppers to lose weight. Now, we’re turning the tables and saying you can also cool things down to lose or maintain your weight — It’s as easy as turning down the temperature on your thermostat in your home.

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Faster Weight Loss

The reason is this: human metabolism slows down in warmer temperatures. When the temperature is 77 to 80 degrees, that’s when the body’s metabolic rate is at its lowest. In colder temperatures, however, the body works hard to warm itself, which burns calories.

Get out of the comfort zone

This reduced exposure to indoor cold may have minimized the need for higher energy expenditure for the body to stay warm, Johnson and co-authors suggested.

What researchers discovered is that since the 1960s, our norms of thermal comfort have been changed by using central heating, which can lower the body’s own internal thermostat and its ability to burn fat — and it may also contribute to widespread obesity, according to research by Fiona Johnson, MRCPsych, and colleagues at the University College London, as published in Obesity Reviews.

Cool Weight Loss Tip

The conclusion? There is a causal link between increased time spent in thermal comfort and weight gain. So if you normally keep the thermostat high during the cold months, time to turn it down. You’ll not only save on your heating bill, you could save yourself some pounds!

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Sources: NIH, MedPageToday (retrieved 2012), digitalart/FreeDigitalPhotos

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Weight Loss Success @weightlossnyc in New York City

Author: Oksana Aron, MD Source: Weight Loss NYC Dec 13, 2023

Who We Are

Dr. Oksana Aron, Medical Weight Loss Expert

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Discover how her medical weight loss program can help you lose weight quickly

Weight Loss Patient Success Stories

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Read Dr. Aron’s Weight Loss Blog

Visit Dr. Aron’s blog at diet.weightlossnyc.com for great weight loss tips on how to lose weight and feel great.

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Dr Aron has changed my life - Weight Loss Patient Review

Author: Oksana Aron, MD Source: Weight Loss NYC

Reviews of Oksana Aron, M.D.

The process of losing weight can have some profound results in your life beyond the fundamental loss of weight. Read reviews or view videos of our patients on our website, weightlossnyc.com

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Patient Reviews

Dr Aron has changed my life. When I first started seeing her, I was overweight, had terrible eating habits, made awful food choices and was overall unhealthy. Under her guidance, I was able to lose almost 40 lbs, lower my lipid count, lower my blood pressure and finally form long lasting healthy habits.

Now I work out regularly and make way better food choices. I feel amazing. My energy level and self confidence have increased tremendously.

I really love the website. It is always up to date. It is so easy to make an appointment and the best part is that she takes walk ins so I can walk in anytime it is convenient for me.

Her staff is kind and friendly. I am always seen within minutes even without an appointment. I couldn’t be happier! Thank you! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

5 stars, , July 16, 2021

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Grumbling about Ghrelin - the hunger hormone

Author: Oksana Aron, MD Source: Weight Loss NYC Nov 27, 2023

The Hunger Game

Our bodies are made of complex systems that constantly control and self-regulate countless aspects including temperature, heart rate, blood pressure, and hunger…

Ghrelin: from the acronym GHR (“growth hormone-releasing peptide”) +‎ -lin (common hormone suffix), with an incidental pun on prefix greh- (“to grow”) and English growling.[1]
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Energy and Hunger Management

As we have blogged before, ghrelin is a powerful protein that our bodies use to signal hunger to the brain, a naturally produced hormone which we can indirectly affect by application of some good habits.

Medical weight loss addresses the hunger factor to help you reduce cravings and shed weight naturally by the body’s natural pathways. The benefits of losing weight may be obvious, yet worth considering some of the less familiar aspects as well.

Manage Your Weight, Improve Your Health

You can discover how easy it can be to lose weight with physician supervision. Dr Aron is a bariatric physician — medical specialist in the field of weight loss.

Contact her office to schedule an appointment or Visit online at WeightLossNYC.com

Sources: [1] Wikipedia; Dr Aron Medical Weight Loss Blog, Image: Wikimedia

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3 benefits of light exercise that help weight loss

Author: Oksana Aron, MD Source: Weight Loss NYC Apr 14, 2023

No more excuses

To see some weight loss results, exercise and healthy eating go hand in hand. If you’ve never been athletic, there’s still hope--because even just a little bit of exercise can do wonders for your health and weight loss goals. Here’s how.

Easy does it

You don’t need to be a marathon runner. In fact, you’re better off jogging and doing moderate exercise if you want to lose weight. The best part? All you need to do is exercise a few times a week to get some traction in your weight loss scheme.

Check out these facts:

  1. You may live longer
    Specifically, an encouraging 2012 study of 52,656 American adults found that those who ran 1 to 20 miles per week at an average pace of about 10 or 11 minutes per mile … lived longer, on average, than sedentary adults. They also lived longer than the group (admittedly small) who ran more than 20 miles per week.
  2. You can lose more weight
    • In one study in Denmark, a group of overweight men lost more weight when they exercised moderately for 30 minutes several times per week compared with men who worked out twice as long. They also ate less than the men who exercised more.
  3. You can have more energy
    • In the same study, those who exercised longer sat around more during the rest of the day than those who exercised moderately. Those who exercised for 30 minutes a day seemed to be more energized.
    • Moving around, stretching and being more active during the day all add up! Even if you are active for 10 minutes a few times per day, a few days per week, that counts as exercise too--and every little bit helps.

Just do it

  • The whole point is to not sit around too much being inactive, watching TV or using the computer. Find new ways of doing things (typing while standing, playing with the kids outside more or walking upstairs more often) to burn those extra calories. You’ll not only lose the weight, you’ll also get to enjoy life more when you improve your lifestyle and extend the number of days you get to live!

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Source: nytimes.com

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Men: Better Body, Better Sex Life

Author: Oksana Aron, MD Source: Weight Loss NYC Apr 13, 2023

Bigger isn’t always better

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The link between erectile dysfunction and weight

It’s a topic no man wants to talk about, but listen up, guys. Men may have a new “cure” for erectile dysfunction (ED) that can also improve other areas of your life: losing weight.

According to an Italian study, researchers found that overweight men experienced an improvement of their ED after going on a healthy eating and exercise plan.

The study involved 110 obese men between the ages of 35 and 55 who suffered from ED and were put on a plan to eat healthy and exercise in order to lose 10 percent or more of their body weight.

In two years’ time, one third of the men had lost 33 pounds on average. Additionally, they were found to be more physically active in general.

ED may be a highly sensitive issue, but this study shows that men have options other than going on medication. By pursuing a healthy, active lifestyle and eating right, men can enjoy a healthier sex life and improved self image. Make the commitment to exercise and diet to lose weight--and improving this condition is just another benefit and motivator for healthy living.

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By making your first appointment with WeightLossNYC® today, you’ll be on your way to an improved lifestyle and an improved YOU! Your first step is to call us at 718-491-5525.

Source: webmd

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She lost over 50 lbs in 6 months

Author: Oksana Aron, MD Source: Weight Loss NYC Jun 16, 2020

Her own moving and motivational video

She lost over 50 lbs in 6 months and shared with us her own moving and motivational story of her spectacular weight loss success. She went from size 18 to size 8.

202 lbs to 150 lbs

before and after photo

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to learn more on how she did it.

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Weight Loss #attitude yields Weight Loss #Success

Author: Oksana Aron, MD Source: Weight Loss NYC Dec 5, 2016

She lost 45 pounds and is on track to keep losing more

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Keeping an eye on the target, she has been on her mark to reach her goal weight, having lost 45 pounds in 5 months and steadily moving ahead to the next level in her weight loss program. Motivation truly comes from within, make a mark inside yourself that you can do this and work hard to do it. It is ok to have your doubts — being realistic is important to maintaining proper perspective.

Conversely being too idealistic works against you — it is ok to dream but if you are pessimistic it works against your motivating force.

The Power of Attitude

Another rah for positive thinking: Having the right attitude can really affect you reaching your weight loss goals. A year-long study of obese patients evaluated their expectations and fantasy regarding their weight loss program. The study found these two aspects to affect success in opposite ways:

“… expectation and fantasy [differ … predicting] weight change in opposite directions. Optimistic expectations but negative fantasies favored weight loss. Subjects who displayed pessimistic expectations combined with positive fantasies had the poorest treatment outcome. Finally, expectation but not fantasy predicted program attendance.

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Focus on the reasons and motivating factors that drive you to want to lose weight. Dr Aron and the team at WeightLossNYC™ can guide you to getting motivated and staying on track to lose weight in their comprehensive medical weight loss program.

Based on clinically proven guidelines, the weight loss programs offered by Dr Aron are the real medical treatment for obese and overweight patients. Call today at 718-491-5525 or visit WeightLossNYC.com

“Expectation, fantasy, and weight loss: Is the impact of positive thinking always positive?”, Cognitive Therapy and Research

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Additional Notes on Medical Weight Loss Success
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More Obese Americans than Overweight

Author: Oksana Aron, MD Source: Weight Loss NYC Jun 29, 2015
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Americans continue to gain weight

Several striking news reports reflect that in the US, more adults who are obese outnumber those who are just overweight. The LA Times reported notes from published in JAMA Internal Medicine quoting “adults who are obese now outnumber those who are merely overweight.”

[Researchers] estimated that 67.6 million Americans over the age of 25 were obese as of 2012, and an additional 65.2 million were overweight.
  • Washington Post remarks “"[this is] a startling shift from 20 years ago when 63 percent of men and 55 percent of women were overweight or obese and a depressing sign that campaigns to get Americans to eat healthier and exercise more may be failing.”
  • CBS News (website) notes the ”analyzed data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey from 2007 to 2012 to estimate the prevalence of overweight and obesity.” including details on “15,208 men and women age 25 or older.”
  • TIME magazine iterated “40% of men were overweight and 35% of men were obese” — “30% of women were overweight and 37% were obese.” Numbers “are similar to those estimated by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which suggest that one third of American adults are obese.”
  • and MedPage Today remarked “33% of Americans ages 25 to 54, and 28% of those 55 and older, fell into the normal weight category of having a (BMI) of 18.5-24.9.”

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For more results, you can visit for a complete medical evaluation and treatment of your body weight, fat, metabolism and more.

Source AMA medical rounds, JAMA, CDC, and cited news sources

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How much does it cost to be Overweight?

Author: Oksana Aron, MD Source: Weight Loss NYC Aug 1, 2014

Obesity Medical Expenses Cost Billions Each Year

Obesity not only takes a toll on your health but your wallet as well, as it costs $147 billion each year in direct medical costs and nearly 10 percent of all medical spending in the U.S.

Roughly one in three Americans are considered obese. An obese person could spend as much as $4,870 per year on health care expenses on Medicare, which is about 41 percent more than a normal weight person spends at $3,400.

Prescription drugs are the majority of medical expenses and can cost an obese person upwards of $1,300 a year, which is 80 percent more than the $700 an average weight person spends.

“…the clear link between rising rates of obesity and increasing medical costs is alarming, but not unexpected,” …the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation said in a statement. “Obesity is the driver of so many chronic conditions — heart disease, diabetes, cancer — that generate the exorbitant costs that are crushing our health-care system,” she said.

“The only way to show real savings in health expenditures in the future is through efforts to reduce the prevalence of obesity and related health conditions,” study author [and] director, RTI Public Health Economics Program, said.

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Slow food: what a difference it makes for your waistline

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

Slow down your eating to speed up weight loss

When you sit down to eat, do you savor it slowly or do you gobble it up in record time? Did you know that eating quickly can make you gain weight because your body hasn't registered how full your stomach really is?

Well, that's not the only news. Taking your time to eat can help prevent you from overeating, but there's a difference in how this affects your body, depending on whether you're considered normal weight, overweight or obese. Read on for more details.

Eating quickly can make you gain weight because your body hasn't registered how full your stomach is. Taking your time to eat can help prevent you from overeating, but how this affects your body depends on whether you're considered normal weight, overweight or obese.

Bite for bite, pound for pound

In the study published by the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, two groups were observed: one group of normal-weight individuals and another of overweight and obese individuals. Both groups were asked to consume two meals, one at a slow pace with no time constraints in mind in which they were asked to stop and put the spoon down in between bites, and a second one at a fast speed with an imagined time constraint, large bites and quick chewing without putting the spoon down for breaks.

The results:

  • Both the normal-weight and overweight groups were less hungry after eating the slower meal.
  • They also tended to drink more water, which could have affected the amount of calories they consumed.

What can we learn from this? Taking our time and enjoying our meals—healthy food, mind you—we can ensure we'll be taking in a proper amount of calories. Plus, don't forget your H2O…

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References: eurekalert

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Cellulite and Skin Health; Toning Your Weight Loss Skin

Author: Oksana Aron, MD Source: Weight Loss NYC May 2, 2013

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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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The Difference Losing 20 Pounds Makes

Author: Oksana Aron, MD Source: Weight Loss NYC Aug 10, 2012
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Beat the bulge
If the number on the scale isn't budging as much as you'd like, there's still some good news. New research shows that even modest weight loss can have a long-term positive effect on your overall health.



Worth the weight (loss)

By losing 20 pounds or 10 percent of a 200-pound person's body weight, overweight and obese individuals can reduce their risk of Type 2 diabetes by as much as 58 percent. It can also benefit sleep apnea, hypertension, quality of life and mobility as people age. Additionally, the health benefits from losing the weight can last up to about 10 years, even if the individual gains the weight back, according to the behavioral study on 3,000 participants who changed their eating habits by tracking everything they ate and keeping unhealthy foods out of the pantry.

Researchers will also examine whether these healthy habits will decrease the risk of heart attacks and heart disease, and ultimately, whether it can prolong your life.

The time to start losing weight is now. It's never too late to become a healthier you. Call WeightLossNYC at 718-491-5525 to schedule your appointment.

Source: ScienceDaily.com

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Qsymia, Another Anti-Obesity Diet Drug Approved by FDA

Author: Oksana Aron, MD Source: Weight Loss NYC Jul 26, 2012

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New weight loss pill

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration just recently approved another prescription medical weight loss drug, Qsymia (previously named Qnexa), which is said to produce significant weight loss.

Qsymia: The facts

In clinical trials, patients experienced a more dramatic weight loss with Qsymia than with Belviq, another weight loss drug that recently got FDA approval*. Patients in the trial went from an average of 227 pounds to 204 pounds while on Qsymia. Those on Belviq went from an average of 220 to 207.

Meant for obese or overweight patients with a BMI of 27 or greater who suffer from hypertension and diabetes, Qsymia’s benefits include lowered blood pressure and cholesterol levels in obese people and less chance of getting Type 2 diabetes while on the drug. It also contains phentermine, an appetite suppressant.

Possible side effects include an increased heart rate and birth defects when taken by pregnant women. Qsymia is expected to be available soon, while its manufacturer, Vivus, will conduct a study on its cardiovascular effects, as required by the FDA.

Consult with Dr Aron

Speak with Dr. Aron before trying any weight loss pills to find what’s safe and works best for you.

Visit her website WeightLossNYC™ today, or call 718-491-5525 for your first appointment with a knowledgeable medical weight loss physician, Oksana Aron MD.


Sources: cnn.com, Images: FreeDigitalPhotos.net

*Belviq withdrawn from market Feb 2020.

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