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Showing posts with label weight loss program. Show all posts

Jun 29, 2015

More Obese Americans than Overweight

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

Jan 8, 2015

Why aren't you losing weight? 5 factors that can slow your metabolism

Why aren’t you losing weight?

Slow Metabolism could be a culprit

Fast, slow or so-so, your metabolism controls your weight loss. No matter how quickly your body burns calories, there are other factors involved. These are just some things that can slow down your metabolism, but the good news is them.

5 Factors that can Slow your Metabolism

  1. Stress

    How much stress are you under? It could be the reason you can’t lose those last few nagging pounds. When your body’s under stress, it releases the hormone cortisol, which tells your body to hold onto weight. Try to avoid stressors as much as you can, while also seeking out ways in which you can manage your stress.

  2. Not exercising

    If you don’t burn enough calories through exercise, then your unused calories turn into fat. Be sure to exercise a few times a week to control your weight. Also wear a pedometer or track how many calories you burn through your exercise so you can keep up with your progress.

  3. Poor diet

    Eating too much? Not enough? You’re asking for trouble. Feed your body the fuel it needs to get through the day and keep your body at a healthy weight. Believe it or not, eating too little or skipping meals could lead to weight gain. Instead, nourish your body with healthy natural foods to stay in top shape.

  4. Not snoozing enough

    When you don’t rest enough, you can gain weight by disrupting your metabolic patterns. Sleeping an ideal amount of hours each night, however, can boost your metabolism. For adults, get between 7 and 9 hours of sleep each night.

  5. Medication

    If you’re on any medications such as anti-depressants, they could cause you to gain weight as well. Discuss it with your doctor if you believe that’s the case and find out if there are other options that won’t lead to weight gain.

How to Lose Weight

Improve your health, too

If you haven’t noticed, keeping your metabolism in check means simply taking care of your overall health. While it’s important to want to lose weight, you also have to do it in a healthy, informed way. Follow the above steps and you’ll be on your way to a fitter figure, and you’ll also be leading a healthier and more fulfilled life

We can help

Dr. Aron is able to test your metabolism to see if it is slow.

Whether you have a slow metabolism or not, let Dr. Oksana Aron help you find your weight gain triggers and develop a structured plan for weight loss success. Please call us at 718-491-5525 and make your first appointment with WeightLossNYC™.

Sources: EverydayHealth; Image courtesy Stuart Miles, FreeDigitalPhotos

Nov 15, 2013

New Expanded Weight Loss Office Hours, Schedule Appointment Online Today

Weight Loss NYC Diet Program Hours

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Thanksgiving Weight Loss Motivation & Support

We're here during the holiday weekend to keep you strong in reaching your healthy weight goals.

Dr. Aron's Thanksgiving 2013 Guide [Read…]

Dr. Aron has compiled a variety of support articles from her popular weight loss blog to get you orientated and motivated during the long holiday weekend. Keep it cool and have a wonderful time. Just don't lose your head — here's how… Read on

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Jan 19, 2013

What is a Bariatrician?

What is a Weight Loss Doctor? (Obesity Medicine Physician)

Obesity Medical Assocation
“A bariatrician is a licensed physician who has received special training in obesity medicine—the medical treatment of obesity and its associated conditions. Bariatricians address the obese patient with a comprehensive program of proper diet and nutrition, appropriate exercise, lifestyle changes and, when indicated, the use of prescription anti-obesity medications and other appropriate medications.”

Medical Diet Programs

Bariatric (Weight Loss) Doctors have received an extensive continuing medical education program consisting of specialized knowledge, tools and techniques to enable them to design and modify specialized obesity treatment programs adapted to the various needs of individual patients.
  • Dietary Modification
  • Exercise Prescription
  • Behavior Modification
  • Medication (when appropriate)

Assess Total Health and Obesity Conditions

A key distinction of physician-supervised medical weight loss is the addressing of overall health, since weight gain may be allied with conditions such as type 2 diabetes and hypertension and other maladies. A bariatric physician is trained to diagnose and manage obesity-related conditions, which otherwise could remain undetected and untreated by a non-medical weight-loss program.

Lose Weight Fast

Dr.  is an internal physician and bariatrician in Brooklyn, New York. Her WeightLossNYC (+Dr Aron Medical Weight Loss Center) practice treats obese and overweight patients in the greater New York area. Visit WeightLossNYC.com for more information about medical weight loss programs, or call 718-491-5525 to schedule an appointment.


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Sources: American Society of Bariatric Physicians; Logo © ASBP

Jul 18, 2012

What’s High Protein Dieting?

Fat and Skinny on High Protein Diets

Most people have heard of the term “high protein” diet, but what does it mean and how can it work for you? The goal of a high protein diet is to make sure the majority of calories that you’re eating come from protein packed foods vs. other foods in your daily diet. One of the main benefits of this type of diet is that it often means fewer carbohydrates, which even an amateur dieter will tell you is a big positive for losing those pounds.

So what’s with all the fuss over lowering the carbs in your diet? Well did you know that when carbohydrates are restricted that your body begins burning your own fat for fuel. Simply changing to high protein foods can help to not only curb your appetite a great deal, but it also transforms your body into your own personal fat burning machine.

balanced diet includes protein

Now that you’ve heard a few of the great benefits of eating high protein foods this summer, isn’t it time to start putting them into your daily diet? Here are some suggestions of protein packed foods:

  • Chicken
  • Fish
  • Egg whites
  • Soy Products (tofu)
  • Beans

One to One

Dr. Aron’s ideal ratio is one to one calories of proteins to carbs. A more balanced diet is essential for proper nutrition, as opposed to some dieting extremes that attempt to avoid all carbs and overload on meats.

Successful Weight Loss Plan

To learn more about Dr. Aron's successful weight loss diet plan, visit WeightLossNYC.com or call 718-491-5525 to learn more about the program. You can lose up to 10-20 lbs per month or more.

Call Dr. Aron today, 718-491-5525

source: webmd.com

Jun 29, 2012

New Diet Drug BELVIQ Approved by FDA

New Weight Loss Medication

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BELVIQ for weight loss

Those who are overweight or obese can look to a new weight loss drug to help them lose weight. The drug, which is to be used in addition to a reduced-calorie diet and an exercise regimen, was just approved by the FDA, although its safety and other risks have not been investigated.

From an Arena Pharmaceuticals press release:

“The FDA approval of BELVIQ is an important development for patients who struggle with obesity or are overweight with comorbidities and need help with chronic weight management beyond diet and exercise,” said Jack Lief, Arena's President and Chief Executive Officer.


As with any other weight loss drug, BELVIQ is meant to be part of a weight loss plan, which also includes a healthy diet and exercise, and is not a panacea. In clinical trials, some patients experienced such side effects as headache, dizziness, fatigue, nausea, dry mouth, and constipation. Some diabetic patients in the trial experienced hypoglycemia, headache, back pain, cough and fatigue.

Doctors will soon be able to prescribe the drug, while studies on the drug’s safety, efficacy and long-term effects are in the works.

To learn more about weight loss aids, supplements and diet plans, schedule an appointment with WeightLossNYC by calling us at 718-491-5525.



Source: Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Image: FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Dec 31, 2011

A New Year, a New You




Next year, I'll be more disciplined.

Next year, I'll lose the weight.

Next year, I'll...

Every year, it's the same. You make up a list of resolutions that you don't end up fulfilling, and the number on the scale continues to go higher.

Don't let it be another year like this.

Make yourself the New Year's resolution of making an appointment with Dr. Aron at WeightLossNYC to start the new year off right. 2012 is the year you make a real change, so don't delay and call 718-491-5525 today!

Check out:

  • Your First Visit to New York Medical Weight Loss Center

  • About Our Medical Weight Loss Program

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    Dec 16, 2011

    The Important Difference Between Phentermine and Phentramine

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    What's in a name?

    The diet pill Phentermine may sound familiar to you, but then again, so may Phentramine. Are they the same thing? The surprising answer is something every dieter should be aware of.

    These are the differences:

    Phentermine is a safe weight loss pill that works by decreasing your appetite. It must, however, be prescribed by a licensed physician and be taken under the supervision of a doctor.

    Phentramine is a common and purposeful misspelling of Phentermine. It is actually the name given to a product posing as an herbal version of Phentermine that does not help you lose weight effectively, is sold online without a prescription and fools people into thinking they're buying the real thing.

    Don't fall into the herbal supplement trap. Try a real weight loss plan that actually works with a licensed physician and weight loss expert. Make your first appointment today!

    Dec 8, 2011

    Science Doesn't Support HCG's Weight Loss Claims

    Obesity specialists from the American Society of Bariatric Physicians (ASBP) are also calling out makers of the HCG weight loss drug and support the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) decision to remove these weight loss products from the market. The FDA states that there are no FDA-approved weight loss HCG products on the market, so there is no need to waste your money on them.

    "Obesity is a chronic disease which is best treated by a physician who specializes in weight loss and practices medicine based on sound scientific principles," said ASBP Trustee Craig Primack, MD, in a press release by the American Society of Bariatric Physicians. "Unfortunately, HCG does not live up to those standards."

    There is no scientific evidence that shows that HCG can help you lose weight in the long term, or that it is more effective than a restricted-calorie diet.

    Don't fall for gimmicks. Lose weight the safe and effective way--call us today!

    Nov 7, 2011

    A Healthier Chip? A Weight Loss Tip

    Slip away from the chips…

    fatty snack chips

    Even healthy dieters need to snack throughout the day. But what should you do when you suddenly crave something that’s oh so bad for your weight loss goals? Don’t reach for your salty, greasy standby, the potato chip. Instead, grab something else that not only satisfies that same craving but is much healthier—and tastier.

    Life has its ups, life has its dips…

    A recent Harvard study found that potato chips are one of the top contributors to weight gain, and it’s no surprise, considering that they are fried and covered in grease. The snack options below, however, have fewer calories and fat.

    Healthier Alternatives to Potato Chips

    • Baked or sweet potato chips
    • Apple chips
    • Taro chips
    • Kale chips (easy to make at home!)
    • Plantain chips
    • Soy crisps
    • Lightly salted dried Fruit or Veggie
    • Try this: Dehydrated Green beans

    Step up to the plate

    If you still need help in developing healthy eating habits, schedule an appointment to speak with Dr. Oksana Aron to work on a weight loss plan and fast weight loss diet plan.

    Schedule Appointment today, 718-491-5525

    WeightLossNYC™ is here for you. Visit us at WeightLossNYC.com

    Source: healthland.time.com

    Oct 5, 2011

    Weight Loss Office Hours

    Make Time for Healthy Weight Loss

    Time and again we find people talking and wanting to lose weight, yet most of the slimming occurs in their actions. You do not need to struggle. There is no need to punish yourself. Just take the time to make the call and start your weight loss regimen with Dr Aron today.

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    Fast Weight Loss is possible

    Fast weight loss can be achieved safely and effectively with Dr. Aron and WeightLossNYC™ care.

    Our medical diet programs give you the tools and means to make real progress in achieving your weight loss goals and keeping the weight off.

    Call WeightLossNYC™ today, 718-491-5525

    Dr Aron and WeightLossNYC™ is located in Brooklyn, New York at 7032 4th Avenue, Brooklyn 11209

    Call us to make an appointment at 718-491-5525 or visit our website, WeightLossNYC.com