I started going to Dr Aron because I gained some weight and was really struggling to lose them. My first visit was in August 29, 2022. When I got there the staff was very friendly and professional so I felt comfortable. My weight was higher than I thought, Dr Aron was very encouraging she assured me that I can lose the weight, and I discovered that I was pre-diabetic so I was determined to follow her instructions and do the work.
Today I lost 22 lbs and still going. I am no longer at risk for diabetes and have better eating habits and eating healthier meals and portions. Thank you Dr. Aron for the motivation, I definitely recommend anyone who are struggling to lose weight to make an appointment today. Follow her instructions and do the work, you must do the work and make changes.
People do not become obese because they lack willpower. Obesity is a complex problem. It involves genetic factors, lack of physical activity, increased caloric consumption, some metabolic abnormalities, appetite regulation problems, and eating disorders, emotional and cultural factors. Overeating, a diet high in simple carbohydrates, slow metabolism, certain medications, psychological factors, and some medical conditions, such as hypothyroidism and many other. Research suggests that overweight people seem to have more fat cells than normal weight individuals. When people gain weight fat cells increase in size until a maximum fat content per cell is achieved. Weight loss can occur if the fat content per cell is reduced.
The reasons people gain weight are varied and complex. In order to be successful in weight loss, it is helpful to understand why.
Genetics can play a role in weight gain. Your genetic makeup can influence how much you weigh, as well as how easily you gain or lose weight. Certain genes can also make it more difficult to make healthy food choices.
Physical inactivity is one of the most significant factors contributing to weight gain. Without regular physical activity, our bodies don’t burn enough calories to keep up with what we consume.
Diet plays an important role in weight gain. Eating too much (especially of calorie-dense, high-fat, and high-sugar foods) can cause you to take in more calories than you need, leading to weight gain.
Issues with the metabolism can also contribute to weight gain. Some metabolic processes, such as thyroid function, can influence how many calories you burn. When these processes are disrupted, it can lead to weight gain.
Problems with appetite regulation contribute to many of the above. Medical weight loss addresses this most effectively.
One treatment, Phentermine, is a prescription drug that is often used as part of a medically supervised weight loss program. It is an appetite suppressant that works by altering the levels of certain neurotransmitters in the brain. It is often used in combination with a healthy diet and exercise routine in order to help individuals lose weight.
For those who are overweight or obese and have not been able to lose weight through diet and exercise alone, phentermine may be a useful tool in their weight loss journey. It is important to note that it should be used only under the direct supervision of a doctor. The doctor should monitor the patient’s progress and make any adjustments to the dosage
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! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
… It could lead to a much higher mortality risk for you, too
”Adult children of mothers who were overweight or obese had up to a 90% higher risk of dying from heart disease or stroke compared with peers born to mothers who were not overweight or obese, a study indicated. The results were presented at the American Heart Association meeting.”
Get the latest information on medical weight loss and health tips from Oksana Aron, M.D. at WeightLossNYC™. Her medical weight loss program has helped thousands of New Yorkers lose weight where other methods did not.
She lost 77 pounds and gained new perspective via her new lifestyle. Dr Aron and WeightLossNYC.com provided her with the tools and structure to succeed.
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Medical weight loss is the real deal: Clinically proven medical treatment that addresses the fundamental components of being overweight. WeightLossNYC™ Physician-Founder Oksana Aron, M.D. will guide you through the steps you need to lose weight fast.
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New Lifestyle, New Dress Size
“Thank you!! Thank you!! Thank you!!
The team at NYC Weight Loss Center are knowledgeable, supportive, and overall, Awesome. With every question I had, they took their time to answer and explain every response with detail!
Dr. Aron was present at every one on one office visit and this is very important to me. Through her educated knowledge and her experience, I have lost 77 lbs in ample time. I have gone from a size 18 to a size 12!
Dr. Aron has not only implemented a new way of life for me, she has also implemented a new lifestyle. This new lifestyle includes making the right food choices, as well as, influencing movement to reach my goals.
My self-confidence has superseded my expectations … I love the new me!!
Thank you Dr. Aron and thank you to everyone at Weight Loss NYC!!!”
— Josephine, Staten Island, New York : ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5/5 stars
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Every patient has a unique story to tell. The process is personal as well as clinical. Dr Aron provides the medical protocol, the patient incorporates the regimen into their lifestyle. Our program addresses the fundamentals you need to break through the struggles of your past.
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Commit Yourself to Change
“I have to offer my recommendation of Dr. Aron to anyone who wants to lose weight.
I recommend Dr. Aron wholeheartedly. She has a professional staff from the front desk to the technician to lab work if needed and finally her professional advice and plan.
She has a uncanny ability to empower the patient.
I tried many places and have had many excuses and failures before but like in life and others things we need to look within our own ability to commit to a lifestyle and behavior habit that we can work on one step at a time and be able to use for the rest of our lives.
If you want someone to hold your hand I suggest a pet but if you are serious about at least trying to commit yourself to change the way you look, then this doctor is genuine and very very organized and professional. I’ve come back to her now 3 times and thats for a reason.
She is the pilot and I trust the direction she is guiding me toward but I must stay focused and disciplined, and then and only then I will succeed. It’s no magic pill its your mind set … If appetite suppressant can help you along the way she will guide you for the short term with them Strongly recommend to anyone who is ready to not point blame to a doctor or themselves but to just move on and lose weight cause doing so will save your LIFE! This place is AWESOME!”
— Robert, Staten Island, New York : ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5/5 stars
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.
How to Lose Weight Fast
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
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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 you can easily control them.
5 Factors that can Slow your Metabolism
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.
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.
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.
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.
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™.
“Are you ready to start making some real changes? What’s holding you back from living the life you want to live? Let’s work together for a healthier you” — Oksana Aron, MD
Change your attitude first
At the heart of losing weight is changing your life. It may seem scary at first to change how you’ve always done things. It may even hurt a little to let go of some of your old ways. But in order to successfully lose weight and make a radical change in your life for the better—you've got to take it one step at a time.
Here are 3 steps to help you start losing weight today:
1. Set a Goal
Let’s start off by losing a few pounds at a time to keep it manageable. Keep your eyes on the prize (a healthier you) by focusing on smaller goals. Don’t worry too much about the total amount of weight you want to lose. Instead, zero in on a few pounds in a realistic time frame.
2. Take Small Steps
Similar to #1, take things one small step at a time to stay motivated. If you start off with unrealistic expectations, you can easily become frustrated. It is much easier to check off smaller goals.
3. Psych Yourself into it
If your brain is not on board, neither will the rest of your body. Much of your weight loss success starts in your head and not your belly, so fill your mind with positive images of your weight loss success rather than negative ones. Train your brain and losing the weight will follow!
Lose Weight Fast
Lose as many as 10 to 20 pounds each month with the help of licensed bariatric doctor, Oksana Aron MD. No surgery and no special food required. Call 718-491-5525 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Aron of WeightLossNYC and get all of your weight loss questions answered.