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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.

Her medical weight loss program provides real results for overweight and obese persons seeking non-surgical medical treatment, with lasting results.

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It is a commitment to lose weight - Patient Review

Author: Oksana Aron, MD Source: Weight Loss NYC Jun 1, 2017

Team Effort

Why go it alone? Partner up with a pal — or your partner — and support each other in the process of losing weight.

Work with Our Team

Team up with Dr Aron and WeightLossNYC.com as your guides and colleagues to weight loss success. Here is a patient review team:

I have had more success than I have ever seen…

“My girlfriend and I have been going to Dr Aron for 2 months and have seen great results.  I have lost 30 pounds and my girlfriend lost 12 pounds. Dr Aron and her staff are very professional and caring.  I am so happy that I started going to Dr Aron.  It is a commitment to lose weight but with the support and guidance from Dr Aron I was able to get back to my ideal weight.  If you want results I would highly recommend you go to see Dr Aron.”
: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

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This is what body fat looks like.

Author: Oksana Aron, MD Source: Weight Loss NYC

Cross section of fit and obese men:

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It doesn’t have to be this way. Your healthy body is waiting inside to get out. What actions will you take today to improve your health and wellness?

Cross section of fit and obese women:

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Patient Review: Dr Aron was responsive to my concerns

Author: Oksana Aron, MD Source: Weight Loss NYC May 25, 2017

Downsize Your Diet

Downsize Your Clothes

Every moment we have a choice: to have the results we want in life, or instead to have the excuses why we don’t. What are your personal motivators? Improve your health? Feel more fit? Regain your figure? Work with medical weight loss Dr Aron to bring the future you want, closer to you today.
Vegetarian patient review:

Lose Weight at Your Own Pace

“I have lost more than 30 lbs by going to the WeightlossNYC. When I first went to the Center, during my first appointment my weight and measurements were taken, I was given a blood test and a complete assessment consultation. During the months that I have been going, I’ve had my ups and downs with my weight loss journey due to my trying to balance a stressful life. However, I have never felt judged or been reprimanded by Dr. Aron. I’ve complained enough to her how stressful my life is, due my job. She’s always found time to listen and give me helpful tips. I have been losing gradually, at my own pace. She has not made me feel like I need to lose the weight very fast. She and her staff are very nice. There have been times when I stop going for a few weeks because of a lack of time, they’ve always welcomed me back. Another thing I like about Dr. Aron is the fact that she’s open about your personal choice regarding your weight loss. When I first started with her, she had recommend that I reduce my calorie intake to what I thought was too low for me. I didn’t think I could handle the level, as I am a vegetarian, she worked with me to find come up with a more suitable level of daily calorie intake that I could deal with. She is supportive of her patients and open to suggestions from them. She’s a great person. I whole-heartedly recommend the Center.”
: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

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She lost 77 pounds, and Gained New Perspective

Author: Oksana Aron, MD Source: Weight Loss NYC May 24, 2017

Vivid Success

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.

Color your world with new hope

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.

A patient writes:

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!!!”
: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

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Patient Review: I have more energy to run and play with my son

Author: Oksana Aron, MD Source: Weight Loss NYC May 23, 2017

Make it Personal

What motivates you to lose weight?

The clock only moves forward. What direction do you want to go for the future? Bring to your thoughts what matters to you most: Improving your health, More energy to be with your loves ones. Work with medical weight loss Dr Aron to bring the future you want, closer to you today.
A patient review:

I Have More Energy

“I am grateful for being a part of this team. WeightLossNYC has made me feel beautiful and confident again. I have more energy to run and play with my son. She helped me to control and lower my glucose levels as well as HgbA1C. I started at 168lbs and now weigh 144. Her words of encouragement alone will motivate you to eat better, live better and maintain your weight.

Remember to workout even its just a walk in your neighborhood.

Thank you Again,

I highly recommend Dr. Aron ”
: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

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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.

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

“Expectation, fantasy, and weight loss: Is the impact of positive thinking always positive?”, Cognitive Therapy and Research Oettingen, G. & Wadden, T.A. Cogn Ther Res (1991) 15: 167. doi:10.1007/BF01173206

Additional Notes on Medical Weight Loss Success

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  2. Bennett, G. A. (1986). Cognition rehearsal in the treatment of obesity: A comparison against cue avoidance and social pressure. Addictive Behaviors, 11 225–237.
  3. Bernier, M., & Avard, J. (1986). Self-efficacy, outcome, and attrition in a weight-reduction program. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 10 319–338.
  4. Brown, J. D. (1986). Evaluations of self and others: Self-enhancement biases in social judgments. Social Cognition, 4 353–376.
  5. Brownell, K. D. (1989). The LEARN program for weight control. Dallas, TX: Brownell and Hager.
  6. Cohen, J., & Cohen, P. (1983). Applied multiple regression/correlation analysis for the behavioral sciences. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.
  7. Collins, R. L., Rothblum, E. D., & Wilson, G. T. (1986). The comparative efficacy of cognitive and behavioral approaches to the treatment of obesity. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 10299–317.
  8. Edell, B. H., Edington, S., Herd, B., O'Brien, R. M., & Witkin, G. (1987). Self-efficacy and self-motivation as predictors of weight loss. Addictive Behaviors, 12 63–66.
  9. Forster, J. L., & Jeffrey, R. W. (1986). Gender differences related to weight history, eating patterns, efficacy expectations, self-esteem, and weight loss among participants in a weight reduction program. Addictive Behaviors, 11 141–147.
  10. Glynn, S. M., & Ruderman, A. J. (1986). The development and validation of the eating self-efficacy scale. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 10 403–420.
  11. Johnson, J. E., Lauver, D. R., & Nail, L. M. (1989). Process of coping with radiation therapy. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 57 358–364.
  12. Langer, E. J. (1975). The illusion of control. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 32311–328.
  13. Lewinsohn, P. M., Mischel, W., Chaplin, W., & Barton, R. (1980). Social competence and depression: The role of illusory self-perceptions. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 89 203–212.
  14. Marlatt, G. A., & Gordon, J. R. (Eds.) (1985). Relapse prevention: Maintenance strategies in the treatment of addictive behaviors. New York: Guilford Press.
  15. Perloff, L. S., & Fetzer, B. K. (1986). Self-other judgments and perceived vulnerability of victimization. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 50 502–510.
  16. Peterson, L. (1989). Coping by children undergoing stressful medical procedures: Some conceptual, methodological, and therapeutic issues. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 57 380–387.
  17. Scheier, M. F., & Carver, C. S. (1987). Dispositional optimism and physical well-being: The influence of generalized outcome expectancies on health. Journal of Personality, 55 169–210.
  18. Suls, J., & Wan, C. K. (1989). Effects of sensory and procedural information on coping with stressful medical procedures and pain: A meta-analysis. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 57 372–379.
  19. Taylor, S. E., & Brown, J. D. (1988). Illusion and well-being: A social psychological perspective on mental health. Psychological Bulletin, 103 193–210.
  20. Wadden, T. A., Foster, G. D., & Letizia, (1990). Long-term treatment of obesity with and without very-low-calorie diet. Manuscript submitted for publication.
  21. Wadden, T. A., & Flaxman, J. (1981). Hypnosis and weight loss: A preliminary study. International Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 29 162–173.
  22. Wadden, T. A., & Stunkard, A. J. (1986). Controlled trial of very low calorie diet, behavior therapy, and their combination in the treatment of obesity. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 54 482–488.

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10 ways you Eat for the Wrong Reasons

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

Weight Loss Motivation is in your hands

Dr. Aron counsels her patients to be aware of ways they may be tempted to eat when actual hunger or mealtime isn’t the way.

Some of her popular weight loss tips including drinking water to see if you’ really hungry. “Thirst often masks itself as hunger,‘ remarks Dr. Aron.

“Drink water to see if you’re really hungry.
Thirst often masks itself as hunger.”
Oksana Aron, M.D.

Check Yourself: Overeating Traps and Pitfalls

Some of the subliminal ways you may find yourself nibbling when you naught:

  • Coping mechanism
  • Boredom
  • Other People Are Eating
  • Food is There
  • A Special Occasion or celebration
  • You’re Tired
  • Because the Clock Says So
  • Free or inexpensive snacks/meals
  • You Can't Say No to Food Pushers
  • You Suffer from Clean Plate Syndrome

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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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Liposome technology is used to deliver the key ingredients, which include deoxycholic acid, hyaluronic acid, phosphatidyl choline and allantoin. Both deoxycholic and phosphatidyl choline are unique carriers for nutrient transport and fat mobilization. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring lubricant found in the skin and connective tissue, while allantoin is a soothing skin care component. All of these ingredients are encapsulated in a microscopic lipid bilayer vesicle for optimal delivery into the skin.

About Weight Loss NYC

WeightLossNYC™ is a medical weight loss center in Brooklyn, New York, addressing the health and weight loss concerns of thousands of New Yorkers to lose thousands of pounds per year. Visit online at WeightLossNYC.com or call 718-491-5525

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3 Weight Gain Facts for Women

Author: Oksana Aron, MD Source: Weight Loss NYC Oct 17, 2012
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Women and weight gain

For women, weight gain happens throughout all life stages, but each stage contains its own set of reasons and risk factors. Here, we explain from puberty on through menopause how and why women may gain weight--and how you can use that knowledge to your advantage to keep off the weight.

Puberty

  • The earlier a girl starts puberty, the more likely she is to be overweight or obese as an adult. If she starts her period before age 11, she is likely to weight between 9 and 11 pounds more than another woman who started hers after age 14. Additionally, as many as 26 percent of women who started puberty early were considered obese by age 30 compared with 15 percent of the other women.
  • It's difficult to imagine weight gain as a problem during childhood, but the childhood obesity epidemic proves this is an important time to start healthy diet and exercise habits that will last throughout the child's adult life. It's never too early to start. In fact, the earlier you start your child on a road to healthy living, the better!

Pregnancy

  • Weight gain is expected during pregnancy, but you still have to proceed with caution and be careful not to gain an excessive amount of weight. Gaining 25 to 35 pounds during pregnancy is usually the goal. Typically, a pregnant woman will gain 2 to 4 pounds in the first trimester, then 1 pound per week after that, but it depends on the woman's pre-pregnancy weight because 1 pound per week may be too much for some. Your doctor will give you guidance on what your ideal weight during pregnancy should be.
  • After pregnancy, many women's bodies will hold on to 5 pounds of that gained weight, which may never be shed, but they generally will lose about 10 pounds immediately following delivery. They can lose 5 pounds a month in the next couple of months depending on the following factors: breastfeeding, diet and exercise level. By staying active, getting exercise, eating a healthy diet and breastfeeding, you can lose weight faster and easier.

Menopause

  • Two thirds of women are overweight by the time they reach their 50s. A drop in estrogen production is a possible cause, which causes the body to store fat, making weight loss more difficult.
  • Weight loss can be more challenging for women after menopause, so it's important to seek the help of your doctor to ensure you're getting proper nutrition, exercise and remain in overall good health. By doing all of the above, you're increasing your chance of maintaining a healthy weight and leading a healthier, happier life.

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Find answers to your questions on weight loss, weight control, nutrition and more, by visiting Dr. Aron at WeightLossNYC.com; or call to schedule your first appointment with Dr. Aron today at 718-491-5525 and learn new skills for weight loss success today.
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5 Tips for Balancing Your Plate and Your Weight

Author: Oksana Aron, MD Source: Weight Loss NYC May 12, 2012

1. Half fruits and veggies
Fill half your plate with fruits and vegetables to accompany each meal. Don't forget to make it colorful: select different kinds of produce in a variety of colors, from apples and cucumbers to sweet potatoes and broccoli.
Tip: Eat fruits and vegetables as a healthy side dish and/or dessert.

2. Whole grains
Choose whole-grains for more nutrients and less additives.
Tip: Instead of refined, white-flour products, eat tastier whole-wheat bread and brown rice.

3. Low-fat or no-fat milk
Switch to skim or 1% milk to lose weight. The lower and no-fat versions contain the same amount of calcium as whole milk, but with less calories and saturated fat.
Tip: For a power breakfast, try low fat or skim milk with a high-fiber cereal packed with vitamins and nutrients.

4. Watch what you eat
Eat smaller portions at home and when dining out.
Tip: You can eat with a smaller dish, order a half-size, split a restaurant meal or take home a "doggie bag" to make sure you don't consume too many calories.

5. Drink your H2O
Stay hydrated (and fuller) by drinking water, which will prevent you from filling up on extra calories.
Tip:
Avoid additional calories and sugars by skipping sodas, juices and sports drinks.

Start implementing healthy habits to lose weight today. Call WeightLossNYC at 718-491-5525 to schedule your initial consultation.

Source: ChooseMyPlate.gov

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Weight Loss Drug Qnexa Wins Support

Author: Oksana Aron, MD Source: Weight Loss NYC Feb 27, 2012

A new weight loss drug for obese patients may soon come available pending FDA approval.

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The weight loss drug Qnexa was initially rejected by the FDA because of the risk for possible heart problems or birth defects, but an FDA advisory panel recently gave it a recommendation for a full decision come April -- and pushed for a post-approval trial to monitor cardiovascular side effects.

There was concern over the increased risk of an elevated heartbeat and birth defects such as an oral cleft occurring in infants born to women on the drug while pregnant. However, two ingredients in the drug phentermine (an appetite suppressant) and topiramate (which makes you feel full) are already on the market today and can be prescribed off-label.

The drug’s maker, Vivus, is seeking approval for a once-daily pill for obese men and women with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher, or for those with a BMI of 27 or higher who also have weight-related comorbidities such as hypertension, diabetes, dyslipidemia, or central adiposity.

Vivus shared that the drug can help patients lose 6 to 10% of their body weight and it can also lower their blood pressure. The company also worked on a plan with the FDA to do the following as part of a risk mitigation strategy: include labeling that states the drug should be discontinued once a female patient becomes pregnant, distribute it only through mail-order pharmacies that have pharmacists with specific training on the drug, educating providers and patients on contraception and monthly pregnancy testing, and developing a pregnancy registry to keep track of patients.

Choose a safe, non-surgical weight loss program under the guidance of a bariatric doctor and medical weight loss doctor.

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Source: MedPageToday.com

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Lose the Pregnancy Pounds Like Mariah Carey

Author: Oksana Aron, MD Source: Weight Loss NYC Nov 14, 2011
Mariah Carey lost pregnancy weight

Mariah Carey looks amazing just a matter of months after having twins. Her fit figure just may have you wondering, How did she do it? Was it safe? What can I do to drop the weight that fast after having a baby?

Whether you just had a baby or just have some extra pounds to shed, you don’t need a celebrity trainer or a crash diet to get the same results. Work with Dr. Aron and you can safely and effectively lose and keep the weight off with her medical weight loss program.

  • Lose as many as 10 to 20 pounds a month
  • Receive comprehensive one-on-one treatment
  • Lose weight safely without surgery
  • Experience weight loss success

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How to Lose the Pregnancy Weight Now

Author: Oksana Aron, MD Source: Weight Loss NYC Nov 7, 2011

Lose the Baby Weight

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Motherhood

Caring for a new baby is all consuming, and losing weight is probably the last thing on your mind right now. Enjoy those first few months to bond with your baby, but don’t neglect yourself—or your weight loss goals—during that time either.

Now is the time

“It’s very critical that you do get the weight off, because if you don’t it has been associated with overweight and obesity 15 to 20 years later in life,” says Debra Krummel, PhD, RD, endowed professor in the University of Cincinnati Department of Nutrition.

Lose pregnancy weight the safe way

If you want to reach a healthy post-pregnancy weight, it’s vital to do so in a healthy manner with the assistance of a medical weight loss doctor. That way you can make gradual progress by following a diet plan that’s monitored by your physician. You not only reach your target weight, you’ll also have plenty of energy stored up to take care of your child.

The Power of Mom

These lose pregnancy pounds fast tips can help get you started.

  • Eat a healthy, well-balanced diet
  • Breastfeed if you are able to, which can help you lose weight faster
  • Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated and speed your metabolism
  • Exercise as soon as you are physically able to (with your doctor’s OK). Even light exercise a few days a week makes a difference.
  • Get enough rest when you can. One study shows that new moms who sleep five hours or less a night were more likely to hold onto their extra pregnancy weight than women who slept seven hours.

Call WeightLossNYC™ today, 718-491-5525

Contact us once you are no longer nursing. We can help you quickly lose the excess weight gain from your pregnancy. Enjoy your new baby!

Source: WebMD

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Weight Loss Diet Plan you've been dreaming about

Author: Oksana Aron, MD Source: Weight Loss NYC Sep 7, 2011

The Sleep Diet? Dream on…

“Sleep: As important as diet and exercise, only easier,” proclaims the National Sleep Foundation on a refrigerator magnet. How true, yet between 1960 and 2010, the average night’s sleep for adults in the United States dropped from eight hours to six and half.

Much has been written about the hazards of this sleep debt. Now new research shows that lack of sleep may also be making Americans fatter. While doctors have long known that hormone levels are affected by sleep, it is only recently that appetite has been linked to this picture.

Here’s how it works: The hormones leptin and ghrelin work in balance with each other to control feelings of hunger and fullness. Ghrelin is produced in the gastrointestinal tract and stimulates appetite. Leptin is produced in fat cells and sends signals to the brain when a person is full.

When a person doesn’t get enough sleep, leptin levels drop so s/he doesn’t feel as satisfied after eating. At the same time, ghrelin levels rise from lack of sleep, meaning the person’s appetite is being stimulated. This combination sets the stage for overeating which may lead to weight gain.

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Sleep researcher Michael Breus, Ph.D., has found, “Once a person is not as tired, they don’t need to rely on sweet foods and high carbohydrate snacks to keep them awake — and that automatically translates into eating fewer calories.”

A Stanford University study found that those who slept less than eight hours per night not only had lower levels of leptin and higher levels of ghrelin but they also had higher levels of body fat. Another study by Harvard researchers involving 68,000 middle-aged women found that those who slept five hours or less per night weighed 5.4 pounds more, and were 15 percent more likely to be obese, compared to the women who slept seven hours per night.

“The hormones leptin and ghrelin work in balance with each other to control feelings of hunger and fullness. Ghrelin is produced in the gastrointestinal tract and stimulates appetite. Leptin is produced in fat cells and sends signals to the brain when a person is full.”

Lack of deep sleep may also affect a group of neurons in the hypothalamus of the brain, where another hormone, orexin, is involved in regulating feeding behavior. So it may be more than coincidence that Americans have gotten fatter while the amount of sleep has declined.

Some people with health or other issues may need medical consultation to address their sleep problems. For the rest of you (you know who you are), turn off the TV, send your last email, stop texting, close your book, and get a full night’s sleep. Your waistline will thank you.

Sima Michaels Dembo

References:
Bouchez, Colette, “The Dream Diet: Losing Weight While You Sleep,” WebMD, Sleep Disorders Center, reviewed 1/1/2007, WebMD

Brody, Jane, “A Good Night’s Sleep Isn’t a Luxury; It’s a Necessity,” New York Times, 5/30/2011.

“People Who Eat and Sleep Late May Gain Weight,” National Sleep Foundation website, SleepFoundation

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How often do you eat when not hungry?

Author: Oksana Aron, MD Source: Weight Loss NYC Jul 11, 2011

Are You Eating to Satisfy Non-Hunger Needs?

Dr. Aron admonishes snacking, favoring proper nutritional meals as the signpost to health and happy weight loss. Her prescription for traditional meals favors real table time with place settings and people.
“Building and keeping a structure to your meals maintains a signal to yourself to relax and eat normally, rather than snatch and grab snacking when under duress. [Furthermore] providing a healthy outlet for socialization helps you manage daily stress and foster stronger relationship and communication bonds.”
Dr. Aron, Weight Loss Expert

Honest Food Needs and Fumbles

Many of the reasons people eat do not relate to true physical hunger. Being aware of physical and emotional needs and eating triggers is a step towards addressing them constructively. Dr. Aron can provide support in learning to address physical and emotional needs in non-food ways.

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Address Your Physical Needs

  • Tend to your health needs. Discuss with Dr. Aron if you have a pain or problem. Follow your treatment plan. Take your medication(s).
  • Drink 6-8 glasses of water per day. You may need more on hot days, after exercise or eating salty foods, or based on medications you may be taking. Often people confuse hunger with thirst.
  • Get enough sleep. It has been documented that lack of sleep makes some people eat more.
  • Move your body. Human bodies are designed to move. After years of cutting back on requirements for physical exercise, the current recommendation is to exercise for a minimum of 30 minutes/day.
  • Make exercise fun. If exercise isn't your thing, combine it with meeting other needs such as:
    • Socialization. Bike or walk with a friend. Take a class with a partner. Join a softball league. Learn a new dance.
    • Spiritual. Yoga or walking at the beach can feel spiritually satisfying.
    • Fresh air. Take a 20-30 minute walk—even in winter. Choose a sunny or less cold day, bundle up and walk. It clears your head, leaving you energized.
    • Care-taking. Take your children on a hike. Walk or run with your dog.
    • Personal Growth. Try a new sport. Take swimming or tennis lessons.

Satisfy Your Emotional Needs

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Listen to your inner voice and work on giving yourself what you need. Everyone needs the following to varying degrees:
  • Companionship/socialization. Spend time with people you love and enjoy; connect with them often. Eliminate (or minimize if that's not possible) contact with people you feel bad or stressed around.
  • Time to be alone. This may include sitting in silence for ten minutes per day.
  • Spend time doing what you love. If you can't do this every day, make some time every week.
  • Find constructive ways of dealing with interpersonal conflict. Take a class or read a book on what ails you. See a therapist or other healer if you need support.
  • Identify your stresses and find coping mechanisms. Try new ways of coping if you still feel overwhelmed.
  • Pay attention to and work on eliminating negative thought patterns. Re-program negative thoughts such as
    "I'm never as good as X"
    into
    "I'm learning _____."

Healthy Lifestyle is Your Choice

Healthy eating is a lifestyle choice. A physically and emotionally tuned in you will create more positive outlets and feel less need to overeat.

Start Losing Weight Today

You can lose 10-20 lbs per month safely and easily under Dr. Aron's care and supervision. Her medical weight loss plan is fast and effective, and backed by FDA clinical approval.

Call for your first appointment, 718-491-5525

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Be an Oprah Weight Loss Makeover

Author: Oksana Aron, MD Source: Weight Loss NYC Jun 10, 2011

You Can Be in Oprah Magazine


If you're a current or former weight loss patient of Dr Aron who's lost over 100 lbs, please let us know if you're interested in an Oprah post-weight loss makeover. This is a current opportunity you must act fast to qualify, other criteria required, as per Oprah editor selection process.

Weight Loss Success Stories

If you're happy and you know it.. share your own weight loss success story on our Weight Loss NYC you tube channel. We're always glad to share motivating stories for your fellow New Yorkers to know what a difference your participation in Dr Aron's weight loss program has done for you.

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Spring into a New You!

Author: Oksana Aron, MD Source: Weight Loss NYC May 10, 2011

Bloom in Brooklyn

Bloom into a better you this spring at WeightLossNYC™ — We can help!

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Learn How to Lose Weight, Fast

Learn about our safe and easy weight loss plan, supervised by a bariatric physician, a medical doctor expert in weight loss treatment.

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Author: Oksana Aron, MD Source: Weight Loss NYC Jan 29, 2011

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When Cartoon Characters Sell Your Kids on Junk Food

Author: Oksana Aron, MD Source: Weight Loss NYC Sep 8, 2010


Junk food is not only a hotly-debated topic between moms and children, it's a topic of interest to scientists as well. Researchers at Yale’s Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity wanted to find out how popular cartoon characters on the packing influenced children’s snacking preferences, and the results they published in Pediatrics in June are eye-opening.

40 children between the ages of 4 and 6 involved in the study were given 3 pairs of snacks (graham crackers, fruit gummy snacks and carrots). Each pair of snacks was identical -- except the packaging, which either had cartoon characters on it or not.

The children were then asked which snacks they liked better, and food items with the cartoon characters were mostly preferred, even though both choices were the same. When presented with the carrots, however, the children weren’t as swayed by the veggies with cartoon characters on them.

The findings then urged the restriction of using cartoon characters to advertise unhealthful junk food items to children. It’s also a wake-up call to parents to pay closer attention to such snack items aimed at children with their beloved characters on them.

Below are more food and obesity facts regarding children reported in the study:

• Obesity rates for children between ages 2 and 5 have more than doubled since the 1970s; among 6- to 11-year-olds, rates have more than tripled.
• Food and beverage companies spend more than $1.6 billion in advertising per year targeting young consumers.
• Based on the findings, children perceived the food items with licensed characters to taste better than those that came in plain packaging.

Source: NYTimes.com, YaleRudderCenter.org

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Author: Oksana Aron, MD Source: Weight Loss NYC Aug 10, 2010

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