- Do you have Multiplan insurance and need to lose some weight?
- Do you know most insurances, including Multiplan, are mandated to cover weight loss doctor visits?
- Are you tired of the fad diets that do not work and need the help of a trained weight loss doctor in NYC or surrounding areas?
W8MD’s Multiplan Weight Loss Program – Brooklyn, New York
If you are a bit overweight or obese, you are not alone. Over two thirds of all Americans are dealing with the issue of being overweight or obese.
Before you start losing weight, here are some of the steps to take and questions to ask.
How do I know if I am overweight or obese?
You can use our BMI calculator to determine if you are overweight or obese. If you have a BMI of 25 to 29.9, you are considered overweight and a BMI of 30 or more is considered obese.
What is a healthy weight?
The answer is different for everyone. But it’s important to know what a healthy weight is for you. A BMI of between 18-24.9 is considered normal for most healthy adults
Using evidence based, clinically proven measures, W8MD’s insurance physician weight loss has helped thousands of patients and is ready to help you. We serve patients in the try state areas of New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania and accept most insurances including Multiplan. We are adding more locations to reach more people as the nation fights an epidemic of obesity and diabetes.
Here are some of the commonly asked questions when it comes to weight gain, especially in women.
How do I know what is the right diet for me?
Each person is different and that is why it is important to work with a trained and experienced weight loss doctor to help you determine the best diet for you.
What causes the weight gain in me, especially in the tummy?
For many people, underlying metabolic factors such as insulin resistance, nutritional, hormonal, stress, sleep or genetic factors are at play.
Does it matter where on my body I carry weight?
Yes, the central or upper body weight gain is related to metabolic factors such as insulin resistance and is associated with increased health risk including metabolic syndrome, diabetes, stroke, heart disease etc.
What are the health effects of being overweight or obese?
Over 50 different medical problems including diabetes, heart disease, osteoarthritis, sleep apnea, and many types of cancers are directly or indirectly related to obesity.
What is the best way to lose weight?
Evidence based, clinically proven weight loss measures is the best way instead of another fad diet.
Will weight-loss medicines help me lose weight?
Yes, they are proven to work independent of the diet and can help suppress hunger, cravings, increase metabolism and assist in weight loss.
How fast should I try to lose weight?
About 2-3 pounds of week is appropriate for most although even slower weight loss is acceptable. Even a small amount of weight loss of about 5 pounds can have profound impact on reducing overall health.
Some other related questions related to women and pregnancy
How does being underweight affect my chances of getting pregnant?
Being overweight or obese can reduce your chances of pregnancy partly due to the underlying aspects that cause the weight gain such as insulin resistance also cause a common problem in women called Polycystic Ovaries or PCOS, which can reduce fertility.
Some weight loss tips you can start
- Pick a good time to change. Some times in life are more stressful than others. If you have a big change coming up, such as moving, getting married or divorced, graduating, or taking a new job, it may not be a good time to begin losing weight.
- Set realistic goals that can be measured. Do not expect to lose 30 pounds in the first month. Set a goal of 1 pound a week and track your progress.
- Reward yourself with a fun activity (but not an unhealthy treat) when you meet each goal!
- Work on other health problems first. For example, doctors recommend that if you are severely depressed, you should get treatment for depression before you try to lose weight.
- Check if you have sleep apnea. If you have sleep apnea, talk to a doctor or nurse about losing weight to help treat sleep apnea or about treating the sleep apnea first.
- Sleep properly and get at least 7 hours of sleep. Not sleeping enough, or having bad sleep quality, can contribute to weight gain. Talk to your doctor or nurse about the best time to work on weight loss, taking into consideration any other health problems you might have.
- Plan your meals ahead of time. Most people who eat healthy plan most of their meals ahead of time so that they don’t binge as much on unhealthy food. Figure out which meals you’ll be eating at home for the week ahead. Make a grocery store list for those meals and snacks. Stick to your list when you go shopping.
How can W8MD help me lose weight if I have Multiplan or other health insurance?
W8MD’s insurance physician weight loss program is unique in many ways with a comprehensive multidisciplinary approach to weight loss that addresses all the complex issues leading to weight gain, both in adults and children. Since its inception in 2011, W8MD has successfully helped thousands of patients succeed in not only losing weight but also keep it off with an ongoing maintenance plan.
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