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Did you know that one in three people have insulin resistance or are considered prediabetic and another one third have earlier stages of what is called "insulin resistance" that predisposes them to excess weight gain and increased risk of diabetes?   Losing as little as 5-10% of your body weight will help you reduce risks of heart attacks, diabetes and even some cancers.  

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As you might already be aware, being overweight or obese comes with significant health risks! Over 50 different medical problems including cardiovascular disease, high cholesterol, sleep apnea, diabetes, stroke, mood disorders, osteoarthritis, and even some types of cancers such as those of gastrointestinal or genitourinary system are related to being overweight or obese.

  • Why should one lose weight?
  • Are there health risks associated with being overweight obese?

Being overweight or obese individuals are at increased risk for many diseases, such as: heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, type-2 diabetes, and some types of cancer.

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So, where do you start to lose weight quickly?

Are there some free weight loss plans or free weight loss diets that I can try?

Before attempting to lose weight or choosing the right weight loss program for you, you may want to first understand your health risks.

  • How do you know if you are overweight or obese?
  • Is there a simple and easy way to know your health risk without expensive medical testing?

The simple and easy way to know your risk is to determine your Body Mass Index, also known as BMI along with a waist circumference, according to Dr. Prab R. Tumpati, MD, a leading weight loss doctor and founder of the popular W8MD medical weight loss centers of America.

Body Mass Index or BMI

  • BMI is a measure of your weight compared to your height. BMI can help adults determine whether they are at a healthy weight.
  • BMI calculations don’t work as well for people who are extremely muscular, very tall, or very short.
  • Overall, BMI is a good indication of healthy weight for the majority of the adult population.
  • BMI does not measure body fat.
  • BMI is a quick and easy measure that can give you an idea of your weight status.

Research has shown that BMI is often similar to body fat levels although for more accurate results, a body composition analysis or DEXA scan might be needed to assess percentage body fat.

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BMI Categories:

  • Underweight = <18.5
  • Normal weight = 18.5–24.9
  • Overweight = 25–29.9
  • Obesity = BMI of 30 or greater

There are many online tools available to determine your BMI. OK, you went online, found out you are overweight or obese, and decided to lose some weight. Now, what?

  • Where do you find the best weight loss program?
  • Are there any free weight loss programs?
  • Are there any weight loss programs that have physician trained in this field so I know what works and what is a fad diet for losing weight?

With over 20,000 books written on this topic, I am a bit confused on what is proven and what is considered a fad diet.

Understand the clinically proven measures to lose weight fast.

Obesity is treated using one or more of these 5 clinically proven weight loss measures: „

  1. a diet low in calories called very low calorie diets or low calorie diets
  2. „increased physical activity along with a reduced calorie diet (exercise alone is not very useful as it builds heavier muscle and makes you hungrier)
  3.  behavior therapy for weight loss „
  4. diet pills or prescription weight loss medications „
  5. bariatric or weight loss surgery

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  • Healthy habits may help you lose weight.
    Make healthy food choices.
  • Half of your plate should be fruits and veggies.
  • Eat small portions.
  • Use a smaller plate, weigh portions on a scale, or check the Nutrition Facts label for details about serving sizes.
  • Build exercise into your daily life.
  • Garden, go for family walks, play a pickup game of sports, start a dance club with your friends, swim, take the stairs, or walk to the grocery store or work.
  • Combined, these habits may be a safe, healthy way to lose weight and keep it off.

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Weight loss success stories

FANTASTIC program! Truly a life changer!  The first several months I lost on average 3 pounds a week. I have now lost 87 pounds in 10 months and I’m still losing! I can say it feels almost effortless, for with the elimination of most carbs plus the medication I have ZERO cravings and minimal hunger.
My cholesterol, blood pressure, and blood sugar have all returned to normal having previously been considerably elevated. I look and feel twenty years younger (I am 57.) Staff is friendly and supportive, and the science works.
I did not think that I would be able to achieve such results, and certainly not in less than a year. I am amazed at my success, and I could not have done it without Dr. Tumpati and W8MD.  D. M. *
Before and after weight loss with W8MD

Before and after weight loss with W8MD 

UPDATE: It is now a year and a half since I began this journey. I have lost 103 pounds, reaching and actually surpassing by a couple of pounds my weight loss goal, and am maintaining. My monthly visits with Dr. Tumpati, as well as the positive reinforcement of his staff, really help to keep me on track. My new eating habits have become my new normal, and I accept that adhering to these guidelines regarding my food needs to be a permanent part of my health routine, just like brushing my teeth.

I have tried every diet available. Some were successful at first, but then they all failed. I was severely over weight, which was dangerous to my health. I met doctor Tumpati by chance. When he told me he was a diet doctor I told him I would be visiting him soon. The doctor is very kind, and patient. He takes blood pressure and body measurements every visit besides your weight.
There are some medications involved but the doctor is flexible and helpful if changes are needed or a medication needs to be discontinued or changed.
So far I have lost 42 pounds* with 18 to go before my youngest daughter’s 21st birthday trip to Hawaii. Doctor Tumpati is very encouraging and kind. Laura is very helpful, she is there to work with you so you succeed. She can be reached by phone for appointment changes or if you run out of food. The doctor and staff become your friends.
I highly recommend W8MD. – Lennie C on Google Reviews *

Living healthy and feeling good about the way I look are such great ways to start and go through my day that I can’t think of anything better. All my positives are enhanced and any negatives don’t seem as bad because at my center I am healthy, vibrant, energetic, and able to attract goodness. Every day is filled with gratitude that I have emerged from this process – dare I say it? Victorious! – D.M.

My doctor recommended that I go for a sleep study and I found I had obstructive sleep apnea. I got a CPAP machine and a few months later, I still wasn’t feeling good, so Dr. Tumpati recommended I try to lose weight.
Under the supervision of Dr Tumpati, I started my journey on June 16, 2015 and I went on the Medication “Contrave” and had no side effects. Within 10 days to 2 weeks I started feeling better already. I can walk an hour without stopping which would never have happened before, and I can climb steps. I’m up to 200 stairs per day. My wife asked me to stop using my machine and told me that I am not snoring anymore. I stopped taking my high blood pressure medicine also after losing weight.
I have more energy and to date, with the help of Dr. Tumpati and Laura, 9 months later, I am down 75 pounds and have lost 10 inches in my waist and 13 inches in my hips. I feel so good, I’ve decided to work an extra two years (I’m almost 65). – Thomas G. Lost 75 lbs!*

Reviews of actual patients that have used the W8MD medical weight loss program and lost weight* in New York City

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Prab R.Tumpati, MD – Medical Director

Ann T.
Brooklyn, NY
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4.0 star rating 9/30/2013 Updated review

My initial consultation here was for sleep apnea. I am also quite overweight but years of failure at the usual methods had me convinced that there was no hope on that issue. After dealing with the Apnea, Dr. Tumapti diplomatically asked if I was interested in dealing with the issue of my weight. I explained my many failures in this regard and he informed me “It is not your fault”.

He is the first person EVER to say such a thing to me. Even those who did not directly say it was my fault implied it, or I felt as if they did. Dr. Tumpati proceeded to educate me about obesity and why it happens. He is knowledgeable , non judgmental and skilled in helping patients design the program that works. So, for the first time in twenty years I am actually losing weight.

I have lost about 60 pounds since June; from a size 22 to a loose 16. I can bend over and tie my shoes, my knees work without complaining and I no longer need blood pressure medication.

The staff is helpful and efficient, the program works and I recommend this doctor without reservation to anyone who may be struggling with a weight problem.5.0 star rating 5/25/2013

Crystal C.
Staten Island, NY
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5.0 star rating 11/21/2014

The staff at w8md is very supportive,and the Doctor is great. I’m so happy with my 40 pounds of weight lost in 5 months. If you really want to lose weight and feel great this is the place for you.

Timothy G.
Bronx, NY
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5.0 star rating 10/25/2013

very knowledgeable doctor on the topic of obesity.

I have lost 29 lbs in only 1 month and half. The center offers a very rounded approach to weight loss. I received Counseling, diet, exercise, weight loss medications suggestions. I have been pleased with my weight loss progress. Doctor put me on a diet and Belvig (Anti-obesity pill) and I am only eating about 1200-1500 calories per day.

Very easy to make an appointment.

Rumeza H.
Brooklyn, NY
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5.0 star rating 10/17/2013
My weight has been up and down most of my life….mostly up. Over the summer I tried to become more active by running but I did not alter my eating habits. I lost a little weight but the pounds were much harder to drop than they were in my younger.After seeing Dr.Tumpati’s ad in a magazine ,I decided to see Dr.Tumpati.

Dr. Tumpati and the staff have been excellent. Basically, I made an appointment where I was weighed and had my measurements taken.The waiting time is not more than 15 minutes and the staff is very friendly which is a plus point.I then spoke with the Dr. about my goals. He then put me on the VLCD diet which consists of shakes and bars and one regular meal. During this time I also began running regularly.

I saw results right from the beginning. This diet also made me realize that I was able to get through the day without eating as much as I was. Once the weight started coming off my energy levels rose dramatically.

I am currently down 22 lbs in about 2 months or so and I feel amazing.I highly recommend Dr. Tumpati and Sleep Medical Associates, Sleep and W8MD Weight Loss Center for Weight Management.

Melanie E.
ROSEDALE, NY
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5.0 star rating 5/24/2013
I slowly started gaining weight for years. I would gain and then lose only about 5 pounds and then gain it back plus 5. I tried every diet, exercise regimen, detoxes, you name it I have probably tried it. All with no luck of losing weight. I had no energy, I have scoliosis in my back so I couldn’t stand for too long without it hurting, I tore a meniscus in my knee because of my weight and my knees swelled off on for a while.

One day I looked in the mirror and truly did not like the way I looked and I started to feel depressed. I then went to the internet and did a search for weight loss alternatives to bariatric surgery. I came across Dr. Prab and went to my first visit and started the weight loss program. Because I work midnights my sleep schedule is all off. I had a sleep study done and it was determined I do not have sleep apnea; however, the lack of proper sleep and insulin resistance is the cause of the weight gain.

I am currently on a very low calorie diet (VLCD). I drink four 100-calorie shakes a day, protein bars with a salad, lean meats, lots of veggies, prescription appetite suppressants, and many bottles of water. I try to stay away from fast food, sodium, sweets, and sodas. In the first week of this program I lost 5 1/2 and subsequently 3 pounds each week there after. I have only been on this program for a month and have lost 12 pounds!!

It is definitely a life changing experience. It feels good to have people notice you are losing weight rather than gaining. My clothes are starting to fit loser and I am excited to get to my goal weight.

I see the doctor every two weeks for a follow up and weight myself at home once a week. I still have 84 more pounds to lose, but at this rate it is definitely possible.

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Kathy P.

Philadelphia, PA

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11/22/2013

After several years of putting on weight due to stress, and some failures with other approaches by myself, I had finally decided to seek support in my weight loss goals.I was looking for a program that was medically supervised, could provide support, made the decisions simple to comply with given my busy schedule, had and solid scientific and behavioral component and could provide medical support to assist with compliance with the program. It’s been a great match.

The staff is friendly and knowledgeable, the Doctor is warm and kind and spends a long time with you during his appointments reviewing the medical basis of the program and your needs and any other health concerns you may have, the food selection is convenient for my work life, and the medication really does help you stay on the program. It’s definitely easier to follow the 1,000 calorie diet with the medications help.

I’ve been steadily losing roughly 2-3 pounds a week since the end of July – right in the safe zone. About 50lbs so far. And I’m right on target to make my goal weight at perhaps the end of January – mid February. Which is ambitious – back where I was in my 20’s and right where the BMI Chart says I should be. 

  • I feel better. I sleep better. I can do more than I could. My blood pressure medication has been reduced & will likely be completely eliminated. And I like fitting into clothes that I couldn’t consider just a few months ago. I’m looking forward to the warmer weather again for the first time in ages!

    Highly recommended!

     William M.
    • William M.
    • Philadelphia, PA
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    • 1 review
    9/16/2013

    My primary doctor referred me to Dr. Tumpati (Philadelphia) for an updated sleep study for my sleep apnea. While being treated for sleep apnea Dr. Tumpati explained the weight loss program and metabolic syndrome in which he treats. It took several visits and coaching from Dr. Tumpati to convince me that W8MD will be a fit for me.

    After a routine visit, I took the first step and made an appointment to see him for weight loss. My start weight was 218 lbs. and was placed on 1200-calorie partial meal replacement program. Between the W8MD program (once a week check-ins with Laura) and 30 mins. Of exercise three times a week, I lost 42 lbs. over a 7-month period.

    The change in my life is astounding: Before I could not bend over with cutting off air circulation, my sleep apnea was getting worse, I was a size 38, and a flight of steps was a challenge. Today: I have no problem bending over, sleep apnea is gone and I am off CPAC, I am size 33/34, and steps are no problem up to 20 stories! I owe a great deal of thanks to the W8MD clinic (Dr. Tumpati & Laura) for their knowledge, compassion, and enthusiasm.

W8MD Philadelphia weight loss program reviews

W8MD Philadelphia weight loss program reviews