Nutritionists & Medical Weight Loss in New York
What is medical weight loss & management?
Ensuring proper nutrition does not involve simply avoiding sweets and counting calories. Nor does it involve fad diets for the obese and performance-enhancing drugs for the athletically inclined. The Performance Health Medical Weight Management program upholds medically-backed principles to achieve your best results.
Our medical weight management program upholds medically-backed principles to address the serious needs of patients suffering from obesity or serious medical conditions influenced by food and nutrition. Our program details the importance of macro nutrition, which is obtaining a desirable proportion of carbohydrates, protein, and fats in a calorie-conscious fashion, superimposed with micronutrition, which focuses on vital nutrients and essential vitamins.
Learn more about medical weight management at Performance Health in NYC & Pearl River below, or schedule a consultation with our nutritionists and weight loss doctors today.
How does nutrition influence overall health?
Without achieving a true nutritional balance, we create a deficit in our bodies that renders us vulnerable to a number of chronic diseases, as well as an inability to recover from injury, lack of energy and sleep abnormalities.
For starters, what has been shown to be most helpful in creating attainable eating habits and long-lasting weight loss results is an in-depth dietary analysis followed by a structured meal plan suitable to meet one’s needs. We will also provide you with the necessary tools to eliminate poor dietary hygiene and make healthy eating less time or energy consuming.
How can I tell if I am malnourished?
Assessing your own nutritional health is much more challenging than it may appear. It seems obvious that a person who is overweight may look in the mirror and think about the connection between their eating habits and their weight gain. On the other hand, many people have nutritional deficiencies, a lack of daytime energy, poor performance, and many other health problems that are directly connected to their eating habits. However, those who do not also have weight problems seldom recognize that it is related to their nutrition and food intake. It is important to recognize that obesity and malnutrition don’t always coexist.
What is the Take Shape for Life program?
The Take Shape for Life program is a brand new style of improving and maintaining your wellbeing, based on promoting your personal optimal health. Your transformation begins with the choice to take control of your wellness and maintain your health results long-term. Our unique approach to your healthy lifestyle includes the following:
Health and Wellness Coaching
Your health coach will act as your personal wellness guide and mentor through your journey. From day one, your coach will stand by you to help you internalize healthy habits as you make your way toward a healthy, stress-free lifestyle.
Many of our nutritionists and coaches have stood in the same place that you are today, and therefore have a personal commitment to helping you attain your goals in the same way that they reached theirs. With unparalleled care, expert knowledge, and one-on-one personal support, your coach will lead you toward healthy habits and teach you the best ways to overcome any challenges you face along the way.
Our unique and easy meal guide, which is called the Medifast 5 & 1 Plan, is as easy as choosing five of the Medifast Meals each day, as well as one Lean & Green Meal per day.
You are given over 70 delicious meal options to choose from each day, which includes eggs, oatmeal, chili, fruit drinks, iced or hot beverages, pancakes, puddings, soups, brownies, and shakes—among many other options. It is your choice which five meals you’d like every day.
Lean & Green Meals
You will also choose one meal consisting of lean protein and vegetables (non-starchy), which you can enjoy at whatever time works for your schedule. As it follows Lean & Green Meal guidelines, you can prepare your own meal, eat it at a restaurant, or grab it on the go—whichever works best for you.
The Habits of Health System
Our Medical Director and Co-Founder, Dr. Wayne S. Andersen, developed our groundwork for long-term health and successful eating habits with The Habits of Health System. The program serves as a basis for the Take Shape for Life program and helps you to stay on track. The basic principle of the system is simple: Make small, consistent changes in your attitude and diet and you will achieve and maintain your optimal health results for a lifetime.
The Habits of Health nutrition program is all about guiding you in reaching your best version of you. The decision to make your health a top priority is the first step toward a longer, healthier life that we are committed to helping you reach.
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If you believe you may benefit from nutritional support or medical weight loss / weight management, the first step is to schedule an evaluation at Performance Health. Our physicians are experts in nutritional health and can help you manage your weight and diet. Call one of our New York offices at 212.486.8616 or fill out the form on this page to request an appointment now.