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Editor-In-Chief: Prab R. Tumpati M.D.. Founder, WikiMD and W8MD Weight Loss, Sleep and MedSpa Centers. Dr. Tumpati is board certified physician practicing sleep medicine, obesity medicine, aesthetic medicine and internal medicine. Dr. Tumpati’s passion is prevention rather than cure. As a physician with fellowship training in Obesity Medicine, Dr. Tumpati has a unique approach to wellness, weight loss, aesthetics with a focus on prevention rather than cure. Dr. Tumpati believes in educating the public on the true science and art of medicine, nutrition, wellness and beauty.

Obesity in Philadelphia

City of Philadelphia with over 1.5 million residents, has a significant proportion of its population dealing with being either over weight or obese. According to the Centers for disease control, about 67.9% of mature or adult persons in the town and approximately 41% of youth aged between 6-17 are overweight or obese. Additionally, nearly 70% of youth in North Philadelphia, the majority of whom are Hispanic, or African American or origin, are overweight or obese, which is almost twice the rate of overweight or obese for youth in the United States. Vegetable and fruit consumption is a dispute for inhabitants, with almost 25% of youth and 30% of mature persons getting only one assisting or less per day. Further, roughly 25% of youth do not get maintained physical activity even one time a week.

Causes of obesity Philadelphia

There are many factors that contribute to weight gain in Philadelphia including [insulin resistance], eating behaviors, environment, and genetic factors may have an effect in causing people in Philadelphia to be overweight and obese. Although many tend to oversimplify this and say "calories in, calories out", it is important to realize the true causes of obesity and weight gain. According to Dr. Prab R. Tumpati, MD, founder of W8MD medical weight loss centers of America, the most important cause of obesity in Philadelphia, and other places is their underlying insulin resistance that in turn shapes ones eating habits. Since insulin is a body building hormone, more insulin resistant one is, more compensation happens and insulin being a body building or anabolic hormone, insulin resistance ultimately leads to weight gain, causes metabolic starvation in the obese leading to tummy and upper body weight gain.

Weight loss options for weight loss and obesity help Philadelphia

  • How to find the right weight loss program for me in greater Philadelphia?
  • What works and what does not for weight loss in Philadelphia?

If any of the above questions sound familiar, you are not alone. Most people looking for a weight loss program in Philadelphia and elsewhere spend a lot of time doing online research on the internet using combination of various searches including "the best weight loss program", fastest weight loss program, "safe weight loss program" etc.

Let us find what really are the options to lose weight in Philadelphia fast and easy using health insurance.

Weight loss options Philadelphia

Understand the following 5 proven measures to lose weight fast and easy in Philadelphia

Very low calorie diet for weight loss in Philadelphia

What is a Very low calorie diet for losing weight? A very low calorie or VLCD diet can be as low as 800 calories but has all the nutrients your body needs in the form of weight loss supplements that help reduce the hunger by providing constant nutrition, each time of only about 100-200 calories, with about 3-5 small meals a day using specially manufactured meal replacement of weight loss supplements such as the w8md VLCD diet Philadelphia.

Cost of VLCD very low calorie diet Philadelphia

While the prices of the very low calorie meal replacements in Philadelphia can vary based on the individual physician weight loss program used, they vary any where from $2.20 at [Costing as little as $2.20 per meal replaced, W8MD medical weight loss centers protein bars, shakes, pasta, smoothies, soups, and other weight loss supplements are not only tasty but also can be cheaper than the cost of the ingredients for many home made foods. In fact, according to the research from our manufacturer, a person on VLCD diet from W8MD can save up to 15% or more on their grocery food bills. w8md physician weight loss center in Philadelphia] to over $5.00 per meal replaced.

These weight loss supplements can be in the form of low calorie protein bars, protein shakes, pasta, weight loss smoothies, soups, and other weight loss supplements. While they only have as few as 100-160 calories, they do provide the important nutrients that body needs. They are not only tasty but also can be cheaper than the cost of the ingredients for many home made foods. Considering there is a cost of regular food even if prepared at home, there could even be a small saving on the overall monthly grocery food bills even after adding the cost of these weight loss meal replacements in Philadelphia. For example, in one research study, there was a 15% cost saving on grocery food costs when using these very low calorie diet supplements.

Medication options for weight loss Philadelphia

There are many weight loss medications to help suppress appetite, reduce food cravings and help you lose weight in Philadelphia. Here is a list of weight loss medications or diet pills for losing weight in Philadelphia.

What went wrong with our diet?

Instead of blaming the victim for obesity, or yourself for obesity, it is important to understand what drives the weight gain, such as insulin resistance that affects up to 71 percent of the entire population out of which 35 percent already have metabolic syndrome.

Confusing choices

With over 20,000 books written on this topic with so much misleading information, let a trained practicing weight loss physician, Dr Prab R. Tumpati,MD educate you on the true science and art of obesity medicine.

Why the food pyramid failed?

The now withdrawn and failed food guide pyramid was a disaster as it advocated a low fat, but glycemic diet that leads to increased risk of insulin resistance which in turn causes weight gain.

Metabolic starvation in the obese

Most people that gain weight are not on a mission to gain weight intentionally. It is the paradoxical metabolic starvation that happens in the obese due to insulin resistance with a compensatory increase in the anabolic hormone called insulin that drives weight gain, hunger and metabolic starvation leading to food cravings, and weight gain!

Ted Talks: Why blaming the obese is blaming the victim?

Exercises for weight loss Philadelphia

It may be a bit shocking for some, but well established research shows that on its own is useless as exercise stimulates appetite, and builds heavier muscle. In fact, this is so well established a fact that it is a board examination questions in obesity medicine, reported on New York Times. However, exercise, in combination with a Very low calorie diet or Low calorie diet does help.

Sleep disorders and weight gain Philadelphia

Did you know lack of proper sleep can lead to weight gain and sleep disorders in turn lead to weight gain, thus setting in vicious cycle? The bidirectional relationship between sleep disorders and metabolic disorders are so well established that the American Academy of Sleep Medicine recommends addressing these two inter-related disorders together. Poly-Tech sleep and W8MD medical weight loss centers with many locations in Philadelphia address both sleep disorders and obesity together so you can lose weight, sleep better and even live longer!

Weight loss locations for weight loss Philadelphia

Weight loss centers in Philadelphia that accept insurances

Physician weight loss centers in or near Philadelphia that accept health insurance Poly-Tech Sleep & W8MD Weight Loss Center - accepts most insurances, and offers telemedicine 1718 Welsh Road, 2nd Floor, Ste C, Philadelphia, PA · (215) 676-2334 W8MD Insurance Medical Weight Loss Center of King Of Prussia (215) 676-2334 987 Old Eagle School Rd Wayne, PA 19087

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==Other physician weight loss centers in Philadelphia area==

  • Brooks Allan H Do 849 East Allegheny Avenue Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19134 Phone: (215)425-3744
  • Fisher Jon DO 11043 Bustleton Avenue Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19116 Phone: (215)398-8153
  • Fisher Jon DO 7516 City Avenue Suite 6 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19151 Phone: (215)877-7580
  • Dimarino Jr, Anthony J, MD Physician Weight Loss Management 132 S 10th St Philadelphia, PA 19107 Phone:(215) 955-8900
  • Physicians Weight Loss Centers 10012 Sandmeyer Ln Philadelphia, PA 19116 Phone:(215) 969-2526
  • Su Simon MD Physician Weight Loss Management 109 N 9th St Philadelphia, PA 19107 Phone:(215) 923-2810
  • Sloane Bruce MD Physician Weight Loss Management 51 N 39th St Ste 111 Philadelphia, PA 19104 Phone: (215) 563-1199
  • Pamela Huffman-Devaughn Md Physician Weight Loss Management 105 W School House Ln Philadelphia, PA 19144 (215) 848-9000
  • Marta T Becker, Md 24. Marta T Becker, Md Physician Weight Loss Management 525 Jamestown St Ste 104 Philadelphia, PA 19128 Phone:(215) 482-3100
  • Juan Omar Ali Md Physician Weight Loss Management 7600 Central Ave Philadelphia, PA 19111 Phone:(215) 728-2169
  • Jeanes Ob/Gyn Associates Md Physician Weight Loss Management 7604 Central Ave Philadelphia, PA 19111 Phone:(215) 745-8989
  • Andorra Pediatrics Physician Weight Loss Management 8945 Ridge Ave Ste 5 Philadelphia, PA 19128 Phone:(215) 483-8558
  • Henry J William Md Physician Weight Loss Management Phone:(215) 248-2400 8815 Germantown Ave Ste 32 Philadelphia, PA 19118

Other weight loss centers

  • Saultzman Robert 1632 Pine St Philadelphia, PA 19103 Phone: (215) 670-5843
  • Care Group 1843 S Broad St Philadelphia, PA 19148 Phone:(610) 394-1380
  • Edwards Richard Weight Loss Management 800 Spruce St Philadelphia, PA 19107 Phone:(215) 829-3867
  • Knights Gym 3510 Scotts Ln Philadelphia, PA 19129 Phone:(267) 385-8776
  • Mc Clain Joanna 420 Bainbridge St Ste 3 Philadelphia, PA 19147 Phone:(215) 627-7080
  • Gottagetabody Personal Training Svcs, Inc 2449 Golf Rd Ste 25 Philadelphia, PA 19131 Phone:(484) 802-2788
  • OnPoint Nutrition 2401 Walnut St, Suite 201 Philadelphia, PA 19103 Phone:(215) 867-9424
  • Rosenberg Ethel weight loss 1216 Arch St Ste 3b Philadelphia, PA 19107 Phone: (215) 563-1199
  • Professional Aesthetics and Wellness Center 1315 Wolf St Philadelphia, PA 19148 Phone:(215) 465-9600
  • American First 1127 South 48th Street Suite 3F Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19143 Phone: (215)724-7712 Fax: (775)415-4778
  • D & R Weight Loss 2560 S Holbrook Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19142 Phone: (215)937-9592
  • Foster Pharmacy 2401 East York Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19125 Phone: (215)739-8977
  • Freelife International 531 Titan Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19147 Phone: (215)740-3586
  • Healthwise Medical Centers 6522 Lebanon Avenue Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19151 Phone: (215)473-3102
  • 2867 Walnut Hill Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19152 Phone: (215)969-1057
  • Herbal Body Wraps & Reflexology 7820 Castor Avenue Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19152 Phone: (215)470-5948
  • Herbalife Distributor 3443 Shelmire Avenue Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19136 Phone: (215)332-8305
  • Herbalife Distributor 1840 Packer Avenue Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19145 Phone: (215)462-1432
  • Herbalife Distributor 3722 South Hereford Lane Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19114 Phone: (215)612-9790
  • Rejuve 4141 Maywood St Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19124 Phone: (888)224-5165
  • Herbalife Distributor John & DEBI Emerick 9334 Trout Road Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19115 Phone: (215)677-0877
  • Herbalife Independent Distributor 6329 Oakley Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19111 Phone: (215)342-0294
  • Herbalife Independent Distributor 7333 Buist Avenue Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19153 Phone: (800)989-8540
  • Jenny Craig Weight Loss Centres 7325 Castor Avenue Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19152 Phone: (215)745-2422
  • 801 South 47th Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19143 Phone: (866)234-2796
  • K&S Independent Herbalife Distributors 7553 Rugby Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19150 Phone: (215)924-3463
  • L A Weight Loss Centers Inc 124 South 16th Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102 Phone: (215)563-7011
  • L A Weight Loss Centers Inc 1619 Grant Avenue Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19115 Phone: (215)676-0616
  • L A Weight Loss Centers Inc 2313 East Venango Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19134 Phone: (215)744-1393
  • L A Weight Loss Centers Inc 2437 South 23rd Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19145 Phone: (215)755-9951
  • Levin Harvey M MD 1709 Packer Avenue Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19145 Phone: (215)467-0200
  • Mind Over Matter 1527 Wakeling Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19124 Phone: (215)288-1074
  • Nirvana Athletic & Fitness Center 4401 G Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19120 Phone: (215)289-4200
  • Nutri-System Weight Loss Center 6391 Oxford Avenue Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19111 Phone: (215)743-9230
  • Nutrition Direct 5443 Germantown Avenue Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19144 Phone: (215)844-1550
  • Nutrition Direct Weight Loss Wellness 6816 North 10th Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19126 Phone: (215)224-0710
  • Optimfitness 9757 Krewstown Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19115 Phone: (215)934-5912
  • Reduce2reduce 2707 Black Lake Place Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19154 Phone: (800)427-1518
  • Shaklee Independent Distributor 2912 South 16th Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19145 Phone: (215)467-2850
  • The Center For Spiritual & Health Awareness 5917 Drexel Rd Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19131 Phone: (215)877-2500
  • Vitamin Power 2025 South 23rd Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19145 Phone: (215)452-5333
  • Warren Utain Enterprises 301 West Byberry Road Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19116 Phone: (215)485-0399

Weight loss insurances

Although most weight loss programs in greater Philadelphia do not accept health insurance for physician supervised medical weight loss, W8MD medical weight loss programs do accept health insurance for fast physician supervised medical weight loss in Philadelphia.

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Here is a partial list of insurances accepted for losing weight in Philadelphia area at W8MD weight loss centers.

Weight loss before and after

Check out the weight loss success stories, before and after weight loss pictures and testimonials for losing weight fast and safe in Philadelphia.

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While individual results may vary, most people do succeed in losing weight in Philadelphia using proven weight loss measures under the supervision of a trained and experienced weight loss physician.

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