Starting a Weight Loss Program before the Holidays

Many people comment that they will get started with their weight loss program after the holidays. The wiser person knows that getting started before the holidays and picking up some strategies on how to navigate the festivities, will enable them to be ahead of the game come January. Comprehensive weight loss programs do not promote avoiding the festivities but rather promote mindfulness about food and beverages.
At New Horizon, we specifically work with patients on finding the discipline ...

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Doctors to get Aggressive with Weight Loss

This year the American Medical Association (AMA) labeled obesity a disease and chances are good that your doctor will have the talk with you at your next visit. This time he/she may be a little more aggressive with their approach as the medical profession has issued new guidelines for fighting obesity.
As a minimum, your doctor should calculate your body mass index (BMI), do a waist measurement, tell you if you fall in the overweight or obese category and ...

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Obesity as a Chronic Disease State

2013 will be noted as the year that the American Medical Association (AMA) officially recognized obesity as a chronic disease state. As with any disease, options for medical care are available to help individuals manage their weight challenges and achieve a better health outcome.
The American Society of Bariatric Physicians “Obesity Algorithm” was also published this year and promotes a balanced approach to the weight loss effort of individuals. A multi-disciplinary approach addressing diet, physical activity, counseling and ...

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Weight Loss Covered by Insurance

New Horizon Medical Weight Loss: Medical Weight Loss services are covered by most major medical insurance carriers and Medicare. Cash payments are also accepted. Call New Horizon to learn about coverage and what kind of a weight loss program may be most suitable for you. 781-269-5400

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Doctors to get Tough on Weight Loss

Now that the AMA has labeled obesity as a disease, new guidelines are provided to doctors on their obligation to help patients lose weight. The next time you see your doctor, expect that your weight will be addressed. The medical profession is urging physicians to be more aggressive about helping patients lose weight.
The guidelines are straight forward and advise doctors to do the following:
1) Take height, weight and waist measurements, calculate BMI and tell the patient if ...

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Weight Loss in Pounds or Percentages.

Weight Loss in pounds or percentages?

We often hear how many pounds a person has lost, but what is the relevance?  If an obese patient weighs 250 lbs and loses 25 lbs, and a 400 lb obese patient loses 25 lbs, who has made more progress?  Keeping track of weight loss in pounds does not mean the same thing to everyone.  A more comparative way to talk with a friend about weight loss progress is to refer to a percentage of ...

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New Year Resolution Time

The winter solstice has passed and the days are getting longer. Plans for spring are already brewing as we patiently wait for the new fallen snow to melt. As we finish celebrating the holidays and begin to turn our attention to meaningful resolutions for 2013, health and weight loss seem to surface as a priority.
There are so many options, one can get lost in the quagmire and even forgo taking action because they are engulfed in confusion. A sensible ...

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