Blog Archive

COVID crisis Apr 1st, 2020

During this unprecedented time with COVID-19 crisis, I hope you and your family are staying safe. As we go through this challenging period, it is essential to pay attention to our physical and emotional wellbeing. Anxiety, sleeplessness, depressed mood pose a severe threat to mental health, which in turn can...

Obesity Care Week Mar 2nd, 2020

Initially founded in 2015, OCW (Obesity Care Week) has a global vision for a society that understands, respects, and accepts the complexities of weight issues amongst our population. We at Jersey Medical Weight Loss Center are proud to be recognized as an “ OCW Champion” again this year. Obesity Care...

Mobile apps that can lead to healthier lifestyle Feb 4th, 2020

In this era of electronic gadgets, we have gotten used to everything in the palm of our hands. Mobile devices have apps to make life easier on the go. When you can track your bank deposit via an app, why not track your calories? Health apps are the hottest and...

Holiday Survival Guide Dec 9th, 2019

The holiday season is a wonderful time of the year when we all come together with family and friends. As the weather gets frightful, we all find warmth in the company of our loved ones. Getting together always revolves around food. Every holiday has been associated with its signature food...

Thanksgiving Nov 20th, 2019

Thanksgiving is the time to be thankful for the food on our table, the roof above our head and grateful for the hearts that warm our cold days, strong shoulders that hold our sad heads. It is also about indulgence in the calorie-loaded mashed potatoes, turkey and pumpkin pie that...

Eggless,Meatless,Milkless.....what does it mean? Aug 12th, 2019

With the buzz now for various weight-loss diets, the Vegan diet is very much on the spotlight. Vegans constitute about 2% of the US population but continue to be a growing number. What's a Vegan diet? A vegetarian diet that excludes all animal-based food. That means no meat, no fish...

Hidden facts in your food Apr 11th, 2019

As the cold air gives way to brisk air perfused with the fragrance of the freshly bloomed flowers, as the bright green leaves start spurting out from the trees and as the squirrels, birds, and bees dash out from nowhere, we know that spring has sprung. What does that mean?...

Caution with Carbs! Feb 28th, 2019

Does your palate crave for a piece of scrumptious cake with creamy rich chocolate filling after dinner? Do you feel that once you take the first bite of that sugar-loaded piece of heaven that your willpower to say "no" flies out of the window? You are not alone....join the club of...

Heart Health Month Jan 30th, 2019

                                                    As January comes to an end, the excitement of the New Year wanes slowly, we find ourselves struggling with the reality of keeping up...

New Year...New Beginning Jan 6th, 2019

As we put away the Christmas decorations,clear the last piece of chocolate, throw away the left-overs from the holiday party, we realize that it is already New Year. A New Year signals a new beginning. A fresh start with renewed energy to overcome our challenges, a new chance to accomplish...

Is Body Mass Index a Reliable Indicator of Obesity? Oct 22nd, 2018

Although the Body Mass Index (BMI) has traditionally been used as a measure of obesity, other factors like gender, ethnicity, body composition can affect the credibility of BMI. Nonetheless,  it is used as the gold standard to diagnose, categorize and treat overweight/ obesity. After critical analysis and detailed discussion of the...

National Obesity Care Week Oct 8th, 2018

As America's waistline increases so do the medical conditions and healthcare costs associated with the disease state causing this expanding phenomenon...Obesity. Obesity, unlike other disease conditions, was not recognized as a disease until a few years back. A medical condition that is the root cause of about 230 diseases was...

Size Matters May 9th, 2018

Scaling down the dress size, waist size ultimately comes down to portion size. Portion size of your plate is as important as its content. Serving size in America has gone up tremendously, so is our waistline. When the serving size goes up the caloric content of a meal also goes...

Losing Weight During the Summer Jul 10th, 2017

The summer months are a time for us to have some fun in the sun, but it’s also a season that may pose some risk to patients trying to lose weight. Between vacations, holiday barbecues, and a generally slower pace of life, patients may be tempted to relax their weight...