Jonathan S. Leibowitz, MD, PC
Board Certified in Internal Medicine & Primary Care & Nephrology located in Borough Park, Brooklyn, NY
Weight Loss Treatment Q & A
Why do I gain weight?
Putting on extra pounds happens to almost everyone. Often, there's no single reason. Instead, a combination of factors causes you to gain weight. Many of these factors are out of your control, and include:
- Family history
- Sedentary lifestyle
- Eating habits
What's more, your metabolism slows down with age. As an adult, you’re also more likely to spend your entire day sitting behind a desk. Without regular exercise, you gradually put on more and more weight.
Lasting weight loss is a balancing act. The scales will tip in your favor over time if you consume fewer calories than your body burns in a day. It sounds simple, but if you’ve tried dieting before, you know it’s not.
What is weight loss treatment?
Dr. Leibowitz helps to guide you on your weight loss journey with safe, effective meal plans and nutritional counseling. We offer a medically supervised Whole Food Plant Based Diet that, in addition to weight loss, can help control your blood pressure, diabetes, arthritis and cholesterol.
What is WFPBD?
WFPBD stands for Whole Food Plant Based Diet. A WFPBD is a type of nutritional program to help you lose weight by consuming whole, plant based foods. The plan contains a proper amount of protein, fatty acids, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals for safe and fast weight loss.
How does a WFPBD diet work?
When you’re on a WFPBD, you not only are not calorie restricted, you are encouraged to eat when you are hungry. The large variation of foods consumed lead to an abundance of nutrition, more than adequate amount of protein, along with a large amount of antioxidants and phytonutrients.
If you’re seeking an effective solution to manage your weight and health, Dr. Leibowitz offers nutrition counseling and targeted meal plans. To find out more, call the practice today, or schedule a consultation online.