• Are you a woman in the United States that is a bit overweight or obese and needs to shed some pounds?
  • Are you wondering what might be causing your weight gain, especially in your tummy or upper body?
  • Do you feel you have a slower metabolism that is making it harder for you to lose weight?
  • Are you wondering – I do not eat much, have an active life style, eat healthy, why am I still not losing weight?
  • Do crave certain foods such as starches or sugary foods at times?
  • Are you wondering what is the secret for losing weight fast and safe?
  • Do you have health insurance?
  • Do you know your insurance might cover the weight loss physician visits?
  • Are you tried of all the fad diets and need guidance on what really works and what does not for losing weight?
  • How about consulting with a trained, and experienced weight loss physician practicing evidence based medicine?
  • Do you know there are many new options to lose weight non-surgically using evidence based methods?

If you answered yes to one or more of the above questions, you are at the right place. Having helped thousands of woman lose weight successfully using evidence based methods as opposed to fad diets, W8MD medical weight loss centers of America might be able to help.

Before looking at how to lose weight for women, let us see ask these questions to understand how big the problem of obesity or being overweight is and how to approach being overweight or obese woman in America.

How many women in the United States are overweight or obese? 

Over 60 percent of U.S. adult women are overweight, according to 2007 estimates from the National Center for Health Statistics of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Just over one-third of overweight adult women are obese.

How do I know if I’m overweight or obese and need to lose some weight as a woman?

You can start with a Body Mass Index Scale or BMI first. In addition, you also want to know your waist circumference as the central or upper body distribution of weight increases the health risks of being obese or overweight. BMI is a measure of body fat based on height and weight. People with a BMI of 25 to 29.9 are considered overweight. People with a BMI of 30 or more are considered obese.

What causes weight gain and make a woman overweight or obese?

  • Slower metabolism including insulin resistance that affects up to 71% of the entire adult population
  • Behaviors, such as eating too many calories or not getting enough physical activity
  • Environment and culture
  • Genes
  • Medications
  • Sleep problems

What are the health effects of being overweight or obese?

  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • High blood pressure
  • Breathing problems
  • Sleep apnea
  • Arthritis
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Mood problems
  • Some kinds of cancer

As a woman, what is the best way to lose weight?

  • Find a right weight loss program that is based on evidence and not a fad diet
  • Set a goal of slow and steady weight loss — 1 to 2 pounds per week
  • Offer low-calorie eating plans with a wide range of healthy foods
  • Encourage you to be more physically active
  • Teach you about healthy eating and physical activity
  • Adapt to your likes and dislikes and cultural background
  • Help you keep weight off after you lose it

How can I make healthier food choices?
How can physical activity help?
What weight loss medicines or diet pills are approved for long-term treatment of obesity?

How can W8MD medical weight loss centers help me lose weight?


  • Physician supervised
  • Accept most insurances
  • Meal replacements
  • Fast weight loss*
  • Sleep disorders
  • Appetite suppressants
  • Limited acceptance
  • In NYC, NJ & Greater Philadelphia

Weight loss success stories of women losing weight.

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