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Weight Loss Specialist

Gastroenterology on Gramercy Park

Gastroenterology located in Lower Manhattan, New York, NY

Losing weight is never easy. In fact, only about 1 in 6 Americans keep off the weight they lose. Moushumi Sanghavi, MD, at Gastroenterology on Gramercy Park in New York City, knows that the secret to losing weight isn’t always the method you choose, but the support system you have to back you up. Dr. Sanghavi specializes in providing weight loss programs that are tailored to a patient’s unique needs. If you’re looking to lose weight and want an experienced medical expert to help, call or schedule a consultation online.

Weight Loss Q & A

Who needs to lose weight?

Whether or not you need to lose weight depends on many factors, including your lifestyle, medical history, family history, diet, and body type. In many cases, being a little overweight isn’t a significant threat to your health.

However, a body mass index that is 30 or greater qualifies as clinically obese. Obesity can lead to health complications over time, including heart disease and diabetes.

What causes obesity?

There is no single cause of obesity or weight gain. Instead, there are a number of different factors that can cause you to gain excess weight.


Dietary choices and physical activity are two of the biggest contributing factors to gaining weight. Consuming more calories than you burn can lead to weight gain.

Family history

Many researchers believe genetics and a family history of obesity might play a role in whether you’re likely to become overweight or obese.

How can I lose weight?

Dr. Sanghavi offers a number of dietary programs, and she’ll discuss them with you so you can decide what best fits your lifestyle. Some of the most common plans include:

Low-carb diet

The most straightforward approach to a weight loss diet is to simply cut the number of carbohydrates you consume. Instead, you might eat more vegetables, lean proteins, and healthy fats.

Intermittent fasting

This dietary change has been growing in popularity lately. This plan is more about when you eat than what you eat. By carefully fasting for set periods of time, you’ll reduce your overall calorie intake and start losing the pounds.

Calorie counting

If you don’t want to change what you eat, but you want to become more mindful of your food habits, calorie counting might be the best weight loss technique for you. By keeping a log of your food intake and each item’s calories, you can more easily make healthier diet choices moving forward.

Do you need help losing weight? Let Dr. Sanghavi help. Call Gastroenterology on Gramercy Park or schedule your consultation online today.