WLCNY News

Pool Moves for Toning Up

Exercising in the pool is a great way to work out and have some fun. The water is supportive, making it easier on joints. The water also offers natural resistance, meaning even gentle movements work the body and improve muscle tone as well as burning a load of calories. Here are some easy exercises to get you started with aquatic exercise.   [Read more]

Take a Stand: 4 Simple Ways to Add Movement to Your Day

Modern life feels like it’s moving at an ever-faster pace, but a lot of it is spent not moving much at all. We spend too much time sitting – whether it’s at our desks, in our cars, or on the couch. Studies show that this lack of movement isn’t healthy; it’s associated with weight gain, lack of energy, back pain, and even decreased life spans. [Read more]

Why Aren’t You Losing Weight? 4 Self-Sabotaging Habits You Need To Break

If you’re trying to lose weight, you might think you have things under control. When you realize you’re not seeing any results, but you might be confused about why. Here are four self-sabotaging habits you should break if you’re serious about losing weight. [Read more]

3 Ways to Increase Intrinsic Motivation to Lose Weight

Are you familiar with intrinsic motivation and extrinsic motivation? Although both these types of motivation play unique roles in weight-loss, intrinsic motivation is more effective at turning a behavior into a habit. [Read more]

10 Strategies for Sane Holiday Eating

Well, we’ve survived Thanksgiving.   Now we are looking forward to some very perilous weeks – food everywhere!   At this time of the year, we are literally surrounded by food – magazine covers with beautiful cookies, newspaper articles featuring the latest eggnog recipes, office parties where everyone brings their favorite dessert – food everywhere. [Read more]

New and Improved OPTIFAST 800 Products

Medical Weight Loss of NY, PLLC and Dr. Scinta have been using Optifast for over a decade and we have always appreciated Nestle’s products and quality. Optifast is without a doubt the best full meal replacement product on the market. We are very excited to be able to offer the new and improved Optifast meal replacement products to our patients. A summary of the improvement are as follows: [Read more]

Group Specials and Award Changes

Starting in April for a limited time we are offering a group special for patients that are on the partial program. When you purchase 4 groups you will get the 5th group free. As a reminder Dr. Scinta recommends that all Partial patients attend 1 to (preferably) 2 groups per month. Our group teachers and Dr. Scinta work very hard to make sure that the groups topics tie into your weight loss journey. [Read more]

Group Class Changes and Updates for 2016

Starting in March, Lorna is going to have an introductory topic for her first Monday, Tuesday and Thursday group classes. Her second group of classes later in the month, will be an advanced topic that compliments the introductory topic from earlier that month. This will provide a more enhanced overall experience for patients that want a better understanding of behavioral topics. We continue to see studies that show that understanding your behaviors is so important to learning how to lose weight and even more importantly maintaining your weight. [Read more]

Surviving and Thriving during the Holidays

Holidays….hmmm. What can I say? They can be magical, glorious, stressful, depressing, anxiety provoking, lonely, tiring, and every other emotion as well. From a weight loss and maintenance perspective, they can definitely be CHALLENGING. But they don’t have to be. Here are some thoughts on how to thrive and succeed this holiday season. [Read more]

Dora’s Gift: Food, Fitness, Family and Faith

I first met Dora Johnson in 1997. I was in my 3rd year of medical school at SUNY Upstate- pregnant with my first child. Upstate had an elective called “Maternal-Fetal Bonding”, where inner city moms were paired with a medical student to focus on bonding with their babies. As this was my first and Dora’s fourth, you can probably figure out who taught whom more. I remember Dora giving me a funny look when we were paired together. Later she told me she was thinking, “What is this young white girl gonna teach me that I don’t already know?” [Read more]