Weight Loss

Michele Martinho, MD -  - Internist

Michele Martinho, MD

Internist located in New York, NY

Have you tried countless diet programs and workout regimens to no avail? Let Dr. Michele Martinho help pave the way to weight loss bliss with individualized wellness and lifestyle modification coaching at her Gramercy, New York City office. By taking a comprehensive look at what you eat and how it affects your body, and your exercise habits, Dr. Martinho can help you develop a detailed weight-loss plan with realistic, attainable goals. To start your weight-loss journey with her, call or book online today to set up an appointment.

Weight Loss Q & A

Michele Martinho, MD

What is my ideal weight?

Determining your ideal weight isn’t always a simple matter. Figuring out a healthy weight range for you involves considering the amount of bone, muscle, and fat in your body’s makeup.

The amount of fat you have in your body is the most essential measurement and one of the best indicators is a calculation known as body mass index (BMI). It’s not perfect, but having a healthy BMI is a good indicator of how much of your body is made up of fat.

You can either come in to see Dr. Michele Martinho or take advantage of this easy-to-use BMI calculator by plugging in your height and weight to figure out your BMI. Here are the different BMI ranges:

  • Less than 18.5: underweight
  • Between 18.5 and 25: ideal weight
  • Between 25 and 30: overweight
  • More than 30: obese

It’s important that you don’t stress too much about being thin, but rather aim for a healthy BMI between 18.5 and 25. During regular checkups, Dr. Martinho can perform physical exams and offer other screenings to make sure your weight is ideal.

Why is weight loss important?

Particularly if you’re overweight or obese, weight loss is critical since those conditions are closely linked to a wide variety of health problems. Being overweight or obese increases your risk of:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Strokes
  • Many forms of cancer
  • Sleep apnea
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Pregnancy problems

Achieving a healthy weight can help improve your overall quality of life, making everything from routine exercise to recreational activity to playing with your kids easier and more fulfilling. It can also boost your self-confidence.

How do I achieve my weight-loss goals?  

Dr. Martinho works closely with you to help you achieve your weight loss goals. After discussing your lifestyle habits and goals for weight loss, she carefully crafts an individualized treatment plan for you.

Over time, she provides personalized wellness coaching, helping you implement diet and exercise modifications to your daily routine. Since everyone has different physical limitations, exercise regimens can be tailored to you. For instance, not everyone is as adept at high-impact physical activity, such as running or playing sports. Some may prefer low-impact activities, such as swimming or cycling.

One of the biggest hurdles to weight loss can be getting the support you need. In Dr. Martinho, you have a mentor, advocate, and expert who will be there with you every step of the way.  

To learn more about how to begin your weight-loss journey, call or use the online booking tool today to schedule an appointment.



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