A note from Dr. Grewal  

97% of those who lose weight regain it within 3 years. As one of the few people who has lost a significant amount of weight (80 lbs.) and kept it off for nearly a decade, helping others take control of their health, weight, self image, and confidence is my biggest professional pride.

Like you, I’ve tried every method under the Sun –counting calories, carb counting, Paleo dieting, intermittent fasting, etc.

What I’ve learned is that there is no “One-True” method that works for everyone in every scenario. All of the above mentioned approaches can work under the right circumstances, but the “Holy Grail” is to achieve your goal in the healthiest manner possible, and then learn the habits and practices that will keep you stay there – without taking over your life, mental capacity, and willpower.

Our Approach

When finding the right diet for you, I don’t just tell you what to eat and send you on your way. The science behind your plan is only the first element to your success. We coach you through important aspects of what we call the “Meta-Diet” – how to go beyond calories-in and calories-out to maximize results and adherence. The important aspects below, among others, are frequently overlooked in one-size-fits-all weight loss programs:

Hormone Optimization

We do targeted testing and tracking of important hormones to aid in dietary fine-tuning and for replacement when indicated. These include estrogen and testosterone, thyroid function (including TSH, T3 and T4, TRH), vitamin D, cortisol, IGF-1, Growth Hormone, and others

Sleep and Stress

Often overlooked by busy New Yorkers, poor sleep can sabotage your efforts before they even begin. Studies have shown that you will subconsciously eat about 550 extra calories per day when you sleep less than 5-6 hours the previous night. In addition, Stress leads to decision impairment, making you less likely to stick to your goals.

Accountability

In a supervised program, we give you built-in accountability – so you never feel like you’re going it alone.

Meal Frequency and Timing

Through research and study it is becoming increasingly apparent that meal timing must also be considered if we are to ensure optimal health benefits, in addition to total daily macronutrient and calorie requirements.

Sugar Addiction

Many modern foods are scientifically engineered to be “hyper-palatable” – meaning they are designed to be overeaten. In animal testing, sugar has been found to be more addictive than cocaine – activating the same addiction circuits in the brain. We help you strategize to combat this hijacking of your brain’s pleasure centers and get rid of cravings.

Willpower

By selectively using your willpower to develop healthy habits, it is possible to maintain weight loss without counting calories, still enjoy the occasional indulgence, and have a balanced relationship with food.

How it works

Dr. Grewal begins treatment with each new patient by performing a thorough medical evaluation and body composition analysis. He then meets with each patient to complete an in-depth study of the patient’s weight gain, dieting and exercise histories, before creating an individualized diet and exercise regimen based on each patient’s specific needs and goals. Several options are available

  • 13 visits
    • 7 in office with MD – 80 min initial, 40 min follow-ups by office/phone/skype
    • 6 virtual visits
    • ongoing email/text coaching as needed
  • Medical evaluation of weight related conditions
  • Advanced lab testing (insulin sensitivity, testosterone, cortisol)
  • Activity Monitoring: Jawbone/Withings tracking when indicated
  • Continuous glucose monitoring available at additional cost
  • Metabolic measurements
  • Resting metabolic rate assessment
  • Ketone monitoring (assess whether carbs or fat are being used at rest)
  • Body composition Analysis
  • Diet plan based on genetics, hormones, metabolic health, which may include:
    • Paleo
    • Intermittent fasting
    • Carbohydrate cycling/carb timing
    • Low carb tracking and sustainability using nutritionist, psychologist
  • Fitness Assessment with strength coach
  • Medication prescribing
  • Behavioral training in mindfulness, stress reduction, and sleep training
  • Self tracking tools (in development)
  • Address orthopedic, pain issues
  • Special populations (diabetics, polycystic ovarian syndrome, pregnancy