Weight Loss in Garden City, NY

At the offices of Dr. Christopher Calapai, located in Garden City and Plainview, NY, we take a comprehensive medical and nutritional approach to our weight loss programs. We aim to help patients lose weight and keep it off in the long term to promote a healthier lifestyle and increase body confidence. Whether you need to lose a few pounds or several, we can design a customized program to help you finally reach your goal weight.

What Is a Weight Loss Treatment Plan?

A weight loss treatment plan is designed to help men and women lose weight through a comprehensive approach that includes dietary changes, an exercise regimen, and medical evaluations and treatments. These components combined can accelerate weight loss and help patients reach their goal weight and improve their lifestyle.

These plans can do what well-intentioned lifestyle efforts often cannot by addressing the root cause of the inability to lose weight and providing patients with the accountability, tools, and treatments they need.

What Are the Benefits?

Living life at an unhealthy weight not only affects your appearance and your confidence, but it can also affect your health. Being overweight increases the risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, increased cholesterol levels, high blood pressure, cancer, sleep apnea, and other health conditions.

When you undergo a program to overhaul your diet and lifestyle, learn more about your hormone levels, and address the primary cause of weight gain, you’ll experience all the benefits of a healthy weight and lifestyle. Other treatment benefits include the following:

  • Reduced body weight
  • Accelerated results
  • Reduced body fat percentage
  • Increased confidence
  • Reduced risk of obesity-related diseases
  • Increased energy levels
  • Better sleep
  • Clothes that look and fit better
  • A customized treatment plan for each patient’s unique needs
  • Accountability

Why Is Weight Loss So Difficult?

For some, weight loss is difficult because it’s tied to lifestyle choices. Many people are unaware of how their choices affect their bodies and weight. For others, an unknown hormone deficiency prevents them from losing weight despite their best efforts.

Whether you’re not exercising enough, your hormones are out of balance, you aren’t eating the right foods and don’t know how to, or you don’t have the accountability and tools necessary to lose weight, we can get to the root cause of why weight loss has been difficult for you and begin a treatment plan that will finally help you achieve a healthy weight.

How and Why Our Program Works

One of the reasons our program is so effective is that it takes a nutritional and medical approach to weight management. We combine lifestyle changes with professional treatments, which work together to help the body burn fat, and as you progress along your treatment plan, you’ll see the scale begin to change and look and feel even better.

We incorporate blood testing, injectable treatments, and hormone evaluations into our treatment plans to cover every base so that you’ll lose weight and achieve a balanced and healthier lifestyle.

What To Expect

The first step in this process is the initial consultation. We’ll meet with you to discuss your treatment goals, answer your questions, and learn more about your medical history. Once we confirm that you’re a good candidate, we can move forward with the process and begin your customized program so you can lose weight and experience all the benefits of this program.

Bloodwork Testing

One of the fundamental aspects of our program is blood testing. We perform a comprehensive panel that can identify hormonal imbalances, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, how your body absorbs food, how it digests food, and if you’re suffering from food allergies.

This comprehensive blood test allows us to get a better idea of your current health so that we can move forward, correct hormone, vitamin, and mineral deficiencies, create a diet plan that accommodates any food allergies, and promote improved gut health to enhance food absorption and digestion.

Dietary Changes

Dietary changes are key to any weight loss protocol. Our programs focus on a low carbohydrate diet to limit carbohydrate intake to accelerate weight loss. You’ll consume healthy carbohydrates while avoiding starchy and refined ones.

Since carbohydrates are the body’s primary energy source, by reducing carbohydrates, we can limit the amount of excess glucose created during the digestion process, which can eventually turn into stored fat. The low carbohydrate diet is designed to force the body to burn stored body fat for energy instead of carbohydrates.

Correcting Hormone Deficiencies

Your blood test panel will provide detailed information about your hormone levels. Often, patients can’t lose weight not because they’re not making an effort but because they’re living with a hormone deficiency. Many of your hormones work to control your appetite, metabolic rate, energy levels, and your overall weight.

Different factors can contribute to an imbalance, affecting your body composition and weight. With a customized treatment plan, we can correct hormone deficiencies and address and correct hormone-related weight gain.


We’ll also give you information about the benefits of exercise, how often you should get regular activity, the best exercises to perform, and why increasing your caloric deficit is an important part of this process. Exercise also has many other benefits that will enhance your overall health.

Semaglutide Injections

We also offer semaglutide injections, which are safe weight-loss medications that are injected into the subcutaneous tissue once a week. These injections regulate insulin levels and overall blood sugar, decrease appetite, promote feelings of fullness, and help accelerate results.

Regular Weigh-In Appointments

Once you begin this program, you’ll undergo regular weight-ins every two weeks. We’ll track your progress at these appointments and ensure that everything is working well and you are happy with your treatment protocol and results.


Reach Your Goal Weight and Live Your Healthiest Lifestyle

Losing weight doesn’t have to be difficult. Our customized protocols can help you shed those extra pounds preventing you from living your healthiest and happiest life. Our goal is to help you feel more confident in your appearance, correct any deficiencies, and adopt healthier habits that you can maintain after your program ends.

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