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How Many Ultherapy Treatments Will I Need? Feb 2nd, 2018

After you reach your goal weight on your weight loss program in Mt. Kisco and the surrounding Westchester County area, don’t be surprised if you want to treat yourself to a few cosmetic procedures to help you feel your absolute best. One such treatment is Ultherapy . Ultherapy uses ultrasound energy to...

Endocrinology And Diabetes Management: The Role Of The Internist Jan 26th, 2018

If you have diabetes, an endocrinologist may be part of your care team, or you may work with an internist to manage your care. If you haven’t yet been diagnosed with diabetes but want to lose weight to avoid developing the type 2 form of the disease, an internist can...

Nonsurgical Fat Reduction: Is It Right For You? Jan 19th, 2018

Sometimes, weight loss alone isn’t enough to treat stubborn areas of fat. When these bulges linger after you reach your goal weight, CoolSculpting could be the answer. If you’ve finished a weight loss program and want to target some remaining areas of fat, contact your weight loss clinic in Mt. Kisco and...

Blogs And Journals: How Making A Written Commitment Can Help You Lose Weight Jan 12th, 2018

There is no denying that sustainable weight loss is a complicated process that requires significant lifestyle changes. For many people, writing can play a surprisingly effective part in their efforts to lose weight. Whether making a written commitment publically through a blog or privately through a journal, keeping a written...

Should Cancer Patients Exercise? Jan 5th, 2018

Oncology care professionals generally do recommend that cancer patients enjoy light exercise. In this case, weight maintenance is the goal, not weight loss. Even if a cancer patient was actively working to lose weight prior to the diagnosis, the oncologist would likely prefer that he or she focus only on...

Look Younger In Less Than An Hour! Dec 29th, 2017

A one-hour treatment that promises to take five to 10 years off your appearance without needles or scalpels might sound too good to be true, but this video is proof that Ultherapy really does work. When you watch it, you’ll see some before and after pictures that will give you an idea...

Creative Ways To Blend Your Optifast Powders Dec 22nd, 2017

The OPTIFAST diet is an effective weight loss program available from Dr. Maria Briones, who serves Mt. Kisco and the surrounding Westchester County. Some people find that they enjoy the OPTIFAST shakes when prepared according to the package directions, but others prefer to add a little extra flavor. Talk to Dr....

The Whys And Hows Of Using Optifast Before Bariatric Surgery Dec 15th, 2017

Bariatric surgeries, such as gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy, involve drastic anatomical alterations in order to facilitate weight loss. Before considering bariatric surgery, your doctor will advise you to make multiple attempts to lose weight through nonsurgical means, such as by joining a weight loss center in Mt. Kisco or...

How An Internist Can Help You Manage Heart Failure Dec 8th, 2017

Internal medicine practitioners are similar to family physicians, as they diagnose, treat, and work to prevent diseases and conditions. However, unlike family doctors, internists focus exclusively on adult patients. If you’ve been diagnosed with congestive heart failure, consider adding an internist to your care team, such as Dr. Briones, who serves...

Give The Gift Of Ultherapy This Holiday Season Dec 1st, 2017

Some people are easy to shop for, such as young children who are happy with virtually any toy they receive. But what should you get for an adult who already has plenty of material possessions? One thoughtful choice is an Ultherapy treatment session—a gift that keeps on giving for months...

Lose Weight Despite Your Fibromyalgia Symptoms Nov 24th, 2017

Weight loss is difficult even in the best of circumstances. When you’ve been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, it might seem downright impossible. People with special medical concerns who are having trouble losing weight can consult a functional medicine doctor for weight loss in Mt. Kisco or the surrounding Westchester County. Identifying the Obstacles...

How Cryolipolysis Works Nov 17th, 2017

Cryolipolysis is the process behind CoolSculpting —a popular fat reduction treatment. To find out if CoolSculpting might be right for you, visit a weight loss clinic in Mt. Kisco or the surrounding Westchester County area. You’ll learn while it isn’t a long-term weight loss method, CoolSculpting can effectively and safely help you...

No-Stress Diet Tips For Thanksgiving Nov 3rd, 2017

Thanksgiving is all about being with family and friends, although the food also has a starring role. If you’re worried that the upcoming holiday season will derail your diet, consider booking an appointment with a weight loss doctor soon. It can be helpful to be following a structured weight loss program going...

Better Than Butter: Smart Substitutions To Try Oct 27th, 2017

Americans eat more butter than ever before. Like other indulgences, butter can be part of a meal plan in limited amounts, but if you’re trying to lose weight , it’s best to find healthier substitutions. Luckily, there are plenty of alternatives to choose from when you’re following a medical weight loss program...

After Optifast: Keeping The Weight Off For Good Oct 20th, 2017

OPTIFAST is a highly structured diet program available from weight loss specialists in Mt. Kisco and the surrounding Westchester County. It can be an ideal choice for people who struggle to lose weight on their own, especially for those who have problems consuming unhealthy foods only in limited amounts. OPTIFAST...

Getting Great Results With Coolsculpting Oct 12th, 2017

If you’d like to trim your thighs and flatten your tummy , consider giving CoolSculpting a try. CoolSculpting is available in Mt. Kisco and the surrounding Westchester County for individuals who are close to their ideal weight, but still have some stubborn inches that are difficult to get rid of. You...

Only Have 15 Minutes? Try These Effective Workouts Oct 6th, 2017

To lose weight, residents of Mt. Kisco and the surrounding Westchester County don’t have to force themselves to do marathon workout sessions at the gym. Exercising for hours on end isn’t actually healthy, and may lead to medical complications. Long workouts can also be discouraging for people who are just getting...

How Long Does Optifast Take? Sep 22nd, 2017

Small changes made over time help many people lose weight . Others need a more structured approach, such as OPTIFAST. The OPTIFAST program is only available from healthcare providers, such as Dr. Maria Briones’ clinic near Mt. Kisco and the surrounding Westchester County. Your weight loss doctor will thoroughly evaluate your health...

Conquering Stress Eating With Mindful Meditation Sep 15th, 2017

Stress is so deeply ingrained in modern society that it often seems like a natural, inevitable part of life—but it doesn’t have to be. Conquering your stress should be a top priority, given that chronic stress can cause physical health problems. These include hormonal imbalances and weight gain due to...

Where Can Ultherapy Be Used? Sep 8th, 2017

Ultherapy is an in-office anti-aging treatment. It’s unique because it’s the only cosmetic treatment to use ultrasound energy , and it’s the only FDA-approved treatment to noninvasively lift and tighten the skin. You can learn more about Ultherapy when you watch this introductory video. When you’re ready to take years off your...

Collagen And Your Skin Health Sep 1st, 2017

Collagen is a protein that gives skin its structure, resiliency, and strength. Smooth, youthful skin looks that way thanks to the presence of plenty of collagen. Over time, your body no longer produces as much collagen. This causes the skin to gradually take on a thinner and drier appearance, and...

Getting Ready For Day One On Optifast® Aug 25th, 2017

Some weight loss programs suggest making small changes that add up over time, while others propose more restrictive, but short-term dietary changes that give patients a jump start on their weight loss. If making small changes hasn’t worked for you, then perhaps OPTIFAST® will. OPTIFAST ® is a program offered by some...

Reclaim Your Body With Coolsculpting Aug 18th, 2017

CoolSculpting is a popular treatment in Mt. Kisco and the surrounding Westchester County. It’s an effective way to selectively target the bulges of fat that haven’t been responding well to diet and exercise. CoolSculpting is a safe, FDA-approved, noninvasive treatment that harnesses cryolipolysis technology to kill the fat cells in the targeted...

Are You Making These Common Weight Loss Mistakes? Aug 11th, 2017

Losing weight isn’t easy, but many people make it even harder to achieve because of simple mistakes. Perhaps the most impactful mistake is assuming that following a weight loss program by yourself is more effective or easier than working with a doctor. In fact, patients are typically far more successful in...

Focusing On Lipo-Light Aug 4th, 2017

Patients in Mt. Kisco and the surrounding Westchester County have seen great results with Lipo-Light. Dr. Briones can use this innovative technology to gently and effectively help patients lose weight from problem areas . These include the pockets of fat around the waist, hips, arms, and thighs. Lipo-Light isn’t intended as a...

What Is Visceral Fat? Jul 28th, 2017

Unless your tummy is trim, you probably have excess visceral fat. This is the fat that’s stored in your abdomen, and it’s actually more harmful for your health than the fat stored elsewhere in your body. So if you’re having trouble trimming your tummy, it may be time to visit...

A Look At The Conditions That Can Be Treated With Functional Medicine Jul 21st, 2017

At a typical appointment with a family physician, the doctor evaluates the patient’s symptoms, performs an exam, delivers the diagnosis, and prescribes medications. This approach serves a purpose, but it’s limited because it only treats the symptoms. Functional medicine is different because it treats the whole person. A provider such...

Managing Your Appetite With Mindful Eating Jul 14th, 2017

During a typical day, an average person might hastily grab breakfast on the way out the door or in a fast food drive-thru. He or she might work while eating lunch and watch TV while eating dinner. This is the opposite of mindful eating, and it’s one reason why so...

Using Coolsculpting To Treat Abdominal Fat Jul 7th, 2017

If you’ve been on a weight loss program for a while and you’re getting frustrated with stubborn bulges of fat around your midsection, it’s time to have a chat with your weight loss doctor. You may discover that you’re a good candidate for CoolSculpting , which is a noninvasive, FDA-approved treatment that...

Strategies For Maintaining Your Weight Loss Jun 23rd, 2017

Losing weight is a major accomplishment, but it’s only half the battle. It’s all too easy to gain back the pounds you lost. This is known as rebound weight gain, and it’s often the result of returning to old, unhealthy habits once the individual is no longer actively participating in...

What Are Your Options For Non-surgical Weight Reduction? Jun 16th, 2017

Weight loss programs that include doctor-supervised diet and exercise plans are the most effective ways to lose weight. However, you can complement your efforts with non-surgical weight loss methods to sculpt your body more quickly. Dr. Briones, serving Mt. Kisco and the surrounding Westchester County, is a leading provider of non-surgical fat...

A Look At The Issue Of Weight Gain During Menopause Jun 9th, 2017

For many older women in Mt. Kisco and the surrounding Westchester County, hormone replacement therapy is a viable option for restoring health and quality of life . For instance, a weight loss doctor may recommend hormone replacement therapy if you’ve been having problems losing weight and you’re in menopause. Many women are...

Signs Of Hormonal Imbalances In Women Dec 23rd, 2016

If you are a woman trying to lose weight but struggling to see the pounds actually come off, then a hormonal imbalance could be to blame. Hormonal imbalances are common with age and can interfere significantly with your weight loss efforts. If you suspect that you are struggling to lose...

What To Know Before You Begin Your Optifast® Program Dec 16th, 2016

If you are tired of trying to lose weight without success, or dropping a few pounds and then gaining them back plus more, it could be time to try a medical weight loss solution. OPTIFAST® is a medically supervised weight loss plan that combines healthy food choices with the support and education...

Common Questions About Ultherapy Dec 9th, 2016

After losing weight, many people find that they want to do more to make themselves look their best. One common complaint is sagging facial skin. After you lose weight, it’s common for your facial skin to sag as some of your fat disappears. Aging and sun damage can contribute to...

How Long After Coolsculpting Will I See Results? Dec 2nd, 2016

Are you scheduled for treatment with CoolSculpting serving Mt. Kisco and the surrounding Westchester County? If so, then you may be wondering what to expect regarding results. How long it will take for you to see a difference in your appearance can vary, but most patients notice a slight improvement...

Could Coolsculpting Be Right For You? Nov 25th, 2016

CoolSculpting is a non-surgical fat reduction procedure that can eliminate fat from your body by freezing fat cells. If you’re interested in CoolSculpting serving Mt. Kisco and the surrounding Westchester County, then continue reading to learn if this treatment could be right for you. You have certain problem areas. Medical weight loss...

Fact Vs. Fiction: The Truth Behind Common Coolsculpting Myths Nov 18th, 2016

Are you thinking about seeing your doctor for CoolSculpting near Mt. Kisco and the surrounding Westchester County? If so, then read on to learn the truth about common myths surrounding this popular treatment . Fiction: It is a weight loss solution. It’s a common misconception that fat loss treatments are the same...

Give Fat The Cold Shoulder With Coolsculpting [Infographic] Nov 14th, 2016

If you are like many people, after you lose weight, you may still have some frustrations about your physique. That is because stubborn areas of fat may remain, despite your efforts with diet and exercise. Fortunately, there is a non-invasive solution to those annoying bulges: CoolSculpting. CoolSculpting is an FDA-approved...

Getting Rid Of Your Double Chin With Coolsculpting Nov 11th, 2016

CoolSculpting offers people an excellent solution for stubborn areas of fat . If you have a double chin that you’re tired of seeing when you look in the mirror, then ask your doctor about CoolSculpting serving Mt. Kisco and the surrounding Westchester County. Watch this video to learn about this non-surgical fat...

Why You Should Choose Dr. Briones Medical Weight Loss Center Nov 4th, 2016

You’re not alone in your struggles to lose weight. Despite the quick fixes shown in the media, achieving long-term weight loss is a complex and difficult process that is hard to do on your own. At Dr. Briones Medical Weight Loss Center in Mt. Kisco , we understand your challenges and have...

Common FAQs On Optifast Oct 28th, 2016

If you are looking for a fast, safe way to lose weight and get healthy, your medical weight loss clinic may recommend OPTIFAST. Performed under the guidance of Dr. Briones in her medical weight loss clinic in Mt. Kisco and the surrounding Westchester County area , OPTIFAST can help you achieve significant...

The Benefits Of Choosing Coolsculpting Oct 21st, 2016

If you have stubborn pockets of fat that are lingering despite your efforts to lose weight and get toned, then CoolSculpting could be right for you. CoolSculpting is a non-invasive, FDA-approved procedure that freezes away stubborn fat so you can achieve the slimmer physique you want. If you’re considering CoolSculpting in...

Options For Non-surgical Weight Loss Oct 14th, 2016

If you have been struggling with your weight and are beginning to wonder if surgery is your only option, think again. There are many different ways to achieve weight loss without surgery. The trick is finding the right weight loss programs for your needs. Fortunately, you don’t have to blindly...

Preparing For Coolsculpting Oct 7th, 2016

CoolSculpting is an FDA-approved treatment designed to freeze away stubborn fat cells that don’t respond to your diet and exercise efforts, from tummy bulges to double chins. This non-invasive treatment is safe for most patients and requires no downtime after the procedure. Generally, doctors recommend that you are close to your...

Does Optifast Really Work? Sep 30th, 2016

At Dr. Briones Medical Weight Loss Center, we’re pleased to offer OPTIFAST as one of our medical weight loss plans in Mt. Kisco and the surrounding Westchester County area. This supervised weight loss plan has a track record of success and is specially designed for patients with a BMI over 35. Could...

How Sugar Harms Your Health Sep 23rd, 2016

When people visit a weight loss clinic to learn how to lose weight, sugar is almost always part of the conversation. Although not everyone who wants to lose weight has a problem with eating too much sugar, a large number do, and they struggle with those sweet cravings when they...

Can Coolsculpting Eliminate Your Double Chin? Sep 16th, 2016

CoolSculpting, the revolutionary, non-invasive treatment that has been freezing fat away around the midsection can now help you say goodbye to your double chin. Learn more about how CoolSculpting in Mt. Kisco and the surrounding Westchester County area by watching this video. CoolSculpting is FDA-approved to freeze fat cells, which helps to...

Signs You Could Benefit From Hormone Replacement Therapy Sep 9th, 2016

As you age, it is natural for the levels of hormones in your body to dip. Unfortunately, this hormone imbalance can lead to a range of unpleasant side effects, from weight gain and low libido to memory loss and mood swings. If you are suffering from these symptoms, hormone replacement...

Answering Your Questions About Lipo-Light Sep 2nd, 2016

If you have been working hard to lose weight in Mt. Kisco and the surrounding Westchester County area but are left with stubborn area of fat that just won’t budge, you are probably wondering if you have any options besides invasive procedures with lengthy recoveries. Fortunately, Lipo-Light is providing patients with just...

How You Can Conquer Your Sweet Tooth Aug 26th, 2016

When you want to lose weight, your sweet tooth can be one of your biggest enemies. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to fight back against those sugar cravings. Start by not going it alone with your weight loss efforts. Medical weight loss programs in Mt. Kisco and the...

Understanding Functional Medicine Aug 18th, 2016

If you’re struggling to lose weight and you’re concerned about your risk of chronic diseases, you may wish to look for weight loss doctors in Mt. Kisco and the surrounding Westchester County who offer functional medicine services. Functional medicine for weight loss refers to the way in which the doctor views the...

Obesity And Heart Disease Aug 12th, 2016

In recent years, multiple studies have demonstrated the correlation between obesity and cardiovascular disease. In light of these findings, weight loss programs near Mt. Kisco and the surrounding Westchester County have become even more important for individuals who struggle with overweight and obesity . At a weight loss clinic, a successful approach...

How Does Ultherapy Work? Aug 5th, 2016

Are you dissatisfied with the appearance of sagging skin around your face and neck? Do you want the results of a facelift without having to undergo invasive surgery? Consider having Ultherapy near Mt. Kisco and the surrounding Westchester County. Ultherapy, which may be available at a medical weight loss center...

A Man’s Guide To Hormone Replacement Therapy Jul 29th, 2016

It’s well known that women can benefit from hormone replacement therapy as they transition through menopause, but did you know that men also go through a period of hormonal decline? It’s known as andropause and it happens much more gradually than menopause. After about the age of 40, a man’s...

Meet Medical Assistant Natasha Ortiz Jul 22nd, 2016

When you visit Dr. Briones Medical Weight Loss Center , one of the friendly faces you’ll meet is medical assistant Natasha Ortiz. Natasha is an integral part of our weight loss clinic serving Mt. Kisco and the surrounding Westchester County area and is committed to ensuring every patient feels comfortable and gets...

What To Expect From Coolsculpting Jul 15th, 2016

Are you struggling with pockets of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise efforts? Many people find that, after they lose weight, they are still left with areas of fat that simply won’t budge, leaving them frustrated that they still don’t have the sleek physique they have worked so...

The Importance Of Exercise For Weight Loss Dec 26th, 2015

If you’re looking for the best way to lose weight in Mt. Kisco and the surrounding Westchester County, you should be aware that exercise is a very important part of weight loss. Simply dieting alone will not allow you to lose as much weight, lose weight quickly, or experience the body sculpting...

Signs That Coolsculpting Might Be Right For You Dec 22nd, 2015

Are you looking for fast, effective, and safe ways to lose weight? Have you been dieting and exercising, yet still have stubborn areas of fat on your abdomen, thighs, or hips? Consider visiting a weight loss clinic in Mt. Kisco for a treatment session with CoolSculpting . CoolSculpting is ideal for those...

What Goes Into Medical Weight Loss? Dec 17th, 2015

If you’ve previously tried to lose weight without success, it may be time to seek medical help. Medical weight loss involves a structured program of nutrition, supplements, and exercise to help patients reach their weight loss goals. Medical weight loss is different from other diet programs. Since these weight loss programs near...

An Inside Look At Coolsculpting Dec 10th, 2015

Medical weight loss is the best way to lose weight in the surrounding Westchester County. While you’re losing weight with a customized diet and exercise program, consider giving CoolSculpting a try. CoolSculpting is a revolutionary method for effective and safe body contouring. The technology literally freezes fat cells to destroy them ,...

The Coolsculpting Procedure Dec 2nd, 2015

There are many ways you can support your medical weight loss plan to lose weight even faster. Consider undergoing CoolSculpting near Mt. Kisco and the surrounding Westchester County. Since CoolSculpting destroys fat cells in problem areas such as the thighs, hips, and abdomen, it assists with both weight loss and body contouring....