The Cold, Ugly Truth: “I Will Always Be a Food Addict”

By Amy Eiges I am a food addict. The fact that I have lost about 180 pounds would seem to indicate that I am no longer a food addict, and indeed, I had convinced myself for a while that this was the case. Riding high on weight loss and ketones, decreasing clothing sizes, and admiration […]

Self-Care Must Be a Priority Under COVID-19 Quarantine

By Amy Eiges These are extraordinary times we are all living through right now, and it would be easy to slip back into self-destructive behaviors, forgetting to make your own self-care a priority. Eating disorders, substance abuse and mental health issues thrive in isolation, and many of us are in seclusion right now, separated from […]

Remote Monitoring Tools Become Even More Useful Amid COVID-19 Concerns

Patients Can Reverse Symptoms of Diabetes, Come Off Meds & Overcome Obesity, and More Without Visiting Doctor’s Office   In the midst of a pandemic that has literally changed the course of history for hundreds of millions of people around the globe, one of the last places you probably want to visit is a doctor’s […]

Update on COVID

I wanted to share some thoughts as many questions are coming into my office about COVID. The issue with COVID is not necessarily what the virus will do to young & healthy people, the real issue is overwhelming/taxing a limited healthcare system with severe respiratory disease & deaths (the complications of COVID typically seen in […]

Low Carb New York Conference to be Held July 16-19, 2020

Board Certified Obesity Doctor Tro Kalayjian to Bring Biggest Names in Keto, Low Carb & Intermittent Fasting to Hudson Valley’s HNA Palisades Conference Center This groundbreaking conference—organized by Dr. Tro Kalayjian in partnership with The Fasting Method by IDM & LowCarbUSA—will feature keynotes and presentations on topics relating to low carb, keto, and fasting from […]

Dr. Tro Co-Authors Case Series Demonstrating Feasibility of Ketogenic Diet For Patients With Obesity, Binge Eating, & Food Addiction Symptoms

A case report recently co-authored by Dr. Tro Kalayjian, DO, has demonstrated the feasibility of prescribing a ketogenic diet for patients with obesity who report binge eating and food addiction symptoms. Published January 29, 2020 in the Journal of Eating Disorders, the report is entitled Treating binge eating and food addiction symptoms with low-carbohydrate Ketogenic […]

Four More Great Reasons to Attend Low Carb New York, July 16-19, 2020

Chris Palmer, Mark Cucuzzella, Aastha Kalra, & Cynthia Thurlow Added to All-Star Lineup PALISADES, NY, February 2, 2020 — Four more big names have been added to already power-packed list of speakers for the inaugural Low Carb New York Conference to be held held July 16-19, 2020 at the HNA Palisades Premier Conference Center in […]

Obesity Week 2019: Why is it So Hard for Doctors to Admit Their Failure?

By Dr. Tro Kalayjian It’s Thursday night, and I’m sitting in an airplane, about to take off for New York. I’m heading home from Las Vegas after attending Obesity Week 2019, the world’s largest obesity medicine conference, a collaboration between The Obesity Society and The American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons. I don’t quite […]

Rockland Doctor Teams Up with Restaurant Owner to Expand Low-Carb, Keto Options

Weight Loss Physician Tro Kalayjian & NoodleHub Proprietor Jack Sitti Enthusiastic About Zoodles Like many of his patients, Dr. Tro Kalayjian is able to maintain a healthy weight⁠—after many years of being morbidly obese⁠—by following a low-carb diet. A recurring challenge he and his patients both face is finding healthy menu options compatible with their […]

Can Old Doctors Learn New Tricks?

Patient Convinces Cardiologist to Hold Off on Meds & Allow Him to Give Low-Carb a Try The following account was written in April, 2019 by Bob, a patient of Dr. Tro’s Medical Weight Loss & Direct Primary Care. I had an appointment to meet with a cardiologist about three weeks after starting my weight-loss program […]

Stress: The Leading Cause of Weight Regain

By Dr. Tro Kalayjian While very few physicians have embraced remote monitoring, our practice has been thriving on the use of remotely monitoring patient biometric data. In our clinic, almost all of our patients have smart equipment in their homes which wirelessly sync with our practice. We monitor body weight, fat mass, water weight, muscle […]

Touro Prepared Dr. Kalayjian to Help Patients Tackle Obesity

Dr. Tro Kalayjian has devoted his career to helping people lose weight and improve their health, not just for a few months, but for a lifetime. Kalayjian—who is board-certified in Internal Medicine & Obesity Medicine—received his medical degree from Touro College of Medicine and completed his Internal Medicine Residency in the Yale New Haven Health […]

“I Am Not Broken”

Freedom is Attainable — It’s On the Other Side of the Mountain of Garbage We’ve All Been Fed The following article was submitted by Amy Eiges “Jeez, Amy. What are you getting so worked up about?” I’m at brunch with my closest friends and they’re all staring at me dumbfounded. We are talking about a […]

“That Patient Was Me…”

“Questioning Dietary Dogma”—Dr. Tro Kalayjian Delivers Grand Rounds Presentation at Greenwich Hospital GREENWICH, CT — Dr. Tro Kalayjian stands at the podium in the Noble Conference Center at Greenwich Hospital. Nearly 50 doctors, nurses and other medical professionals, along with a few members of the general public who learned of his appearance on Twitter, have […]

Do Athletes Need Carbs?

While many dietitians and nutritionists who keep up with the medical literature have become more accepting of low carb & ketogenic diets, many still hold on to their biases. Many dietitians, nutritionists and physicians are not aware that low carb and ketogenic diets are now an ADA recommended medical nutrition therapy for diabetes and high […]

Grand Rounds Presentation on Hunger & Obesity at Virginia Commonwealth University

On Thursday, June 13th, 2019, Dr. Tro Kalayjian presented at Virginia Commonwealth University, to the Department of Medicine at Internal Medicine Grand Rounds. The presentation was made to the Department of Medicine staff, including attending physicians, residents and medical students as well as the VA and satellite offices. The title of the presentation was “Questioning […]

Is Fruit Healthy?

Patients ask me all the time… “Is fruit is healthy?” Many patients are shocked to discover that my recommendations are NOT to eat as many fruits and vegetables that you possibly can. Particularly when patients are diabetic, pre-diabetic or have fatty liver disease, I may in fact recommend that some patients REDUCE all of their […]

Avoiding Processed Food

One of the cornerstones of any healthy lifestyle change is increasing the amount of real food and thus limited the amounts of processed food. Undoubtedly some may ask, what exactly is processed food? After all, isn’t cheese and yogurt processed? By and large, when we talk about “processed food”, we are talking about cookies, crackers, […]

Can food be thy medicine?

Many evidence-based proponents will be quick to judge clinicians who claim that food can “improve symptoms of mental health disorders”, or when clinicians say that a good diet can “reverse” or even “cure disease”.  Let’s take a look at some of the literature to see what the “evidence” tells us. Does food/glycemia/nutrition affect mood, depression, […]

Why I Don’t Emphasize Calorie Counting…

It’s easier to track hours of eating than calories. It’s easier to track sugar/carbs than calories. It’s easier to track pounds of steak, fish, shrimp, chicken than calories. Even if you did track calories, per the literature, you’d be off by 20-50%. Even if you were a medical doctor, or nutritionist, per the literature, your […]

Is Protein King?

One of the problems is that protein can be engineered to be hyperpalatable. Think of how good protein bars, protein shakes, protein cookies & protein chips taste… And now think about how widely available they are… While there may be some unique hormonal signals w/high protein intake that may induce satiety, the flavor & palatability […]

Long-Term Weight-Loss Strategies

There are exactly 5 ways to lose weight in the LONGTERM- WITHIN a low carb, keto/carnivore dietary paradigm •Preventing Carb Creep •Time Restricted Feeding •Protein Leverage •Hunger Re-Assessment •Exercise Preventing Carb Creep In any dietary paradigm, when it’s new, a person naturally restricts until they get accustomed to eating within the framework. As time goes […]