6/29/2021 Group Meeting: New Case Study

In this week’s Group Meeting, Dr. Tro and Health Coaches Amy Eiges and Brian Wiley discussed Dr. Tro’s most recent published case study on lowering A1c with minimal weight loss using carbohydrate restriction. The team also discussed the ways patients with obesity are treated differently by doctors in the modern healthcare world. The conversation then […]

6/22/2021 Group Meeting: All-or-Nothing Thinking

In this week’s group meeting, Dr. Tro and Health Coaches Amy Eiges and Brian Wiley discussed all-or-nothing thinking in relation to diet and exercise and how this extreme view has negatively impacted their goals. Discussion: Dr. Tro started the discussion with a member who was struggling to lose weight after having surgery. Tro talked about […]

6/1/2021 Group Meeting – Staying on Track

In this week’s group meeting, Dr. Tro and health coaches Amy Eiges and Brian Wiley discussed how to keep your diet momentum going. Many people are feeling anxious about maintaining their health goals with things starting to open up after COVID restrictions and more opportunities for socializing. The team discussed ways to navigate these situations […]

5/18/2021 Group Meeting – Food Addiction Continued

In this week’s group meeting Health Coaches Amy Eiges and Brian Wiley continued the discussion of food addiction, sharing their everyday struggles with the many low-carb options now available. Many members also shared their challenges. Discussion: Amy opened up the meeting talking about the long term effects of the things that drive us to eat. […]

5/11/2021 Group Meeting – Food Addiction

In this week’s group meeting, Dr. Tro and health coaches Amy Eiges and Brian Wiley discussed the subject of food addiction, the ways to differentiate what true hunger is and the things that drive us to eat that have little to do with physical hunger. Dr. Tro interviewed Amy asking her the questions from the […]

4/20/2020 Group Meeting – Exercise

In this week’s group meeting, Dr. Tro and health coaches Amy Eiges and Brian Wiley continued exercise month by answering questions from the group. Discussion:  There were many questions about getting started with exercise, if you’re out of shape or have a lot of weight to lose: when she began her 200-pound weight loss, Amy […]

Spotlight on Group Coaching Member: Karen Oaks

Name: Karen Oaks Age: 55 Where do you live? Danville, VA Profession? Nurse Professor and Nurse Practitioner Diet/Weight history? I never dieted until I was about 22 years old, never saw myself as “fat” until my mom mentioned I was gaining weight. Interestingly, I weighed 150 lbs. – I would give anything to be that […]

Spotlight on Group Coaching Member: Bob Collins

First name: Bob Age: 58 Where do you live? Westchester County, NY Profession? Corporate Security (current); retired Law Enforcement professional (~25yrs) Diet/weight history? Pre-teen I was “chubby,” the term used in the 1970’s, especially at stores when they had clothes on display while shopping was “husky”; as a teenager I grew taller and thinned out, […]

11/3/2020 – Preparing for the Holidays

At the November 3rd Group Coaching session, Dr. Tro, Amy, and Brian opened up November with a discussion on preparing for the holidays, sharing tips and strategies to getting through gatherings, and staying on track after falling off. Discussion: How to advocate for yourself to friends and family that may be misinformed or don’t support […]

10/27/2020 – Group Coaching FAQ

At this week’s Group Coaching, Dr. Tro and Health Coaches Amy Eiges & Brian Lenzkes held a Q&A session with questions submitted from participants. The team shared their thoughts and experiences and took live questions during the meeting. Dr. Tro announced information on the future live LowCarb MD Podcast recordings and additional Group Coaching meeting […]

10/13/2020-Dirty Keto Tips & Strategies

At this week’s group meeting, the team discussed the effects of “dirty” & “lazy” keto products on appetite and how & when to use them. Main topics discussed at the meeting: The benefits of using a CGM to monitor the effects of foods, sleep, stress, and exercise on your glucose levels. How using keto treats […]

10/6/2020 – Dirty Lazy Keto

At our weekly group meeting, the team discussed what is “dirty” & “lazy” keto. The team discussed the various positive and negative effects of employing a dirty/lazy keto approach. Main topics discussed at the meeting: Should you try dirty/lazy keto? What are the positive and negative effects? How to safely incorporate this appraoch into your […]

9/22/2020 – Fasting Tips and Strategies

Fasting:    Intermittent Fasting (IF), Time Restricted Eating (TRE), Extended fasting (EF);  Various time protocols: 16:8, 18:6, 20:4, one meal a day (OMAD), alternate day fasting (ADF);  What breaks a fast?;  Fat-fasting;  How to break a fast;  Fasting and metabolism   Dr. Tro, health coaches Brian Wiley and Amy Eiges and group participants discussed some […]

9/8/2020 – Ketosis as an Appetite Suppressant

The online group coaching meeting held Tuesday, September 8, hosted by Dr. Tro’s Medical Weight Loss & Direct Primary Care, continued its discussion around metabolic health. Dr. Tro Kalayjian shared studies with participants about the effects of a ketogenic diet on satiety. Dr. Tro, and Health Coaches Amy Eiges and Brian Wiley then focused the […]

8/31/2020 – Understanding Hunger & Appetite Suppression

Last week’s online group coaching meeting (August 31), hosted by Dr. Tro’s Medical Weight Loss & Direct Primary Care, continued its discussion around metabolic health. Dr. Tro Kalayjian shared studies with participants about appetite-suppressing hormones. The effects of a low carbohydrate ketogenic diet on hunger were also explored. Dr. Tro, Amy and Brian then focused […]

8/25/20 – Remembering Your “Why”

Last week’s online group coaching meeting, hosted by Dr. Tro’s Medical Weight Loss & Direct Primary Care, continued its discussion around metabolic health. Dr. Tro Kalayjian shared studies about supplements and electrolytes which included some points on the importance of staying hydrated, ways to get magnesium through both foods and supplements, and the dietary effects […]

8/11/20 – Metabolic Health, Stress & Sleep

Last week’s online group coaching meeting, hosted by Dr. Tro’s Medical Weight Loss & Direct Primary Care, centered its discussion around the metabolic effects that stress and sleep have on glucose, insulin, weight gain, and circadian rhythm. The more than 65 participants on last week’s Zoom call listened to Health Coaches Amy Eiges and Brian […]

Online Group Coaching Aims to Help Participants Maintain Benefits of Low Carb & Fasting; Manage Stress During These Difficult Times

Sign-up Link for Group Coaching Register by July 7 to waive the introductory session fee. UPDATED JUNE 30 – A Message from Dr. Tro Topics for Group Coaching Zoom Meeting June 30, 2020 – 5:30 p.m. EDT Being Consistent Avoiding Paralysis by Analysis Our practice has hosted more than a dozen free online Town Hall […]