Health Coaches to Teach Principles of Low Carb, Keto, & Fasting

Dr. Tro Kalayjian has added group coaching to the list of services offered by his practice, located in Tappan, NY.

Group coaching has been added to the list of services offered by Dr. Tro’s Medical Weight Loss & Direct Primary Care in Tappan, NY. Beginning Tuesday, January 28, 2020, those interested in learning more about low carb, keto, and fasting in a group setting will be able to receive group coaching in person or remotely. Coaching sessions will be offered on Tuesdays from 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Visit the Group Coaching page for details and to sign up.

Dr. Tro’s Medical Weight Loss and Direct Primary Care in Tappan, NY has been growing quickly since Dr. Tro Kalayjian opened the practice last February. Dr. Tro, a board-certified Internal Medicine & Obesity Medicine Physician, has been helping scores of patients lose weight and come off medications, most often through the use of low-carb and ketogenic diets and one or more versions of fasting.

As his practice has grown, Dr. Tro has been exploring ways to provide continued support for his patients when they complete their weight loss treatment programs. “People have been asking us for continued contact and support after they finish their program,” said Dr. Tro.

Amy Eiges, who has successfully used a low-carb approach on her own weight loss journey, will serve as a weight loss coach at Dr. Tro’s Medical Weight Loss & Direct Primary Care practice in Tappan, NY.

The group coaching sessions will be led by Dr. Tro or one of his trained and experienced health coaches, and each session will cover one or more topics likely to be helpful for those at various stages of their weight loss journey. “These coaching sessions are an effective way to give people practical tips in the context of a social community,” said Dr. Tro. “This type of support is one of the strongest predictors of successful weight loss and maintenance.”

Tro has recently added two health coaches (certification pending)—Taline Boyadzhyan and Amy Eiges—to his team, and he has plans to expand further as his practice continues to grow. “These coaches understand the low carb lifestyle, because they live it,” said Dr. Tro, “and they understand what is needed to provide a supportive environment for those trying to lose weight and maintain weight loss.”

Examples of session topics include the following:

Taline Boyadzhyan will serve as weight loss coach at Dr. Tro’s Medical Weight Loss & Direct Primary Care practice in Tappan, NY.


  • Controlling appetite 
  • Post-holiday reboot


  • Fasting 101
  • Intermittent fasting (IF)
  • Time-restricted feeding (TRF)
  • Extended fasts


  • Keto myths 


  • Getting started with exercise


  • Making your lifestyle a priority
  • Self advocacy


  • Keeping the momentum going
  • What to do when willpower fades


  • Understanding disease
    • Cholesterol
    • Diabetes
    • Metabolic health


  • Longevity
  • Science
  • Research


  • Appetite suppression techniques


  • Dirty keto secrets


  • Preparing for the holidays


  • Reasonable expectations

Those enrolling in group coaching sessions need not be patients at the practice, but all attendees will watch an introductory video and will be provided with an educational blueprint before their first session.

Registration can be completed through the appointments page on Dr. Tro’s Medical Weight Loss & Direct Primary Care website. The cost for ongoing group coaching is $150 per month.

Dr. Tro’s’s therapeutic focus includes diabetes, obesity, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, metabolic syndrome and PCOS. Dr. Tro’s approach begins with intensive lifestyle changes including diet, exercise, improved sleep hygiene, as well as stress management and mental health. The group coaching sessions are designed to support and encourage those lifestyle changes.

For additional information, visit the Group Coaching page, call 845-397-CURE or use the contact form on the appointments page.

Article by Chris S. Cornell

Chris S. Cornell is a writer, photographer and editor who works with organizations and businesses to help them create and curate articles, images, and videos in ways that help them educate, engage, and positively impact their audiences. Cornell is VP of Digital Marketing at Westchester, NY based WOW Production Services. At age 51, Cornell weighed 278 pounds. On a low-carb diet, he lost 85 pounds and has sustained the weight loss for the past 18 months. Now 55, Cornell lifts weights and runs. He is a cancer survivor.