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Weight Loss Program

Comprehensive Weight Loss Program: Guaranteed Results

Dr. Jennifer Berman

If you’ve been searching for an effective weight loss program, you’re not alone. Finding a program that works without gimmicks, shortcuts or invasive surgery can be a maddening process of trial and error, one that leaves you feeling frustrated and disappointed. If it seems like you can’t lose weight no matter what you do, I’m here to offer you a better way. As a leading specialist when it comes to women’s health, I’ve developed a unique, professional weight loss program that combines an exercise program, specialized diet, medications that optimize your metabolism, minimally-invasive fat-melting treatments and bioidentical hormones for a comprehensive approach you won’t find elsewhere.

Menopause is considered a risk factor for weight gain and obesity which puts women at great risk for serious medical conditions including diabetes, hypertension, and coronary artery disease. Obesity equates to excess body fat based on body mass index (BMI). Your BMI is calculated by comparing your weight to your height. A BMI of 30 or more is considered to be in the obese range. If your BMI is  25 to 29.9,  you’re overweight and at risk for obesity. This is precisely where my medical weight loss program comes into play.

A Better Way to Lose Weight

When it comes to weight loss, there are numerous programs, supplements and diets that promise dramatic results with little to no effort. I’m here to tell you that if you’ve tried these fad diets and weight loss products that offer a “quick fix” and been disappointed, there’s a reason these programs don’t work. Instead of helping you lose weight safely, these approaches disrupt metabolsim and only provide temporary results, often at the expense of your health and well-being. By drastically restricting your caloric intake and food choices, crash diets and OTC weight loss supplements can lead to undesired side effects that include:

  • Loss of muscle mass
  • The dreaded “yo-yo” effect
  • Dehydration
  • Constipation and/or diarrhea
  • Gallstones
  • Fatigue
  • depression and mood disorders
  • Nutritional deficiencies 

All of these conditions can take a serious toll on your health and wellbeing, and this is exactly why I worked hard to develop a healthy, safe and effective program that is individually tailored to meet each woman’s specific needs.

New FDA Approved  Weight-Loss Medications

In the past five years, the FDA has approved four new weight loss medications. In my clinical experience , women who experience weight gain  during menopause typically have elevated cortisol levels and decreased leptin levels.  , making it harder for them to lose weight.  These weight loss medications not only help to stave off hunger and cravings, they also increase leptin levels. and reach your goals. Compared to medications used in the past, modern weight-loss drugs are safe, effective and non-habit forming, targeting pathways in the brain that control hunger and appetite to help you stay on track. When combined with my professional weight loss program, you can achieve healthy, sustainable results with the following FDA-approved medications:  

  • Contrave — Contrave is an effective weight loss medication that works by targeting two key areas in the brain — the hunger center and reward system — to help you lose weight. With Contrave, you’ll feel fuller between meals and able to control cravings that could undermine your efforts.
  • Qsymia — Qsymia is a once-daily medication that provides all-day hunger control, making it easier to resist cravings and lose weight. With clinically-proven results, Qsymia can help you shed more pounds than diet or exercise alone.
  • Belviq — Belviq can help you lose weight and keep it off by targeting hunger receptors in your brain. By regulating your appetite, Belviq helps you feel fuller and make smarter food decisions as you work toward your weight loss goals.

I have used these medications safely over the years as part of a comprehensive, holistic approach to weight loss. When combined with my effective weight loss program, Contrave, Belviq and Qsymia can help to reinforce healthy habits and optimize your results. We’ll work together to choose the medication that is right for you and develop a personalized treatment plan to help you jumpstart your weight loss.

Bioidentical Hormones and Weight Loss

Hormone imbalances can happen at any time, but most women notice its effects as they age. As hormone levels decline with age, the body’s equilibrium is disrupted, leading to weight gain, lower metabolism and decreased insulin production. When it comes to weight gain, one common culprit is a decline in thyroid function. Your thyroid is responsible for producing hormones that control your metabolism, but a hormonal imbalance can slow down this process and make it difficult to lose weight. High levels of cortisol, the stress hormone, also play a role in weight gain, triggering a drop in blood sugar that increases cravings for simple carbs and sugars. Cortisol also encourages fatty deposits around the abdomen and negatively impacts your metabolism, making it hard to burn off excess calories or get rid of stubborn fat.

 By restoring your hormones to optimal levels and eliminating the effects of high cortisol, low thyroid production or insulin resistance, my weight loss program can help you overcome these problems and achieve your weight loss goals. I use bioidentical hormones to ensure a natural approach to hormone replacement therapy, which work as nature intended to improve your health. Below are some facts about bioidentical hormones to help you learn how they work:

  • Bioidentical hormones are safe, effective, and already being utilized in countless FDA-cleared products designed to treat your menopause symptoms.
  • Bioidentical hormones are molecularly identical to the ones your body naturally produces, fitting your hormone receptors like a glove. They work exactly as nature intended with zero detrimental consequences.
  • Bioidentical hormones can treat both menopause and andropause symptoms

One of the major benefits of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is that it’s a highly individualized treatment that I customize for each patient’s weight loss plan depending on their needs. I don’t believe in a “one-size-fits-all” approach and perform a comprehensive evaluation to determine your optimal baseline levels and identify the vitamin and hormonal deficiencies you may have. Then we will work together to set and achieve your weight loss goals. I’ll be there to support and guide you throughout each step, and will monitor you regularly to assess your progress. If needed, we can make adjustments to keep you on track and ensure that you achieve healthy, high-quality results.

Fasting Mimicking Diet

Another effective tool I used to help you lose weight in a safe and healthy way is the ProLon Fasting Mimicking Diet. This diet is a high-fat, low-carb and low-calorie intermittent fasting plan that replicates the beneficial effects of fasting without depriving you of calories. Based on years of clinical and scientific research, I use the ProLong Fasting Mimicking Diet with my patients to help enhance and maintain their metabolic health and trigger increased fat-burning capabilities. The diet typically lasts for five days and includes a specific combination of micro and macronutrients that keep your body nourished while providing the benefits of the fasting state. These benefits are scientifically proven and can greatly complement a long-term weight loss program, such as:

  • Promote and encourage weight loss
  • Reduce blood sugar and cholesterol
  • Decrease inflammation
  • Improve fat-burning and ketone production
  • Decline in visceral fat
  • Cellular regeneration

Why Choose My Professional Weight Loss Program?

You have your options when it comes to weight loss programs, but as a leading expert in women’s health, I can help you lose weight in a wholesome, sustainable way. By combining bioidentical hormone replacement with a weight loss strategy tailored to your needs, I can improve your health from the inside out while holding you accountable through our one-on-one work together. With my professional weight loss program, you’ll achieve tangible results that help you reach ambitious yet realistic goals in a way that works for you. Some of the other benefits you’ll from my weight loss program enjoy include: 

  • Improved self-esteem and well-being
  • An increase in your energy levels
  • Restful sleep and normalized sleep patterns
  • Normalize your blood glucose levels
  • Take control of your blood pressure
  • Decrease your risk of heart disease
  • Decrease your risk of Type 2 diabetes

Why Kind of Results Can I Expect?

Achieving an ideal weight doesn’t happen overnight — healthy, sustainable weight loss takes time, and a variety of factors influence how quickly you’ll see results. That being said, most women begin to notice a difference within a few weeks after sticking to my program, and the use of medications, fast mimicking and bioidentical hormones can help enhance these results. Combined with nutritional support and specific dietary changes tailored to your needs, my weight loss program is designed to help you lose weight and keep it off for years to come. Once you begin your weight loss journey, you’ll be delighted with the improvements you notice, not just in your figure but your overall wellness. Studies show that even a modest loss of weight can have a huge impact on your health, improving your blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels to help you feel better both inside and out. You’ll also have more control over your appetite and increased energy levels, making it easier to stay on track as you continue to lose weight.

Enhance Your Results with EMSCULPT

Once you’re on your way to achieving your weight loss goals, you might have a few problem areas you want to address. Whether you want to build muscle or target stubborn fat on your stomach, hips or buttocks, I offer EMSCULPT to help you put the finishing touches on your weight loss. A noninvasive fat-melting treatment, EMSCULPT uses patented high-intensity focused electromagnetic (HIFEM) technology to add tone and definition where you need it while eliminating unwanted fat. Each session lasts 30 minutes and provides long-lasting results that go above and beyond what you could achieve at the gym. I’ve seen firsthand how EMSCULPT has helped my patients achieve their body goals and recommend it as an effective tool for helping you reveal the slimmer contours you’ve worked so hard for in my weight loss program. 

Why is it Harder for Women to Lose Weight?

You may have heard that it’s more difficult for women to lose weight, and it’s true. Compared to men, women have a different body composition that includes more fat than muscle mass, and a naturally lower metabolic rate. This affects the way that we as women burn calories and respond to exercise, and makes it easier to gain fat in common problem areas like the hips and stomach. These factors get compounded by genetics, pregnancy and hormonal changes throughout the years, further complicating the road to achieving an ideal weight.

Unfortunately, too many diets and weight loss programs fail to recognize these differences and push cookie-cutter approaches that leave a lot of women feeling frustrated and dissatisfied. That’s why I developed a more effective way for women to lose weight by addressing the very reasons that make it harder for us to shed unwanted pounds. My comprehensive weight loss program deals with many of the underlying factors that interfere with your weight loss so you can focus on implementing healthier habits. My weight loss plan also helps you lose stubborn belly fat, improve your insulin sensitivity and increase your metabolism, all of which make it easier for you to reach your weight loss goals.

Contact The Berman Women’s Wellness Center

If you’re having trouble losing weight despite your best efforts. It’s time to stop struggling with weight loss and fix the situation the right way with my professional, highly-individualized weight loss program for women. Although there is no magic bullet, mystical pill or easy fix for losing weight, I can promise you an effective approach tailored to meet your specific needs. Women differ from men when it comes to weight loss, and I’m here to help you close that gap.

Contact me today at (213) 493-8487 to schedule your consultation and get started. I’ll help put you on the footpath to achieve the body you’ve always wanted. This is going to be a rewarding journey — all you have to do is make the call to make it happen.

*Female Urologist Dr. Jennifer Berman has written information about weight loss that has been carefully reviewed. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us using our form.

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