Program For Women
Rejuvenate MD Weight Loss provides customized and effective Weight Loss Programs to help you maintain your weight loss. Mother, wife, sister, daughter, employee or business owner – you have many roles to play. Your body is not the same as a man’s, and your plan shouldn’t be the same either.
To get started on a happy, healthier you, explore our programs and schedule a free consultation.
Weight Loss Program For Women
All of our weight loss programs include a complete EKG, blood work, body fat analysis, history, and exam. We tailor our programs for women to account for their unique needs. If diet and exercise haven’t worked in the past, it may be your hormones.
The change in hormones that occurs around the time of menopause has an effect on weight in many ways. Estrogen levels and the ratio of estrogen to progesterone influence hunger, energy and the way the body handles excess calories.
Reasons Women Gain Weight
Increased Stress – Caring for kids, caring for a spouse, caring for parents, caring for work or home. There never seems to be time to care for yourself. This takes a toll on your body and reaching out for comfort foods is a common way of coping.
Lack of (Good) Sleep – Hormonal changes can lead to trouble falling asleep and/or trouble to stay asleep. Studies have shown that when people don’t get enough sleep they:
- Have increased levels of a hunger hormone called ghrelin
- Have decreased levels of the fullness hormone called leptin
- Consume 300 more calories a day than when well-rested
- Snack more and do less physical activity
Lack of Exercise – Research shows that menopausal women exercise less than other groups of people. This causes low motivation to eat healthier, leading to a vicious cycle.
Poor Eating Habits – Eating on the run, having more processed foods, and grabbing whatever is convenient due to time pressure all lead to putting on more weight
Slower Metabolism – As you age, your metabolism slows down- this means you have to either expend more energy or reduce how much you eat just to stay the same weight.
Lower Muscle Mass – Muscles burn more calories than fat. The reduction in muscle mass that comes with menopause slows down your metabolism even further.
Weight Loss Before and After
Stages Of The Weight Loss Program
Stage 1: Active Weight Loss
In this stage, you will experience the most rapid weight loss. You will put into action the knowledge you learn about food groups, eating behaviors and methods to increase your activity and burn more calories. Counseling, motivational tools and messages, appetite suppressants, nutritional supplements, and lipotropic fat-burning injections can be used to achieve maximum success.
Stage 2: Transition
In this stage, you will learn ways to add different foods into the diet and reassess the tools you have used in Stage 1. Some tools will no longer be needed, while others may be added. The goal of this stage is to cement in place the learning and behaviors that will enable you to continue to be successful in the long term.
Stage 3: Maintenance
In this stage, you will get the resources you need to do self-monitoring, and learn when to take corrective action if you find things are not going in the right direction. Your confidence increases as you see yourself empowered and in charge.
*Disclaimer: Individual results may vary from patient to patient depending on customized plan, goals, current health and dietary needs.
Schedule a consultation
To learn more about customized weight loss programs for women, contact our office at 804.270.5920 to schedule your free consultation. Our practice serves Glen Allen, Richmond, and surrounding areas in Virginia.