We all know weight loss can be a real challenge. We’ve been there—the diets, the exercise programs, the lifestyle tweaks—yet nothing seems to work as promised.
It’s time to change the narrative surrounding weight loss. Reaching your weight loss goals is possible, and we aren’t just talking about temporarily dropping water weight. We are talking about real, sustainable, and long-term weight loss.
Amy Brenner, MD & Associates are leaders in the field of medical weight loss. Our physicians and nutrition coaches customize treatment programs to help you reach your goals and allow you to live a healthier and happier life.
From wellness coaching to doctor diet programs and medications like semaglutide, we have the tools, resources, and expertise you’ve been looking for. Schedule a consultation with our weight loss doctors in Kenwood to get started on your weight loss journey today.
Why It’s Difficult to Lose Weight
It’s so easy to put on weight, shouldn’t it be just as easy to work it off? Unfortunately, it doesn’t work like this. Our bodies aren’t designed to lose weight—they are actually wired to resist it. As you’ve probably already experienced, this makes weight loss incredibly difficult.
Our bodies are complex, and there are many factors that contribute to our ability to lose weight, including:
While we like to think we are in total control of our weight gain and weight loss, the reality is that genetics plays a major role in our weight. Genetics influence our metabolism, fat storage, and even how our bodies respond to different foods and exercise.
Maybe you’ve noticed that you gain weight in the same stubborn places that your parents or relatives experience. This isn’t a coincidence—it’s all part of our DNA. Unfortunately, we can’t change our genetics to make weight loss easier. However, it is important to take genetics into consideration when creating your customized weight loss program.
As we age, our bodies go through a lot of changes that influence how we retain weight. These include:
Your metabolic rate is how many calories your body burns at rest. With age, our metabolic rate tends to slow down. This makes it easier to gain weight and harder to lose it.
With age often comes decreased energy levels. When you have lower energy, you’re less likely to be as physically active and burn calories.
Muscle & Fat Changes
As we age, we tend to experience a decline in muscle mass and an increase in fat. This impacts our overall health and our weight management.
Diet is usually what people think of first when it comes to weight loss. What you put into your body directly impacts your ability to shed those extra pounds and, even more importantly, sustain the weight loss over time.
When we talk about diet, we don’t just mean counting calories. The quality and nutrition of your food is critically important. Your body needs the proper nutrients to function at its best and help you feel full and satisfied.
From a medical standpoint, we need to think about any diseases you have and how those can impact your ability to lose weight. For example, individuals who have two or more diseases (such as diabetes and heart disease) have a much greater risk of being overweight.
Comorbidities can be an extra obstacle for patients wanting to lose weight. It’s critical to consider all of your health conditions when creating a weight loss program for your needs.
Certain medications can impact how your body holds onto weight. Medications can influence your metabolism, appetite, hormones, energy levels, and more. If medication is interfering with your ability to lose weight, we may be able to find an alternative to maintain other aspects of your health and weight at the same time.
Hormones often get overlooked, but they affect nearly every aspect of your health and wellness. From your energy levels to your mood, libido, and ability to lose weight, hormones are in control.
As we age, it’s common for our hormone balance to get thrown off. Our weight loss doctors in Kenwood can help rebalance your hormone levels to improve your ability to lose weight.
Our Approach to Weight Loss
Because we know that there are so many contributing factors to weight loss, we tailor every weight loss treatment to match your individual needs. Your weight loss program may include one or more of the following treatments:
Semaglutide is an injectable medication that helps reduce your appetite and signals to the brain that you’re full (even if you’ve only eaten a small amount of food).
As weight loss doctors in Kenwood, we offer semaglutide online and in-clinic through our AB Modern Day Warrior program.
This physician-supervised program helps you lose weight through:
- A 7-day metabolic liver detox before starting semaglutide
- 12 weeks of semaglutide injections
- Check-ins with a wellness coach to ensure you are on track
- Resources for diet and nutrition (including a tub of protein powder)
- A light exercise program to get your body moving
- Access to the BodySite app to track your nutrition and macros
Alternative Weight Loss Medication Options
Our healthcare providers and wellness professionals tailor programs to suit each individual. While Compounded Semaglutide stands out as a popular choice for weight loss medications, it may not be the perfect fit for everyone. In our wellness coaching programs, Tizepatide serves as an alternative weight loss supplement medication. Your wellness coach will assess your health history and goals to collaboratively determine the most suitable option for you.
Learn More: Tirzepatide Weight Loss Option
You can find a lot of information online about losing weight, but how do you know what to trust and what will work for your body? That’s where our health and wellness coaches come in. These knowledgeable providers are here to give you ongoing support and guidance as you make changes to improve your health.
During your wellness coaching, we will work together to:
- Achieve and maintain your ideal weight
- Understand and reduce your cravings
- Increase your energy levels
- Learn about the relationship between food and gut health
- Set and accomplish other wellness goals based on your concerns
A detox works to get rid of the toxins in your digestive system. You can think of a detox as an oil change for your body—it helps it function more smoothly and efficiently.
Our detox program can help aid weight loss by cleansing and eliminating unhealthy toxins in the body. We offer 7-day metabolic detoxification packages as well as “annual” kits (in-office only), which provide three 7-day kits to allow you to detox 3 times per year.
Our detoxification program works to improve:
- Energy levels
- Overall health
MyShape is a signature Amy Brenner, MD & Associates program that combines medical weight loss, body contouring, and wellness programs to help you achieve long-term weight loss. The MyShape treatment includes a combination of:
- Evolve Body Remodeling
- AB Modern Warrior Semaglutide program
- Wellness coaching
- Peptide therapy
- Metabolic detoxification programs
- Lipo-B injections
- Hormone optimization
- And more!
Hormone Replacement Therapy
For individuals with a hormone imbalance, hormone replacement therapy can help restore energy levels, improve metabolism, and make weight loss easier to achieve. Our weight loss doctors in Kenwood will determine if you are a candidate for HRT during your consultation, or you can find out right now by taking our HRT quiz.
Hormone replacement therapy can offer a range of benefits, including:
- Decreased fat
- Improved strength and energy
- Improved libido & sexual satisfaction
- Lowered cholesterol
- Improved sleep
- Decreased hot flashes and night sweats
- Improved cognitive function
Even with a healthy diet, our bodies don’t get all of the nutrients needed for optimal functioning. Supplements help fill in these gaps and support specific health goals, including weight loss.
Our favorite supplements for weight loss include:
Lipotropic agents are natural substances in our body that reduce the accumulation of fat and promote fat metabolism. Lipo-B and Lipo-Mino injections can help you reach your weight loss goals by boosting energy and stamina, and by helping your body metabolize fats and carbohydrates more efficiently.
Maintaining & Refining Your Results
Losing weight is difficult, but keeping the weight off is a whole different challenge. We offer a variety of treatments to help maintain and enhance your weight loss, including:
CoolSculpting is one of our most popular body sculpting treatments. It works by freezing the fat cells beneath your skin. Your body will then naturally eliminate these dead cells, resulting in fat reduction of up to 20–25% in the targeted area!
Evolve is an advanced body sculpting system that can tighten skin, reduce unwanted fat, and strengthen muscles for a more toned appearance. It works by using radiofrequency or electromagnetic technology to deliver heat energy, destroy fat cells, and stimulate collagen production.
Visit Amy Brenner, MD & Associates for Weight Loss Doctors in Kenwood
We have patients who visit us from all over the country for expert, transformative wellness services. We always work hard to create a personalized treatment plan for your needs. As a medspa and medical practice in Mason, we have the unique ability to boost your overall health and enhance your outer beauty with aesthetic treatments.
We offer a warm, friendly environment while providing the highest-quality treatments and wellness plans to help you look great and feel great. If you are ready to get started on your weight loss journey, use our virtual consultation tool or schedule an appointment online.