It is not your fault. Whether you are tired of feeling like the pounds won’t stop creeping on, or your doctor has told you weight loss is necessary, it is easy to feel overwhelmed with nowhere to start. That’s why Dr. Amy Garza and AgeWell are here to help. With hormone expertise, Dr. Amy Garza is passionate about helping you understand the real reason you gain weight and how to take action – not only to stop the weight gain but also create weight loss.
Because of her weight loss struggles, Dr. Garza has researched nutrition, fitness, and weight control for over 25 years. Although the research studies and science have been around for about 100 years, conventional medicine, pharmaceutical companies, and the government have made it challenging to navigate the facts.
You may be surprised to know that since the early 1900s, scientists have known that the “eat less and move more” method of weight management DOES NOT WORK. You likely already know this from your attempts at weight loss.
As a medical doctor, Dr. Garza does, at times, use pharmaceutical interventions to assist patients. However, this is not the norm. Once a patient understands the true origin of obesity, they can finally take back control of their appetite without costly medicines, weight loss supplements, and fake foods.
Dr. Garza’s weight loss philosophy focuses on educating her patients and helping them implement the strategies they learn. She does not believe in rapid, overnight, or quick fixes – no bars, shakes, or fake food necessary. In her expert opinion, steady weight loss built around a lifestyle that can be maintained is how weight loss will last a lifetime. You will learn the role that your food plays in your hunger and why, in most cases, you don’t gain weight because you are hungry – you are hungry because you gain weight. What you eat controls your hormones, which, in turn, controls your appetite.
Three levers or methods can be used to impact weight gain and loss, and most people have a misunderstanding as to which is the most important. Given both media and conventional medicine, this is no surprise. Simply shifting your focus more to when you eat rather than what or how much will finally allow you to see the changes that you have been fighting for. What you eat does matter a large bit, and at AgeWell, you will learn the tenets of a nutritionally sound diet that is right for you. Dr. Garza takes the time to teach her patients how to take the general science-based principles and create a personalized plan to manage your weight once and for all.
To consult with Dr. Garza about your hormones and weight concerns, contact our AgeWell office today.