Weight Management Specialist

Catherine A. Fisher, MD -  - Cosmetic Dermatologist

Fisher Medical & Aesthetics Center

Catherine A. Fisher, MD

Cosmetic Dermatologist & Primary Care Physician located in Peoria, AZ

Struggling to lose weight as you age? Research demonstrates that your metabolic process slows down as your age goes up. It’s also proven that medical weight loss is much more effective and offers more longevity than do-it-yourself methods. Dr. Fisher incorporates the principles of My Brain Fit Life® in her customized weight loss program, connecting your brain and your body weight. Dr. Fisher has over three decades of success working with countless patients and assisting them on their weight loss journey. Contact Dr. Fisher from Fisher Medical & Aesthetics Center in Peoria, Arizona to get started.

Weight Management Q & A

by Catherine A. Fisher, MD

What are the ten steps in the Brain Fit Life® program?

The Brain Fit Life® program has ten simple steps towards brain-healthy living which Dr. Fisher incorporates into every individual patient’s weight loss program as the key to success.

Often labeled the smart person’s guide to weight loss, the ten steps are:

  • Know your numbers: a medical assessment
  • Know your motivation: with a series of helpful motivation exercises in the My Brain Fit Life program
  • Know your brain type: which of the five types of over-eaters are you?
  • Eat right to think right: keep a food journal
  • Take brain-healthy supplements to boost metabolism
  • Train your brain and conquer cravings with simple strategies
  • Train your body with exercise: to regulate blood sugar, improve sleep, and more
  • Stop your automatic negative thoughts
  • Direct your focus and decrease stress
  • Prevent a relapse

 

Why a medical weight loss program?

Medically managed weight loss is proven to be more successful in improving health, reducing risk factors and increasing longevity.  A detailed health assessment to “know your numbers” helps set health goals and increase motivation.  By using mental focus exercises, you can direct your brain to gain better control of your thoughts, overcome cravings and reduce stress.  Emerging science links vitamin deficiencies to numerous health complications. Nutritional supplements and individual nutrients can help to improve your:

  • Metabolism and fat burning
  • Energy
  • Sleep pattern and quality
  • Mood
  • Brain health so you can “think right to eat right”

 

Lastly, as a medical doctor overseeing your plan, Dr. Fisher can include targeted prescription medication at any point in your weight loss program where appropriate to increase success.

What else can I do to manage my weight?

The secret to weight loss is understanding how the brain and body weight are intricately connected and accepting that you have to change your mind to change your body.

First, train your body with exercise and deactivate your obesity gene. Get moving to:

  • Rev your metabolism
  • Improve your mood
  • Enhance brain function
  • Reduce cravings
  • Stabilize your blood sugar
  • Improve sleep
  • Burn calories

 

Second, you need to stop your automatic negative thoughts (ANTs).  Stop believing that you can’t lose weight.  ANTs come into your mind and control your actions. Your thoughts can lie to you, so change your mind to change your body!  It all starts with you.

Third, don’t be derailed from success by getting too hungry, too angry, too lonely, or too tired.  It’s important to bust your barriers to prevent relapses. Review your plan with Dr. Fisher regularly so she can help you stay focused and on track.

If you want to improve your quality of life and experience the benefits of a professional weight loss program, call or book your appointment with Dr. Fisher online.