The weight is over!
The GREAT weight giveaway is back!
Of TIME Magazine’s top New Year’s resolutions, lose weight and getting fit is number one. Not surprisingly, it tops the list every year. If I had a dollar for every patient that came into my office wanting to change her body, I could probably feed the world entire. The biggest challenge? How. To. Do. It.
It seems easy enough. Eat less, move more. It’s almost that simple. Stress, hormones, family meal time challenges, spouses who want you to stay the way you are, well-meaning friends who enable bad habits—it’s no wonder the number one resolution in America is derailed by Valentine’s Day.
Working with women over the years, I’ve realized some key points to help lose (or giveaway, as we like to say) the weight and keep it off. When a woman wants to lose weight—whether it’s 5 or 100 pounds—it’s a challenge, right?
I like the phrase “giveaway” for weight because that’s exactly what we want to do! Subconsciously, if we “lose” something, we aim to find it. And girl, we don’t ever want to find that shed weight again!
There is no magic pill. There is no magic formula. I always ask my patients to take personal responsibility for everything they do, good or not so good. Owning your health gives you power. At the end of it all, the goal is for you to be healthy and happy with yourself!
“I lost more than 100 pounds with Dr. Bartos’s kind but firm weight-loss techniques. Realizing it really ISN’T just calories in and calories out, having someone to be accountable to, feeling empowered not judged. I’ve tried nearly 30 different diets before, but this plan was the one that stuck. This plan was me. These were the key components of my success.”
I know that more and more women need to also have the convenience of having a plan that doesn’t require meeting a health care provider in her office every week or so. You need to be able to do this on your own time, even if meal planning is done at midnight on a Tuesday.
That’s why I am transforming my wildly successful in person plan into an online format. We will gather as women who no longer want to giveaway our extra pounds and commit to each other in a way that is best for us.
To be included in this group of women and to start your own giveaway just sign up below to be notified first when the program opens.
A board-certified OB/GYN, Dr. Bartos graduated from the University of Texas at Houston Medical School and completed her residency at Baylor College of Medicine, also in Houston. She served as an assistant clinical professor of OB/GYN at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences (USUHS) for several years and was a physician in the US Navy for eight years. She is currently chief of obstetrics & gynecology at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Denton, Texas.
Outside of her work, she can be found doing Pilates on her reformer, reading the nearest inspiring book she can get her hands on and spending quality time with her family.