When I stepped into Medical Weight Loss Specialists of Bismarck, I had no idea how much my life would change. I was desperate, I knew I needed to lose weight. I didn't feel good. I didn't like how I looked and I didn't like my mood because of the way I looked.
The first visit was very in depth. I had no idea I was borderline diabetic, insulin resistant, and had thyroid problems.... despite being followed by my medical practitioner. No wonder I felt lousy and was gaining weight.
When trying to lose weight, I did what we've always been told to do... "diet and exercise".... without success. I guess I never really understood how our body gains weight. After the first appointment, I had learned so much about the body and how different foods metabolize and how the body stores fat, I was shocked. The science made sense and understanding these mechanisms made the program that much easier to follow.
The weight did come off, but the additional unexpected health benefits were AMAZING! I am no longer pre-diabetic and my thyroid is functioning normally. Most significantly is that I no longer suffer from debilitating headaches. Before the clinic, I was getting at least one headache a week which could last up to three days. It affected my work, my personal life, and my activities. I was at the chiropractor every 7-10 days to help manage my chronic migraines. I had medications but over time, they seem to take longer to work and eventually were not working as well as they use to. During the first visit, Katie said headaches and depression will usually improve with their program....I didn't really believe her. And at the time, it didn't matter to me since I was here for weight loss.
It didn't happen right away. Every appointment Katie asked if the headaches were getting better and I would tell her "no, I didn't think so". Then I went to my chiropractor and he said "you haven't been here for two months!" I didn't even realize it had been that long. I also realized I hadn't taken any headache medication over those last two months. Things continued to get better. I still occasionally have a headache, but only a few times a year and I usually don't even need to take medication for it.
I've achieved my desired goal weight; but, even if I had not lost one single pound, this magnificent change in my health was worth it all! I no longer have a foggy head, I have more energy and I can put my full being into whatever I am doing, whether at work or at home. Thank you, Medical Weight Loss Specialists of Bismarck for helping me find my best version of myself!
Kari, Dickinson ND