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Medical Weight Loss In Colorado Springs

With weight loss fads becoming the norm, finding a healthy weight management program that works for you can be overwhelming to say the least. With Pearl Skin & Body Rejuvenation, Dr. Degurse supervises medical weight loss in Colorado Springs and fits your needs precisely. Utilizing popular weight management techniques including ketogenic diet, and intermittent fasting, Dr. Degurse will help you navigate your weight loss journey safely. Should you be interested in trying other weight loss methodology such as Mounjaro weight loss prescriptions (especially effective in combatting diabetes), our concierge med spa may be your one-stop shop.

Dr. Degurse Answers Your Weight Loss

What is Keto? Is Intermittent Fasting safe? What do I look for in a weight loss provider? How fast will I lose weight? Is this a long-term approach? What about Mounjaro? Dr. Rachael Degurse of Pearl Skin & Body Rejuvenation, a Colorado Springs Concierge Med Spa, answers your questions about weight loss and more.
Clean Start is a Physician Supervised, evidence-based, scientific structured nutrition plan combining the benefits of a Ketogenic diet with an intermittent fasting (IF) program to help you lose weight fast.
Keto is a program that significantly restricts carbohydrate consumption allowing the body to enter ketosis. Your body will burn fat and ketones for energy instead of glucose (aka sugar). Why? If your body doesn’t have the glucose needed for energy conversion, it must target other stores of energy in fat and ketones, which results in weight loss.
The short version is I will build you a routine comprised of a period of eating followed by a more significant period of non-eating. During your plan, you will only eat during a specific daily window. Doing this helps with blood-sugar control, promotes insulin sensitivity and metabolic stability, boosts hormones, and increases muscle-building while burning away more fat. In turn, this allows you to lose weight fast.
Correct! I will help you enjoy the benefits of both Keto and IF while avoiding the traps of each philosophy when they are on their own. How? It’s all about Insulin management. Insulin is the “fat-storage” hormone. I’ll build you a customized plan that works to lower your insulin levels substantially, leading to weight loss. And then, the routine you create utilizing a high protein diet, and the small eating windows will keep you full and fasting each day.

Well, I can’t blame you for being skeptical. I was too. I, like many people, saw celebrity endorsements (and, of course, ridiculous celebrity bodies) throughout social media and made some assumptions. 

I began to research the histories of both philosophies, and it turns out they’ve been around for quite some time. Cycles of eating have been around since the dawn of humanity. Feasting and fasting periods were all about food scarcity. We’ve just changed our feasting and famine periods to reflect the lack of food scarcity.

Yes. Since 2011, over 80,000 people have safely lost weight on our rapid medically-supervised weight loss program. However, to ensure that your program is unique to your particular variables and will remain safe throughout, you’ll be supervised by a licensed healthcare provider (that’s me).

As always, I have to tell you that everyone’s weight journey depends on many factors, including genetics, environment, previous weight-loss efforts, if obese for how long, and psychological and physiologic factors. And just as with any lifestyle dieting change, results will vary. It could be a pound a day at first. It could be a couple of pounds a week. 

Life is full of these uncontrollable factors. But for the elements you can control, you will reap the rewards if you can continue to follow the program. Read on to see my own experience. Let’s find out how much weight loss together

Yes. We’ve all been there. Many diets, especially calorie-restrictive diets, can leave you ravenous. However, research shows that restrictive caloric diets will lead to weight-loss success. 

So how is this different? Losing weight is one thing, and keeping from gaining it right back is something else entirely. This program mitigates this by teaching your body not to be hungry. Not being hungry and consistently on a plan is the key to keeping you from becoming just another “yo-yo” statistic.

The Clean Star Weight Loss program will reprogram your body. Once you hit your target weight, you get to play scientist by finding out how many carbs you can add to your diet. As long as you remain in this program, I will help you recalibrate your nutrition to help you build the necessary protection to be successful long-term.

Semaglutide, and the brand-name version, Ozempic have been media breakouts since 2022. Many celebrities have discussed it, and has led to a lot of speculation about it. Interestingly enough, it can work well for certain people with certain conditions. I’ve prescribed it for a number of patients with Diabetes Type 2 and we have seen incredible results.  In fact it has become oft-studied and it is proving to be a fantastic solution for weight-loss. So much so that we have built a program around it and offer it here at Pearl Skin & Body Rejuvenation Med Spa in Colorado Springs. Even better, when combining that program with this weight loss management and nutrition program you exponentially increase your chances of both short and long term successes. Follow this link to learn about Semaglutide and how we deal with it here.  

I understand. But I want to let you in on a little secret: There’s not a single service I offer in my clinic that I haven’t been willing to do myself. Where’s the credibility in telling someone that does X, Y, and Z and achieve the weight of your dreams if I hadn’t gone through the program myself? Short answer, I couldn’t. 

I’m a doctor, not a telemarketer. Yes. I, too, am on the Clean Star Weight Loss program. As of this writing, I’ve been on it for four months and lost 37 pounds. I can intimately describe all the pitfalls, highs, and lows of this journey from a scientific perspective and practical application. There’s nothing quite like getting back down to your wedding weight.

Wait...I have so many more questions!

Of course, and it’s good you do. Setting up an in-person consultation with Dr. Degurse in her private, professional, and relaxing Colorado Springs Med Spa suite is your first step. During your consult, we will discuss your goals, discuss medical history, concerns, and previous treatments, answer any questions, and build your customized treatment plan.  Whether you pursue a course of treatment is entirely up to you. 

If you have more questions and need to learn more before treatment, schedule a consultation today to see what Dr. Degurse can do for you.