During her 18 years as a physician, Dr. Kate Sample worked with thousands of patients who struggled with their weight.
An unhealthy weight puts women at greater risk of infertility, miscarriage, many cancers, diabetes, high blood pressure, depression, and heart disease. Many of Dr. Sample’s patients wanted to lose weight, but didn’t know how. They had only been told to “change their diet” or “be more active.”
Annual checkup appointments were too short for Dr. Sample to give her patients the help and ongoing support they really needed. She looked to her community to help them, but limited holistic options are available. Most weight loss programs for women involved severely restrictive diets, potentially harmful prescriptions, invasive surgeries, or extreme exercise regimens. While those options often help women lose weight at first, they are not sustainable.