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Weight Loss Specialist

Marsha E. Gorens, MD

Board Certified Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Near West Side, Chicago, IL

When you’re looking for support with weight loss, Dr. Marsha E. Gorens can offer personalized solutions. Dr. Gorens has 28 years of experience caring for women and understands the complexities of weight loss and weight management. By providing a precise approach to your body’s unique needs, Dr. Gorens can help you reach your weight loss goals. If you’re in the Near West Side, Chicago area, call Marsha E. Gorens, MD, today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.

Weight Loss Q & A

Why is weight management important?

Maintaining a healthy weight is an integral part of being your healthiest self. Excess body fat can increase your risk for several health conditions including heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. Besides health conditions, obesity can cause emotional problems, limit your mobility, and reduce your overall quality of life.

By adopting lifestyle changes to encourage weight loss and healthy weight management, you can reduce your risk of developing health conditions in the future. Studies show that even a 5-10% weight loss can significantly reduce your risks.

How do you determine weight loss goals?

Dr. Gorens doesn't believe that you should base your goal weight on unachievable body ideals, but on a healthy level of body fat for your lean mass.

Your personalized wellness program starts with a precise diagnosis of your metabolic requirements and your body composition (lean body mass versus body fat). That determines your basal metabolic rate (the calories your body burns when completely at rest).

Dr. Gorens makes this diagnosis using an electrolipograph (ELG) for bioimpedance testing. Using information captured from ELG testing combined with your activities of daily living and exercise levels, Dr. Gorens can then determine your caloric energy equation. With this information, she can recommend a safe caloric deficit that ensures fat loss rather than loss of lean body mass.

What can I expect from a weight management program?

After Dr. Gorens determines your caloric recommendation, you receive a personalized weight loss strategy. That includes interactive meal plans, exercise recommendations, and a program of education and lifestyle modification activities.

Personal health risk appraisal

Dr. Gorens presents you with a detailed, comprehensive analysis of your controllable and non-controllable health risk factors.

Menu planning

An interactive and customizable meal planning tool that instantly translates your caloric requirement into daily meal plans.

Exercise recommendations

Customized aerobic and strength training programs along with detailed instructions.

Meal replacement and supplements

Optional vitamin and mineral supplementation and high protein shakes to support proper nutrient levels for healthy weight loss.

Physician supervision

Throughout your program, Dr. Gorens provides support, monitors your progress, and conducts body composition re-testing.

It’s challenging to lose weight on your own, which is why Marsha E. Gorens, MD offers a support system to ensure you reach your weight loss goals and the best health possible. Call or schedule an appointment online today.