How Dr. Monica permanently lost 16 lbs at 5’1” and now wears sleeveless dresses after guidance from an online weight loss coach
MOLECULAR & CELL
BIOLOGY, UC BERKELEY
March 3, 2023
MONICA, AGE 44, LOST 16 POUNDS AND 7 INCHES (AND NO LONGER CRAVES SUGAR!) THANKS TO THE 8-WEEK SLIMDOWN JUMPSTART PROGRAM.
Dr. Monica after her body transformation
Juggling a private Anesthesiology practice while raising two children is not for the faint of heart, but luckily, Dr. Monica is a woman with both beauty and brains.
Still, something was off. Monica found that the little time she did have left was spent fussing over her weight.
In her 40s, Monica hated her arms and thighs, finding herself covering up for confidence. She was tired of the years of yo-yo diets and watching those pesky 20 pounds repeatedly come and go haunted her.
“I’ve always struggled with 20lbs all my life. I look forward to fall when I can cover my arms. Really really hate my arms and inner thighs. I want to wear a sexy bathing suit. I dress up a lot and go out to dinners and lots of mini vacations with girlfriends and want to look good.”
She wanted to live her life comfortably wearing sexy swimsuits, sleeveless dresses, and feeling confident on weekend getaways with her girlfriends - and looking her best doing it.
Yet she just couldn’t get the results she wanted, no matter what she tried. She would wake up in the morning thinking about food, obsessing over what she could (or could not) eat that day. Intermittent fasting worked for a bit, and then she was stuck for months at the same weight. She understood from being in the medical field that a woman’s metabolism plays a key role in weight loss in their 40’s, but she was at a loss on what to actually do to lose weight.
Monica has now lost 17 lbs. and looks and feels slim and strong
“Since it’s my own practice, I have to look good and be “on” all the time. Unfortunately, even in my business (which is to continue to grow by recruiting more surgeons, I have to look good 🤷🏻♀️ it is what it is.) I just want to stop thinking about food all the time and see the scale move down from 145-147.”
Monica was looking for a way to boost her metabolism naturally.
“My approach to food isn’t working. I don’t think I eat badly at all - but I still don’t lose weight.”
Then, a colleague from medical school suggested joining the 5-Day Metabolism Boost. After losing almost 4lbs in 5 days by incorporating simple tips learned through the workshop, Monica signed up for my online weight loss coaching program, the 8-Week Slim Down Personal Weight Loss Coaching program. In just eight weeks she was receiving more compliments about her body than ever before!
“I need a coach who holds me accountable, understands my schedule, and works the plan around that.”
TO LOSE WEIGHT FOR GOOD, MONICA NEEDED:
- Guidance on what to eat to keep her energy levels up while still shedding pounds
- A plan that could be easily incorporated into her busy schedule
- Personalized accountability (and support!) to keep her motivated and on track
THIS IS WHAT MONICA HAD TO SAY AT THE END OF THE PROGRAM:
“I’ve been complimented before but now everyone is blown away. The amount of comments about how good I look and how sexy I am is drastic. I’m excited because everyone sees the difference and I do, too. I look great, and I feel great.”
- Dr. Monica
MONICAS WEIGHT LOSS RESULTS
In just eight weeks, Monica lost a remarkable 11 pounds! In the following 8 weeks, she lost a total of 16 lbs!
More importantly, she was finally able to wear what she wanted because she:
- Melted 2.2 inches off her waist
- Disappeared 2.6 inches from her hips
- Lost 1.2 inches from each thigh
- Vanished 1.6 inches from each arm
“I can wear clothes I haven't worn before. I wore a halter top the other day! I haven't worn anything that shows my arms in a long time.”
Monica is no longer wasting precious time worrying about how to lose weight in her 40’s. Instead, she’s using her time to live her best life in her sexiest body! Thanks to Masala Body, suddenly her tight pair of medium-sized scrubs are being swapped for XS’s and she confidently wears strapless and sleeveless dresses to parties!
Now that she has an easy framework that is personalized for her specific needs, she’s shunned a lifetime of yo-yo dieting for a permanent healthy lifestyle.
TAKING THE LEAP TO A BRIGHTER FUTURE
From the beginning, Monica knew the 8-Week Slimdown Jumpstart was going to be different than all the other unsuccessful diets she had tried through the years.
Over the years she quickly learned (like most of us) that eating chicken and salad every day was bland, boring, and just not sustainable in the long term. She wanted to actually enjoy her meals. Plus, depriving herself of sweets only made her crave them more.
Intermittent fasting resulted in quick but temporary results, but when her heavily restrictive eating didn’t move her further after two years, her metabolism felt the blow.
The 8-Week Slimdown Jumpstart gave Monica all of the tools she needed to maintain lifelong weight loss success.
She knows HOW to eat
Monica always assumed eating less and exercising more would result in fewer pounds, but she never understood why following that theory never worked. In The Slim Down Jumpstart Program, she learned how to combine foods to naturally supercharge weight loss while actually eating more.
“Im eating more than I've ever eaten, and sometimes I feel like I cant get all the food in!”
“If we needed to tweak something Nagina immediately tweaked it”
She LOVES WHAT SHE EATS
One of the reasons Monica has been so successful is because Masala Body uses the fat-burning food framework as the foundation to each delicious personalized meal plan. With the meal plans that Masala Body introduces, Monica has the boosted energy she desired by using food as fuel.
Most of the time, Monica doesn’t even feel like she is eating healthy and has even found herself willingly rejecting sweets. Even on her cheat days, Monica chooses to start with one of my delicious smoothies.
Monica’s “smoothie sacks” prep for the week.
MONICA IS NOW LIVING THE LIFE SHE HAS ALWAYS DREAMED OF
After eight weeks in the Slim Down Jumpstart program, Monica has learned how to stay satisfied eating fresh, delicious, and nutritious food. She no longer craves the sweets that used to be her go-to comfort food.
Through online weight loss coaching, a unique meal framework, and unlimited recipes, Monica has found that her weight loss motivates her to make consistently positive choices.
“Nagina introduces everything at the right time, so you don’t feel overwhelmed.”
Since she is no longer worrying about what she is eating, she now has more time for her family, career, and shopping for sexy clothes to wear on vacations with her besties. She’s no longer frustrated with how she looks, but can now spread the happiness she has found in herself.
HEAR MONICA TALK ABOUT HER TRANSFORMATION
LET MONICA’S INSPIRATIONAL STORY BECOME YOURS
As Monica can attest, there’s nothing more thrilling than watching your body getting leaner, tighter, and firmer. Most of my clients are working wives and mothers like Monica. Each lead full lives with hectic schedules that force them to prioritize, often sacrificing their own needs. As women, we have many people who depend on us - it's our responsibility to prioritize ourselves so we can be our best selves.
The Slim Down Jumpstart program is meant to take the guessing out of the equation so that the precious free time you do have can be filled with health and happiness.
“If I can lose 17 lbs. while stuck in the operating room for hours, anyone can do it!”
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Nagina Abdullah is a health coach for middle-aged women and professionals. She coaches women to boost their metabolism naturally, shed pounds and keep them off. Her work with weight loss clients led to the creation of Masala Body, an online weight loss platform that provides an easy and accessible system that helps women sustainably lose weight. She has helped over 1200 women successfully lose from 10-80 lbs and create a sustainable lifestyle change. Nagina earned her degree in Molecular and Cell Biology from UC Berkeley. Read More…