Weight Loss

Catherine Kodama, MD, FACOG -  - Board Certified Bioidentical Hormone Specialist

BioAge Health

Catherine Kodama, MD, FACOG

Board Certified Bioidentical Hormone Specialist & Weight Loss Specialist located in Eagan, MN

In an oversaturated market of diets and weight-loss programs, finding the right health and wellness plan can seem daunting. Dr. Catherine Kodama at BioAge Health in Eagan, Minnesota, serving patients in the Twin Cities, understands the struggles patients face when it comes to aging and weight loss. Dr. Kodama provides a variety of weight-loss services, including intermittent fasting programs and hormone replacement therapy, to help support you on your weight-loss journey. Call BioAge Health today or request an appointment online.

Weight Loss Q & A

Which weight loss option is right for me? 

During your consultation, Dr. Kodama reviews your medical history, evaluates your current health and lifestyle, and discusses your weight-loss goals. Together you develop a treatment plan that works best for your lifestyle. For optimal long-term health and weight loss, Dr. Kodama is a proponent of incorporating plant-based eating and is also a provider of the ProLon diet, the Fasting-Mimicking Diet, for longevity and wellness. Your treatment may also benefit from hormone optimization or weight loss medication.

What is a Fasting Mimicking Diet (FMD)?

With healthy, natural and scientifically tested ingredients, the Fasting Mimicking Diet gains the benefits of fasting, while tricking your body into thinking that you're not eating. Your body remains in fasting mode, promoting weight loss, and activates protective measures that kick in when your body thinks it's fasting.

This five-day fasting-with-food meal plan is low in carbohydrates and proteins and contains good fatty acids, which allows your body to remain under a fasting-like mode, without the deprivation of an actual fast. As a result, your body optimizes its performance, rejuvenates its cells, and thrives.

What is the ProLon® FMD?

The ProLon FMD is a five-day meal plan program undertaken with Dr. Kodama's supervision that you consume every month for three months. Prolon may not be recommended for certain individuals based on medical history or risk factors. Following the five-day diet, you return to your normal lifestyle and diet for the remaining 25 days of the month. The meal plan includes the following:

  • Plant-based soups
  • Bars
  • Drinks
  • Snacks
  • Herbal teas
  • Vitamins
  • Supplements

ProLon is designed to achieve the beneficial effects of fasting while providing micronutrient nourishment which you typically deprive your body of when fasting. The addition of the micronutrients (vitamins, minerals, and others) minimizes the psychological burden of regular fasting.

How can bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (HRT) help achieve weight loss?

As you age, your hormone levels decline, enabling your body to lose its ability to regulate the processes that lead to weight loss. This hormone imbalance results in a slower metabolism, an increase in abdominal fat, and less energy for exercise.

However, through the use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT), you can reverse your hormone imbalance and restore your ability to lose weight as it replenishes the hormones you’ve lost.

HRT methods can vary in delivery form:

  • Pellets
  • Injections
  • Creams
  • Pills

 

 

Call BioAge Health today or request an appointment online to start your weight-loss journey.

*Individual Results May Vary