104 episodes

Weight Loss and Women's Health

Vibrant-MD Podcast Heather Awad, MD

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 12 Ratings

Weight Loss and Women's Health

    106. Indecision Kills Weight Loss

    106. Indecision Kills Weight Loss

    Weight loss really works when you've made the mental commitment to staying on that path, and you have the support systems in place to hold you accountable. The worst place to be is in a state of indecision, which is what we'll dive into in this episode!

    A good analogy for this conundrum that so many people face is when you're driving and there's a fork in the road. To the right, the road leads you home - a place that you know well and you're comfortable with. To the left, the road leads to a place that you've always been curious about but haven't ventured yet. And in-between these two roads there's a median full of debris, sticks, and trash; a generally uncomfortable place.

    Within the context of weight loss, if you think of the road to the right as maintaining the status-quo, and the road to the left as moving head-on towards permanent weight loss, then the median represents indecision. It's a place where you're interested in moving towards permanent weight loss, but you're not sure if you'll be able to do it so you don't fully commit. It's a sticky zone where there's intention, but not quite enough, and this is often the situation that leads people to underwhelming results on their weight loss journeys.

    Stories are always the best way to connect our experiences, so in this episode of the Vibrant-MD Podcast, I share a few stories, some of my own and some from clients - that highlight the different outcomes of a weight loss journey when it's faced head-on with mental commitment versus indecision. We'll also talk about the profound benefits of working with a coach while on your final weight loss journey, such as built-in accountability, having someone to consult with to work through the "sticky" social moments, and so much more!

    I hope you enjoy this episode, and if you do, please be sure to "like" this episode and subscribe to the podcast. These small gestures help us a lot to reach other professional women over 50 who are interested in losing weight for the last time. Enjoy!

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    Are you a professional woman over age 50 who's ready to lose weight for the last time? Join the Vibrant-MD weight loss course.

    Not sure if the Vibrant-MD weight loss course is right for you? Schedule a time to talk with Dr. Heather Awad directly to learn more.

    Sign up for our FREE course to get the step-by-step roadmap to permanent weight loss. You'll get a new formula that truly works for professional women over age 50, because it's long overdue that we say GOODBYE to the lousy old counting games.

    • 19 min
    105. I Don't Want to be THAT Person

    105. I Don't Want to be THAT Person

    Is there a person that you're afraid of becoming while on your weight loss journey? I so frequently hear from the professional women that I work with that they're excited to have their personalized meal plans, but they're worried about what their new way of eating is going to look like when it comes to family/friend gatherings.

    They're worried that they'll have to justify themselves to people, that food will be pushed upon them and they'll have to say no, or that they'll be perceived as bad guests. All totally valid concerns, because after all, they're venturing into new territory. But for just a moment, let's put aside our worries, and imagine two different people in this same situation: Justifying Jane and Magnificent Maya.

    They're both on similar eating protocols, but the way that they engage with others when it comes to food varies drastically. Justifying Jane feels the need to explain her choices in great detail, while Magnificent Maya gracefully eats only what she wants, and nothing more. Despite eating the same foods, one of them is perceived by others in a much better light. I'll let you guess who!

    In this episode of the Vibrant-MD Podcast, we'll explore this fear that so many people hold of becoming like Justifying Jane, and dive a bit deeper so that we can understand why it is that this fear exists. And please keep in mind that there's no one right way to be other than the way that you choose to be, but for many people, Magnificent Maya is an aspirational figure while they're on their weight loss journeys. So with that in mind, we'll also talk about ways to be the gracious, thoughtful, well-perceived, desired guest that she embodies, so that get-togethers can be a breeze!

    I hope you enjoy this episode, and if you do, please be sure to "like" this episode and subscribe to the podcast. These small gestures help us a lot to reach other professional women over 50 who are interested in losing weight for the last time. Enjoy!

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    Are you a professional woman over age 50 who's ready to lose weight for the last time? Join the Vibrant-MD weight loss course.

    Not sure if the Vibrant-MD weight loss course is right for you? Schedule a time to talk with Dr. Heather Awad directly to learn more.

    Sign up for our FREE course to get the step-by-step roadmap to permanent weight loss. You'll get a new formula that truly works for professional women over age 50, because it's long overdue that we say GOODBYE to the lousy old counting games.

     

    • 15 min
    104. Peak Performance Productivity for Professional Women with Dr. Ann Tsung

    104. Peak Performance Productivity for Professional Women with Dr. Ann Tsung

    I hear it so frequently from the professional women that I work with that they wish they had more time to do all of the things that they want/need to do. And it's true! As high-achieving women with so many things that we want to do plus all the regular responsibilities of life, 24 hours seems like it flies by.

    But what if I told you that you could get back at least 10 hours of your time per week? Imagine what you could do then!

    Well, my guest this week on the Vibrant-MD Podcast, Dr. Ann Tsung, specializes in helping entrepreneurs do just that! When you look at Dr. Tsung's resume you immediately get the sense that she is a master at getting things done. To name a few of her accomplishments, she is a NASA Flight Surgeon, Critical Care/Emergency Medicine physician, real estate investor, podcast show host of Productivity MD, a mother of a 19-month-old, and a peak performance/productivity coach at Productivity MD. With a unique fusion of medical precision and entrepreneurial success, she guides top physician entrepreneurs to unlock over 10 hours a week, master their mindset, scale their businesses, and achieve unparalleled freedom and leadership excellence.

    In this episode, Dr. Tsung shares some of her favorite tips and tricks that she personally uses to make the most out of her time. They range from something as simple as turning your phone to grayscale in order to reduce dopamine dependence, to outsourcing until the scope of work only includes your "zone of genius", aka, the stuff that you're great at!

    This is the type of episode where you'll walk away feeling empowered, with real tips that can make an immediate impact on your productivity. So do yourself a favor and tune into this episode!

    And if after listening you're interested in learning more about Dr. Ann Tsung's work or any of the resources we discuss in this episode, check out the following links:


    Website: https://www.productivitymd.com/
    IG: @anntsungmd
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AnnTsungMD
    Complimentary Peak Performance and Productivity Resources: https://form.jotform.com/233045660320041
    Scratch-Off Date Night Book: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B087Q6NV9V?ref_=cm_sw_r_apin_dp_SQ8ZQCGRCP0CG1EF4XB0&language=en-US

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    Are you a professional woman over age 50 who's ready to lose weight for the last time? Join the Vibrant-MD weight loss course.

    Not sure if the Vibrant-MD weight loss course is right for you? Schedule a time to talk with Dr. Heather Awad directly to learn more.

    Sign up for our FREE course to get the step-by-step roadmap to permanent weight loss. You'll get a new formula that truly works for professional women over age 50, because it's long overdue that we say GOODBYE to the lousy old counting games.

    • 36 min
    103. Gut Health in Midlife and Beyond with Bonnie Wisener

    103. Gut Health in Midlife and Beyond with Bonnie Wisener

    Gut health is a hot topic in the scientific community, and it's been all over the news recently as new amazing findings come out. And for good reason, too! We can all benefit from keeping our gut happy and healthy, but especially women in midlife and beyond.

    That's why in this episode of the Vibrant-MD Podcast, I had the great pleasure of being joined by Bonnie Wisener, a registered holistic nutritionist and digestive health expert from Toronto, Canada. We discuss how gut health impacts us, particularly in midlife, affecting weight loss and overall health.

    Bonnie's practice is driven by her mantra, "Everything but the Food", emphasizing that while food plays a vital role in gut health, other factors such as stress, exercise, and sleep patterns also have a significant effect on gut health. As you'll hear, she suggests small, gradual changes, and I think you'll find her advice to be extremely practical, sympathetic, and digestible for anybody who wants to improve their gut health.

    So join us by tuning into this conversation, and if you're interested in checking out more of Bonnie's work, you can visit her at:


    Website: www.bonniewisener.com
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shiftnutritionandwellness/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shiftnutritionandwellness
    Email: bonnie@shiftnutritionandwellness.com

    Bonnie's Bio:

    Bonnie Wisener is a nutritionist and well-known digestive health expert. She has helped hundreds of people all over the world get to the bottom of their chronic digestive issues so that they can live their lives without the discomfort, embarrassment and inconvenience of persistent symptoms like chronic constipation, gas, bloating and heartburn. Bonnie is the creator of the Shift Your Gut Therapy MethodTM, a professionally designed, comprehensive group program that is reflective of nearly a decade of clinical experience. The Shift Your Gut Therapy Method is a 12 week process that combines a personalized approach to understanding a patient’s gut health with group support and education. In her clinical practice she helps clients with chronic digestive issues like IBS and those with blood sugar imbalances (pre-diabetes/type II diabetes) by providing customized nutrition and lifestyle support to help them transform their health one meal at a time. 

    I hope you enjoy this episode, and if you do, please be sure to "like" this episode and subscribe to the podcast. These small gestures help us a lot to reach other professional women over 50 who are interested in losing weight for the last time. Enjoy!

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    Are you a professional woman over age 50 who's ready to lose weight for the last time? Join the Vibrant-MD weight loss course.

    Not sure if the Vibrant-MD weight loss course is right for you? Schedule a time to talk with Dr. Heather Awad directly to learn more.

    Sign up for our FREE course to get the step-by-step roadmap to permanent weight loss. You'll get a new formula that truly works for professional women over age 50, because it's long overdue that we say GOODBYE to the lousy old counting games.

     

    • 37 min
    102. The Hormone You Don't Know You Need with Dr. Rachel Rubin

    102. The Hormone You Don't Know You Need with Dr. Rachel Rubin

    If you're a woman in perimenopause/menopause and you have a vagina, listen up, because this episode is going to blow you away! 

    My guest this week, Dr. Rachel Rubin, is a Urologist and a Sexual Medicine Specialist, and I was so excited to talk with her because the work that she does, both in clinic and on social media, has dramatically helped countless women live with greater comfort, confidence, and pleasure!

    Dr. Rubin joined me on this episode to talk about the life-changing benefits of using vaginal estrogen for women in menopause and beyond. She likes to say that she deals in issues of libido, arousal, orgasm, and pain, and fortunately for everybody, vaginal estrogen can help with issues surrounding all of these topics. Without revealing too much, it is well documented to improve sex life, prevent urinary tract infections, and decrease vaginal pain, leading to a higher quality of life. 

    So you might be asking yourself, "why haven't I heard of this before?"

    Unfortunately, despite literature supporting the local use of vaginal estrogen having been around for decades, it hasn't been widely adopted by the medical community. This is where Dr. Rubin steps in **cue heroic music**.

    Dr. Rubin has made it her mission to spread this knowledge, and mind you, credible, up-to-date knowledge- to as many people as possible. She does so by shouting from the rooftops via her social media pages, running her D.C.-based practice, and training the next generation of Sexual Medicine physicians. What I love about her is that she is relentlessly herself and she won't stop at anything to share this information!

    So join us by tuning into this conversation, and if you're interested in supporting Dr. Rachel Rubin's work, you can visit her at:


    Website: https://www.rachelrubinmd.com/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drrachelrubin/?hl=en
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrRachelRubin/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rachel-rubin-7433b0134/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/drrachelrubin

    I hope you enjoy this episode, and if you do, please be sure to "like" this episode and subscribe to the podcast. These small gestures help us a lot to reach other professional women over 50 who are interested in losing weight for the last time. Enjoy!

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    Are you a professional woman over age 50 who's ready to lose weight for the last time? Join the Vibrant-MD weight loss course.

    Not sure if the Vibrant-MD weight loss course is right for you? Schedule a time to talk with Dr. Heather Awad directly to learn more.

    Sign up for our FREE course to get the step-by-step roadmap to permanent weight loss. You'll get a new formula that truly works for professional women over age 50, because it's long overdue that we say GOODBYE to the lousy old counting games.

     

    • 33 min
    101. Don't Take Ozempic for Menopause Weight Gain

    101. Don't Take Ozempic for Menopause Weight Gain

    If you've been listening to the podcast for a while now, you've probably heard me and a couple of my guests talk about Ozempic. It's an injectable weight loss medication that has been in the news a lot as of recent times, and it's become so popular that, in many places, it's hard to find in pharmacies.

    So if it's this popular it must be a miracle drug, right?

    Well, in certain situations it can really help people lose weight, and it's worth giving it credit where it's due. However, it's concerning to me when I see the New York Times covering the drug as a premier solution to menopausal weight gain, without talking about any of the negative side effects or downsides.

    So in this episode of the Vibrant-MD Podcast, we'll take a look at what the article from the NYT got right, what it got wrong, and what I recommend for someone who is serious about tackling menopausal/perimenopausal weight gain head-on. I think you'll be happily surprised by the simplicity and beauty of my recommendations compared to potentially spending several hundred to thousands of dollars each month on Ozempic.

    I hope you enjoy this episode, and if you do, please be sure to "like" this episode and subscribe to the podcast. These small gestures help us a lot to reach other professional women over 50 who are interested in losing weight for the last time. Enjoy!

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    Are you a professional woman over age 50 who's ready to lose weight for the last time? Join the Vibrant-MD weight loss course.

    Not sure if the Vibrant-MD weight loss course is right for you? Schedule a time to talk with Dr. Heather Awad directly to learn more.

    Sign up for our FREE course to get the step-by-step roadmap to permanent weight loss. You'll get a new formula that truly works for professional women over age 50, because it's long overdue that we say GOODBYE to the lousy old counting games.

     

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

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12 Ratings

12 Ratings

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Weight loss over 50

This is a great podcast if you are over 50 and are tired of fad diets. Dr Awad gives practical solutions and relatable information to help you reclaim your health.

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Great information

Dr. Awad gives great practical tips on weigh loss! Definitely subscribe

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