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Kristen’s Weight Loss Testimonial

Kristen's Weight Loss testimonial

Let me tell you about my life changing experience with Medical Weight Loss of New York. First and foremost, Dr. Scinta and the entire staff have been absolutely phenomenal! 

I have struggled with my weight for as long as I can remember. In grade school I was always the big kid. I can never remember a time in my life that I felt comfortable in my own skin, sadly. I struggled with body image throughout my childhood and when entering high school, it only got worse. The summer between freshman and sophomore year I lost 60lbs, and it wasn’t healthy… but I finally started to feel like I “fit in” with my peers.

Unfortunately, that was just the beginning of my lifelong battle with yo-yo dieting and weight loss and gain. I have gained and lost hundreds of pounds over the years! I had children very young and never really made my health a priority.

In 2018 that changed! I was determined to become healthy and fit! And I did. I exercised and ate very healthy weighing all my food and keeping track of all of my macro nutrients. I had lost 83lbs and for the first time in my life started running! …. then came COVID…

As a nurse and the primary provider for my family I became overwhelmed by all of the uncertainty and slowly but surely slipped back into my old ways. All of my bad habits and unhealthy/negative coping mechanism came flooding back. I very quickly gained back a little over 50lbs. I stopped exercise of all kinds. I became very depressed and so discouraged and mad at myself, yet another negative cycle.

I tried many times to regain control. Many failed attempts to get back on track led me to Google… I started looking into gastric sleeves and what options I had available as at this time I felt helpless! Deep down I knew I didn’t really want any surgery. Then I found Medical Weight Loss of New York!

I will never forget the day I went for my intake appointment! April 2021, I was so nervous and excited all at the same time. I arrived to my appointment after leaving an earlier appointment where I had just learned that at the age of 34 I would need a radical hysterectomy…. so I had a lot on my mind and felt defeated before I even started. All of that changed with the team at Dr. Scinta’s office. The team welcomed me! They actually listened to me, my story and my concerns. I could feel the true compassion from everyone.

I started with the full plan, to help keep it simple and give me the kick start I needed. I’ll be honest, I only lasted about 2 weeks and then went to partial. I had a little hiccup when I had my surgery in May but got right back on track after I recovered for 2 weeks. And to my surprise, it felt easier this time.

By August I had reached my goal weight, about 50 lbs lost. Recently I have moved into maintenance, which is another scary milestone for me as I have been successful at losing weight, oh so many times, yet have never been able to maintain. The team here really offers it all! I like to think of it like a toolbox: whether the toolbox is empty, fully loaded with some broken tools, or you have tools that don’t belong. What if you have a full toolbox, but don’t know how to use the tools? No matter what your toolbox looks like, or maybe you don’t even have a toolbox? Rest assured, the team at Medical Weight Loss will help you “unpack” your toolbox, sort through it WITH you! Medical Weight Loss of NY will not only give you the tools you need but also teach you how to use them! It really is the full package!

With expert medical care you will find meal replacement (that works), nutritional education, group meetings and support, as well as possible medication to help you through your journey! I am forever grateful and thankful to this amazing group of professionals who have indeed changed my life! I am so happy with my weight loss experience and looking forward to the maintenance phase. I am confident that with the support of the Medical Weight Loss team and Dr. Scinta, I will be able to maintain a healthy weight and healthy habits for good this time! If you are on the fence about this program, just jump!!! What do you have to lose? Regardless of your circumstances I promise your life will be forever changed!


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