Customized Weight Loss Programs Fort Lauderdale, FL

Dr. Cabrera has supervised enough successful weight loss patients to know that no two will accomplish their goals in quite the same way. That's why he diligently assesses your health, medical history, lifestyle and body composition before crafting a plan as unique as you are.

If you're wondering how to lose weight in a week without exercise or hoping for a quick fix miracle diet don't waste your time. Losing weight takes time and patience - precisely what Dr. Cabrera has been offering for two decades. He knows well the most common culprits of weight gain. Before prescribing anything, however, he will listen - and understand how you're feeling. Then, he'll test your body composition, hormone levels, and nutrient deficiencies.

Once he understands you and your body Dr. Cabrera will craft a custom weight loss protocol that usually requires a 3-pronged approach combining: diet planning, intermittent fasting, BHRT, exercise regimen and/or body contouring.

You're probably hearing a lot of media coverage on the trending Keto Diet, which can be extraordinary medicine - if you practice it under the guidance and supervision of an experienced weight loss practitioner with a track record. A practitioner like Dr. Cabrera.

To speak with a specialist on his team at Genesis Health Institute call ☎ (954) 561-3175 or contact us here, and take your first step toward a lighter, healthier, happier you.

Weight Loss Fort Lauderdale

Knowledge is power: assessments first

At Genesis Health Institute your first appointment is often your longest ¬– as it allows us to really get to know you and your body. Dr. Cabrera will order in-depth testing of the following:

Body composition analysis

The InBody 570 program goes beyond traditional body composition analysis. It measures your fat, muscle and water levels, as well as your inflammation levels, pounds of lean muscle mass in each part of your body, and even any swelling or joint injuries you may not even be aware of! All this information gives Dr. Cabrera the knowledge he needs to begin tackling your fitness and weight loss goals.

Hormone levels assessment

Your hormones regulate your metabolism, heart rate, growth, and even mood. That's why imbalanced levels can wreak havoc on your weight loss plans. That's why Dr. Cabrera will order a blood panel to determine your levels of:

  • cortisol: an excess diverts your pregnenolone from producing other needed hormones
  • thyroid: low levels can cause you to gain weight even if your diet hasn't changed
  • estrogen: deficiency may cause your body to use starches and blood sugar less effectively, increasing hard-to-lose fat storage
  • testosterone: regulates fat distribution; low levels increase body fat, especially in the midsection
  • progesterone: supports thyroid, increasing body temperature and metabolism; low progesterone levels encourage weight gain

Nutrient deficiencies

Vitamin and mineral deficiencies can make you crave bad fats, sugar, and excessive carbs - the worst things you can eat when you're trying to get fit. Over 30 percent of American diets fall short of nutrients. That's why Dr. Cabrera will check your levels of:

  • magnesium: can boost your metabolism, controls blood sugar, regulates the nervous system
  • zinc: regulates your senses of taste and smell, which affect your appetite
  • iron: helps your body create energy from nutrients
  • B vitamins 1-12: help your body metabolize carbs, proteins, and fats and to use the energy stored in food
  • vitamin A: provides antioxidants, which are plentiful in healthy, low-fat foods
  • vitamin C: helps to metabolize fat
  • vitamin D: deficiency can cause depression, destroying your motivation to work out; 80 percent of Americans have low levels
  • omega-3 fatty acids: help cool inflammation and control blood sugar levels; 9 out of 10 people are deficient
  • gluten sensitivity: teach how to remove endocrine disruptors in food and environment; prescribe probiotic

Once all levels are assessed and analyzed in the context of your general health, genetics, medical history, and lifestyle, Dr. Cabrera and his team will deliver bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, nutritional supplementation, exercise plans, and body sculpting.

BHRT for Weight Loss

Dr. Cabrera understands that addressing hormone imbalances is both a science and an art. It requires monitoring the subtle fluctuations of your hormone levels and tweaking your doses as needed. How do we know what's needed? We listen - your symptoms can tell us as much as your blood levels.

Why does Dr. Cabrera choose BHRT? Bioidentical means molecularly identical to the body's natural hormones. Unlike conventional hormone replacement, BHRT delivers hormones produced from natural plant sources like yams and soybeans, which match human hormones molecule by molecule, alleviating the risks and side effects of synthetic chemical hormones.

Bioidentical hormones are:

  • customized to the unique needs of each patient
  • delivered in lower doses, special combinations, and various forms
  • prescribed by your Dr. Cabrera and made by a compounding pharmacy
  • allergen-free and tolerated better by most of our patients

BHRT will be delivered in one of the following forms that is optimal for your metabolism:


Injecting hormones provides direct absorption into the bloodstream, so you can guarantee 100% absorption of your custom dose. This delivery method is easy to monitor and allows you to adjust your levels throughout your treatment program.

Injecting hormones yourself in the comfort of home is convenient and it alleviates symptoms quickly and effectively - you'll start to feel better almost immediately.

Topical creams or gels

Creams and gels are minimally-invasive, immediately absorbed and easy to adjust. However, absorbency differs from patient to patient, so it may take a while to figure out how much you're actually getting. You can apply them to your arms or shoulders, but not near your abdomen or breasts. This transdermal delivery avoids the first- pass through the liver, preventing metabolites. As long as you continue to apply the product every day, your levels should remain stable and your symptoms will alleviate.

Pellet therapy

Pellet delivery enables us to deliver each hormone consistently, preventing rollercoaster-like effects some other forms can cause for some patients.

After Dr. Cabrera determines your prescription, it will be sent to an FDA licensed compounding pharmacy where skilled clinicians will formulate your hormones into highly compressed bio-identical pellets about the size of a grain of rice. They will also be tested for consistency and purity.

Your insertion procedure is virtually painless and takes only a few minutes. Dr. Cabrera will gently and strategically insert each pellet beneath the skin and into the fat of your upper buttocks. Dosages vary - from 25 mg up to 200 mg - and depend on:

  • your hormone baseline levels ( which can change daily and must be monitored)
  • your weight
  • your genetic predispositions
  • your general health
  • your exercise routine (the more cardiac output, the more hormones required)

Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine for Weight Loss

There are so many diets and therapies, and combinations of diets and therapies out there. Dr. Cabrera will determine which are optimal and sustainable for your body, metabolism, and lifestyle.

Dr. Cabrera's team of nutritionists will encourage and support you in making better lifelong eating choices. Whether it's the wildly trendy Keto Diet to launch you into ketosis, or Intermittent fasting to bolster stress resistance and combat inflammation on the cellular level –they will craft a plan that's realistic and reasonable.

Every life stage, body type, and metabolic rate requires a different approach to weight loss, which will be prescribed along with synergistic lifestyle choices that will help you both lose weight and prevent disease.

For example, if your tests detected insulin resistance, he may prescribe custom foods, vitamin supplements, and BHRT to reverse it. If your cortisol levels are off the charts, he'll prescribe soothing foods and stress management exercises. If your estrogen's extremely low and constantly stimulating your appetite, he'll provide a list of foods and botanicals that will balance levels and curb your cravings. If your testosterone is deficient he may prescribe quitting alcohol and taking botanicals with gentle BHRT supplementing to help shed that tire around your waist.

Your age, body composition, and general health will help determine which diet synergizes with which exercise regimen. It may take some trial and error to determine which type, amount and degree of physical activity are sustainable for you, and how long it may take you to dispose of old habits and adopt new ones that will sustain your weight loss and life joy.

Body Contouring (SculpSure)

Even with diet, exercise, and supplementation, many people have areas of fat that seem impossible to shed. That's why, for patients whose BMI is lower than 30, Dr. Cabrera delivers cutting edge SculpSure. When coupled with your prescribed exercise regimen, this revolutionary FDA-approved technology can sculpt away those inconveniently located pockets of stubborn fat that your work out just can't beat.

The SculpSure device consists of a heat-laser belt which delivers energy wavelengths to heat and destroy fat cells in your waistline, upper abdomen, lower abdomen, flanks, hips and buttocks to compliment your diet and exercise protocols. The treatment usually takes about 25 minutes per session. How many sessions Dr. Cabrera will recommend will depend on your age, body type and composition, the general state of health, genetics and lifestyle. As with all medical procedures, results will also vary depending on all these factors.

Book your appointment today

If you've tried every diet, trend and homemade concoction out there but still can't lose weight, it's time to see a highly-skilled, experienced, compassionate expert. It's time to schedule a consultation with Dr. Cabrera and start that journey to a lighter, happier, and healthier you.

To speak with a specialist at Genesis Health Institute about your unique dietary needs and craft a customized diet plan, call ☎ (954) 561-3175 or contact us here.

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1001 NE 26th Street,
Wilton Manors, FL 33305


(954) 561-3175 FAX: (954) 561-9265


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Thursday: 8 am - 5 pm
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