Weight Loss Testimonials

“I would recommend this program to anyone who is struggling with weight loss or someone who is just trying to find a healthier way of life.”

Pictures were taken on my 50th Birthday, I was miserable to be 50 and to look like this, increasing weight gain without explanation. I had always eaten “healthy”, but too much healthy, but the weight kept coming on, and all efforts to lose… failed, the weight and bad cholesterol skyrocketed.

I thank my lucky stars the day I “failed” the 2 hour glucose test and started the Insulin Resistant Weight loss and Management program. The medication along with a revised “healthy diet”- more protein, less GOOD carbs and increased daily walking has help to shed 34 lbs and 2 full dress sizes. I feel human and healthy again. Thank you, Dr. Parnes!

I started with Christine because I couldn’t lose weight no matter what I did, and had the worst IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). I went to see doctor after doctor and no one could help me until I met with Christine and she changed my life.

Since working with Christine I have made better life choices, I have lost 20 lbs, and I know how to eat healthy and know what foods are smart foods to eat. Christine has helped me through so much. She is beyond helpful with everything like choosing the right foods to eat, the best and most delicious recipes (that are very easy to make considering cooking was not my forte).

I would recommend This program to anyone who is struggling with weight loss or someone who is just trying to find a healthier way of life. Thank you so much Christine!!

-Jillian Andreola

I began the program in June when my weight was at an all time high, my cholesterol was through the roof and my blood sugar was poor. I felt just terrible about myself and moved like a woman 20 years older than I was.

With Christine’s guidance, I have lost nearly 30 lbs, I have increased energy and I’m beginning to see that a liftime of proper nutrition and health is well within my reach. Patient, calming, knowledgeable and encouraging are just a few words to describe Chrisitine. She is there to work with you in finding solutions every step of the way. I would highly recommend this program! After a lifetime of diets, calorie and points counting, and quick weight loss supplements, I have finally found an easier, smart and healthier approach to keeping the weight off. Thank you Christine.

– Diane Martin

First, I want to say with conviction – my successful diet plan with Christine has changed my life! I have lost 50 pounds and feel great! I love wearing nice clothes again and showing off my new body. It has rejuvenated me and given me back confidence that I forgot I had lost by getting older into my 50’s. I have been told, the plan and weight loss has taken 10 years off my appearance. I actually am a smaller size than my 26 and 19 year old daughters!

Christine was a great coach. I feel that she was not only my coach, but became my friend during the process. She was always encouraging and never condescending about any of my choices.

I began my sessions with Christine back in May 2013. I was overweight by about 40 pounds, was on meds for high blood pressure, and high cholesterol, and was insulin resistant. I am off all medication now. I always felt bloated, tired and was very unhappy with how I felt about myself and looked. My gynecologist, recommended Christine to me. I felt “desperate” to lose weight and get healthy when I began my sessions with Christine. I was focused and committed to the 5 -month plan that I signed on for.

I believe if you want to do something you have never done –you need to do something you never did before —to achieve that goal. Initially the thought of signing onto a 5 month program with the cost associated with the program—seemed expensive. But I made the decision to invest in myself and “do something that I never did before” to achieve my goal—to lose weight and get healthy!!!

Christine began with reviewing all my eating habits and we immediately cut out all dairy products followed by all products with Gluten. I began losing weight the first week and I consistently lost about 2 pounds only a week for the first few months. I began taking a pro biotic daily and vitamins she recommended. Initially, I wanted to lose 20lbs fast, and wanted instant results and Christine said it would come, to be patient—and the weight came off. The first 20 pounds seems slow to lose but the second 20 lbs. seemed faster. The last 10lbs. was without trying at all. My body stopped when it was at its perfect weight. I am 57 years old, and 5 foot 4 and currently weight between 118-120. I have not weighed this since I was in my late 20’s.

women-health-centerThe transition to Gluten and Dairy free was not that difficult for me because with Christine’s guidance, I began eating lots of vegetables, meat and fruits and nuts. I was eating all the time (small amounts), and never was hungry. I planned what I was eating every day and the changes were not a diet for me, but a lifestyle change. The one thing that did not work for me was the smoothies. I would rather “chew” the food, then “drink it”!

I was a 3-can a day diet coke drinker before Christine, and I am happy to say I have not consumed a diet coke since beginning my treatment in May 2013. Now, I drink tea and lots of water. I was a person who never ate breakfast, and now I do every day. I consume more meat, than I ever did before. I used to be a carb junkie, and don’t miss carbs and pasta a bit.

I already have recommended Christine to the girl who has been cutting my hair for 20 years and she has joined and had success herself on Christine’s program. I am a walking advertisement for Christine and anyone who knows me can’t believe how much weight I have lost, and how good I look. I tell everyone about Christine, going Gluten and Dairy free and how it has changed my life. I look forward to every day—having energy—feeling and looking great.

– Laurie Koppe

I started gaining weight regularly after I turned 50. My midsection really spread out. I tried to diet and exercise but nothing seemed to work. I called Dr. Parnes at Informed Female to setup an appointment.

Dr. Parnes asked me some pointed questions and I felt for the first time someone had really listened. I was scheduled for blood work and one week later was put on medication for my insulin resistance. I also met with Nancy Knee, the nutritionist who started me on a low Glycemic diet. The weight has been melting off. I am eating things I love to eat and made only slight adjustments to the foods I had been eating. Each month, I identify a new set of “fat” clothes to give away and I have never felt better about myself.

Thank you Dr Parnes and Nancy!

Gynecology Testimonials

“I feel that I am starting with a clean bill of health in 2012.”

I saw you last spring for menopausal problems. I was getting too many hot flashes in a day. You had asked me about the BRACA test. The following day I sent my report to my gynecologist as well as my breast surgeon.

I thought it was going to be an outpatient procedure to remove my tubes and ovaries. However, in recovery, the doctor advised that I actually had ovarian cancer. I just completed my sixth and final chemo treatment last Friday. I was fortunate that it was just Stage II.

I am so grateful for you insisting on the seriousness of the test. I had held onto it too long without sharing it with my doctors. So, I owe you a great big thank you. I feel that I am starting with a clean bill of health in 2012.

I knew 17 years ago when I would see you for my visits that you were just brilliant. It amazes me when I calculated the years how fast time really does go. I came to see you actually for my yearly visit and that was it. I didn’t realize anything could be done for the symptoms I was having because two years ago I was told nothing is wrong you have to deal with this for about ten years.

Well, as you were so positive in your response that you can fix this and we removed my IUD. I wanted to tell you that, I have not had night sweats in three days, I lost 4 pounds probably water weight, and I haven’t been bleeding, face and body swelling has reduced so much. I feel like I just delivered a baby and my body is returning back to normal.

I want you to know that your diagnosis and brilliant medical care is what impacts change and helps so many. I don’t know how to thank you or what I can do to thank you. I wake up and just think of you that’s how much different my life has become.. I tell everyone about you.

Thank you again so much, it was great seeing you.

I was so glad I noticed the article and attended “Women Rock”.

The presentation was informative… and very comfortable being with interested women… AND the refreshments were great too!

It’s about time… “By the women… For the women… and, With the women”!

Thanks so much.

I just wanted to thank you and Dr. Parnes for inviting me to the Women Rock event at the Florentine Gardens. My colleague, Diane and I were thrilled with the spirit of giving we felt in the room that night.

We are very interested in improving the lives of women in the community, specifically those living with breast cancer.

Mona Lisa Touch Testimonials

“…wonderful results I got from just one, yes one, Mona Lisa treatment…”

I felt compelled to put in writing the wonderful results I got from just one, yes one, Mona Lisa treatment. It has been over three years since my husband and I had intercourse and finally we were able to enjoy a healthy sex life again.

I am going for my second treatment in a few days and I can’t wait to hit the sheets! I would not have believed we would be able to resume intercourse, but we did and we don’t plan on stopping!

Dr. Cindy Parnes is very compassionate, understanding, and knowledgeable in alternative and innovative up-to-date procedures. I would highly recommend this procedure and Dr. Cindy Parnes to anyone experiencing painful sex and anyone who needs a very good physician.

I experienced a difference after the final treatment, INCREDIBLE. Pain went from an 8 to a 2.

My partner said he wants to thank Dr. Parnes and give her a big kiss!