I met Leila through my sister. She was her client and had great results with her as an Acupuncturist. Leila was on the spot with diagnosis treatment plan and results. I know that she did lose weight and she does weight loss coaching but I didn’t pay any attention to it until I needed to lose weight fairly fast. I was getting married within 10 weeks and I needed to shed 25 pounds. Being an MD, I knew a lot about nutrition and diets, tried many of them with very limited results. Mainly I would lose some weight initially and regain it with time and add some more on top of it. I decided to talk to Leila and see what she would suggest. When we started talking, I noticed that she is not only recommending me what to eat, she was talking about a systematic plan that will give me results. I was curious, she explained why diet doesn’t work unless you learn to balance your hormones, explained why is hormonal balance THE key for permanent successful results, why is it necessary to change my mindset, why is it important to control stress, which supplements to take for the best results, how often to eat (suggested intermittent fasting). For me intermittent fasting was “ a problem”. I couldn’t accept the idea of avoiding food for prolonged period of time. I tried to explain to her that my sugar would go down, and she said “yes that is THE goal”. I complained that I will not have energy and that I will faint. She said that I forgot about alternative energy supply in our body and it is almost unlimited. FAT. “I would love for you to use fat as energy supply” she said. “But in order to access your fat we have to bring your sugar and your insulin down.” That is simply the requirement for success and that is when it sunk in for me. I accepted her plan and she created a unique plan just for me. I love that she does that for each client- personal approach. No cookie cutter model. Within 7 weeks I: Dropped 2 dress sizes from wedding dress XL to M Lost 26 pounds Learned to balance my diet and enjoy my favorite food (not all the time) Learn to eat guilt free Enjoy clothes shopping again (I was always buying what was available in my size, now size is not an issue the only consideration is if I like it?) Needless to say my wedding dress was gorgeous, I felt as a princess and my husband can’t keep his hands off me. Life is good, I am HAPPY.
I was researching alternative weight loss options when I came across Leila’s profile along with her business information. Being a healthcare provider ( M. D)I had already tried all those usual mean to reduce weight. They are not only been expensive, but I was not able to generate any results. When I contacted Leila, she shared her miraculous journey of weight loss where she was able to lose 130 pounds in a year by just practicing intermittent fasting. She was even gracious to share her before and after pictures with me. Initially I was skeptical when she told me that I got to fast for 18 hours a day and eat a ketogenic diet in small portions at the end of it. I kept delaying it thinking it is going to effect my work by making my hypoglycemic or lightheaded. However, Leila was supportive every step of the way, she encouraged me to take a leap pf faith and start the program. I couldn’t be happier since I started. I have felt more awake and energized since I started. I hardly feel hungry and she makes sure to remind me to drink at least 1.5-2 liters of water as it helps remove toxins from our body. Within my first week I lost 11 pounds. I am so delighted that I was finally seeing results. My goal is to lose 40 more pounds by continuing this program. Leila is an amazing weight loss coach and I highly recommend her. She is devoted to her patients and is available 24/7 for any concerns.
My name is Lizzy, I am 33 years old and I have lost 40 lbs, at the same time gained so much.
My story of weight loss begins in June, 2017. I wanted to lose weight, yes, but it was not a priority, even though I weighed 270 lbs. In addition I struggled with PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome), excess and prolonged bleeding, uterine polyps that kept coming back and hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid), while being obese.
To break it down: instead of pads or tampons I had to wear diapers during my bleeding times which sometimes lasted for over a month, had to be stopped with hormonal therapies, at other times I had to take pills that provoked contractions to try and expel polyps in order to avoid further uterine scaring which in turn lower my possibilities of becoming pregnant. My immune system was horrible. Couldn’t walk much because of the bleeding, constant pain in my abdomen prevented me from any form of exercise and my underactive thyroid made sure I gained weight constantly and with an alarming speed.
The doctors kept telling me to lose weight, to eat less and move more. I tried different diets, low calorie, low fat, low carb, low, low, low, Atkins diet, moon diet, cabbage diet, soup diet, rice diet, banana diet… Nothing helped. I would diet for a month without results and my doctors would say that I have to be patient, it would take time but I was young, I had time… No, I didn’t want to waste any more time on being on different pills, different therapies, spending time hospitalized, but I had no options, which brought on depression, which in turn brought on not even caring anymore and eating whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted.
Once I came to a point where I could not bend down to tie my shoes without looking like I am choking to death and feeling like I am having a stroke, I decided to get some help, but not the doctors… I wanted someone to help me with everything.
Thank God for Leila!!!
She started coaching me. First of all, she made me feel good about myself, not embarrassed for letting my weight get so out of control because she knew the feeling, she used to be obese herself. She was very positive, never once made me feel like a failure if I didn’t stick to our plan strictly. If I would say that I ate a nutella cake, she would say something along the line of “It happens! Don’t worry about it now, but be aware that you can’t do it on a daily basis.” She kept me in line, without making me feel horrible and then she would add “Was it good?” and laugh. When I would get stressed, she would remind me of hormones that are rising, which begin this chain reaction of hormones going into a crazy overdrive, and help me calm down. She thought me how to deal with stress, what is the process of losing weight scientifically and leading me through that process with such ease. The best thing is, it is all natural, no pills, no surgeries, no medical treatment at all. At the beginning I didn’t even exercise.
The first thing that I noticed, four weeks into the program, wasthat I stopped bleeding!!! WOW!!! One month in and there was no abdominal pain. Six weeks in and my feet didn’t hurt on a daily basis. By which point I lost about 20 lbs!!! In six weeks!!! I became more flexible, I can squat, bend and jump with the best of them. Tie my shoes and take my sweet time while doing it, no choking or fear of imminent stroke on my mind. Depression is long gone. My overall health simply improved.
Now, 50 lbs lighter, I am still on health improvement journey with Leila, with what once seemed an impossible goal, curing my thyroid and my PCOS seems a reality, it’s just a matter of time.
I have been receiving treatment in acupuncture from Bridge to Health, Inc. for several weeks now and have noticed a significant shift in my health. I decided to seek treatment as I was weaning myself off of anti-depressant medication, as I suffered post-partum depression and psychosis in the past. I was experiencing some difficult side effects, including anxiety attacks. Since beginning my treatment, I have not experienced another anxiety attack and maintained a stable condition. I am also now medicine free! I am very satisfied with how my body and mind have responded to the acupuncture treatment and I especially value the quality and personal reinforcement I have received from Bridge to Health.
“Recently I had breakfast with a friend that I hadn’t seen for a couple of months. In the middle of conversation, she just asked “Did you get face lift surgery?” I answered “No,” She then asked “then what is your secret?” I said “Acupuncture.” She was surprised with my answer, and couldn’t believe. Than I explained to her that I was going for Cosmetic Acupuncture treatments and that I am very pleased with the results. Since I started Cosmetic Acupuncture Treatments with Lejla I have many friends and associates (working as sale manager) asking me what is the secret? I highly recommend Lejla and Bridge to Health Clinic. This was the best investment in my appearance. Thanks Lejla.”
“I had inner ear surgery a year and a half ago and as a result of the surgery I had issues that physicians, psychologists and prescriptions were not able to address effectively — namely nausea, anxiety and balance issues. I found the nausea and anxiety so debilitating that I was not able to carry on my daily routines. After struggling with these problems, I finally saw Lejla Fazlicic at Bridge to Health Acupuncture Clinic in Lincolnwood, IL. I found her to be understanding, comforting, thorough and very competent. She is an excellent listener and watches the progress of her patients carefully. I am happy to report that after nine sessions of acupuncture with Lejla, I am no longer suffering from either nausea or anxiety and my balance has improved. My sincere thanks to Lejla Fazlicic for the knowledge and care she gives to her patients. I highly recommend her.”
“GREAT service. Very comfortable and welcoming atmosphere. She has much knowledge on the subject of acupuncture and makes sure you understand every part. I will now be a forever client as we work on my issues and pain etc. I HIGHLY recommend this place for your eastern approach to medicine and the body. My day was 100% improved after my first session. Very reasonable prices, and a great woman to have in your life. She truly cares and has so much knowledge. Great experience.”
“I have known Lejla Fazlicic for 4 years and I have seen her knowledge of acupuncture grow. Her touch and treatments are right on. She has improved my general fatigue and knee and back pain. I am a happier person knowing her. I give Bridge to Health the highest rating. Everyone should give it a try.”