Carmen's first assignment is to take control of her health—an issue she has been avoiding for years.

More than 10 years ago, Carmen's size mysteriously climbed from a 10 to an 18 in just nine months. Since she hadn't altered her diet at all at that time, she knew something was wrong. Carmen was eventually diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome, a hormonal disorder that can cause rapid weight gain.

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Carmen's hormone levels were outside normal range, and she couldn't keep the weight off. She tried medication, but when she experienced a side effect, she gave up on treatment and never went back to the doctor.

Dr. Berman tells Carmen she's sending her to three different medical specialists—an endocrinologist for her polycystic ovarian syndrome, a nutritionist and a psychiatrist to evaluate her for depression. On top of that, Dr. Berman is sending Carmen to a stylist for a "mini makeover" and is making her get in touch with the guy she blew off.

Watch Carmen's makeover with Marie Claire stylist Ashley Falcon


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