PATIENT RESULTS & TESTIMONIALS

Nicole

I feel better than I have in a long time
"I finally feel like I understand my body and how it works. With that knowledge on my side I know I can finally be where I want to be on this weight loss journey that I have been on for so long!"
The story

My Weight Loss & Wellness Success:

I have struggled with weight issues since I was very young. I have also tried it all. I have lost weight and gained it back more times than I care to admit. I have studied weight loss, health and wellness subjects to the point where it seems insane that I should still have a weight problem!

In 2012 I started working for Dr. Gail Altschuler. I have to say that working with and for her has completely changed my life and my health. Every day she teaches me something new!

About 4 months ago I finally got to the point where I knew I was ready to completely commit to all I have learned from Dr. Gail Altschuler and apply it fully to my life. I really started working the program that she recommended for me; I reread my binder and checked in with her daily. I also made time to sit down with her regularly to go over how I was doing. With such a flood of information available on weight loss, it becomes hard to sort it out and know what would work best for me. I can’t say enough about how valuable that time is with her. At every appointment she suggests small tweaks that kept me moving forward toward my goal.

I have found it very valuable to be on the other side of the desk and experience Dr. Gail Altschuler as our patients do. She is excellent at what she does, and I completely credit her for propelling me forward to where I am today.

I am about 10-15 lbs away from my goal weight, I feel better than I have in a long time.

I finally feel like I understand my body and how it works. With that knowledge on my side I know I can finally be where I want to be on this weight loss journey that I have been on for so long!

Jean

I was able to let go of a self-defeating behavior
"Dr. Gail Altschuler is so committed to helping me maintain my weight loss of 74 lbs. My goal is to step on her scale another year from now weighing exactly what I weight today, 113 pounds."
The story

My Weight Loss & Wellness Success:

I have struggled with my weight going up and down all my life. I could never keep the weight off for any length of time. I got to the point where I learned what I needed to eat but still drank wine and tried to manage my weight drinking all of those sugar calories. I realized I could not keep my weight down drinking wine.

It took me a year of struggling to give up wine. I had heard of Dr. Gail Altschuler when she first went into the weight loss field. Many years later, I saw the sign on her office door, “Weight Loss,” and decided to talk to her about my weight and how I knew I needed to abstain from alcohol in order to finally be successful managing my weight.

It was at that first meeting with Dr. Gail Altschuler that I felt she heard and understood me regarding the trials and tribulations of losing and regaining weight my whole life. I told her I knew the next task was to give up alcohol. She gave me an emphatic “Yes you do!”

It was at that moment of feeling heard and seen by Dr. Gail Altschuler that I was able to let go of a self-defeating behavior. That day was December 17, 2015, and I have not touched alcohol again.

I started Dr. Gail Altschuler’s 12 week Weight Loss Program having the opportunity to meet with her each week to discuss and work out a food plan that I adhere to over one year later. I find using her food supplements so helpful. The oatmeal, pudding, hot chocolate and pretzels I eat every day and feel very satisfied due to the high protein and low sugar content. They are a regular part of my way of eating each day.

Beth

I have the tools for keeping the weight off
"Dr. Gail Altschuler and her staff Nicole and Heather have been giving me the tools for keeping the weight off and feeling good and not denying myself. I am so grateful I met Dr. Gail Altschuler. She has helped me turn my life around."
The story

My Weight Loss & Wellness Success:

Growing up I was called “String Bean”. Once I was married and had my first daughter at 20 my body changed. I enjoyed exercising but found myself really tired with a newborn. I became a yo-yo dieter. I knew what to do eat healthy, exercise and get plenty of rest, but it never happened.  At 22, I had my next daughter and the pattern continued. Not exercising enough for the food I was consuming.

Dr. Gail Altschuler and her staff Nicole and Heather have been giving me the tools for keeping the weight off and feeling good and not denying myself.

It’s not always easy but knowing I have their support keeps me motivated to make better choices, not just with food but with everyday commitments and stresses.

I am so grateful I met Dr. Gail Altschuler. She has helped me turn my life around.

Jennifer

I was obese, now I’m a size 7/8
"When I started in 2005 I was in the obese category and BMI was high as well as Cholesterol. I am now currently 147 pounds, a size 7/8, in normal weight range, BMI is perfect and Cholesterol is down. I feel great and shopping has never been more fun!!!"
The story

My Weight Loss & Wellness Success:

My name is Jennifer and I am a mother of three boys ages 15, 7 and 2. I am 5’8.5 and most of my life I was thin, could eat whatever I wanted and a size 7/8 until I had my first son in late 1998 at age 21. When I was pregnant my hormones went haywire, I ate very poorly and everything I used to be able to eat didn’t fall off, it stuck to me and I gained 90 pounds, kept it on and kept gaining. I began having back problems, foot problems such as fallen arches and heel spurs and was 257 pounds and up to a size 20/22. My main focus was on my first son, not me, so I wasn’t really paying attention to the weight until one day it hit me and I was like whoa I have to change this. I, as many people, tried different diets and gyms and like most everybody gave up quickly and did not have the strength and will power to stick with it.

I came upon Dr. Gail Altschuler in early 2005 from a recommendation from my OBGYN that she heard amazing things about her and her program so I decided to give it a shot too. Dr. Gail Altschuler helped me change my life tremendously and gave me the proper daily tools to lose over 100 pounds and keep it off. I then got pregnant again with my 2nd son in early 2006 and gained 80 pounds during that pregnancy as it was too hard to stick with a diet plan during pregnancy. It was my plan to start right back with Dr. Gail Altschuler as soon as I had him and that I did and I lost it all again plus some. I maintained that weight for almost 5 years and then got pregnant again with my 3rd and final son and gained 65 pounds and again had the same plan. I got right back on it again and lost it all.

I have been working with Dr. Gail Altschuler for 8 years now and lost weight 3 times totaling almost 300 pounds.

Since losing all the weight and being done having kids for good, this year I have had a tummy tuck, breast lift, breast augmentation and everything together has been life changing and I have all my self esteem back!!! Dr. Gail Altschuler supported me to the fullest and kept in contact with me closely for all these years and was always available by phone even if I couldn’t get in for an office visit which I appreciate very much. What I like best about the program is that it can be tailored to any individual and their specific dietary or health related needs. It’s very flexible and worth it.

I can’t say enough about how this program has changed me and gave me the tools to do this for the rest of my life. Remember, food and self control is all in your mind and only YOU have the power to do something about it.

Terri

I’ve lost 40 lbs and am much more mobile and healthy
"Dr. Gail Altschuler personalizes the program rather than having a “cookbook” approach. She keeps it real for me. She helps me plan for upcoming events and encourages me to enjoy food with friends in a balanced way."
The story

My Weight Loss & Wellness Success:

A few years ago I decided I wanted to lose weight and get healthier and more mobile. I didn’t like the way I looked or the way I felt. I especially didn’t like feeling less able to physically play with my grandkids and one knee was very painful when walking. After I met with Dr. Gail Altschuler for a free consultation I knew that if I was committed to making lifestyle changes I could achieve my goal. I like the fact that she was in family practice before specializing in bariatrics. I know she has the “whole picture” in the forefront and isn’t just focused on the scale.

One of my favorite sayings is “Success is the quality of your journey.” I’d tried many diets and weight loss programs through the years and am a “slow loser”.

Although not at weight goal yet, I’ve lost 40 lbs. and am much more mobile and healthy. I can even climb the monkey bars with the grandkids.

My knee pain is mostly non-existent and I have more energy. With Dr. Gail Altschuler’s support and expertise I’m accomplishing my goals. And I’m doing this while dealing with multiple stressful situations the past 3 years – my husband’s illness and death, a head injury, my brother’s illness and death, and a best friend of 50 years illness and death.

Dr. Gail Altschuler personalizes the program rather than having a “cookbook” approach. She keeps it real for me. She helps me plan for upcoming events and encourages me to enjoy food with friends in a balanced way. I don’t feel deprived and I didn’t gain any weight during the holidays the past few years! Some of the recipes she has are now my “go to’s” for dinners with friends. They’re not only healthy but delicious and I’m often asked to share them.

She keeps me focused on what I’ve accomplished and what my goal is – to be healthy and feel good about myself. She often asks “How can I support you?” or “What do you need from me?” I feel like she’s on this journey with me and enjoys my success as much as I do.

Bonnie

I’ve reduced my blood pressure medication by half
"With Dr. Gail Altschuler, I have set reasonable goals, goals which are achievable. She is incredibly supportive; she has walked the journey and speaks from experience. "
The story

My Weight Loss & Wellness Success:

I’ve been on a diet most of my life. None of them worked long term; yes I lost weight, but could not sustain the restrictions and labeling food good or bad. I needed something different, something sustainable, and some way of eating that did not leave me feeling deprived. I needed to end yo yo dieting! I just could not go back to Weight Watchers again and sit with some of the same people I did 10 years ago!

Working with Dr. Gail Altschuler works, I’m not labeling foods good or bad. The protein shakes and hot chocolate are excellent. I like that I am eating real food, not pre packaged (yes some of the programs I did I ate only their food) when I switched back to real food, well that was the part that is just not sustainable. I eat healthy and enjoy a treat once in a while.

I am keeping the weight off. I’ve reduced my blood pressure medication by half, and my goal is to get off the pressure medicine entirely.

With Dr. Gail Altschuler, I have set reasonable goals, goals which are achievable. She is incredibly supportive; she has walked the journey and speaks from experience. I’m amazed at her insight, and her ability to communicate ideas which I use not only in my approach to eating, but also in my life.

I am now down 2 sizes which puts a smile on my face and I feel physically better than I have in years! The support received from Dr. Gail Altschuler and her staff is just amazing! I am so thankful I found her. I had no idea I could go through life not hungry!!

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