PATIENT RESULTS & TESTIMONIALS

Dara

In just three short months Cassale and her team have helped me to lose 30lbs!
"Cassale has a wonderful whole food and natural approach to weight loss. It's not easy getting started but when you actually see results so rapidly it gives you the motivation to keep going."
The story

My Weight Loss & Wellness Success:

In just three short months Cassale and her team have helped me to lose 30lbs!

I have a sensitive stomach and a lot of weight loss products and nutritional shakes upset my stomach.

Cassale has worked tirelessly to help me find the right combination of Whole Foods, natural supplements and self discipline.

Cassale has a wonderful whole food and natural approach to weight loss. It’s not easy getting started but when you actually see results so rapidly it gives you the motivation to keep going. I would highly recommend Cassale’s program to anyone who is looking for a healthy and long term weight loss plan. 

Thalia

I have seen a 20-pound weight loss
"With the support from her fabulous staff and the products available, I have seen a 20 pound weight loss and I feel and look better than I have in a long time. I just signed up for a second session to continue on my path to success."
The story

My Weight Loss & Wellness Success:

I came to Marin Weight Loss & Wellness looking for guidance in my struggle to lose weight.  I had tried everything to lose weight without success and Dr. Gail Altschuler came highly recommended by a few of my friends.  I joined the 12 week program and began seeing results immediately, which motivated me to continue.

With the support from her fabulous staff and the products available, I have seen a 20 pound weight loss and I feel and look better than I have in a long time. I just signed up for a second session to continue on my path to success.

Dr. Gail Altschuler taught me about healthy eating habits, the value of exercise, and the importance of living a healthy lifestyle.  She is extremely supportive and believed in me every step of the way.  The benefits have been priceless and I have more energy, am happier, more confident in myself, and feel more focused and successful in my work.  This program is fabulous – it’s a lifestyle change, not a diet.

Dr. Gail Altschuler is supportive and encourages me regularly.  Her demeanor and bed-side manner is calm, positive, thorough, attentive, flexible, and personal.  I always look forward to my visits with her and setting up new goals for myself.

Ed

I lost 40 pounds and cut my insulin in half
"The key to keeping the weight off is a total lifestyle change, including what I eat, timing of food intake, and continual exercise, in my case mountain biking."
The story

My Weight Loss & Wellness Success:

I first saw Dr. Gail Altschuler in June 2012, about 3 years ago. From the time of my first visit, I lost approx. 40 Ibs.  In my case, that represented around ¼ of my highest weight.

It took me 10 months to lose the 40 lbs, and I have kept it off.

The key to keeping the weight off is a total lifestyle change, including what I eat, timing of food intake, and continual exercise, in my case mountain biking. I supplement my diet with protein bars and shakes, purchased from Dr. Gail Altschuler’s office.

I am 65 and have Type II diabetes, which is prevalent in both sides of my family. After years of oral medication, I was put on insulin about 10 years ago. Unfortunately, the education that I had been given relative to insulin was insufficient and ineffective. What Dr. Gail Altschuler provided me, and no other practitioner had, were the educational tools to understand the relationship between insulin, food types, and weight. The first thing Dr. Altschuler said to me was “cut your insulin in half”, which was shocking to me at the time. She told me quite simply that I was feeding my insulin – and she was right!

The most important benefit of working with Dr. Gail Altschuler was not only figuring out what worked for me, but the reasons why. With education, my knowledge of the implications of the lifestyle change will always guide me.

Flecha Tovar

The plan changed the course of my life forever
"The plan she put me on truly changed the course of my life forever."
The story

My Weight Loss & Wellness Success:

I did it!! I won the state title of Ms. Hawaii USA!!! And I truly don’t think I could’ve done it without Dr. Gail Altschuler! I am off to Ms. America in August! Part of my competition was physical fitness.

The plan she put me on truly changed the course of my life forever.

I don’t feel I would’ve had the confidence to proceed if it weren’t for Dr. Gail Atschuler and her work. Her guidance and caring truly change the course of my life forever.

Dreams really do come true, with perseverance, dedication to your diet, exercise, and nourishment of your brain as well. It is so great to work with Dr. Gail Altschuler, and above all, it means a lot to me to make her proud.

Jennifer

5 months pregnant and I’m still 10-12 pounds lower than before
"Even though I’m almost 5 months pregnant, I’m still 10-12 pounds lower than what I was when I saw Dr. Gail Altschuler for the first time!"
The story

My Weight Loss & Wellness Success:

My husband and I moved from an apartment, where we were walking, to a house. Over about a year we both had gained about 20 lbs! The second half of the year, during football season, is where he/we did a lot of entertaining and sitting both Sat and Sunday. Then came his birthday, then Thanksgiving,  then Christmas,  then New Year’s Day… and we forgot to WALK!! We we’re both overweight and not even intimate anymore. Plus I was 40 and we were trying for a baby which seemed impossible.

Then I saw Dr. Gail Altschuler. She coached me through how much protein to eat and when. That coupled with a little medication really helped take focus off the next meal, and motivated me to get back to walking. I used the MyTraxx App to see how far and long. I would walk a square around the neighborhood for 30 or 40 minutes. Starting with a simple loop then extending it by a block on each side. It’s great to have the protein handy at all times so you don’t overeat or get that hungry feeling. Being hungry is not what you want.

My husband started very soon after me because he saw my early success!

He lost 20 and I lost 15. We were more intimate, and I actually got pregnant!

Even though I’m almost 5 months pregnant, I’m still 10-12 pounds lower than what I was when I saw Dr. Gail Altschuler for the first time!

I still follow the protein recommendations as best I can. Waking up to a double serving is extremely filling and satisfying, your body needs it!! Bars at 3 pm are great too!

Thank you Dr. Atschuler and team!!

Pattie

I have a new awareness in my food and life choices
"I have now come to a place of new awareness when it comes to my choices in food and life in general."
The story

My Weight Loss & Wellness Success:

Before coming to see Dr. Gail Altschuler I felt like I was stuck and out of options. I knew that a ‘typical’ diet would not work for me.

I really felt out of control.

I had known Dr. Gail Altschuler for a while and I knew that her approach was exactly what would work for me. Her coaching and support is like nothing I’d ever experienced. Hers is not the ‘typical’ diet language. It’s an empowering conversation that I have found nowhere else.

Through inquiry she helps guide me through a self discovery process that allows me to take ownership. Instead of feeling like I am depriving or denying myself, I really feel like I am gifting myself instead.

I have now come to a place of new awareness when it comes to my choices in food and life in general.

You really can’t get that anywhere else but with Dr. Gail Altschuler.

Brian

In three months time, I’ve lost 30 lbs.
"I look at myself now and am in disbelief that after only three month’s time I am nearing my first goal having lost over 30 pounds."
The story

My Weight Loss & Wellness Success:

I was in denial about my weight. I would eat anything I desired without thoughts about consequence on appearance or health. Far too often I found myself using food to soothe bad feelings.

I have tried other programs in the past, always finding them lacking in one way or another- either the program was far too restrictive, or too unstructured. I would without fail come to resent the plan, ultimately leading to failure. Once I put the weight I lost back on (and usually it was about 8-10 pounds) I would quit and go back to old eating habits.

Once I met Dr. Gail Altschuler and my food intake was optimized, and after about one week’s time, I was able to feel quite comfortable with the plan. I did not feel any deprivation with this plan since her approach is to get in all the proper nutrition in a balanced way. I have never been more satiated with such small amounts of food. Further, I have not had the cravings for bad foods that I have found myself having each and every other time I have tried to lose weight. The weekly visits (I am on the in-person plan) keep me honest and on track (though I think that with the ease of the plan I would remain on track regardless now) and the food selections she has included make this process a piece of cake (no pun…). I like the one on one interaction too…

I look at myself now and am in disbelief that after only three month’s time I am nearing my first goal having lost over 30 pounds.

I am as active as before but do not feel any aches and pains in my joints as I did before and find that to be one of the most surprising feelings. I am able to run on a treadmill for 35-40 minutes at a much greater pace than before, and once done, do not feel as worked as I did before starting with Dr. Gail Altschuler.

The idea of being at 175 pounds before seemed quite out of reach for me, but now, it seems a likely and reachable goal.

Marie B.

I have been on the program for 12 weeks and lost 20 pounds
"The program helped me tweak my eating habits and taught me three important principles: Staying ahead of my hunger, drinking water and keeping track of what I put in my mouth."
The story

My Weight Loss & Wellness Success:

I am 76 years old.  I knew I was carrying too much weight and had tried all the popular diets and had lost 5-10 pounds at least 20 times. My physician suggested I see Dr. Altschuler.

I have been on the program for 12 weeks and lost 20 pounds. 

It was not easy, but it was not impossible either.

Dr. Altschuler has helped me tweak my eating habits and taught me three important principles:  Staying ahead of my hunger, drinking water and keeping track of what I put in my mouth.

Using these simple principles I have been able to keep up my energy, lose weight and not feel hungry.

Pam

I’m down 35 pounds after 5 months
"As of now, I’m down 35 pounds after 5 months and I’ve been taking off a pound or two a week, sometimes nothing one week and then 2 ½ or 3 pounds the next week."
The story

My Weight Loss & Wellness Success:

I don’t know how many of you are like me, but I’m sure I’m not alone in losing the same 20 pounds over and over again. Over the years I’ve had some success with Weight Watchers and more recently using My Fitness Pal the app, but after I became a little more comfortable by losing some weight, I always gained it back and then in time, gained even more weight.

When I came to Dr. Gail Altschuler on a recommendation from a friend, I was determined to break that pattern.

As of now, I’m down 35 pounds after 5 months and I’ve been taking off a pound or two a week, sometimes nothing one week and then 2 ½ or 3 pounds the next week.

What I’m learning from Dr. Gail Altschuler’s approach is how to re-think the way I view my food. I started out trying to get in the groove of a new program and then over the weeks to learn about what eating healthy really means.

The fact that she’s a doctor and can put her perspective on things from a physician’s viewpoint is very impactful. Each time I meet with her I get some more tips or ways of thinking that help me.

This program is working for me and I have also seen a huge difference in my lab results from my recent physical that just motivate me even more!

George

I have learned to understand my body and its needs
"I have learned to understand my body and its needs. I am very active and have more energy for my favorite activity, hiking and spending time with my favorite person, my daughter Lauren."
The story

My Weight Loss & Wellness Success:

For the majority of my life I was an athlete competing in all active sports. As I got older and more comfortable in life I stopped focusing on myself and more on business. Over the last 8 years I slowly increased my weight and decreased my activity. When I finally became sick and tired of being sick and tired and weighing 333 lbs, I reached out to Dr. Gail Altschuler. I knew I had to change my life and this was my remedy.

I am very proud to say with the guidance of Dr. Gail Altschuler and her great support staff, especially Nicole for her caring and kindness, I weighed in this morning at 275 lbs.

I have learned to understand my body and its needs.

I am very active and have more energy for my favorite activity, hiking and spending time with my favorite person, my daughter Lauren.

Thank you for helping me get my life back and the skills and motivation to continue this journey.

Tina

Controlling my hunger has changed my life
"She helped me understand how to control my hunger and that has changed my life. Thanks for giving me back my life!"
The story

My Weight Loss & Wellness Success:

I called Dr. Gail Altschuler at the suggestion of my primary care physician. You see I’m a cancer survivor and the treatments had to be controlled with steroids. After cancer, I was on these steroids for two years, this created weight mostly in my mid section. I had worked diligently with a trainer to get my strength back, however the weight wasn’t coming off. Working on my body for 9 months, and still not seeing significant results, that’s when I knew I needed help.

Dr. Gail Altschuler understands the medical issues I’ve had and how that could challenge my ability to lose weight.

She helped me understand how to control my hunger and that has changed my life.

She is always available to help answer questions and provide the knowledge that was specific to my unique situation. I’m feeling better than I have in years and I owe is all to Dr. Gail Altschuler’s guidance.

Thanks for giving me back my life!

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