Welcome to Shulman Health and Weight Loss! Dr. Joey Shulman and her team of amazing holistic nutritionists are thrilled to help you lose your weight for life…naturally. Our 1 on 1 personalized and private programs are hormonally balanced, anti-inflammatory and absolutely easy and delicious. Below you will find answers to some questions you may have about our programs and philosophy (and don’t forget to check out our before and afters to see some amazing transformations!).
After spending nearly 20 years in the weight loss world and writing three best selling natural healthcare and weight loss books, Dr. Joey Shulman has developed a unique approach to personally address your metabolism at any age, any stage. At Shulman Health and Weight Loss Clinics, the programs are hormonally balanced in order to maximize your metabolism’s potential. The emphasis is on achieving blood sugar control (see diagram below), improving gut health and reducing inflammation. Dr. Joey believes we all have individual dietary and health needs. This is why clients recieve personalized meal plans and recipes that contain the type and amount of carbohydrates, proteins and fats needed. The results? Weight loss success for life!
Research is very clear that sustained weight loss results are based on more than a "calories in, calories out" approach. At Shulman Health and Weight Loss, we use delicious food and easy to follow recipes and meal plans to get our clients into blood sugar balance. We also have a major focus on improving your microbiome as it is related to your overall weight loss success and physical well being. After an extensive health review, you will be working 1 on 1 with a holistic nutritionist to get you to your goal.
Once you achieve hormonal balance with food, you will find your sugar and/or starch cravings will be gone within approximately one week. In addition, Shulman Health and Weight Loss programs targets permanent behavioral changes that are the keys to success for emotional or nighttime eating. We do not only focus on losing the weight – we teach you the tools to keep it off for life.
The two main pillars are:
Pillar #1 - Can you see yourself following a version of this program for a 5-year period?
If the answer is no, don’t do it. Certain diets on the market promote weight loss strategies that are literally impossible to follow long term. These diets tend to promote short-lived weight loss success. In other words, you end up gaining most of your weight back you (and often times more).
While our goal is to ensure you are successful in losing weight and feeling your best self, our primary objective is maintenance and long-term success. The Shulman Health and Weight Loss team feels enormously proud to be leaders in the field when it comes to helping our clients lose the weight for life! Once you hit your goal weight, it will be our pleasure to suit you with a maintenance program that ensures your success will last.
Pillar #2 - You must lose weight with dignity.
The weight loss world has become a little “over the top” with extreme approaches and protocols that do not empower the client. We have seen far too many people arrive at one of our clinics feeling “beat up” by what they have experienced at previous weight loss centers.
Our entire team is dedicated to making you feel secure and comfortable on your weight loss plan. Whether you are a picky eater, an emotional eater or have distinct dietary likes and dislikes that need to be addressed – our goal is to make this about YOU. There are no group appointments at Shulman Health and Weight Loss. Rest assured, you will be meeting with your personalized nutritionist in a private setting each and every time to get you to your weight loss goal.
Yes, you can. If you have tried every diet in the world- stop! Every time you gain and lose weight, you slow down your "metabolic engine" and make future weight loss attempts even harder. It is time to put an end to low calorie, high protein approaches that offer quick fix and temporary solutions. The fundamentals offered at our clinics naturally rev up your metabolic engine with specific foods and a few core natural and safe supplements if desired.
No, you do not. All foods will be found at your local grocery stores. Meals and snacks will be easy to prepare and satisfying. Your personal nutritionist will make exercise, lifestyle and supplement recommendations as needed to ensure you hit your goal weight in a timely manner. Our focus at Shulman Health and Weight Loss is on:
It is our goal to help each and every person lose weight and get on the path of lifelong health. While Dr. Joey's unique system of weight loss is suitable for most, there are some situations (i.e. medications, certain medical conditions, etc.) that the program is not a fit for. At your free initial weight and health assessment, Dr. Joey will take a thorough health history to see which program is suitable for you. This will also be your time to ask more questions about your own personalized weight loss goals and how we can serve you best.
We have a very high success rate at Shulman Weight Loss. Approximately 85% of our clients lose weight and approximately 65% keep it off (which is very high in the weight loss world)!
Average weight loss results are:
Lean 1 (3 months)
Lean 2 (6 months)
Lean 3 (12 months)
> 60 pounds
Please note: Average weight loss results are between 2-3 pounds per week.
In addition to losing the weight, other changes experienced by our clients include:
Most people will hit a plateau while losing weight (i.e. a short period of time where weight does not change). If this common event occurs- do not panic. At Shulman Weight Loss Clinic all of our registered nutritionists are well equipped to help you easily break through and move beyond your plateau allowing you to reach your goal weight. Our approach has helped thousands of Canadians lose excess weight in an easy to follow and long lasting manner.
Yes. This is all the more reason to ensure your hormones are balanced with food. The weight that you will lose at Shulman Health and Weight Loss is not muscle wasting weight – it is pure fat. Thus, you will notice a significant inch loss around your abdominal region and hips. This is especially important when peri or post menopausal.
Of course we do! Hormonal weight loss does not mean that our programs are designed for women only. The program is equally effective for men of all ages. Our male clients have have lost anywhere from 10-100 pounds! Click here to view some of their amazing before and afters.
The cost depends on your individual weight loss needs. We recommend you book in for a free initial assessment to determine if our program is a fit for you. Following your free initial assessment, a highly qualified nutritionist will determine your healthy weight range and the program personalized to your needs. The program will take into account your health history, current weight, previous weight loss attempts and your age. Programs vary in length from 5 weeks, 3 months, 6 months and 12 months. Distance plans are also available for those who live out of town.
Yes we do. However, our approach with children is very different than our approach with adults. While we offer plans that maximize weight loss and optimize growth and development, our emphasis is on establishing healthy food principles. The word “diet” is never allowed in our meetings with children. We make it as fun and interactive as possible for parent and child.
We are very proud to have some of Canada’s top nutritionists working at Shulman Health and Weight Loss Clinic. In addition to weight loss, our nutritionists are also available to see clients for one hour consults for the following:
No, Dr. Joey Shulman is a doctor of chiropractic and a registered holistic nutritionist. Although a big advocate of chiropractic, Dr. Joey no longer practices and has dedicated her career to weight loss and her nutritional practice, research and writing.
No, you do not. Our programs are not covered by OHIP and are covered by some insurance plans. We welcome working with your doctors and specialist if required and are happy to forward our meal plan recommendations and nutritional protocol upon request.
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