The Dr. Bernstein Diet

The Dr. Bernstein weight loss program offers a unique and highly effective approach based on sound medical principles.

A Proven weight loss program

Here’s why it works

  1. Reducing your overall caloric intake while providing the right food combinations helps stimulate your metabolism to provide additional calories from fat stores. The process of breaking down fat into useable calories is called “Ketosis”. As long as you don’t take in any excess carbohydrates, fats or excess calories, this process works very efficiently at releasing stored energy and food value from your fat cells.
  2. Break the Sugar Cycle by eliminating sugars and simple carbohydrates and by being in the state of ketosis. This stabilizes blood sugars and reduces cravings, and fatigue.
  3. You will enjoy real grocery store foods at every meal. You don’t need to buy costly frozen dinners or artificial meal-replacement supplements. This helps ensure long-term proper eating habits and patterns that you can sustain.
  4. Vitamin and mineral supplements are used to help ensure your body has the additional amounts required to provide adequate nutrition. This works in conjunction with eating the right foods to prevent the side effects of poor dieting such as hunger, cravings, headaches, fatigue and irritability that can lead to failure.
  5. The weight loss process targets the primary fat storage areas in the waist, hips and thighs. You won’t develop that gaunt, shallow look in your face, neck and chest areas which results from losing lean tissues.
  6. Frequent 1-on-1 visits with the nurses and doctors provide ongoing personal support to keep you accountable and on track for success. We help you break out of old bad habits faster, while establishing and reinforcing your new healthy eating habits and behaviours to develop long-term sustainable lifestyle change.
  7. You will be overseen and treated only by specially-trained nurses and doctors who are experienced with the Dr. Bernstein Program and who have worked with many patients just like you. We ensure you are losing weight properly and quickly, and that all body functions are working normally or are improving.
  8. If you have any medical complications associated with your weight, we can diagnose and treat those along with your weight loss. We treat patients with diabetes, high BP, high cholesterol, sleep apnea, arthritis, and many other conditions. As you lose weight, we can reduce or eliminate your medications. Your family doctor is kept informed as necessary.
  9. Once you reach your goal weight, we work with you to customize a Maintenance Plan to re-introduce most foods back into your diet and give you the tools to maintain your new healthy weight for life. We will follow you over the long term to ensure your behavior changes are in place.
  10. You don’t need to exercise to be successful on the Dr. Bernstein Diet Program, though it is encouraged for overall health and fitness when it is safe to do so.
  11. Our patients are generally successful without the need of diet pills, appetite suppressants or surgery.
*Individual weight loss may vary. Call for details. Compliance with our program is required.