Newsletter March 2018

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Don’t give up on your resolution

It’s well known that the most popular New Year’s resolution by North Americans is to lose weight. However, less than 5% of people successfully achieve their goal. The process of losing weight and maintaining a healthy weight is dependent on many factors all working together to create the ideal conditions for success. If any part of the process is not optimal, it can hamper results, causing discouragement, potential health problems, and leading to abandonment of the weight loss effort.

At the Bernstein Diet & Health Clinics, our team of specially-trained nurses and doctors will help you to see results right away, keeping you motivated toward your goal. We work with you to help create the ideal conditions for your success, including:

  • providing a balanced, nutritious diet that is easy to follow.
  • 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.
  • We ensure you are losing weight properly and quickly, and that all body functions are working normally or are improving.

Resolve to make this the last time you resolve to lose weight. Give us a call. We’ll help you get there.

For more information on how the program works please visit:

*Individual weight loss may vary. Call for details. Compliance with our program is required.

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Recipe of the Month Chicken Soup

Yield: 1 protein, ½ vegetable, 2 liquid servings


• 3 ½ oz or 100 g Chicken Breast – chopped
• 2 cup or 475 ml Water
• 2 oz or 55 g Celery – stalks including leaves
• 2 oz or 55 g Onions – chopped into large pieces
• 1 tsp or 5 ml Salt
• 1 Bay leaf
• Oregano – to taste
• Italian seasoning – to taste
• Garlic – to taste
• Pepper – ground, to taste


1. Cover chicken with water and bring to a boil.
2. Add vegetables and spices.
3. Cover and simmer for ½ hour until chicken is soft
4. Soup is best if refrigerated overnight. Skim off any fat before reheating and eating.

Maintenance patients may add 2 oz (60 g) of sliced carrots to this recipe.

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Price Increase Coming March 26th

After 2 years with steady pricing, the time has come where we must increase our fees in order to keep up with ever-increasing costs. Effective Monday, March 26th, the Program Fees will increase by approximately 5%.

Please note the following conditions:

  1. Friday, March 23 is the last date to purchase services before the fee increase.
  2. You can buy as many services as you want in advance of the fee increase.
  3. All services must be purchased in the clinic. Patients cannot buy services over the phone.

Remember patients can attend the clinic 5 days a week, Monday to Friday. Please call for details.

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Tips for Weight Loss Success

To lose weight successfully, we need to change our eating habits and how we think about food. But it’s so often easier said than done. Even when we are trying to be conscious about eating better, sometimes the very sight of it can trigger temptation.

Think about how often you eat food that you don’t even want: the free chips that came with your sandwich; the second helping of dinner just to be polite; the unsatisfying fat-free ice cream that you just didn’t want to waste. The trouble with such rationalizations is that they add up to extra calories and pounds. Here are some tips to fight dangerous food logic:

It’s Free!: We run into free samples in the grocery store, or the treat that someone left in the lunch room at work. In our minds, free food may be regarded as a bonus that doesn’t need to be accounted for. Combat this logic by asking yourself: if it wasn’t free, would I go out and buy it?

It’s a Bargain: Sure, the large size is only 50 cents more, but it will cost you a lot more soon enough. Consider that less is actually more. Though it’s appealing to upsize for a deal, by choosing the smaller size you still spend less and save the extra calories. It’s a win-win that you can feel good about.

I Deserve It: Food is often a basic and easy reward to celebrate a success, or for enduring a rough day. Combat this negative logic by rewarding all of your needs, not just those of instant gratification. You may well deserve a reward, but is it a reward if it leads to guilt, negative emotions and possible health problems? Instead, treat yourself to a healthy meal out and skip the cooking and dishes, and then take refreshing walk with your family or a friend. Or reward yourself with a trip to the mall and a new purchase of something that looks great on you – and inspires you to keep looking and feeling your best.

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We're Hiring!

Clinic Support & Administration

We are always looking for skilled people to join our team. Opportunities exist for personal and professional growth, in one of our administration and support team positions. Your chance to make a contribution to our patients’ success range from entry level to management positions in areas such as: Finance; Human Resources; Contact Centre; Warehousing/Logistics; Operations & Nursing Support; & Information Technology.

For a list of current openings, and to apply online, visit the following link:


Are you ready for a rewarding change of pace? With our dedicated and streamlined approach to patient care and clinic operations, the convenience of regular day-time working hours and attractive compensation, we present a significant lifestyle opportunity for today’s doctors. All while making a positive difference in so many of your patients’ lives. For a list of current openings, and to apply online, visit the following link:

Nurses & Medical Receptionists

Are you tired of working unstable shifts & weekends? Are you looking to improve the balance between your work and family life? If you answered YES then we have the opportunity for you! As part of our highly skilled team, you will be closely monitoring our patients’ health, educating them on proper nutrition and motivating them to achieve their goals and maintaining their healthy weight for the rest of their lives!. For a list of current openings, and to apply online, visit the following link:

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Get the App

The Bernstein Diet Mobile App is here to help track your weight loss journey. Patients can log in to access a Recipe List, Weight Tracker & BMI Calculator!
Patients can log in using their username and password from to access the full set of features offered by the Bernstein Diet Mobile App!

Get it now!

Android phone or tablet (4.1 or higher): Click here
iPhone, iPad & iPad Pro (iOS 8 or higher): Click here

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*Individual weight loss may vary. Call for details. Compliance with our program is required.