Newsletter March 2019

Did You Know – Since New Year’s, our patients have lost 78,128 lbs.

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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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Clinic Hours Update

Beginning Monday, March 18, all of the clinics with extended operating hours will be closing at 7:00 pm instead of 8:00 pm.
The affected clinic locations are listed here:


Monday to Friday – 6:00am – 7:00pm


Monday to Friday – 6:00am – 7:00pm


British Columbia

Monday to Friday – 6:00 am – 7:00 pm.

For a complete list of locations and hours, click here

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We Want to Hear from You

Feedback from our patients is very important to us. It helps us gauge our ongoing performance and identify opportunities for improvement. In the next few days, we will be launching a new, ongoing Patient Survey that you can use to tell us how we are doing.

You will receive one survey per week, sent by email, following your visit to the clinic. The survey will ask you to rate your experience at various stages of your visit and provide any comments or suggestions you may want to offer. All responses will be kept strictly confidential and will only be used internally for this purpose.

Please look for these emails in your inbox and complete them at your earliest convenience. If you do not receive the emails, please check with the clinic staff to ensure that we have your email address on file.

Thank you!

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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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Recipe of the Month: German-Style Red Cabbage


  • 12 oz or 340g Cabbage – red, shredded
  • 1 medium Apple – peeled, cored and sliced
  • 4 oz or 115g Onion – chopped
  • 1 serving cider vinegar
  • ½ cup or 125 ml Water – cold
  • ½ serving of liquid sweetener
  • 2 Garlic – whole cloves
  • 2 Peppercorns – whole
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • ½ tsp or 2.5 ml Salt
  • ½ tsp or 2.5 ml Caraway seed
  • ½ tsp or 2.5 ml Garlic powder

  1. Combine all ingredients in a saucepan.
  2. Cover tightly and simmer until tender (about 10 minutes).
  3. Can be eaten hot or cold. Keeps well in refrigerator.

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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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Tips for Using the Bernstein Diet Mobile App

The Bernstein Diet Mobile App is here to help track your weight loss journey. Patients can access Recipes, Food List, Weight Tracker & BMI Calculator!

1) Weights are now uploaded directly from the clinic
Now you don’t have to enter your weights manually any longer. The weights will be automatically uploaded to your profile directly from the clinic after your visit.

2) Food/Recipe Filtering
If you have any personal dietary restrictions or allergies, you can specify these in your Settings. When browsing the food list and recipes, you will only be shown items which are compatible with your restrictions. When viewing an individual food list item or recipe, you can also use the three-dot menu to hide it from view if you don’t like it (which can be undone in your Settings).

3) Favourites
You can use the three-dot menu when viewing any food list item or recipe to add it to your Favourites list. You can go to the Food List or Recipes areas of the menu to see your list of favourites. If you navigate further into the food list categories before opening your favourites list, your list is filtered to show items belonging to the category you opened it from.

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.