Los Angeles, CA

Lost 35 lbs

My Story:

I have struggled with my weight ever since I was a child. I was fed improperly but didn't have a choice in what I ate because of the financial problems my family had. I was brought up in a strict household, not having the freedom in partaking in any physical activities after school. Eating meant more than just nourishing the body. I ate when I was bored, nervous, angry, sad, depressed and happy. Due to overeating and the lack of exercise, my weight was yo-yoing up and down for over 20 years. I always knew that I was capable of losing weight, I just didn't know where to start.


My experience with Diet Doctors and their staff:

The staff at Diet Doctors is really helpful and informative. I couldn't have been successful without the guidance and encouragement of Nurse Eva. She is always cheering me on during my check-ups and genuinely cares about my concerns. The Board Certified Physician who examined me was very professional. In addition, I find the energizing Vitamin B-12 injections and the FDA-approved, physician-prescribed medication to be very helpful in the process of losing weight.


What motivated me to lose weight?

It all started when I found out that three friends of mine were struggling with serious health problems that lead them in hospital care. I saw similar signs in myself and became concerned. Some problems I noticed were difficulty in walking uphill, still overeating until I felt satisfied, and not being able to breathe in my clothes. High cholesterol and diabetes are common issues in my family and I got scared straight when I attended a seminar focusing on both of these topics. I wanted to lose a little bit of weight to help me get started in having a healthier lifestyle and lessen my chances in following my family's pattern. I weighed 155 lbs when I first stepped into the Diet Doctors Medical Center and I was skeptical in trusting a weight loss program.


What were/are my biggest challenges?

It was hard getting used to drinking a lot of water and following a structured plan. The Diet Doctors plan is structured yet it allows freedom in your choices of low-calorie foods. It was also hard to break my mental cravings of desserts and junk foods.


Special tip(s) I would like to share:

Don't wDon't give up quickly! Have at least two supportive people by your side during your process. Once you've made a commitment to change, create a motivational board with goals in mind surrounding a photo of how you looked when you first began.


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Physicians and/or Certified Nurse Practitioners are always available and on site.
Medical Supervision is provided by Board Certified Physicians!

Diet Doctors Medical Center is physician owned and licensed by the Medical Board of California.

Nutritional counseling and medical management provided by
Colleen Phillips dba Valley Warner Medical Mgmt., Inc.

21103 Vanowen St, Canoga Park, CA 91303

(between De Soto & Canoga)

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