Are you struggling with weight gain or resistant weight loss? You are not alone!  It is estimated that up to 70% of Canadians are overweight or obese. A 2004 study called the Canadian Community Health Survey found that 29% of Canadians 18 years of age or older were obese and 41% more were overweight.

Healthy bodies come in all shapes and sizes. Although I agree that thin does not mean healthy, the impact of unwanted weight is profound both physically and mentally. Physically, excess weight puts strain on our joints and can contribute to arthritis, and it can put strain on the circulatory system resulting in high blood pressure (hypertension) and heart disease.

Diseases associated with being overweight:

  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes type II
  • Osteoarthritis
  • High blood pressure
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Breast, endometrial, and colon cancer
  • Osteoarthritis


Lipotropic Injections

A special mix of methionine, inositol, choline, and B12 to help promote the breakdown of fat in the body. Can be done up to 2x/week as a boost to any weight loss plan.

Meeting you where you’re at

There is no one size fits all approach to weight loss. What works for one person may not work for another, and an approach that is life-changing for your friend may not jive with your own wants and needs.

I am ready to meet you where you’re at whether that means implementing a very structured program such as the Rapid Weight Loss Program or providing dietary and lifestyle recommendations to promote healthier living in general. No matter what route you decide on, my job is to investigate any potential barriers to weight loss to make all your hard work pay off!

Hidden Causes of Weight Gain

Do you already eat well and engage in physical activity but still struggle with your weight? My job is to act as a detective and figure out if there is an imbalance in your body resulting in resistant weight loss!

Hidden Food Intolerances

Inflammation is one of the biggest drivers of weight gain - eating the wrong foods can result in bloating, water retention, and a metabolic drop.


Our thyroid hormones are at the center of our metabolism. When levels are low, you may find yourself with lethargy, weight gain and hair loss.

Insulin Resistance

With insulin resistance, insulin levels are always high. Insulin promotes the storage of sugars as fats and stops any fat breakdown.

Elevated Cortisol

High cortisol will cause you to crave sweet, high fat, salty foods and will decrease testosterone levels, both of which can contribute to weight gain.

Estrogen Dominance

Too much estrogen can cause toxic fat gain, water retention, and bloating. In women it can also contribute to PMS and fibroids.


Our body stores toxins in our fat tissue. With increased toxicity, our bodies do not want to break down the fat and release the toxins back into circulation.

The Rapid Weight Loss Program

Most diets are set up to fail!

When people struggle with their weight, they often go to desperate measures to rid their body of the unwanted pounds. Roller coaster or crash dieting is sometimes successful in helping people lose weight, but with the fat loss also comes a loss of lean muscle. With the loss of muscle mass, our metabolism will slow down. Most of the time, the weight will come back and often much more!

The Rapid Weight loss program is so much more than a typical weight loss diet. This program uses a natural hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) in conjunction with a low calorie diet to promote fat breakdown for energy without the loss of lean muscle mass. Many people see a metabolism boost after about 3 weeks which results in sustained weight loss and even additional weight loss after the program has been completed.

The Rapid Weight Loss Program includes:

  • Complete program booklet including instructions, recipes, and tips
  • Medical supervision with weekly body composition scans to ensure you’re staying on track, not losing muscle mass, and not becoming nutritionally depleted.
  • Nutritional and lifestyle guidelines to help you keep the weight off after completion of the program.
  • Weekly metabolic nutritional injections

Is The Rapid Weight Loss Program right for me?

The Rapid Weight Loss Program is best suited for people who need to lose a large amount of weight and are prepared to make drastic changes to their diet and lifestyle. This program is not suitable for the following individuals:

  • Those unprepared to go on a calorie-reduced diet
  • Pregnant women or women trying to conceive
  • Breast-feeding mothers
  • Those unable to commit to weekly follow-up appointments
  • A current or past medical condition that prohibits the safe use of this program (e.g. cancer, blood clots, hyperthyroidism, pituitary/adrenal tumor, a seizure disorder, unstable angina, type I diabetes, etc.)

How it Works

In the 1950’s, a British endocrinologist, Dr. Simeons, identified a natural hormone produced in the body of pregnant women that converts stored body fat into nutrition for the growing baby. He theorized that by giving this hormone to overweight patients in conjunction with a low calorie diet, he could encourage the mobilization of fats for energy and prevent muscle breakdown.

By 1967, weight-loss patients from around the world flocked to Dr. Simeons’ clinic in Rome to undergo his weight loss program. Amazingly, the patients reported that even though they were adhering to the low-calorie diet, they experienced no hunger, supporting the notion that the body was indeed breaking down the fat stores for energy.

Today, there has been a resurgence in the use of this hormone for both men and women in weight loss plans such as the Rapid Weight Loss Program. Dr. Simeons’ protocol has been modified by modern-day nutritional and physiological knowledge to be just as effective but safer for patients.

The diet itself also aims to put patients into ketosis whereby fats are used for fuel. It also drops insulin levels which, when high, prevent fat breakdown and promote fat gain. These two factors, ketosis and lowered insulin, promote fat loss by burning fat stores for fuel.

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