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.

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!

Please note that our weight loss programs are only offered by Dr. Nicole Hartman.

Medically supervised weight loss

The Rapid Weight Loss Program

Utilizes an injectable hormone to stimulate fat breakdown alongside a very low calorie diet to bring about a rapid change in weight. The Rapid Weight Loss Program is only offered by Dr. Nicole Hartman.


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.