Patient: Jeff Quiggle
I am SO glad that I started with Dr. Shah and her weight loss program! At 51, I’d been steadily gaining weight for nearly 20 years, putting on 70 extra pounds on my 6′ 2″ frame by February of 2017. I had been referred to Dr. Shah by a cardiologist who had treated me in 2016 for a blood clot. After completing my treatment, the cardiologist said “look, we fixed the clot but unless you take some weight off, you’re heading for diabetes, stroke, or heart attack.” He suggested Dr. Shah’s program. I’d known that I needed to lose weight for years, but I really didn’t know how, and clearly from a health perspective, I needed to do something. I met with Dr Shah, and her program made sense to me as something that I could do. She doesn’t promote fad diets, or fasts, or cleanses, or any sort of quick fix. When people ask me what kind of diet I’ve been on, I say it’s the “Stop putting so much food into my mouth” diet. Her program is education, about how our American eating habits make us overweight, and how to eat to lose weight, and to control your weight. And it is hard! I don’t want to pretend otherwise. She put me on a 1200 calorie a day diet, which I tracked using a free smartphone app called MyFitnessPal. Staying within a 1200 calorie limit means getting rid of most of the foods that are very high calorie, and counting everything that I ate. Eliminating processed foods, fast food, sugar and sugary foods, and replacing those with lots of veggies, lean meat, and some fruit really helps to control calories. And the next thing I knew, the weight was falling off. From February to October, I went from 285 lbs to 235 lbs – a 50 lb loss. And the bonus of learning how to eat and eating healthy all the time, I’ve helped people around me; my daughter has lost weight, my colleagues have also adopted my habits like bringing apples to the office as snacks, and some have lost weight. I feel like I am far better equipped now to live a healthy life and keep the weight off, since it’s been as much education as weight loss.
And I have to say that working with Dr Shah is an absolute pleasure. Her counseling is supportive, friendly, and helpful; she never made me feel uncomfortable or guilty. She monitored my health throughout the year I’ve been working with her, and helped me to understand how my body was reacting and changing to my changed diet and reduced weight.
So – if you are looking for a quick weight loss, a fad diet, or some kind of too-good-to-be-true program to lose weight, Dr Shah isn’t for you. But if you want to learn about how to eat, and learn how to lose weight and keep it off, work with Dr Shah and Vitality Weight Loss. It isn’t easy, but nothing worthwhile ever is. And she will help you lose weight and learn how to keep it off.
Stephanie lost 21 lbs and 7 inches off her waist with Vitality Weight Loss!
Dr. Shah helped me with an eating plan that not only enabled me to lose stubborn weight that I thought would never come off, but also adopt a healthy lifestyle that I will maintain. She is always thorough in her evaluation of my health and well being and listens as I ask questions. Her professionalism, care and support are outstanding and encourage confidence to promote positive change.
Jonathan lost over 100 lbs in 5 months! He has continued to lose weight and we will regularly post updates of how he is doing.
Brenda reversed prediabetes and hypertension with Vitality Weight Loss!
Guineth reversed diabetes and fatty liver disease with Vitality Weight Loss!
“D” reversed prediabetes and obesity with Vitality Weight Loss!
Chris lost 32 lbs in just 3 mos with Vitality Weight Loss!
Dennis lost over 30 lbs with Vitality Weight Loss!