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Chuck Before & After

Lauren lost 60 lbs*

I know losing weight is the most common New Years Resolution, but I finally actually did it and reached my goal and you can too. When I started my weight loss journey on December 16, 2020, I was 200 lbs. at 5’2”. My knees hurt …

Lauren Before & After

I know losing weight is the most common New Years Resolution, but I finally actually did it and reached my goal and you can too. When I started my weight loss journey on December 16, 2020, I was 200 lbs. at 5’2”. My knees hurt, my back hurt. My clothes didn’t fit. I wore flowy dresses with leggings to hide my body at work, and mostly sweatpants and big shirts at home because putting on anything I actually loved didn’t fit. I was also at the beginning of remission for my ulcerative colitis. It took 1.5 years to get a diagnosis and then another year to get it under control. So I was on all different types of medication and steroids that made me gain weight during that time. I was eating for comfort, foods that would not upset my stomach; white bread, rice, bananas, eggs, pasta with butter, anything carb-loaded and bland. My first week at Scottsdale Weightloss was the hardest. It was a big adjustment. Every week after that it got easier and easier. I was on a train that could not stop. I made sure I went to every appointment each week. I made them on the same day at the same time. It was, and is, part of my weekly routine. Going in and weighing on the scale has held me accountable. Dr. Ziltzer and everyone who I have come in contact with at the Scottsdale Weight Loss office have been so encouraging and I look forward to seeing them each week. It is now a year and 2 months later since I started. I am down 60 lbs., which is the average amount a 9-year-old weighs, it is crazy to think I lost a whole person! I feel amazing, I hit my goal weight in November 2021 just before Thanksgiving. Nothing on my body hurts anymore. I am not sick anymore either. I try to walk every day around my neighborhood for exercise. You really don’t have to join a fancy gym. I even started a walking club with other women who live near me. My children have witnessed their shrinking mommy, and have commented that now they can wrap their arms around my waist and grab their wrists. I am honestly a different person than who I was before. I know I will never be done because obesity is a disease and weight loss is a journey that you constantly have to stay on top of. I am currently in the active maintenance phase. I still go to the office to weigh in and see Dr. Ziltzer because this keeps me on track and accountable. I know I am inspiring others to take control of their health and start their weight loss journey too.

Emily Success Story

Emily lost 61 lbs*

Here I am at the lowest I have been since high school weighing in at 155lbs. I have lost 61.5lbs, 48.5lb of body fat gone, BMI of 39 when I started, to 27.9, and of course at body fat % of 47.1 to 34.6%. I told myself …

Emily Before & After

Here I am at the lowest I have been since high school weighing in at 155lbs. I have lost 61.5lbs, 48.5lb of body fat gone, BMI of 39 when I started, to 27.9, and of course at body fat % of 47.1 to 34.6%. I told myself by my 30th birthday I wanted to be confident in the way I look and I owe it all to SWLC. The entire staff is so welcoming and they are rooting for you just as much as you are rooting for yourself. The Medical Assistants are top notch and I can confidently say I have developed so many personal relationships with them. Thank you SWLC for giving me a second chance at life and instilling this new level of confidence in myself.

Chuck Before & After

Nicole lost 50 lbs*

In 37 weeks I have lost 50 pounds and I’m at the lowest weight I have ever been able to achieve. I have been yo-yo dieting for the last 30 years and I really thought at age 48 it was hopeless to think I could achieve a goal weight….

Nicole Before & After Nicole Before & After

In 37 weeks I have lost 50 pounds and I’m at the lowest weight I have ever been able to achieve. I have been yo-yo dieting for the last 30 years and I really thought at age 48 it was hopeless to think I could achieve a goal weight. My sister Heather was a patient at SWLC and encouraged me to try out the program. I was hesitant because it seemed like any other diet I had tried and failed. But, in my desperation, I decided to try the program and was very surprised how Dr. Primack always had a solution for any challenge we encountered week to week. Not only did I see results on the scale, in my clothes, and in my inches, I also had a different mindset on how I approach this program. For the first time, it was a mental and emotional plan to help me achieve my weight loss goals. From the support of the staff, to the many different options in programs, to the incredible tasting snacks, this was finally the plan that not only helped me to achieve the weight loss, but it also helped me to keep it off. I had no desire to start having “cheat” days, “cheat” meals, etc. I found a way to understand how different foods worked with my body, how to incorporate holiday dinners into my plan, and that exercise did not need to be a 2-3 hour hard work out daily. I found my exercise niche that works for me without making me hate exercise. I’m so happy I joined the program, met the incredible Dr. Primack and his excellent staff, and found a way to enjoy life again without the stress of traditional dieting. Thank you SWLC and Heather for giving me one last shot at achieving my goal weight and maintaining it!

Chuck Before & After

Chuck lost 66 lbs*

I have been struggling with my weight for 25 years and have tried every diet out there with marginal success and ultimately failing, always gaining all my weight back each time…

I have been struggling with my weight for 25 years and have tried every diet out there with marginal success and ultimately failing, always gaining all my weight back each time. I heard about Scottsdale Weight Loss Center from a co-worker who had had great success but was hesitant to try another plan. However, I finally decided I was mentally ready to try it. That’s something I feel is extremely important. You MUST be mentally committed to making these lifestyle changes and I would go further to say if you’re not, then don’t bother.

The best thing I did was call the Scottsdale Weight Loss Center. I have a lot more energy, I’m not hungry, and it feels great to have people who haven’t seen me for a while give me compliments.

I’ve lost 66 lbs. in 5 months!

Chuck's 66 lbs Weight Loss Success Story“The program is not inexpensive, but in a world where you get what you pay for, you can take it from me that this is a program that produces results. One of the biggest differences with this program compared to others is the culture of the company itself. I never walked through the door without receiving a good morning greeting from a smiling face. The staff is always positive, supportive, and never judgmental. Your visits always result in positive reinforcement no matter if you had a good week or a bad week.”

I think the primary keys to my success are: The culture of the company, MY personal commitment, and my family’s support.

I am confident I can keep the weight off because I will have ongoing classes I can attend to keep my focus, I know I have somewhere to go if I gain a few pounds, and I will always have a fallback plan. The support is always there. Everyone is there to help. If you are ready to commit to your goal, do not hesitate to contact Scottsdale Weight Loss Center.

*Medical weight loss program results vary between individuals depending on initial weight, existing medical conditions and adherence to prescribed treatments. Speak to our weight loss specialists about the results you can expect.

Debbi Before & After

Debbi lost 50 lbs*

I started my weight loss journey at the end of 2008 at the insistence of my then husband. I hit this program running and was fortunate enough to meet a girl named Karen in one of my weight loss… 

I started my weight loss journey at the end of 2008 at the insistence of my then husband. I hit this program running and was fortunate enough to meet a girl named Karen in one of my weight loss classes. Karen and I began hiking five days a week and the weight just seemed to fall off. During this time my husband informed me that he wanted to end our marriage of 26 years. Needless to say I was devastated! Besides my faith and family, which both mean the world to me, I had the support and encouragement of the staff and friends I made in Scottsdale Weight Loss.

Debbi's 50 lb Weight Loss“At the Scottsdale Weight Loss Center, it is a team effort from everyone working there and the classes helped me learn about food and food cravings. I am a big fan of the Biggest Loser TV show but, it’s not that impressive anymore. I have more energy and I feel great without the extra weight I was carrying around on my body and now I look forward to exercising.”

*Medical weight loss program results vary between individuals depending on initial weight, existing medical conditions and adherence to prescribed treatments. Speak to our weight loss specialists about the results you can expect.

Dennis Before & After

Dennis lost 65 lbs*

I walked into SWLC expecting to hear a sales pitch and pressure to get involved right away. What I got was solid information about a plan that had great and trackable success. There was…

Dennis L: 65 lbs Weight Loss“I walked into SWLC expecting to hear a sales pitch and pressure to get involved right away. What I got was solid information about a plan that had great and trackable success. There was zero pressure! I started two weeks later on the full meal replacement. It was tough! I went from eating 2500-3000 calories per day of unhealthy fatty foods to 800 calories per day. You kidding me?! That was one meal! I still stayed determined. I saw results immediately, 10 lbs. in the first 9 days and 20 lbs. in 3 weeks. I averaged 1 pound per day for the first 5 weeks! Within 10 weeks I was down 50 lbs.! I am now down about 65 lbs. Everyone sees it! The comments and compliments are so inspiring. I feel so much better about myself and life. Confident, active, and I look great in clothes again. I can’t say enough about the staff and support from SWLC. They are the difference makers. Anyone can drop calories; SWLC and Dr. Rodarte held my hand and reassured me all the way. They reminded me that this was my success and in my control. Incredible experience!”

*Medical weight loss program results vary between individuals depending on initial weight, existing medical conditions and adherence to prescribed treatments. Speak to our weight loss specialists about the results you can expect.

Mary Before & After

Mary lost 52 lbs*

I have been dieting most of my life. I was a fat kid who grew up to be a fat teenager who at the age of 15 decided she needed a DIET to make her life better. Since then I have been on and off…

I have been dieting most of my life. I was a fat kid who grew up to be a fat teenager who at the age of 15 decided she needed a DIET to make her life better. Since then I have been on and off diets for years. In the last few years I had just given up thinking that I was just unable to keep the weight off, I just had to face it that I would live the rest of my life in the half-world of being overweight. I had failed at that part of life. I was resigned to living that way until my doctor sat me down and told me I was a borderline diabetic and I would have to go on blood pressure medicine for the rest of my life. I was not about to let that happen. I did my research and it led me to Scottsdale Weight Loss Center.

In the last 20 weeks I have lost 52 lbs., an amazing number to me and my family. I did the work but I had lots of help. I mean lots and lots of help from all the staff at the Phoenix office of Scottsdale Weight Loss Clinic. Dr.de Guzman, Jaime, and Megan are the greatest! They were there for me all the way – both Dr. de Guzman and Jaime consistently answered my questions, cajoled me along and helped me succeed with this program. I can never thank them enough for their help, this was a completely transformative experience for me! I no longer have to worry about medical problems. I no longer have to avoid stairs or make up excuses for not being able to tag along with my kids on long bike rides. I even went down a whole shoe size! This has changed my life in every way possible.

Mary's 52 lbs Weight Loss“Having finished the jump start program, I was uncertain about what would come next, more of the program or transitioning to a full meal life. I was elated to find that whichever way I wanted to proceed I still had all the resources of Scottsdale Weight Loss Center. No just dumping me out to work this on my own. The people that had come these 20 weeks with me would still be there to help meet my goals. That support will be vital with ongoing weight loss and transitioning. The fears I had about the future have evaporated. It is a wonderful feeling that they will still be there for me, whatever my future holds.”

Again, there are so many ways this has changed my life, the list grows as I live a more healthy lifestyle. And I will always be thankful that I took the chance and had the immensely talented, supportive and caring team with me.

*Medical weight loss program results vary between individuals depending on initial weight, existing medical conditions and adherence to prescribed treatments. Speak to our weight loss specialists about the results you can expect.

Kirk Before & After

Kirk’s Success Story

My weight loss journey started about a year before I came to Scottsdale Weight Loss Center. I was tired of feeling and looking the way I did, and I did not like what I was seeing in the…

My weight loss journey started about a year before I came to Scottsdale Weight Loss Center. I was tired of feeling and looking the way I did, and I did not like what I was seeing in the mirror every day. I started swimming for my exercise since at that time going to the gym to participate in high impact exercises was not realistic for me. I joined LA Fitness in South Gilbert and had to relearn how to swim in a more efficient way to aid in my weight loss. I was eating healthy, reading food labels and exercising, but I was still gaining weight. I couldn’t figure it out so I made an appointment with my primary care doctor. I found out I had high blood pressure and high cholesterol and was given medications to treat the symptoms. I didn’t just want to treat these conditions, I wanted to fix them!

Kirk Before & After“I started investigating different weight loss centers and a friend at work knew someone who had gone to Scottsdale Weight Loss Center, so I called. I met with the patient coordinator and realized I could not do this on my own. The simple fact was that I needed medical help in a structured weight loss program.”

I started using Optifast as well as Metformin in February 2016. I have done other diets, but the ease of using Optifast four meals a day with a whole food meal combined with the Metformin, which for me was my “magic” pill, allowed me to see immediate results. When I started with Scottsdale Weight Loss Center I was 275 pounds with 40% body fat and by the end of my 22 weeks I had lost 50 pounds. Every week I was losing weight. Seeing that continual weight-loss was a key for me to stick with the program.

At 225 pounds I was ready to expand my fitness plan. I was already swimming and added spin cycle to my cardio routine at LA Fitness. I then added weight training to build muscle and increase my core strength by joining a gym called TI Fitness in Gilbert.

I read on MyFitnessPal about a man who lost weight and entered the world of male physique competitions. Now, I’m the type of guy that if I don’t have a goal I will lose motivation. From his story, I found inspiration to enter men’s physique competitions.

In August 2017, I started an 11-month fitness plan to reduce my body fat and increase my muscularity. I tracked every day in an electronic journal called Day One my frustrations and successes, which I am publishing into an eBook. During this time my testosterone naturally increased from 627 to 713, a change of 13%, and my pant waist went from size 36 to 32.

I entered two men’s physique competitions in July 2018 weighing 186 pounds with 15% body fat and won 3rd and 4th place trophies. At 55 years old I am in the best shape of my life.

I have grown a lot the last 2+ years, including finding a passion to inspire others. I have directly affected several individuals to start their own fitness journey with my Instagram postings. I am working towards becoming a certified personal trainer and creating a website to reach a wider audience to empower them to make healthy life decisions.

My advice to anyone looking to lose weight and get fit is to trust the process. It will be slow going and, yes, I wanted to quit at times. But I didn’t quit because I want to live a long, happy life and I knew if I followed my plan I would attain my goals. It is okay to be selfish about yourself, to make life decisions that are best for you that may not be best for others in your life. You have to make the decision that the most important person is yourself and seek out a team of experts, from physicians to counselors to trainers, to support you with this process. You cannot make a better you by yourself.

And don’t think you cannot still enjoy food and beverage while losing weight. I am a foodie and enjoy craft beer to this day. You just have to learn the rules of moderation and balance having fun with your quest to make you a better you.

*Medical weight loss program results vary between individuals depending on initial weight, existing medical conditions and adherence to prescribed treatments. Speak to our weight loss specialists about the results you can expect.

Dolores Before & After

Dolores lost 43.5 lbs*

I walked into SWLC expecting to hear a sales pitch and pressure to get involved right away. What I got was solid information about a plan that had great and trackable success. There was…

When I kept gaining weight and I had no energy to get off the couch and be active or at least go for a walk, I was referred to Scottsdale Weight Loss Center by my primary doctor. I had no idea what Scottsdale Weight Loss Center was about but at my heaviest, I have ever been I had to make a change in my life.

As soon as I walked into the Scottsdale Weight Loss Center office, aside from feeling embarrassed for allowing myself to get so heavy, the consultant made me feel very comfortable and confident I could do the program. She explained what the program was about and then she mentioned “Classes”! My first thought was “oh no classes” where am I going to find the energy to attend classes? Then I stopped and thought about it, we all prepare or have a checklist for the important events in our lives camping, grocery list, vacation, but when it comes to our health and losing weight we tend to find every excuse in the book not to prepare or follow through a program. But remember I was willing to do anything to lose weight.

Dolores' 43.5 lbs Weight Loss Success Story“The first time I entered a class was for the last 10 minutes, the class was about how to prepare when you go out to a restaurant. They were talking about how many calories were in a margarita and a frozen daiquiri and I was so bummed out as I am a very social drinker. But I stayed for the full class afterward and I learned so much, it was kind of fun the way the class was performed and how the calorie count comment was fully explained. Another class was about portion control, which was interesting as the doctor (instructor) had tangible items compare to portions and sizes. It sounds very elementary but believe me it has helped me a lot. Every class I have taken has made losing weight easier. I have learned so much and appreciate everything people who take time to help me understand and have answered all my questions. I might have to say the classes are my favorite part of the program.”

I can sit here and write on how good I feel, how the program helped and continues to help me lose weight, how much energy I have, but in reality it was hard very hard. It was the classes that really helped me understand and help me learn about myself and the choices I have learned to make and have made me stronger not to fall back to my old habits. I am so thankful the program allows us to continue to attend classes missed. The classes are so helpful and without them, this program would have been even hard.

*Medical weight loss program results vary between individuals depending on initial weight, existing medical conditions and adherence to prescribed treatments. Speak to our weight loss specialists about the results you can expect.

*Medical weight loss program results vary between individuals depending on initial weight, existing medical conditions and adherence to prescribed treatments. Speak to our weight loss specialists about the results you can expect.

Gina lost 44.5lbs*

My journey with Scottsdale Weight Loss Center began on May 4, 2016—the day I met and spoke to Angela. I think she knew I was fighting back tears as we spoke; her personality was very peaceful and calming. She is now that friend I look for every time I walk in because with each wave and “hello!” it is also my “Thank You! Thank you for getting me started!” She placed me with one of the practice doctors and I couldn’t be happier. My doctor looks out for me!!!

My struggle in managing my weight began shortly after I was married in 2001. Between my full-time career as an Industrial Engineer and raising 5 children, I had very little time to think about myself and overall well-being. Carting the children to and from extracurricular activities meant there were many nights passing through a drive through window. It was our norm!

Years have passed, the children (for the most part) are all grown up now. I found myself with an opportunity to focus on “ME” for a change. My journey did not begin out of wanting to “look” better – after all my husband loves me regardless of my size. My journey began because I wanted to BE better – and be a good role model for my children.

Gina's before & after“I considered Scottsdale Weight Loss many years ago – however due to our budget at the time in raising our family – I decided to hold off. I tried to manage my weight on my own with Weight Watchers. It was a good program and I experienced success. However, I remember feeling ravenous looking at nutrition labels and thinking “I don’t have time to calculate points! I’m starving!” I didn’t have enough time to prepare my meals each day.”

In 2016, my son graduated college. I couldn’t find pants stretchy enough to accommodate my wide hips. The beautiful heels I used to wear were no longer a safe option for me as I couldn’t balance my body on them anymore. I couldn’t tie my shoes and buckling my sandals was an acrobatic act. I went to his graduation knowing I wasn’t looking my best – but more importantly – interiorly -I wasn’t feeling my best anymore. My confidence and self-love were at an all-time low.

My journey with Scottsdale Weight Loss Center began on May 4, 2016- the day I met and spoke to Angela. I think she knew I was fighting back tears as we spoke, her personality was very peaceful and calming. She is now that friend I look for every time I walk in because with each wave and “hello!’, it is also my “Thank You! Thank you for getting me started!” She placed me with one of the practice doctors and I couldn’t be happier. My doctor looks out for me!!! He has encouraged me to work on my health from different perspectives. Nutrition. Education. Fitness. I began with Optifast Full Meal Replacements which were awesome. I had no trouble adhering to the meals and they really helped catapult my progress! The classes were so beneficial to me because they helped change my thinking about how I viewed health, nutrition, and fitness. I plan on taking them all again! The changes my own children have made as a result of seeing my progress are priceless. My oldest daughter now trains with me 4 times a week at the gym. My younger daughter gets up 15 minutes earlier every morning to pack herself healthy lunches as she now has a new-found interest in nutrition. These are changes we would not have experienced had I not walked into the office that afternoon of May 4th.

I always remind myself…” The Goal Isn’t To Be Perfect. The Goal Is To Get Better and to Never Ever Stop.” I will always have my relationship with Scottsdale Weight Loss Center and Dr. Ziltzer. They truly helped me change my life forever.

*Medical weight loss program results vary between individuals depending on initial weight, existing medical conditions and adherence to prescribed treatments. Speak to our weight loss specialists about the results you can expect.

Gina Before & After

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