An important question for those who, despite trying diet after diet, still struggle with “downhill metabolism” and their inner “sugar fiend”:
What’s the only difference between being naturally slim, healthy, and full of sustained energy for a lifetime…
… and forever yo-yoing through diet after diet, frustrated, hangry, sliding backwards in your weight and health year after year?
What Those Stuck Yo-Yo Dieting Aren’t Being Told:
Fat and flavor are not the enemy. In fact, they are essential for both satiety and optimal health.
Fat doesn’t cause fat. It’s by having the right kinds of fat in your diet that you actually stay full longer, make your food taste amazing, and actually provide everything your body needs to turn ON it’s “lean, fit, and healthy” fat-burning engine.
Not only that, but the critical things your body needs for deep restful sleep, improved mood, highly functioning brain, and so much more.
Full fat, healthy carbs, good protein, whole foods that taste good with lots of variety!
Cravings are biological and psychological... but they can be REWIRED so you can go from raging "sugar fiend" to walking right by the "goodie table" with ease.
But willpower won’t work.
Instead, we shift the hormone imbalance stoking our biological cravings and hunger. And shift the psychological triggers that are creating the emotional eating, cravings, hunger, and food triggers in our brains.
The result is squashing cravings and getting back in control of your food decisions, all while feeling satisfied longer.
Starving yourself to lose weight is THE worst thing you can do to actually get sustained results.
“Resist and Restrict” dieting only stokes hunger, cravings, hormone dysregulation, and slowing metabolism. Any weight you may lose is only temporary, and comes back with a vengeance.
We have another way that turns on your mind and body’s evolutionarily designed “lean, fit, and healthy” mode while eating real, delicious food until satisfied. But you can never get there if you’re constantly going hungry.
True, sustained weight loss is the RESULT of becoming your healthiest self... not the other way around.
It’s what we call “Total Health Transformation” – you are losing weight permanently because you are actually reversing the causes of “downhill metabolism”, fatigue, hormone dysregulation, blood sugar issues, chronic health conditions, even things like mood, clarity, and focus issues.
The result is that you lose weight naturally and effortlessly because your body is getting biologically younger and in better shape from the inside out. No starvation, excessive food restrictions, or struggling through another diet.
You don't have to "Be Perfect" to completely transform your health, weight, and energy.
When you address all 5 pillars of “Total Health Transformation”, instead of just one (food), you have a robust and resilient, integrated system. One that is forgiving so you don’t have to be perfect. You don’t have to sacrifice everything good and satisfying. And you can stumble and not immediately lose all your results.
You can be you. You’re able to customize it completely to you. And you never have to be perfect.
I was where you are… and I almost gave up.
Then I got PISSED.
I was DONE with trying over and over and getting NOWHERE.
Even as an emergency physician, I was failing.
So, using my biochemistry and medical background, I started researching…
I started completely over, going directly to the latest studies and research, to find out what I was missing…
In fact, I hear that all the time from people coming to me with anguish in their voice:
“What am I MISSING, Heather??”
After over 900 hours of research, I found it wasn’t just one thing that was missing…
… it was the whole, integrated truth.
It’s not one solution for everybody. It’s a very personalized solution for each of us.
It’s not our weight that’s broken. It’s our whole health as an integrated system that is broken.
It’s not that WE’RE broken and lazy. It’s that willpower is not enough for any of us… and we need the right SKILLPOWER to make it become nearly effortless in our daily life.
All coming together in what I now call the 5 pillars of our proven “Total Health Transformation” method:
By optimizing my “Total Health” in a personalized way, weight loss happened naturally.
No shame. No blame. No being “perfect.”
No excessive restriction either.
Including two pillars that I see almost no one addressing:
1.) ‘Hormone dysregulation’ (out of whack hormones) keeping us craving, hungry, tired, stressed, and storing fat…
2.) And all the ‘mind gunk’ in our brains self-sabotaging every effort to change and triggering us to crave and eat all the time.
But through “Total Health Transformation”, we actually reverse everything that has been holding us back from sustained weight loss for decades…
… while at the same time becoming biologically younger, healthier, and with more energy and focus than ever.
What if you could rewire your brain and your body to walk right by the “Goodie table” with ease, and reverse your biological age from the inside out?
- Without fighting your “Sugar Fiend” and “Carb Monster”.
- Full of energy all day long.
- Without increasing aches and pains and chronic health problems.
- Totally personalized to you while eating real, delicious, full-fat, whole foods you love.
Loving how you look and how you feel for decades to come.
Wouldn’t that change EVERYTHING?
I had tried everything… I definitely thought something was wrong with my body. I just had yo-yo’d too many times. What I found was the whole truth at your program…
I’m just holistically a better person all around. This program worked. And in fact, I have not weighed this little in decades. And it’s coming off and I’m living my life… I enjoy the way I eat.
— Julie, tried everything
“So it was never the willpower or the knowledge. It truly was the mindset piece that did it. That and the coaching. That counseling piece was so important for me. I think that made all the difference.”
— Tina, dropping 6 1/2 in and daily blood sugars back to a non-diabetic range
“I’m down 20 pounds from where I started and I’m going to go for at least another 20. And my fasting blood glucose was below a hundred for the first time, in gosh knows forever.”
— Randall, nearing age 70
Plus all the Health Benefits that Come with it:
- It has been proven that the methods that you will use in this program are shown to reverse and prevent coronary artery disease, prevent common cancers like breast and colon cancer, reverse and prevent diabetes, lower cholesterol levels, improve sleep, mood, and performance on all levels.
- The mindfulness and mindset work we do has been proven to diminish mood disorders, improve energy and cognition, and decrease negative habits and stress.
- Therapeutic lifestyle changes can directly prevent all ten of the top killers in our society.
Wholist has truly changed my whole mindset about food and health – and I can’t recommend it enough. It saddens me to think of all the years I spent trying to diet, lose weight, and be healthier with all the WRONG information and not a shred of evidence to explain why I was torturing my body and mind.
Mainstream advice for weight loss only sets us up to fail and then blame ourselves! The SCIENCE behind Dr. H’s methods is truly revolutionary and so much easier to adapt into a “lifestyle change” than any diet I’ve ever tried.
I’ve lost more weight, more easily, than I ever have before and I don’t feel deprived or that I’m longing for off-limits foods. While losing weight was my primary goal, I so appreciate the chance to work on changing the way I think about so many things in my life. I can’t thank Dr. H enough for how her program has affected my waistline and my overall physical and mental health.”
When you join, you’ll get a community with you and your
Weight Wellness™ Group Coach
This is an intimate group where you get to bring up what you’ve been facing directly with your coach each week, working with you to solve every challenge.
Those who show up get TREMENDOUS results.
Best of all, it’s all done from your phone, tablet, or computer from the comfort of your own home.
Every single one of our coaches meet all of these high expectations to become a WholeYou™ Coach.
- They professional experience as healthcare practitioners - such as doctors, nurses, dietitians.
- They have the right qualities that make a really good and effective coach - like the ability to enable you to make your own decisions, and then hold you accountable, kindly but firmly.
- They have direct experience in the kinds of challenges you face every day.
- They need to be immersed in our WholeYou™ approach and have gone through it themselves. So they have a depth of experience to help you through any challenge and situation.
- They need to understand the psychological aspects of what you are trying to accomplish, not just the physical ones. So they can guide you through even those messy problems in life, relationships, even your own relationship with food and yourself.
PLUS: Added Support to Ensure No One is Left Behind
Additional Live Coaching "Team Calls"
Even more live support opportunities with our team of coaches. This is in addition to your weekly small group sessions and direct chat/email access to your dedicated coach!
Support and Guidance of Our Incredible Client Success Team
Fron onboarding you into the program to helping you with any problems or questions you have... they're real people ready to help when you need it.
A Community to Support You Without Shame or Judgement
We don't do public weigh-ins. Instead we provide you with a place to confidently share your struggles and get help with a community that's only there to support you as they go through the same things themselves.
You’ll also Get the Complete 12 Week Program…
Guiding You Step-by-Step Through Our Proven “Total Health Transformation” Process
Daily Bite-Size Podcasts, Cheatsheets, and Resources to Make the Entire Program Simple and Easy to Follow
All delivered straight to your phone (by text), email, and with lifetime access in your client portal on our website. Each day adds a small piece of the puzzle, so within the first weeks you are already seeing changes in your weight, energy, sleep, and health... without being overwhelmed.
Supportive Messages and Motivation Every Day, Exactly When You Need it
Sent right to your email and phone via SMS text, we know the daily support that will keep you going throughout each day. Sending the right message at the right time to keep you going. People love these so much they ask us to restart them after the 12 weeks end!
Helpful Apps and Our Private Telehealth Portal with Anytime Chat with Your Coach
We set you up with our recommended apps like a food logging app that is as quick and simple as snapping a photo. And you'll interact with your coaches through our private and secure telehealth portal, including video coaching sessions and anytime chat with your coach.
You’ll Be Guided Through a Complete, Proven System
Expertly Designed to Make Every Pillar of “Total Health Transformation” Rock Solid…
So You Easily Slip off Pounds, Regain Your Health, and Nothing Holds You Back Ever Again.
You'll Be Guided Through a Complete, Proven System
Expertly Designed to Make Every Pillar of "Total Health Transformation" Rock Solid...
So You Easily Slip off Pounds, Regain Your Health, and Nothing Holds You Back Ever Again.
Optimal Nutrition (without diets)
This is what you eat, but also when you eat and why you eat.
While having the flexibility to craft eating habits and meals that are filled with satisfying, delicious whole food that supports us on every level.
You'll be guided through simple tools and a deep understanding of how food affects you, how to personalize your food protocol, and cut through the hype and confusion around "healthy" food.
Food needs to be flexible, personalized, tasty, and able to fit your needs. Not to be some mythical "perfect" diet.
Lifestyle (Rewiring Your Habits)
This encompasses all of the healthy habits and choices in daily life that make a huge impact on your health, weight, mood, and energy.
We simplify the process and cut through the confusion. You'll install only the most important healthy habits, using science-based habit-forming strategies, all on your terms.
Some of the many lifestyle factors we optimize for is your sleep, your environment, stress management, simple movement... even the life situations and relationships that are sabotaging you every time.
Hormones (Rewiring Your Body)
Our bodies (even our moods) run on hormones. They are the chemical signals being passed around to tell our bodies and brains what to do and what we're feeling.
You'll soon understand this biochemical source of cravings and hunger, energy levels, blood sugar, sleep cycles, stress response, inflammation, even if we store or burn fat.
And how we completely ‘rewire’ it to instead turn on our body's evolutionarily designed mode to keep us lean, healthy, energized, and capable.
We'll do it step by step, crushing cravings and hunger, reigniting our energy, improving our mood, and becoming more resilient in the face of stress.
Even reversing "downhill metabolism" and our biological age so we can become leaner and healthier with ease. All in tiny steps for permanent results.
Mind (Rewiring Your Brain)
Like Hormones are the biochemical source, our "mind gunk" is the psychological source of cravings, emotional eating, self-sabotage.
Everything from simple, automatic food triggers making you crave... to deeper issues like crumbling self-confidence, putting everyone else first, crippling perfectionism, or life and relationship issues keeping you stuck and powerless.
This is perhaps the most powerful component of the entire program. And why we have dedicated mindset coaches. Because this is the biggest thing blocking you from making any sustained change in your weight or health.
But we show you, step-by-step, how to rewire it all to get free of all the "mind gunk", and back in control of your own body and mind.
And then we show you how to wire in positive habits and empowering mindsets that support you, make you stronger, and put you fully in control of your own life choices.
Support and Motivation
As soon as you enter you'll have an instant support system with all of the coaching, client success team, community, and the automated support and motivation through daily emails, texts, bite-sized podcasts.
We address all three levels of support...
1.) The support of our families and friends, and a supportive community on this journey with you.
2.) Expert coaches to guide and support you.
3.) An expertly crafted and proven process with regular guidance and motivation (through SMS and email).
We also address the support systems in your own life. Like how to get the support of your family and friends. What to do with social gatherings or difficult work situations. Even how to get your kids on board!
“I’m not struggling with emotional eating anymore! It turns out, when you work on mindset and unprocessing foods, your cravings go away!“
“Dr. Hammerstedt and Coach Mangum gave me the tools to improve my wellness status quo, lose nearly 30 pounds, shift my mindset, and actually sustain the changes I made!
I still choose what I eat, and I learned what composition of foods is best for me to stay full, optimize my nutrition, and energize my mind and body.“
Questions others like you have asked before
saying “YES!” to life-long Weight Wellness:
Finally reverse “downhill metabolism”, quiet your incessant inner “sugar fiend,” and look and feel younger than you have in decades…
Join the Weight Wellness™
12 Week Group Program for Permanent Results
Now you have two options… you can continue yo-yoing through diet after diet with no sustained results to show for all you put into them…
Or you can create a shift in your life that lasts a lifetime by creating the naturally slimmed, healthy, and energized Weight Wellness™ lifestyle.
The choice is yours…
Everything you get when you join now:
1-on-1 Access to Your Coach Whenever You Need It
Anytime access via private chat or email to your own dedicated Wholist coach to reach out for help privately for personal support whenever you need it.
Weekly Live Coaching Video Sessions
12 weeks of weekly LIVE small-group coaching with only 8-10 people in your group, meaning you have exceptional direct access every week to discuss anything that comes up. And you get to learn from and feel supported by your small group which tend to create unexpected bonds with each other.
The Complete 12 Week "Weight Wellness" Program, guiding you step by step through our proven process of rewiring your body and mind for persistent change to fit your goals and creating a life you enjoy.
Online Portal with Lifetime Access for easy access to all program content
Everything sent to your phone through text messages (and email) guiding and motivating you through the 12 week program - people LOVE getting these!
Quick daily audibles with Dr. Heather guiding you through each small step or new nugget of knowledge, empowering you with all the science, tools, and the whole truth of reaching your weight and health goals sustainably.
PLUS... These Additional Bonuses For Joining Today:
BONUS #1: Lock in LIFETIME ACCESS to the entire Weight Wellness online program - we're bringing back lifetime access for Black Friday.
Normally only available when you join our premium personal coaching program.
BONUS #2: Living Plate Rx meal planning app loaded with Weight Wellness recipes
We show you how to intuitively eat for optimal health and weight loss without relying on food lists or recipe packs. But we know how much a good tool can make meal planning and trying out new things so much easier. So we're adding this premium meal planning app for you to use throughout the 12 week program, and loading it with delicious Weight Wellness recipes we've personally curated.
BONUS #3: Three months of Weight Wellness Momentum membership access and private Facebook Group
All of our coaches are in there regularly, we have new trainings and challenges every month, and a community of other current and past participants to learn from!
EXCLUSIVE BONUS #4: The 30 Day Plant-Based Jumpstart!
Starting in January, you'll get access to our new Plant-Based Jumpstart program giving you 30 days of recipes, meal plans, shopping lists, guidance and more to help make incorporating more plant-based eating easy.
You choose your start date!:
Schedule a free Strategy Call with our strategists »
This is a quick chat to ensure you'll get the most results, reach your own unique goals, and get the perfect fit of program options for your needs and budget.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I get the weight wellness Lifestyle Transformation System program content, including those Weight Wellness™ Enhancers?
You will get a text to your mobile device every morning with a link to the day’s weight science/mindset podcast as well as a document. At midday, you will get a support text and a quick daily assignment. In the evening, you will get a text with a success tip.
Additionally, you will have access to a client portal on the website that will have all of this information available for you, if and when you need it.
How do the coaching sessions work?
You’ll join your fellow Weight Wellness™ participants on a live group coaching call, which will be recording in case you can’t make it.
There will be time to recognize successes, address struggles and obstacles, and learn from each other as you go through the same journey together.
What is the difference between the group Weight Wellness™ program and the personal and mindset Weight Wellness™ program?
With the personal coaching and mindset program you get access to all of the standard weight wellness program benefits, but you get your own personal coach AND an additional mindset coach focused ONLY on mindset work.
You still get all of the standard program, texts/podcasts/documents and your personal weight coach, but you also get to choose a coach that will work with you on LIFE’s issues that are getting in the way of making healthy choices toward food and work and family and more.
After you purchase, you will be able to choose a your mindset coach – either a Brene Brown-trained physician life coach, a physician meditation guide, or a clinical hypnotherapist.
Dr Hammerstedt believes EVERYONE should have a support guide/therapist like this, especially around a life transformation as big as this. Why? Because this process brings up deep issues for most people that need to be worked through…. and we all know the weight isn’t just about food.
See the Our Team section for who our coaches are. In the standard stellar weight wellness program, you have one of the weight wellness coaches just for you.
Do you prescribe medicine?
No. While some of the coaches are physicians, they are not prescribing medicines or practicing medicine. They are functioning as coaches only.
What does a health coach do?
A health coach can be defined as helping patients gain the knowledge, skills, tools, and confidence to become active participants so that they can reach their self-identified health goals.
Health and wellness coaches help clients make positive and lasting changes to their health. The coach guides clients through the process of creating a vision for their health and well-being, developing a healthy mindset and healthy habits, and encouraging them every step of the way until they accomplish their goals.
Health coaches may provide advice and support for the choices and decisions you make but will not be giving you specific instructions beyond their scope.
I love to cook and love food, are you going to tell me I can’t eat?
LOL no! We love food as much as you do!
We are going to learn together how to love it even more, because it will still taste great and keep you satisfied – but you’ll know it is working for you and your goals, not against you.
What diet are you going to put me on?
We aren’t going on a diet! Diets don’t work, we all know that, but no one wants to admit it.
What we are going to do is eat real whole food, not products, that tastes good, at times that research supports the improvement of your metabolic digestion and weight loss.
Do you make meal plans for me?
Lifestyle medicine and psychology research clearly demonstrates that sustainable behavioral change only happens with active engagement, not by passive consumption.
If we just told you what to eat and when, of course you would lose weight, but what happens when the program is over? Same thing that happened every time you’ve tried to lose weight, it would come right back.
So we are taking the reality of your life and figuring out together how to make meaningful change even when it is hard.
That means how to plan, how to shop, what to buy, where to buy it, when to cook it, how to store it, what you don’t like, how to incorporate kids/spouse/work, how to talk yourself through the hard times, how to create patterns of choices, how to eat at restaurants, how to travel, how to bounce back after less than ideal choices, what to do when you forget, how to choose the best of bad options, etc etc etc.
What else would I need to buy?
We strongly recommend a fitbit Aria2 wireless scale, as this will integrate directly into your client chart in our virtual clinic. We also would recommend a fitbit activity tracker, if you are apt to wear it, as it will also integrate.
There will be a food journal app, the free version is just fine, but the premium one is better, but the cost is nominal. Otherwise, you will only be purchasing your own food.
What is the goal of the weight wellness program?
Wholist’s main mission is to help you curate your health future in the context of your life.
You know your life, your obstacles, your work, your family, your schedule.
We have curated the literature and science and information and tips, as well as your coaches, to empower you to make sustainable lifestyle and lifetime changes that work for specifically for you.
If your goal is to lose weight, you will lose weight. If your goal is to make healthier food choices (physically healthy, emotionally healthy), you will do it. If you want be less dependent (addicted) to food, you will do it. If you don’t know what you want or need, we will help you determine and meet your goals.
Our philosophy is that YOU are valuable, your life is the only one you have, your body is the only one you have, and that you deserve the most up to date, evidence based nutrition and lifestyle information to make your life and body the best they can be.
How long is the weight wellness program?
Your program will start on the Monday after you sign up, and will be ongoing for 12 weeks, with the option to continue if you desire.