An important question for those who, despite trying diet after diet, still struggle with their weight:
What's the only difference between yo-yoing through diet after diet, frustrated and depressed that none of the pounds are staying off, while struggling to have enough energy to get through the day...
... and becoming naturally slimmed, healthy, and energized for a lifetime, keeping up with your kids every day, and ending the day feeling accomplished and confident?
What Most Dieters Aren't Being Told
You don’t have to spend 3 hours a day cooking, prepping, counting, and tracking.
It's a total waste of time and effort, and many diets simply make things so complicated it's impossible for any normal person to succeed on them in the long term.
You only need to integrate some basics into your normal eating habits and weekly food planning and you are golden! Spend all that extra time on your kids, on a date night or that training that will take your career to the next level... or just savor a few moments of self-care for once.
Fat and flavor are not the enemy.
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 (along with some salt or vinegar), and actually provide what your body needs to turn ON it's fat-burning engine.
I know, sounds weird, but it's reality. Or bodies need it for it's essential processes, and when we have enough of it our body isn't worried about storing more. Instead it get's better at shifting into fat-burning mode.
Eat food that tastes good! I'll show you how.
Cravings are a natural biological and psychological response... but they can be changed!
Yes, you can actually shut off cravings. But not like they say by just resisting the craving long enough that somehow it magically goes away.
Nope, we're not dumb. And even if it did, having enough willpower to hold out that long is a BIG ask of anyone.
Instead, we shift the hormone problems stoking our biological cravings and hunger, especially during those afternoon crashes. And shift the psychological triggers that are creating emotional eating and boredom eating.
You DON'T have to starve yourself and go hangry on a regular basis to lose weight through calorie restriction.
THE greatest evil thrust on us by the dieting industry! It's simply unnecessary, and causing more hunger, cravings, and hormone problems.
No more counting calories or going hungry. Our bodies need to feel we're not running out of food, so it doesn't go into survival mode and start storing MORE fat to protect us. And we need to feel satisfied psychologically so we aren't constantly triggering more cravings.
Our first rule is to eat enough... eat real, delicious food until you're no longer hungry. Without that, weight loss is a constant struggle that returns the moment you stop dieting.
Crazy exercise routines are NOT necessary... and may actually be causing weight GAIN.
Yup, that's right, if weight loss is your goal, many forms of exercise people think will help them lose weight (like most cardio) actually triggers weight gain in most people.
So you're off the hook. Knowing the right exercise means you aren't wasting all that pain and effort on something that is actually keeping you from your weight goals.
You can lose weight AND boost energy and health all at the same time... but not with every diet.
It's what we call "Weight Wellness"... when you're not here to just slip off a few pounds for that bikini or wedding.
The right approach means you are not only losing weight permanently, but are actually healthier, preventing disease, boosting energy, sleeping better, and being all-around more awesome and confident.
With some help, anyone (including you) can make some simple lifestyle changes and make them stick. Creating a life and body you love, eating good food, and having the health and energy to be running around with the kiddoes and grand-kiddoes for years to come.
I even had the energy to start a business while still being a full time doctor and mom of two young boys.
I almost gave up.....
and then I just got PISSED.
Using my biochemistry and medical background, I started researching... and researching... and experimenting on myself.... and researching more...
I started over.... going directly to the latest studies and research. What we know NOW, not the stuff from 60 years ago.
I'm a doctor, and I'll tell you they teach us nearly nothing about nutrition. And what they do teach is horribly outdated.
Honestly I probably went a little crazy on this little project of mine...
But 300 hours of research later:
I was two sizes smaller, stronger than ever, and confident again.
I dug through everything I could find, going right to the source and vetting each study one by one to get at what really mattered.
I was going about the whole thing from the wrong perspective:
I didn't need yet another diet, or the "right" food or supplement...
... I needed a lifestyle shift that I could sustain.
That got my hormones back in balance, my insulin down, and a way to shift my cravings and old patterns so I wasn't a slave to those treats and old habits anymore.
What, when, and why I ate was critical.
But even more critical was working with my biology, shifting my habits, and resolving my cravings.
I couldn't go on fighting myself every day.
I couldn't keep feeling like crap, and hating what I ate, and hating myself for not following through.
I needed a system, a process that could make this something I could sustain and that I'd enjoy.
That's why I created the Lifestyle Transformation System™....
What if you could rewire your brain and body to naturally sustain your weight loss, energy, and health?
Without the cravings.
Without the CONSTANT fight to stay on diet and resist the sweets.
Without spending all your time on meal prep and tracking, when you have no time to begin with.
Loving what you eat and how you look.
That's why it's a Lifestyle Transformation System™.
Life-long weight loss that leaves you sleeping better, with more energy, better health, and even helps prevent the big chronic diseases we face today as we age.
Not some fad.
Not a weight loss gimmick.
True, deep change that spills into every area of your life.
Change that happens from the inside out, through a step by step process, layering one small change on another until you don't even recognize yourself... in good way!
Small steps that we can easily slip into our insanely busy schedules.
It's so much easier when you're already sleeping better and have more energy in the first weeks of the program.
Do you want that, too?
It wasn't just me… people like….
- Brandon, at age 42, having tried every diet in the book, and already running 5-7miles 5 times a week, found herself 190 pounds, frustrated, ashamed, tired, and giving up. And dropped 22 pounds, started sleeping better, and was able to get back fully into her passion of backcountry skiing.
- Nancy, at 62, obsessively stuffed herself with carb-laden foods every afternoon to get by, and felt terrible about it every time she did. In 2 weeks she had control again, and by 4 weeks was wanting to exercise again and already found her pants looser.
- Cathy, a dietician, a personal trainer, and a marathoner, thought she ”knew what to do." But had her blood sugar dropping every couple of hours, and had to eat reflexively just to keep going. She was able shift it entirely and go 7-8 hours between meals, feeling full, with no crashes, better mood, and stopped obsessing about food. Plus, she was sleeping better!
- Katie had two kids and was an emergency nurse. Hungry all the time, up more than 25 pounds, and worrying about keeping up with her kids or getting on the bike... she tried all of the diets with no long term success. Katie dropped 20 pounds and just sent me a link to her new favorite High Intensity Training workout app. I don't think she's having trouble keeping up anymore!
My weight has fluctuated 10 to 20 pounds over my ideal weight over my whole adult life. After reaching 18 pounds over, I started the Wholist Weight Management Program. Heather’s scientific food approach (along with her common sense, humor, down-to-earth, and gentle and kind spirit) has opened the door to a healthy and lifelong approach to eating.
This healthier eating has now become my new habit! Overall, I feel so much better; pants are looser, the bloating feeling in my gut is gone, I am finally in control of what I eat, not the other way around, which is a miracle!
For 12 years, since menopause, I have not slept well. I can only attribute my newfound sleepful nights to this program. And I am 12 pounds lighter!
- Adora M, WholeYou Weight Wellness client
Plus all the Health Benefits that Come with it
- It has been proven that the dietary changes that you will learn in this program can reverse and prevent coronary artery disease, prevent a handful of common cancers like breast and colon cancer, reverse and prevent diabetes, lower cholesterol levels, improve sleep and exercise and performance.
- 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.
And Designed to Help You Lose Over 8-10% Body Weight in 12 Weeks... and Keep it Off
A permanent lifestyle shift that has you losing weight, sleeping better, having greater focus for your family, life, and work, and improving your health in the process.
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."Katie N.
Wholist has helped me re-evaluate my relationship with food... not just what I eat, but when I eat and why I eat. I have learned why my body needs the foods it does when it needs them, and how to use food as fuel rather than entertainment or false enjoyment. I love to eat, and I love to cook. That hasn't changed, but now I have the tools to do so in a way that benefits my long term heath and well being.Peter O.
The education, coaching and guidance is direct, yet without a single shred of shaming or guilt. The WHOLIST health program is designed to help recalibrate what we know about healthy lifestyle choices.
In this new year I wanted to gift myself with a completely different framework of thinking that would aid me in shedding more than just body weight!
After only 10 days I cannot believe the difference in my eating patterns (never hungry), my sleep habits (yay to a full nights' sleep), and how much more focused I am with my work responsibilities.
Yes, my waistline is benefitting from this program, but the big surprise I did not imagine when I started, was how much my brain would improve.
No lie-- it's all connected and Dr. Heather's daily messages and weekly coaching makes it easy to stay on track with better choices and revised thinking about those choices!Adora M.
By Joining Weight Wellness, I'm also Giving You
My 7 Weight Wellness Enhancers
to Help You Overcome the Biggest Obstacles Anyone Trying to Lose Weight or Get Healthy Faces
All 7 Weight Wellness Enhancers, Yours Free For Joining Weight Wellness, Delivered to You through the WholeYou™ Lifestyle Transformation System in bite size pieces
They take less than 10 minutes a day during the course of the program. And we keep you motivated and moving with quick texts that keep you going with tips and motivation.
The Lifestyle Transformation System™
When you join, you'll get a community with you and your
WholeYou Weight Wellness Group Coach
We specifically choose our coaches with particular qualifications….
- They are practicing and licensed 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. And the ability to allow open honest dialogue about deep nested relationship and body issues.
- They need to have direct experience in the kinds of challenges you face every day
- They need to be immersed in our Weight Wellness 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 mechanical ones. So they can guide you through even those messy problems you haven't been able to figure out what to do about.
Every single one of our coaches meet all of these high expectations to become a WholeYou Weight Wellness Coach.
Your group coach there by your side every step of the way, along with your community of people going through the same Weight Wellness lifestyle transformation as you.
There for every question, every challenge, every dip and every success, and keeping you on track to your 12 week goal, while preparing you to sustain these results throughout your life.
All this and the full 7 Weight Wellness Enhancers delivered to you in bite size pieces to your phone with quick daily podcasts with me…. along with helpful tips, guides, and motivation right when you need it each day.
Plus lifetime access to all of the Weight Wellness Enhancers in our online portal...
And our growing library of recipes and resources.
Plus… I know, how can there be more??….
Plus…. you have the option to work with an additional mindset coach - either a hypnotherapist, Brene Brown trained life coach, or meditation coach - who will help you powerfully transform your mindset to impact all areas of your life… all by choosing the Mindset program.
Questions others like you have asked before
saying "YES!" to life-long Weight Wellness:
So who is perfect for and gets the most out of WholeYou Weight Wellness?
So here's the qualities of people who have been able to follow through and get results from this program:
- You want to eat healthy, delicious real food you choose, not tasteless manufactured "diet" food or a restrictive, approved food list that doesn't fit your lifestyle or preferences.
- You see how your weight and eating habits are affecting everything in your life - how you feel, how you look, your confidence, your energy, even your sleep.
- You want to take things one step at a time. In fact, you prefer it to being overloaded and overwhelmed right out of the gate and crashing hard (like you might have before.. no judgements here!).
- You're crazy busy, and haven't managed to follow through on diets before.
- You've had enough of yo-yoing and never getting anywhere with your diets or healthy habits or huge amounts of exercise.
The knowledge and empowerment to take control over my health and eating choices has been remarkable. The science behind the info provided by Dr. Hammerstedt is easy to comprehend and is never offered with judgement or in a patronizing way.
I was worried that I couldn't fully use all of it because of my busy life ( true for all, right?) But the real kicker here, is that because she integrates all the available technology, it actually makes it easy to use. I can tap into it whenever it fits my schedule and needs.
Feeling weak and want to grab sugary/salty snacks? Listen to her message about WHY your body is doing that and make a better choice.
Too rushed to hear a full podcast when you first wake up? Save it for your drive to work.
- WholeYou Weight Wellness client
Finally achieve life-long weight loss, while boosting health and energy...
Join the WholeYou™ Weight Wellness 12 Week Group Program
Or join with six monthly payments of $119
We start on April 1st
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...
Join the Weight Wellness
Get the full Weight Wellness group coaching program including:
- 12 weeks of group coaching with your medically trained WholeYou Weight Wellness coach
- A community of support from those going through the program with you
- The WholeYou™ Lifestyle Transformation System™ and all 7 Weight Wellness Enhancers
- Bonus #1: Weight Wellness Parents ($495 value)
- Bonus #2: Weight Wellness Culinary Secrets ($597 value)
- Bonus #3: Temptation Proof Travel ($449 value)
- Bonus #4: WholeYou Fit Introductory Masterclass ($595 value)
Only available for 5 days, so sign up today!
-- OR --
Upgrade to the Weight Wellness Personal Coaching and Mindset Program
Get everything in the Weight Wellness program.... PLUS:
- Your own personal coach for all 12 weeks of the program (instead of a group coach)
- Medical level privacy as you work with your coach one-on-one
- Daily YouAte food logging app and coach feedback
- Plus a mindset coach of your choosing with a focus in life coaching, hypnosis, or meditation - your choice!
- Payment plan available for 3 monthly payments of $1,150
- Start when you choose.
-- OR --
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.