Patient Success Stories *

Biagio and Gloria: 60 Pounds Lost *

Biagios: 60 Pounds Lost

I was referred to Dr. Chhabra’s office by my lung doctor as I was recently diagnosed with Sleep Apnea. My lung doctor told me that if I lost some weight, I could get “rid” of the sleep apnea and I may not need to use my CPAP machine at night. I had tried numerous options on my own but none really worked. I began the Optifast diet in February and I started seeing results almost immediately. I lost 3-5 pounds almost every week!! After 3 weeks, My wife Gloria also joined the program. That helped a lot because now we were both doing it together. Both of us have lost over 60 pounds(total) and we are still losing!!


Karen: 30 Pounds Lost *

Karen: 30 Pounds Lost

Hi, my name is Karen. I am currently using the Optifast weight loss system and I am proud to tell you that I have lost 30 pounds already! I started using the shakes and bars exclusively and lost 8 pounds the first week! I know – it’s so exciting, isn’t it??!! The weight came off pretty consistently although not at the same rate. By the New Year, I had lost about 25 pounds. It wasn’t easy, nor was it impossible.


Peggy: 25 Pounds Lost *

Peggy: 25 Pounds Lost

The before picture is me in March 2010. I weighed 25 pounds more back then. I had bursitis – hip pain just walking up the stairs or going for a stroll – and ended up in physical therapy. That’s when I began seeing Dr. Chhabra. She started changing my eating habits, one habit at a time, and pretty soon I was making life-style changes as well. I began with weekly water exercises at the Y and soon I was swimming and walking every day.


Amy’s Success Story *

Amy’s Success Story

A while back I had a terrible case of Plantar Fasciitis that ended up requiring surgery making every step I took extremely painful. I gained a great deal of weight – the heaviest I have ever been. Then earlier this year I was diagnosed with an Auto Immune Disease and decided that to live the longest, healthiest life possible I needed to lose weight.


Jane: 90 Pounds Lost *

Jane: 90 Pounds Lost

Hello, my name is Jane. This year, January 5th was truly the beginning of a “Happy New Year”. It is now October 5th, and I am sitting in Dr. Chhabra’s office but without my cane and without clothing purchased in a big and tall men’s shop! You can relax though-I am wearing some clothes-the ones I stored in my Guest room closet several years ago.


Mark: 170 Pounds Lost *

Mark Weight Loss Success

When I first came to the Institute for Weight Management (IWM) I was 389 lbs., Dr. Chhabra, it’s founder and presiding Doctor, once told me that people generally loose weight when they know they are ready to do so. In my case that absolutely applies.


John: 90 Pounds Lost *

John 90 lb Weight Loss Success

I began coming two years ago and was skeptical at first that I could live eating so few calories. Now, after two years of following the programs and advice of Dr. Chhabra, I have lost 90 pounds and totally changed my life around.


Luisanna: 50 lbs Lost *

Luisanna Weight Loss Success

My name is Luisanna . I started the program of table food with 283 pounds. This program with the guidance of Dr. Anjana Chhabra has taught me how to control the amount of calories I consume, namely balancing the proportion of carbohydrates and proteins I eat each day and different foods to help accelerate my weight loss.


Max: 78 Pounds Lost *

Max Weight Loss Success

Max was referred by his Pulmonologist because he had sleep apnea-he would stop breathing in his sleep. He would feel sleepy during the day. He weighed 290 pounds. Within 2 weeks he had lost more than 10 lbs and was feeling much better and his sleep apnea has resolved. After 7 months, he weighs 212 lbs and feels great.

*The success stories depicted in this section are representative of these individuals only. Individual results may vary.