Patient Success Stories

Lillian: 60 Pound Lost

Lillian Weight Loss Success

After trying many, many diets and even weight loss surgery all to no success, I finally decided to try a medically supervised diet. Dr. Chhabra and the Optifast Program have been life-changing for me. I feel healthier than I have in years. I have more energy, feel confident and motivated due to the quick results. The atmosphere of the office is so pleasant and the ladies always make me feel like a winner. I have already recommended friends and family to her practice.


Bill: 40 Pounds Lost

Bill D Weight Loss Success

I have been seeing Dr. Chhabra at the Institute for Weight Management for over nine months. I lost approximately 40 lbs. and have been able to maintain my current weight for the last two months. Dr. Chhabra and her staff provided me with the incentive and structure I needed to accomplish my goal for losing weight. Dr. Chhabra is extremely knowledgeable, caring and provided me with the motivation I needed to be successful in losing weight.


Tony: 68 Pounds Lost

Tony: 68 Pounds Lost

In early 2013 I came to the realization that I had ignored my health for way too long. At 56 years old I was living a sedentary life and at five-foot- eight-inches tall, and weighing 233 pounds, I was obviously obese… the mirror told me that every day. But it was a blood test that quantified how serious the situation was.


Jonathan: 81 Pounds Lost

Jonathan Weight Loss Success

Where do I begin? I’ve always been a big guy, from middle school straight through college, and into these past several years after graduation. In high school it was ‘ok’ to be big and overweight because I played football, and as a lineman it was just something I considered normal. Once I graduated high school, however, I didn’t keep up with my eating habits and exercise balance and over my college years I managed to gain about 70 pounds. I topped out at one point around 310 pounds. This was something that I just couldn’t accept, nor could I maintain it with my career aspirations of being a police officer. January 25th of this year I decided to change my life for the better, and this time I really meant it.


Ronald: 60 Pounds Lost

Ronald Weight Loss Success

It has its pluses; like that the weight drops right off. You can get bored with the flavors after a while, but like anything if you want the goal of feeling and looking better and you have tried every fad, plus Nutri-Systems and Jenny Craig like I have and to no avail, then this is the program for you. The “fast” lets your body rest and detox, and it keeps me motivated. I like what I see in the mirror.


Lissette: 37 Pounds Lost

Lissette Weight Loss Success

I have been with Institute for Weight Management since October 6, 2012. My experience here has been a positive one. The first phone call I made to setup my consultation appointment I spoke with Ellen. Ellen listened to my needs and kindly explained their services and I knew right away that this institute is the right place for me. I scheduled my consultation with Anjana Chhabra, MD.


Hayley: 48 Pounds Lost

Hayley Weight Loss Success

My name is Hayley and I am 20 years old. I am a junior in college and live on campus in an apartment. I have been struggling with my weight since adolescence. Since graduating high school, my weight soared from eating unhealthy food and cafeteria food at every meal. Last year in May 2012, I was disgusted with my appearance and was determined to lose weight. I researched several weight lost programs and found Dr. Chhabra at the Institute for Weight Management, located in Hackensack, New Jersey.

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