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Did you know that there are over 75 factors affecting how you lose or gain weight?


The My Best Weight program is a physician-supervised medical program focused on providing individualized, evidence-based, non-judgmental care.

Our mission is to teach you how to manage your weight long-term so you can live your life to the fullest.


What is my ‘Best Weight’?

Your Best Weight is the weight you achieve while living the healthiest lifestyle you can truly enjoy

In other words, we get rid of the terms ‘ideal weight’ and ‘goal weight’ in favor of a weight that will be realistic in your life. The program focuses on lifestyle changes that you can maintain over the long-term.


What do we do?

Losing weight and keeping it off is not as simple as ‘eat less and move more.’ We now know that obesity is a chronic disease, just like diabetes or asthma, and should be treated as such. We will teach you about the internal and external causes of weight gain and obesity, including genetics, certain hormones, and your environment.

Your Nurse or Dietitian will talk about food choices and exercise as well as the thoughts and emotions that affect your decisions about what you eat. We will discuss the option of using medications to help treat obesity as a chronic disease, but the use of medications is NOT mandatory to be a part of this program.

We know that each person’s journey will be unique and we are here to support you in your health journey with a non-judgmental, open-minded approach.


How much weight can I expect to lose?

In this program, we will provide you with realistic options, based on sound evidence and clinical expertise, that may help you lose 5 – 10% of your starting weight. Studies show that a weight loss of 5% can significantly improve your health.

Who is right for the program?

We see adults (18+) living with obesity (BMI over 30) or who are overweight (BMI 27-30) and have weight-related health issues (i.e. diabetes or a fatty liver).

You must be referred by a medical practitioner such as your family doctor, Nurse Practitioner, or a specialist. A completed Client Questionnaire form must accompany the referral.


How much does it cost?

There is no cost to participate.


What to expect:

After your referral is received, you will be contacted by our administrative staff to book your first appointment.

  1. Your first appointment will be with a Nurse or Dietitian for approximately 60 minutes

  2. The next appointment will be 15 minutes with a Nurse or Dietitian followed by a 20-minute appointment with Dr. Zatelny for assessment

  3. Regular follow ups (every 2-4 weeks) will be booked with your Nurse or Dietitian – these can be in-person, over the phone, via email or using video-conferencing and are usually 30-45 minutes long

  4. You will see Dr. Zatelny as needed based on your treatment plan


* All appointments are one-on-one with your health care practitioner *


 Watch this short video to learn more about obesity as a chronic disease:


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Fax: 705-719-4877

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