It’s time to change your lifestyle, for good

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Healthy One WeightLoss is a manageable lifestyle change that teaches participants how to modify their relationship with food, which can result in a decrease in cholesterol, blood pressure, blood glucose levels, plus a guaranteed 20- to 40-pound weight loss in the first six to eight weeks.

By Mimi Vanderhaven

It’s the middle of January and, if you’re like most people, you’ve already abandoned your New Year’s resolution to lose weight. The pounds aren’t coming off as fast as you’d hoped, you’re craving the same high-fat/salt/sugar foods that got you here in the first place, and, gosh darn it, you’re just not going to feel deprived. No one’s gonna tell you what you can and can’t eat. You’ve worked hard. You deserve to enjoy your life...

“Yep, that’s it,” says Dr. Frank Dachtler, the founder of Northeast Ohio’s HealthyOne Weight Loss. “I’ve been there. So have you, and so have many of my patients.”

Dr. Dachtler, is a 21-year chiropractor who did his pre-med at Case Western Reserve University, while also earning degrees in chemistry and psychology. Plus, he has a background in wrestling and mixed martial arts, helping athletes lose stubborn pounds to achieve a lower weight class while simultaneously building strength.

In other words, when it comes to shedding pounds, he gets it.

“Losing weight isn’t about dieting,” Dr. Dachtler says. “It’s about making a lifestyle change that fundamentally alters our relationship with food. And that’s really, really hard to do on your own with books, videos, or podcasts. You need a mentor, a coach. Someone to talk to and help guide you.”

How It Works
Under the HealthyOne Weight Loss program, you’ll work directly with Dr. Dachtler to identify goals and develop a program based specifically on your lifestyle, body-type, age, health, and nutritional needs. To help you stay on track, you’ll text the doctor daily and meet with him every one to two weeks.

“We help our patients re-learn how to eat and to understand which food combinations are best for their body type,” says Dr. Dachtler, adding that 92 percent of diagnosed diabetes, 86 percent of heart disease, and 36 percent of cancers can be prevented or eliminated with a change in diet. “So it’s not just a matter of fitting into your skinny clothes; it’s a matter of life and death.”

People who enroll in the HealthyOne Weight Loss plan typically see a decrease or elimination of prescription medications, a decrease in cholesterol and high blood pressure, a decrease in blood glucose levels, and a 20- to 40-pound weight loss in six to eight weeks.

By the way, those weight loss numbers are guaranteed.

Mimi heard confidentially from one of Dr. Dachtler’s Strongsville patients who said, “I’m 63 years old and I’ve lost 32 pounds so far. I have fewer cravings for snacks and junk food and I’m taking lower doses of my Metformin. My A1C levels are down two points already. With his encouragement and healthy tips, the doctor has helped me do easily what I could not do before.”

Getting Started
In your first consultation with Dr. Dachtler, you’ll determine together whether you are a candidate for the HealthyOne Weight Loss plan. “Look, I’m not a salesperson,” he says. “Our program is right for most people, but not right for everyone. We can figure that out in the first meeting.”

Once you sign up, you and the doctor will lay out an initial six-week to six-month program, involving what to eat, how much to eat, and when to eat it. And there are no pre-packaged foods to buy. “Everything we recommend can be bought at your local grocery store,” Dr. Dachtler says. “If you cannot buy it a grocery store, it’s unlikely to become a permanent lifestyle change.”

Oh, and that business of not feeling deprived? You’ll discuss that, too. Dr. Dachtler calls it the “Whiny Child Syndrome,” our infant selves arguing with us over whether we want or deserve something.

“It’s very real and it’s very powerful,” the doctor says. “But just because you deserve something doesn’t mean you should have it all the time. We’ll talk about that.”

HealthyOne Weight Loss is located at 1100 W. Royalton Rd., in Broadview Heights. For more information about the program or to schedule a consultation, call 440-230-1113. Please visit to learn more.