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Since starting Doc’s Diet two months ago, Gianesin has lost 12 pounds and says she has a completely different outlook on food.

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POSTED May 29, 2013 5:54 p.m.

It’s no secret — almost half of all Americans are currently struggling with their weight and not many know how to lose those extra pounds in an effective manner. Hundreds of fad diets, weight-loss programs and outright scams promise quick and easy weight loss, but usually result in failure and eventual weight gain.

Permanent weight loss takes time and effort — and a lifelong commitment. Whether you need to lose 10 or 100 pounds, healthy weight can be achieved. Doc’s Diet, a weight loss and support clinic that currently operates in four locations across California, gives the necessary tools for a healthy and happier life. Founded in 1999, by internal medicine-trained, osteopathic physician, Daryl J. Wilkins, “Doc” has been helping people reach their weight-loss goals.

“It takes a lot of discipline and some guts to start a weight-loss transformation,” said Wilkins. “It’s about changing how you approach food and how you put in the work, because it’s not easy.”

Doc’s Diet uses a combination approach of medical assistance from FDA-approved appetite suppressants and vitamin B12 injections and personal guidance to help people meet their weight loss goals. Patients also undergo a medical evaluation to tailor a weight-loss plan that is right for their health and lifestyle.

“We take our patients to a general orientation that consists of a physical examination so we can efficiently create a plan specifically tailored for them. There are lots of different schedules and demands on each of my patients and I try to find the best approach that will help them with their weight-loss,” said Wilkins.

At Doc’s patients will typically lose 8 to 10 pounds a month and some have been able to lose up to 100 pounds in a year, depending on how well the patient sticks to the program.

“Our medical practitioners evaluate and treat each patient on an individual basis,” said Wilkins. “You will lose weight by monitoring calories and combining it with exercise. At Doc’s we’ll help your body adjust to the reduced caloric intake by prescribing appetite suppression medication.”

Turlock resident Maggie Gianesin has struggled with her weight for nearly a decade, until she reached out to Doc’s two months ago.

“I never had to worry about my weight for most of my life until I went to the doctor for a respiratory infection,” said Gianesin. “The doctor prescribed me medication that made me gain about 40 pounds and since then I have struggled to get off the weight until I started my weight loss journey at Doc’s. My thought process and how I approach food has completely changed. I had no idea how many calories I was consuming in a day. I ate a lot and I had no idea.”

In two months, Gianesin has successfully lost 12 pounds and continues to make healthier decisions with her food intake.

“Your body is naturally designed to lose weight,” said Gianesin. “If you pay attention to how many calories you put in your body, your body will do its work and lose the weight. Through Doc’s I’ve learn how to take care of my body and how I could maintain the weight in the future.”

Gianesin started Doc’s with an initial weight of 199 pounds and currently weighs 187. She will continue her journey until she reaches a healthy weight of 140.

“It’s nice to look in the mirror now because you start to feel a little bit like yourself,” said Gianesin. “This approach has completely changed my life and I hope I can make it a lifestyle to live by.”

Doc’s Diet locations:


4950 Bonham Street

Linden, CA 95236

(209) 887-3891

Pleasant Hill

140 Gregory Lane

Suite 105

Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

(925) 363-9530


5660 Freeport Blvd.

Suite 200

Sacramento, CA 95822

(916) 422-6671


3140 Hotel Drive

Turlock, CA 95382

(209) 384-7877

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