Letters From Clients

Talk About FUN!

On this program I never craved anything and see that I am a choc-aholic, it was good not to crave chocolate even thought I could have chocolate meal replacements! Everyone where I work couldn’t believe how the pounds just kept melting away. I went from weighing 213 to 142 pounds, and from size 18 to size 6. It is also fun to hear the people tell me how good I look. I would tell anyone who has been really trying to lose weight to talk with Dr. Chris Hagen and get on this program.


Dr. Chris Gave Me His Time

I talked to Dr. Chris about Simply Ideal and decided to give it a try. He was wonderful. He took the time to sit down with me and explain the program and said I could call his office anytime. It was fun to come back every week and be weighed because the weight just keep coming off and Dr. Chris would make me feel so good about myself and always gave a hug and a high five.


Never Too Old!

I am 61 years old and I have been having trouble losing weight. Everything I tried failed me before this program


Others Couldn’t Help!

I have tried other programs. I actually tried this program with another clinic and felt like I was a failure because I gained most of my weight back. Today, with the guidance of people who chose to care about me, my health and my family I am in Phase 4 and I love my life. Simply Ideal gave me the tools I needed to succeed and for that I am forever grateful. Thank you for hearing me, thank you for caring about me and thank you for listening when I didn’t have anyone who thought I could truly succeed. You guys are great.


Great Recipes for the Family!

I’ve almost met my weight loss goal and recently purchased a “My Ideal Recipe” book. Wow, this book has recipes that are easy to follow with most ingredients that are on hand. Great tasting combinations – my husband and family don’t realize how healthy they are eating!


No More Emotional Eating

I want to thank you so much for what you’ve helped me with to accomplish some of my weight loss goals. You’ve helped me to see the that the issue doesn’t lie in the craving but the emotional tie to that craving. So much bigger than what I thought and I just want to say thank you. You’ve helped me deal with the reasons I eat and that is priceless.


I Found the Answer!

I began my program in April of 2010. I reached my goal in June of 2010. I continued to lose weight in all throughout the program. Now when I’m having a bad day, food isn’t my answer. I have learned the value of self control and tend to turn to exercise as my release. This program was so good for me. I feel that Kathy and Dr. Chris are great motivators and really push you toward total body health through this program. They are willing to educate all along the way in an accurate and accessible manner.
Today is November 6, 2012 and I am returning for a cleanse. I can honestly say that I look forward to my once a year cleanse and feel great!

– Anna H


This Food Plan Really Works!

THIS FOOD PLAN REALLY WORKS……..It teaches you about choices, your body needs, your emotions, and most of all how to get healthy! Your intake is measured and you will soon be on the road to weight loss and redistribution of the body mass. At the age of 80, I have a past experience of “losing weight” three different times. My first diet was at age 30 after bearing four children in five years. Stress and poor eating habits caused the weight loss and only lasted as long as I was super active as a very busy mother, wife, and a full time professional. My second experience of weight loss was with the old Weight Watchers program, this time at the age of 50. In addition to the failed weight loss attempts I accumulated health concerns such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, and post polio as well as being restricted to the use of a mobility chair. Exercise for me is impossible and I knew I had to change my approach to food to have a long lasting effect.

I felt that Simply Ideal Weight Loss program would be a good way to make the changes in my life that I needed to do. With the guidance of Dr. Chris, this happened despite my condition and age! I feel better, have had fun buying new clothes and learned so many things about my food and my body’s responses to it. I can move around better and I am in much less pain. I am in maintenance and enjoying all foods and have lost 40 pounds in six months. I plan to return to the program after the first of the year and perhaps lose a little more weight. It worked for me!

– Pat L


I haven’t felt better in years!

After much thought, I have decided to discontinue the plan at this time. I am very thankful for the weight I have lost and you were the best encourager ever. I couldn’t have asked for a better coach. I have lost 20 lbs and feel great! During this time I have made many lifestyle changes for myself and my family and as a whole we have all benefited from your coaching. My hope is to continue with my new ways and still be able to reach my goal.

I will miss our weekly meetings but with life events getting in the way it is hard to keep on schedule with my Thursday meetings. I hope you understand and I have given rave reviews to you and your organization with each compliment I receive. I haven’t felt better in years!


Expert Guidance Changed My Life

My name is Suzanne Hansen and I started Simply Ideal Weight Loss in January this year hoping to learn how to eat a more healthy diet and loose some unwanted pounds. What I received from Simply Ideal Weight Loss under the expert guidance of Dr. Chris was much more than just losing 55 pounds. I received the unwavering support of what is it to know what to eat and how food affects the body and mind. SIWL is not just a weight loss program; it is a way of life. I cannot say enough about how Dr. Chris helped me and supported me in this journey. I would recommend Simply Ideal Weight Loss to anyone who wants to live a more healthy life.


Do you want to be a sailboat or a tugboat?

“The sailboat glides thru the water and the tugboat is weighted down by the heavy load it is pulling thru the water.
I chose the sailboat to feel healthy and strong. My choice took months of making the right food choices and determination to reach my goal. Today I am free of excess weight, have more energy and happy with my new life style.”


Yo-Yo Dieting Experience Now in the Past

“I feel I have spent the better part of my life on a diet of some sort. I know the world calls it yo-yo dieting but I didn’t see myself falling into that category. As I look back today, I was! I had friends that worked with Simply Ideal to lose weight but I was apprehensive to contact them. Finally, after seeing countless results, I called. I am now down 80+ pounds, off of medication I thought I would need for the rest of my life and have more energy and strength than I ever thought possible. I reached my goal weight, and I am so thankful to the Simply Ideal Team for helping me through the tough stuff. I did it in record time and have been taught exactly what I need to move forward. I can’t thank you guys enough for all of your encouragement and support. You helped me realize that what I eat affects every aspect of my life. I am happy to say that I am in maintenance and “maintaining” my loss beautifully. It’s a dream come true for me! I am so glad I finally made that call.”


Learned to Live

“I would like to thank Simply Ideal Weight Loss. This is the best I’ve looked and felt in a long time. Believe me when I say I have tried them all, but this is the last. I have learned how to eat and cook properly. I’ve made mistakes but I forgot them in favor or remembering the good eating habits that I have learned. On a side note, my husband also lost 13 pounds as a result of my new cooking ideas and mindset. Thank you again. The plan is AWESOME and EASY!” – Judi H.


My Life Has Changed

“For years I have been carrying around extra weight. Life tasks were difficult. Going up stairs and walking any long distances left me breathless. Exercise was not in my realm of thinking. As my husband and I traveled, I found it more and more difficult to keep up. I was holding him back. After struggling vacation after vacation, I did something about it and contacted Simply Ideal Weight Loss. A Norway trip was planned and one of my husband’s desired excursions was climbing Pulpit Rock. The thought scared me more than anyone could imagine. With weekly weigh-ins and counseling/educational sessions I lost enough weight to enable me to make that climb! There is no way that it would have been possible without the loss. I am more grateful than words can express. My life has changed.” – Michelle G.


Strength Now to Live Healthy

“I chose to diet, I learned very quickly how weak I was. It takes great strength to diet, or to change your lifestyle as we call it in today’s society. It takes strength of will, strength of character and strength of mind. It took a great deal of wisdom for me to realize that I do not possess all the strength I need to do this on my own. I needed to tap into a great source of power and that led me to Simply Ideal Weight Loss with Kathy Grosz and the help of the good Lord. Kathy is exactly what I needed to help me with my weight loss journey. Each week I return for encouragement and to find out how well I did over my week. I need that little bit of “extra” that Kathy dishes out weekly to keep me going. It’s like soul food that carry’s me through to the next week. The program is pretty easy to follow! The food is pretty good and easy to prepare. I love the simplicity of the program. To diet takes real courage. We face many enemies when we try to lose weight like temptations, guilt, impatience and worry amongst others. Don’t be discouraged! Through discipline and obedience you can conquer your weight loss with some help from Simply Ideal Weight Loss. I would recommend this program to anyone.” – Lori W.


Craving Now Healthy Lifestyle

“My life has been changed with the Simply Ideal Weight Loss Program. I know and understand so much more about my body and how important when I feed it has to do with the efficiency of the machine. After dropping 60 pounds, I can enjoy water aerobics, because now I look good in a swim suit! I can bicycle further with less stress (and sweat) and I look forward to the 20 mile circle I make. The new and smaller, much smaller, now size 6/8 clothes are delightful to wear and shopping is no longer a headache/heartache situation. My family was shocked at the progress I made on the program. They are also thrilled for my happiness. I sometimes think they’re just holding their breath waiting for the other shoe to drop and the weight to start creeping back. But what they don’t know is that while working the Simply Ideal Weight Loss Program, I’ve learned what to eat, when to eat, how to eat and all the while not feeling deprived. I told myself the entire time the weight was coming off that this was just a small window of time to be sacrificing for a better future for the rest of my life. I was so right too. The fat melted, literally melted off my body. I was very true to the program and would not allow myself to cheat, it was NOT An option with me. The staff at Simply Ideal are all so caring and knowledgeable. They want you to succeed. They want you to be the next success story. An now, when I’ve earned the right to have any food I want, I don’t even want half the items I used to eat!! Sugar is no longer a part of my life. I will not eat candy, pies, cakes, cookies, desserts or soda again in my life! Honestly, I don’t even crave it. The entire time I worked with Simply Ideal Weight Loss I never had any cravings. I have completely eliminated all the “nasty food” from my diet. Nasty food is gone from the house. Nasty restaurants are gone from my GPS. And best of all, nasty fat is gone from my body, never to return! This truly is the last diet you will ever by on for the rest of your life. This is because you will have learned to eat wholesome, fresh, natural and nutritionally loaded foods. What more could a body want? The money I have saved by not eating in the cafeteria at work for this year will have paid for my program. I can bring my lunch to work now and be totally satisfied. In fact, it has become hard to watch my co-workers eating that nasty food. I spend far less on food than ever before. I spend less time grocery shopping too. Everything I need is all in one place, I no longer roam the isles loading upon processed food! Thank you Simply Ideal Weight Loss — I am so happy you came into my life!” – Vickie K