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Weight Loss

Evolve Healthcare -  - Aesthetic Medical Spa

Evolve Healthcare

Aesthetic Medical Spa & Primary Care Practice located in Los Angeles, Woodland Hills, CA

Weight loss often fails when you grow tired of feeling hungry, counting calories, and depriving yourself of delicious food. But it doesn’t need to be that way! At Evolve Healthcare in Woodland Hills, California, Gary Shlifer, DO, and Marina Shlifer MD, DPM, offer the best in whole-body health and wellness programs, including a revolutionary weight loss approach called the Sapien plan. This program eliminates the calorie counting and starvation in favor of delectable nutrient-dense foods. Learn how you can lose weight — and thrive while you’re doing it — by calling the office or booking your appointment online now.

Weight Loss Q&A


What is a medically supervised weight loss program?

At Evolve Healthcare offers a nutrition-based medically supervised weight loss plan called the Sapien diet and lifestyle program. This keto and paleo style plan features a high fat, low carb, diet similar to what your ancestors ate. 

With the Sapien diet, you don’t count calories or feel deprived, and you won’t feel hungry. You’ll learn about food as medicine, so you can replace the unhealthy way you eat now with delicious nutrient-dense foods that help you drop the weight and improve your health. 

Dr. Gary Shlifer, the medical weight loss program director at Evolve Healthcare, is also the co-owner of Sapien. You get the full benefit of his extensive experience when you enroll in the program. 


How do I get started with the weight loss plan?

You begin with an assessment at Evolve Healthcare. You’ll then have bloodwork done and review your medical history and goals with Dr. Shlifer before getting started. 

When you enroll in the program, you’ll connect with a personal coach. Throughout your weight loss program, you’ll have 24/7 access to your coach. If you run into questions or have challenges, just ask. They’re ready to help you succeed. 


What can I expect during my weight loss program?

The Sapien diet demystifies weight loss, health, and longevity. You’ll learn everything you need to know to drop extra pounds, improve your health, and even manage conditions like type 2 diabetes through diet and lifestyle. 

You’ll visit Evolve Healthcare regularly for support, and connect with your coach whenever you need it. There are four pillars of the Sapien diet and lifestyle: 

Eat real food

You’ll learn how to shift your food focus from eating processed and unhealthy foods to fresh foods. Essentially, you’ll swap fake foods for real ones.

Stay full 

In phase two, you’ll learn how to select protein and nutrient-dense foods that keep you full for longer. Nobody wants to be hungry, and this phase shows you how to avoid it.  

Embrace fat and reduce carbs

Protein helps you stay full, but fat makes fantastic fuel. It’s important to choose fat wisely, and this is where you learn about healthy and unhealthy fat choices. 

Condense your eating

Condensing your eating means intermittent fasting. You’ll eat most of your food at the specific time windows that benefit your body the most. 

Sapien doesn’t feel like a diet, but more like a whole new approach to life, health, and longevity. 

Want to learn more? Call the Evolve Healthcare office or schedule an appointment online today.