A Few Success Stories
Lost 45 Pounds...
“I had been overweight most of my adult life. I took Dee Wolk’s No Diet Weight Solution® program and I lost 45 lbs. and have kept it off for 7-1/2 years. I tried many different diets over the years and lost weight only to put it back on again. What is so different with Dee’s program is that you get the tools and knowledge to keep the weight off! There is no dieting involved so you never feel deprived. You learn the proper place that food has in your life and how to deal with everyday situations and holidays, as well as the way you should use food as fuel. I would recommend Dee Wolk’s No Diet Weight Solution® program to any one that wants to lose weight and, most importantly, keep it off!”
Lost over 50 Pounds...
“Doing fantastic here - thanks in no small part to NDWS...45 pounds total lost. I've been bitten big-time by the running bug. 45 pounds ago I struggled to jog a mile without stopping. Made a 9 mile run this weekend and then (gulp) signed up for a half-marathon that's about 5 weeks out. Up until a few weeks ago I had never in my life run more than 4 or 5 miles, so I'm pretty excited about the prospect of completing a half marathon. Thanks!"
“Well this weekend I completed my first full marathon. Couldn't help but think a little about NDWS during the run and the part that it played in getting me healthy enough to undertake my endeavor. This time last year I couldn't run a mile without stopping. The guy on the right looks a lot happier, doesn't he? Thanks for the support and encouragement.”
Lost 18 Pounds...
“How can I ever thank you for giving me such an important piece of my life back? I came to you a slave to food and sick of dieting. Through your remarkable and easy-to-follow program, I have not only lost excess weight but have gained self-love and self-awareness. I had tried many diets in the past, always returning to my unhealthy eating binge/starve cycle once I “fell off the wagon” and could no longer tolerate deprivation that diets provided. Truth be told, I was in emotional and physical discomfort as a result of my overeating. I was also a slave to sugary foods and late-night TV eating. Little did I know that I was about to meet an outstanding mentor and friend, Dee Wolk, who would hold my hand and lead me away from my unhealthy relationship with food."
"As a result of your 8-week course, I lost 18 pounds (and counting!). I exercise regularly and work out with a personal trainer, have loads of energy at the end of my workday for my family and am a positive role model for my patients. For the first time in my life, I am not afraid of failing yet another diet, because you have taught me sustainable and sensible lifestyle changes."
Dee Wolk is available for keynotes, workshops, and break-out sessions
Dee Wolk Speaking at the BLISS Inspirational Speakers Event
Sharing her own weight loss journey, Emotional Eating Expert Dee Wolk helps attendees step on to the path to a healthier and thinner lifestyle.
From Former Overweight Person to Helping People Change Their Lives
Self-proclaimed "former fat-person," author, speaker, coach and columnist, Dee Wolk, is a non-diet and emotional eating expert. Clients have included the Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals, Lubrizol Corporation, Nestle, Eaton Corp. and Parker Hannifin to name a few. She hosted her own radio show, "The Best You Can Be," was a columnist for Health Sense for 9 years, has been a guest columnist for the women's section of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and has been published in Smart Health. Dee has made over 70 guest appearances on radio as a non-diet expert since developing her program and has received numerous awards for her success in helping others. Dee is the author of "Kitchen Express: Good Food Fast, for Real People with Real Lives," which is available on Amazon.
Kitchen Express: Good Food Fast - For Real People With Real Lives
Streamline Your Life With Guiltless, Healthy Cooking Without Sacrificing Time or Taste - A personal blueprint for cooking good and healthy food FAST!
Kitchen Express evolved from the vast majority of clients who didn’t know their way around a kitchen - least of all, their own! They lacked not only the expertise, but also the time to cook. They knew the frozen food section of their supermarket better than they did their own kitchen.
I wrote this book because I want you to unlock your culinary skill with minimum time and effort. I want to empower you in your own kitchen! I want you to stop eating unhealthy foods that are sapping your energy - what I call digging your grave with your teeth. I want to teach you to cook good food fast. Food that is free from chemical contamination. Food that is good for you. Food that is easy to prepare. Food that is attractive on the plate and delicious to the palate. Food that will even increase your self-esteem.
It’s true! This book is the kiss of culinary efficiency and artistry - it will turn you into a wizard in your own kitchen. Ready to get started? Good! Let’s catch the Kitchen Express and cook GOOD FOOD FAST!
So in the first 5 weeks of the program I have melted off 15 pounds and I know that this is what will solve my eating problems. I hope one day to become a facilitator for Dee’s program so that I can help people just like me turn their lives around – just like me. (Debi – Duramax, LLC)
After participating in Dee Wolk’s 6-week program I have lost a total of 7 pounds and one dress size. Not only have I lost pounds, I have lost the weight of dieting – gone are the stress, anxiety, and pressures of trying to maintain a diet and worry about what I can and cannot eat. Through Dee’s program I have been encouraged and inspired to desire a healthier way of eating and have developed that "thin mentality" and "positive relationship" with food. (Quintene - Executive Assistant, Cleveland Clinic Foundation)
"I am convinced that your non-diet approach to weight loss is the best concept on the market for lifelong, healthy weight management results. Your No Diet Weight Solution™ offers a common-sense approach for creating a healthy lifestyle, and you personally, are making a great contribution on the planet. That’s why it is such a pleasure to continue making referrals, both personally and through my role as CEO of the American Holistic Association." (Donna - CEO American Holistic Medical Association)
"During the seven weeks I learned how to restructure my eating habits and still being able to eat the food I enjoy. For me the results far surpassed my initial expectations. By the end of the seven weeks I gained a positive self-image, got control of when and what to eat and have much more energy. Yes, I did lose 10 pounds and today, six weeks after the last class, I am 15 pounds lighter and still losing. Besides the significant weight loss, what was even more exciting was that I no longer have to take blood pressure medication and my cholesterol medication was cut in half." (Charlotte - Benefits Administrator)
I had high blood pressure and borderline high cholesterol. Now, several months into the program, my blood pressure has dropped to about 100 over 60 and I am considering going off my blood pressure medication. My cholesterol has dropped from the low 200’s to about 150-160. I initially lost about 3-4 pounds per week, and then I was losing 1-3 pounds per week very steadily for the 4 months…I am now weighing around 190 which represents a 37 pound loss over 4 months. (David - Vice President Engineering)
"I would like to thank Dee for changing my life and the way I now approach food. I was 232 pounds with a 41 inch waist when I began her program. In a little more than 3 months I was 180 pounds with at 36 inch waist. Math was never my favorite subject but I can even figure out that is over 50 pounds!! (Devin - Assistant Horticulturist)
When I started the program on August 20, 2008 my weight was 217 lbs. As of December 4, 2008 I weigh 196 lbs. That is a total of 21 lbs. of unhealthy fat stress that is gone from my life. I struggled for a long time to get rid of 10 lbs. Now that I have the golden tool (A Room Full of Gold) on how to get the weight off and keep it off. (JoAnna)
"This program has been a life changing God-send! It’s a straight forward, common sense, thorough and easy to follow approach to a life-long challenge. (Sharyn – Realtor)
Through (No Diet Weight Solution’s) wonderful guidance and knowledge, I have learned to respect myself and truly understand the phrase "food is no reward". I have now lost 17.5 pounds in 7 weeks without dieting and I am still losing, and exercising daily (lovingly!). Here’s to melting!" (Veronica)
Making that initial phone call to Dee was the smartest weight loss decision I ever made. I had finally acquired the realistic tools that allowed me to make the changes that I could manage day to day. Thanks to The No Diet Weight Solution®, during the past six months, my weight has dropped from a dangerous 271 pounds, to a much healthier 216 pounds. That is a total loss, thus far, of 55 pounds. I no longer require blood pressure medication or endure long restless nights trying to sleep with a device attached to my face or a machine noisily forcing air down my throat. (Marty)
"I want you to know what I have been telling everyone about your program. When they ask me about Dee’s Weight Solution, I all but shout "Free at last! Free at last!" I tell them that Dee Wolk’s program is the "It" program for weight loss. (Sandra – Publisher, Summit County Women’s Journal)
You have truly made a difference in my life. (Robin - Team Leader Web Operations, NCB)
"It made so much sense. I never thought I could eat what I wanted and still lose weight…I learned that being overweight was a result of my thinking and was deeply connected to how I led my life. I now understand that it was not discipline that was missing, but it was the lack of commitment and a plan…Simply put, you buy the program once, but you get it for a lifetime…Dee thank you for helping me to see a better way to approach my weight, and even better, my life." (Matt – Architect)
"Dee Wolk has changed my life. In all the diets I have tried, not one comes close to the approach that Dee takes to solving weight problems. She deals with underlying causes of overeating and the profound effects of obesity on the personality of overeaters… Dee is what the baseball scout calls a "phenom"…" (Phillip – English Professor)
"I don’t know how I could ever thank you enough. Your Weight Solution Program is truly what I have spent my entire life looking for... The day I stumbled upon your name was truly a gift from above… I did further research and low and behold I found some of the most interesting information regarding emotional eating. It hit me "head-on". Now that my course is over, I am 22 pounds lighter. I have a whole new outlook on life. Not only do I feel better physically, I feel solid emotionally. I no longer focus on food. I no longer run to food when bored or stressed. The pounds are just melting away." (Brad - Financial Adviser RHU, CSA)
"I learned…Food is my nutrition, not my happiness…You have helped me gain control of my life and I feel powerful" (Debbie)
"Dee Wolk’s Weight SolutionTM? How about Dee Wolk’s "new lease on life"? Dee’s Weight Solution is the most comprehensive program for the mind, body, and spirit that I have seen. (Diane – Author)
Not only did I lose 20 pounds in the first 7 weeks, I stopped my heavy addiction to soda—an addiction I tried to break dozens of times before. Focusing on the psychological and emotional reasons for the food addiction made the absolute difference. (Sondra - COO YWCA Greater Cleveland)
This has been the best investment I ever made, bar none!! What better investment than in ourselves to look better and live healthier?" (Priscilla - Cuyahoga County Board of Retardation)
I sincerely feel I have broken the cycle of yo-yo dieting that I have been battling since my teenage years. I feel younger, more energetic, and more appreciative of my life, which is now NOT centered around food. In addition, I am over 20 pounds thinner. (Cathy - Dean of Graduate Studies, Ursuline College)
"As a direct result of the knowledge gained and the behaviors changed through this program, I have lost twelve pounds (so far). I am delighted to report a remarkable improvement in my blood sugar, blood pressure, and serum cholesterol and my primary care physician was able to reduce my medication." (Ethelyn)
Losing weight has been great, but I have to say the best part is the freedom—freedom from dieting and the burden of a bad relationship with food. Food no longer controls me, and it is in its proper place in my life. (Christina - Progressive Insurance)
"Thank you for helping me finally break free from "food jail" and learning to permanently live the lifestyle of a naturally thin person. (Jeannie)
Last week I saw my doctor and he was totally amazed at my sugar level and weight loss – all achieved without dieting." (Toni)
I fought against this program for the first few weeks mainly because I was never a ‘dieter’ and I felt this program was geared strictly towards ‘dieters’. Man, was I wrong!!!
You taught us how to control our bodies and minds. Once I understood ‘body hunger’ and ‘portion distortion’ I saw my own eating habits change as well as my thoughts on food. I now only eat when I am truly ‘body hungry’ but still in control of that hunger, never letting it get the better of me. The ‘tricks’ you taught us really truly help! (Zoe – UH Hospitals)
"I have been overweight all of my life. I was the embarrassed chubby girl in the spandex leotards and ballet costumes. I had ethnic grandmothers who were wonderful cooks and made their own bread, noodles, cakes, soups – yummy stuff, all from scratch. But I was initiated early on into the Clean Plate Club – after all, there were starving children somewhere in the world! (How were we gonna get the food to them?!?) I never learned how to trust my body, to listen to my body – and respond when it needed food because food was put on my plate – but not the portion size for a child.
So, I started with Weight Watchers in 1971 – and I can still recite their program for you. I found ways to cheat, but never lost much weight. Fast forward to about 1978 and the advent of the Atkins Diet. As a butcher’s daughter, I was in heaven – and I lost 30 pounds!! WOW!! But when I started to eat ‘normal’ food – even fruit -- the weight, plus more, came right back. I tried the Rice Diet, the South Beach Diet, and I tried Weight Watchers again, and again, and again . . . I even tried the hypnotism weight-loss plan offered by UH here at Main Campus.
So, was I resistant to ‘joining’ yet another venture?? You bet!! But I figured the $50+++ that I spent on weight loss books, weekly meetings, online Weight Watchers memberships --- so why not give it a try??
Yours is the first solution to address what and why I have eaten the way I did! You have taught me to listen to my God-given body and fuel it only when it needs fuel. (I love the analogy to filling a car’s gas tank every time I see a gas station!) What a simple concept – one that had never been addressed – but only given lip-service by other programs. You encouraged me to like, and now to love myself as I would, and do, my spouse, my child, my friends. I have finally realized that I have the right to take care of myself!
In this process of learning to eat only when I really need fuel, I have lost 10 pounds – in seven weeks!! I haven’t bought special meals, I haven’t counted carbs or points, I haven’t eaten anything that I didn’t truly want to eat. I have limited my wine to when I am hungry, and am better for it. My clothes are loose, and getting looser!!
But perhaps the best thing I have gained from these past seven weeks was the way I feel about myself. I walk straighter, and more confidently. I hold my head up higher. I know that I am finally doing something for me and all I need to have with me is the numbers in my head, and my soul listening to my body. This is truly something I can do for the rest of my life!!
I sincerely hope that University Hospitals rolls this program out at Main Campus, and eventually the suburban locations, so that your program can be shared with more people. It is truly life-changing and life-affirming!! It would be such an injustice if it is not offered again – on a broader scale!
Thank you, Dee – from the bottom of my heart!! You have helped me in so many ways. The weight loss is a plus; my sense of self-worth is what I awoke from deep within. Thank you for putting this all in perspective! Thank you, and God bless you!!" (Ellen - UH Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center)
(The No Diet Weight Solution) program has made this journey a delightful lifelong encounter. Finally I have control. (Myrna - Purchasing Agent, UH Hospitals)
I went to the first introductory meeting with an attitude - thereby already trying to subconsciously sabotage my success. I have been disappointed so many times by all the diets I have tried that I didn’t want to be too disappointed. It took the first half hour of listening to you to get a glimmer of hope. What gave me that hope was that no matter how many ways people asked you for some magic bullet to lose weight, you told them that there was none. The way to lose weight and obtain better health was learning about your body, about hunger, what role food played in your life, and much more. Your program had answers that were reasonable with no promises that could not be kept…I can’t say enough good things about your program. It is a lifestyle change; an attitude change. (Violet - Legal Assistant, UH Hospitals)