My Journey with Benchmark began on May 29th 2015 and my weight was 292.8 lbs. As of 10-2-15 my weight was 217. This is over 75 pounds in 127 days. The program works when you follow the guidelines 100%. {The sea salt, Braggs Vinegar, coconut oil and daily supplements} Each day you must fill out your meal plan. This guides you on the number of carbs and protein grams you take in. The weekly weigh-ins, with Dr. Sandy gives you an opportunity to celebrate your success. Benchmark {Dr. Sandy /Alison} give you the tools for better nutrition and health. Your commitment is essential to be successful.

Currently, I am in transition, which means we are adding foods back in and learning how to maintain my weight. This is a life changing commitment to better nutrition and health. In addition to the nutrition component you must also be committed to the required exercise.

Michael Fitzgerald
* Results may vary from person to person.


I started the program because…I was sick and tired of being sick and tired. I told myself when I started, I would not cheat. I’m happy to say, I did not cheat once. Was it easy? No. Life is full of temptations and choices, I chose to get healthy. I cannot explain how great it feels to feel great. I started Phase 1 on July 9, 210 and I will start Phase 3 on February 17, 2011. In that time I have lost 100 pounds. My journey is far from over, but I have made so much progress. Am I concerned about gaining the weight back, like I’ve done many times before, of course I am. The great thing about this program is that you are taught the best foods to eat and the proper combinations. Dr Jason gives informative lectures at the weekly meetings. Even if I’ve heard him say something before I still learn. Life doesn’t get much better.

C. McGehee – Greeley, CO
* Results may vary from person to person.


Medical problems with prescription drugs and weight gain past several months told me we needed a quite radical change. We highly recommend the diet program during which we lost 80 pounds and set our lives in a whole new direction. We really recommend both husband and wife doing it together for many reasons.

1. You plan meals and eat together
2. You’re shopping, eating out, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and a week-long wedding could have been a big obstacle but we were amazed. Do this program at any time it’s very due able, when you’re getting results.
3. Long term eating has become a thinking process-that we feel we will continue for years and years to come
4. I had a terrible snoring problem and acid reflux as well, my wife is now back in my bed saying” I never hear you snore ever anymore.” That alone is worth a bundle.
5. With the weight loss of 50 pounds my Dr took me off four medications, three months ago and there is still positive response. I remain on small amount of blood pressure medicine and thyroid and hopefully can get off those last two as well in the near future.

G. Swanson – Greeley, CO
* Results may vary from person to person.


The program is the easiest diet program we’ve ever tried! We would heartily recommend it to anyone who thinks it would be worth improving their health and quality of life.

B. & T. Calhoon – Loveland, CO
* Results may vary from person to person.


I’ve been troubled by diabetes for about 10 years. After only 3 days on the diet, I did not require any insulin shots…NO insulin, NO glyborine, NO Medformin. I feel great and I am excited. This program has given me hope!

G. Skowron – Johnstown, CO
* Results may vary from person to person.


I turned 50 late last year and decided I did not want to live out the rest of my life not being able to do things. I have lost 18.5 lbs in 3 weeks and I AM SO EXCITED! Very organized, very informative; they live what they preach.

J. DiGuglielmo – Loveland, CO
* Results may vary from person to person.


I have reached my goal and I have so much energy! The support & educational meetings are so helpful– and I look forward to maintaining correct weight and eating healthy for the rest of my life!

C. Devera – Eaton, CO
* Results may vary from person to person.


I started the medical weight loss program because…I wanted to lose weight on a diet that was medically supervised, healthy and safe. I lost 48 lbs. in five months and found the diet to be reasonable and easy to follow. The free classes helped and the weekly weigh-ins and support kept me on track.

J. Adkins – Lovelnd, CO
* Results may vary from person to person.


I started the medical weight loss program because a friend of mine had some excellent results when he started the program. Knowing this friend was successful with the program encouraged me to try it out and see what I thought. I am currently the father of two young boys ages three and one and I realized that there was no way I could keep up with them at 295 pounds. I had been successful losing weight with other programs, cut I was not able to keep the weight off. I started the program and was amazed by the simplicity of it. I felt like I was eating all the time and after the first three days (which were difficult) I found that my hunger pains were almost non-existent. By following the program as it was designed I have been able to lose 100 lbs. additionally, while following the final phase of the program I have managed to keep the weight off. Truly the most appealing part of the program was the fact that I didn’t have to work out with the unsustainable vigor that my other programs required. In fact I rarely worked out while losing the weight and realized that diet modification was the answer to my morbid obesity. Now, with the weight off, I can exercise without pain and find that my stamina is markedly improved. I have the ability to run five miles every other day at pace of under 10 minutes per mile. I am able to keep up with my boys and have improved my ability to officiate wrestling in my spare time. In fact I was able to officiate over a hundred matches in a one-day tournament without much effort. I started the medical weight loss program because it fit my lifestyle and because of the sustainability by make life choices related to the foods I eat. Just by giving up carbohydrates I gave been able to take the weight off and keep it off. This programs works because it gives you the tools you need to succeed with losing weight and keeping it off.

W. Self – Greeley, CO
* Results may vary from person to person.


I started the medical weight loss program because…after being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007 having surgery, and going through chemo I said that when I got through all this I was going to get my health back, for me that meant lost the weight I have been struggling with for 20 years. On the program, not only have I reached my goal but with the counseling and coaching I have for the first time been able to maintain my weight loss.The thing I am most proud of is my daughter who also joined me on this weight loss journey and together we have got our health and life’s back

C. Harper – Greeley, CO
* Results may vary from person to person.


I started the medical weight loss program because I had a friend that had success on the program and I was impressed with her results. I have lost pounds, inches and most importantly body fat. I feel better and am in a size of clothing that I haven’t worn in years. It is so worth it- it has changed my life and lifestyle.

S. Ertle – Greeley, CO
* Results may vary from person to person.


I started the medical weight loss program because…My blood pressure was creeping up over the years and I was 25 pounds overweight. Using this program I lost 23 pounds and my blood pressure went from 140-150/ 90-95 to 120/74 with no medications!!!

J. Raine – Windsor, CO
* Results may vary from person to person.


I started the medical weight loss program because… I needed to lose weight and improve my overall health. I have been on the program for only two and half weeks and I have experienced great results. Not only have I lost weight and inches, I have experienced a dramatic decrease in my body’s overall inflammation.I have gained much needed energy. My thought process has improved and I don’t feel like I’m in a fog all the time. The coaching classes are educational and I have found great support in attending the classes. I’m grateful to have been introduced to the Idea Protein Program and I foresee it having a positive impact on my overall health and weight loss.

F. Fretag – Windsor, CO
* Results may vary from person to person.


My health was on the decline. Within one week and a half my blood pressure was down. I’m feeling like my old young self again. I’d recommend this program to anyone!

M. Sprenger – Fort Collins, CO
* Results may vary from person to person.


I stated the medical weight loss program because…I was looking for a well-balanced, healthy way to not only lose weight, but to relearn how to eat properly to avoid “yo-yo dieting”. Initially I researched several diet programs; IP was the only one to include wholesome food, supplements and vitamins, instead of the use of “fat blockers”, appetite suppressants, hormones and other chemicals used to fool your body into losing weight. What I found with IP was so much more!! Within a few weeks, I was amazed at how much better I felt, how much more energy I had, all the while never being hungry. I no longer craved the sweets,” junk food” and caffeine like I had before, and was losing weight, inches and fat. I’ve learned the importance of how fat/excess weight contributes to a myriad of health issues specifically for me its affect in the body on auto-immune disease. I’ve learned that losing fat (consequently, inches) is more important than just looking for the “right number” on the scale. Losing muscle is unhealthy and contributes to more health issues. Don’t get me wrong-losing over 35 pounds had been wonderful, but losing fat and inches is even better. Probably the best part of IP has been learning to maintain the fat/weight loss-through the great classes and coaching by DR. Jason and Leah. They have shared sound nutritional information, suggestion, excellent educational and moral support-and even recipes! Rhoda and Candice are also always available for questions, help and encouragement. This truly is not a “diet”, but a lifestyle change for health!!

L. Glasgow – Thorton, CO
* Results may vary from person to person.


I started the medical weight loss program because… I have been overweight all my adult life. After having 3 children I thought that I would be overweight forever. I can remember my kids asking me to go swimming with then and I would avoid that question at all cost. Then when they weren’t around, I would break down and cry because wanted so desperately to go swimming with them but, there was no way I was going to be seen in a swimsuit. There were times when our family would stay at a hotel for the holidays so everyone could swim and be together. I did everything I could possibly do not to go to these events. I always ended up going and would sit in the hotel room while everyone else was swimming and having fun and cry my eyes out. I was the fat one in the family and never felt like I fit in. I know that family members didn’t do it on purpose but I always felt like they made sure to make me feel this way. It was terrible and I became extremely depressed and withdrawn from everyone. My relationship with my husband, with my children and others suffered as a result. I was even embarrassed to go to school events for my children. I didn’t want to be the “fat mom” that all the other kids talked about. I was wearing a size 16 and those were starting to become tight. I decided that I needed to make a major change in my life. I had never eaten right and was never properly taught how to eat. I started the medical weight loss program and to date I have lost 42 lbs., 41 inches and 11% body fat!! I have NEVER in my entire life felt this amazing!! I now go everywhere with my children and have even gone swimming with them!! When I go shopping for new clothes, I hold them up and think there is no way this is going to fit me. When I try them on they are actually too big! I have more self-confidence than I have ever had and I am wearing smaller clothes than I wore in high school!

R. Hetke – Windsor, CO
* Results may vary from person to person.


I started the medical weight loss program program because I was overweight and didn’t feel very healthy. My cholesterol was high and my family doctor recommended I lose weight. I had NEVER dieted before in my life and knew if I was going to be able to lose weight I would need strict guidelines with strong will power, determination that I was going to meet the goal my doctor set and the support of the FANTASTIC employees at the Benchmark Medical Group, I received a fantastic Valentine. I lost 52 pounds and met my goal! Thank you Benchmark Medical Group staff for helping me feel better, look great, feel happier, and have more self confidence that ever.

J. Leinweber – Johnstown, CO
* Results may vary from person to person.


I didn’t like the way I looked or felt, plus I felt I owed it to my wife and family to be the old me again. Now thanks to the wonderful staff at Benchmark Medical Group and the great food that the program supplies, I feel better than ever.

M. Lerich – Fort Collins, CO
* Results may vary from person to person.


I started the medical weight loss program because…I’ve always wanted to lose the excess weight I put on the last 40 years. Since I was a wrestler in high school and college I knew how to lose weight by working out, but as you get older it gets harder to work out like I wanted to, to get rid of that weight. Body fat was always hard to lose because when you work out it is mostly water loss. When I first seen Dr. Jason’s presentation on the program it looked like a great program, but I didn’t sign up then. Being a big game hunter, it has become harder every year climbing up and down the mountains carrying those 50 extra pounds. Since I’m getting older I knew if I wanted to keep hunting I had to get rid of this weight. With my lower back pain, I knew that my extra-large belly wasn’t helping my back get better. So I decided to get on the program and give it a try. If I could lose up to 7 pounds per week I could reach my weight goal, which was the same weight I was when I graduated from college in 1971. I am very happy that I got on the medical weight loss program. I know my health has and will improve and I will be able to do things without the difficulty of being overweight. I’ve lost 32 pounds and 7 ¼ body fat in 6 weeks. Sometimes I don’t lose all the weight I want to in a week but I know if I hang in there I’ll reach my goal. I can’t wait to go back to my medical doctor, after I get through phase 4 and see if he will take me off my blood pressure and cholesterol medicine. I really feel great without that extra weight I was carrying and can’t wait to get the next 18 pounds off. I want to thank Benchmark Medical Group and Dr. Jason for showing me this weight loss program.

V. Verlyn – Greeley, CO
* Results may vary from person to person.

I started the medical weight loss program because I was tired of being uncomfortable and not being able to keep up with my 4 year old daughter. I had some major changes in my life, and decided that I was done making excuses for myself about why I can’t or don’t want to, or I don’t really need to lose weight. Then I went to buy some new pants and I had to buy a size 20, I can remember sitting in the dressing room crying in these huge pants. Now I cry in dressing rooms because I cannot believe I’m really in such small sizes.This journey has been rather difficult one for me; I can honestly say that without the support of my mother I would be where I am today. In 2007 I watched my mother beat breast cancer; I was there for most of her chemo treatments and it made me realize that life is such a fragile thing, your health can change to life threatening overnight, and yet I sat overweight and unhealthy by choice. The medical weight loss program and the coaches at Benchmark Medical Group have given me my life back.

A. McCutchen – Evans, CO
* Results may vary from person to person.

I started the medical weight loss program because…I WAS FAT! On the first of the year, at the age of 70, I felt I had to lose about 40 pounds so I started the on plan. In the middle of February, or about 6 weeks later, I have lost 30 lbs. and 5 inches off my waist. After reaching 75% of my goal, I feel much better, and I have not been hungry at all. I’m getting close to the next phase and I will reach my goal soon. It is a lot easier than I thought!

O. Morgan – Windsor, CO
* Results may vary from person to person.

I started the medical weight loss program because…I was obese, had high cholesterol and my waist was a 35 inches plus. It seemed as though my body was exhausted from merely trying to lose weight (with no significant results). It was like throwing me a life preserver. Following this plan my cholesterol is down to 146, the obese category is behind me and the amount of inches lost is incredible. I am on the way to a healthier lifestyle with all its benefits. It is teaching me a better way to live the rest of my life. The motivation from weekly weighs ins and meetings guided me through getting to a goal of losing 50 pounds. This is one of the hardest and best things I have ever done for myself. Thank you

S. Murphy – Greeley, CO
* Results may vary from person to person.


SIMPLY AMAZING RESULTS!! I started the medical weight loss program because…Just the thought that I could do away with stiff, achy joint pain and lose weight and gain energy all at the same time was to wonderful to pass up. Seven weeks into the program Nutritional Program I’ve lost weight, body fat, and the miserable joint pain is greatly reduced and I’m once again able to climb stairs without a lot of knee pain and love the amazing weight loss and quick results. Wonderful!

V. Page – Windsor, CO
* Results may vary from person to person.


I started the medical weight loss program because…I wanted to lose some weight and be healthy. I overheard Dr. Sandy talking about this diet and how much energy she had, so I thought I would give it a try and WOW. Not only do you lose weight and inches the fat loss is incredible. I have been on the diet for a year and a half now and have maintained my weight, which only took a few months to lose. I have learned how to eat healthy while being on the diet the food while on the diet is really good. I continue to eat the bars, pudding and jello. I love my cheat days where I can’t still eat the things I love and still keep the weight off. I love the way I look and feel thanks to the program.

T. Ritter, Loveland, CO
* Results may vary from person to person.


I had many physical symptoms going on in my body from aches and pains to digestive problems; I was tired of feeling achy and lacking energy. I also wanted to lose my body fat around my waist and chest, oh and I can’t forget to mention my wife Lori started the medical weight loss program also and it would be easier to do together. I have to admit at first I was skeptical about this but just after 2 weeks the change is awesome. I already have twice the energy and losing pounds, fat, and inches I look forward the future results.

K. Stutts – Evans, CO
* Results may vary from person to person.


We started the medical weight loss program because my sister showed us that this was a program that would continue to work, even after the initial few pounds of weight loss. My sister started the program and lost weight quickly in the first six weeks … just like every other weight loss program we had tried over the past 30 years. So I wasn’t impressed. I had reached the point where I had tried everything and nothing had ever worked in the long term and nothing ever would. I had given up! I had decided that being heavy was just the way I was and that was how I was going to be the rest of my life. Over weight with high blood pressure and sore muscles! My husband had experienced a heart bypass operation a few years earlier and he, too, was resigned to the fact that his life would never be the same. He would never again be the healthy person he’d once been. We were both stuck in a rut and refused to try anything else that was going to disappoint us. Then a few more weeks went by and my sister was still losing weight! She began to look, and feel, like we all used to look and feel. It was amazing to watch the weight just melt away from her body! So my husband and I decided to try just one more time. And are we glad we did! We have been on the program for exactly four months and so far I have lost 45 pounds and he has lost 55 pounds. I have gone from a 24 plus size to an 18 regular size. When those size 18 pants slipped over my hips and then easily zipped up it brought tears to my eyes. It had been 29 years since I had fit into anything that wasn’t a plus size. My husband and I are about ½ way to our goals and looking forward to being even more healthy in the next few months. Our kids in Virginia don’t know that we have been doing the program so when we go to visit them this coming summer; they are in for a big surprise! Keeping the secret from them helps to keep us on track and makes it a little fun, too. After all these years, WE have a secret! It has literally saved our lives! We finally have hope again. Hope for a happier, healthier future and a much more exciting retirement than we ever could have imagined! And Thank You Dr. Jason Haas for bringing the Ideal Program into our lives.

Tom and Chrys Klahr Wellington, CO
* Results may vary from person to person.


I recently joined Benchmark after close to 11 years after being inflicted with West Nile virus resulting in paralyses of my right side of my body. Since that time I had significant amount of pain and limited mobility on certain parts of my body. Weight loss and PT is an area I am just being introduced to and hope fully it’s all I am dreaming it to be but Jenny and her magic “laser therapy wand” along with Sara, whose big heart, allows me to want to walk on each day to the unknown, but hopeful, changes I have been looking for! My arm has significantly reduced pain, my neck through adjustments is starting to feel less “stuck” and now adding nutrition (protein, body fat percentage reduction), and PT on the Power Plates will make a huge difference and add to many years to come.

C. Boncella
* Results may vary from person to person.


I came to Benchmark as a result of a car accident and as I got better the staff encouraged me to see Dr. Sniadach for hormone therapy. The therapy coupled with the weight loss program has brought me to a place in my life I never dreamed I could get to. I am eating healthy, have lost over 40lbs, and have a normal lean body mass. I never imagined that I would ever be able to get in a size 2 anything. All around my world has become a reality.

Thank you Tanya and Benchmark

A. Karns
* Results may vary from person to person.


I began at Benchmark last year as I wanted to prevent a knee replacement. I had my left knee replaced about 10 years ago (not totally successful). I was diagnosed with an artery disease last fall and my primary care physician said “no surgery”.

Benchmark has improved my strength and well as my total fitness. The process now includes weight reduction and I definitely see and feel progress.

I still don’t know if I will have to have my knee replaced in the future. Even though the progress is slow, I know that I am doing better. It’s not easy, but, I know it is worth it.

R. Laber
* Results may vary from person to person.


Benchmark medical is really a remarkable, life changing group. They have done wonders to help strengthen my knee through extensive therapy and strength training. No other office or practice has been able to help me regain strength and ability in my knee as Benchmark has!

I have also recently just joined the weight loss program that they offer to get me back to my former self after having a baby. I love the food products and supplements that they offer and can’t wait to see the results!!

S. Bleich
* Results may vary from person to person.


I started on the weight loss program in March of 2011 with much hesitation. My weight was coming off slow but steady. -19 pounds in almost 8 weeks. It has been the first time in years that I have been able to stay motivated to make a change in my lifestyle. I love being accountable to the weekly weigh-in. My biggest drawback. It has been a challenge with the Benchmark food and diet because I do not like meat and I am mostly vegetarian. My favorite new word is temporary- as this will lead me to a permanent change in my lifestyle. I love seeing my body shift and change each week into a better, more healthy, shape.

Anonymous
* Results may vary from person to person.


I participated in this weight loss program back in the year 2010. I started on April 3, 2010 at 148 pounds. By the end of June I was down 20 131 pounds. I also lost several inches. Where I noticed the biggest change was in my stomach area. This was always the hardest place for me to see results. With this weight loss program I was able to get down to my goal weight fairly quickly. Unfortunately, I had to have surgery and my doctor told me I had to go off the program for a while. I am back because i never learned the maintenance piece. Therefore, I have gained my weight back. I know with the help of Tanya and following the program I can achieve my weight loss goal again, and this time learn to keep the weight off and stay healthy.

I’ve had a battle balancing my weight and blood sugar since high school. I was always very active as a young person and in college. After my schooling, there just wasn’t much information on good ways to eat/work/physical exercise and the balance that each played to keep healthy and strong. In addition, both of my parents and grandparents were alcoholics. I really did not know what to serve adults at meal times in terms of drinks if it wasn’t alcoholic. I learned to deal with stress, loneliness, anger, and fear with alcohol or food. Before we had children I stopped my heave smoking, my weight stayed around 135-140 (at 5’8) and managed to control drinking while pregnant and with small children my dependency grew and I finally had my last drink over 10 years ago. Now I am battling with my food addiction/dependence and it is very encouraging to come to a place that seems to understand my dependence issues. Tanya and Dr. Jason have been very, very helpful and never condemning. I tend to be very critical of myself-but I am learning to forgive myself and more on.

Anonymous
* Results may vary from person to person.


I started Benchmark Medical diet 6 weeks ago and have lost 30 pounds. I don’t know how to cook but following the packets, eat salad, and meat, it has definitely come off.

I wanted to walk without pain. I heard that for every pound lose equals 5 pounds off the knee load. Through physical therapy, laser, and spinal adjustments, it seems to be helping.

For years of punishment it just takes time and effort to see results, but so far, it seems worth while.

B. Ellis
* Results may vary from person to person.


I first came to Benchmark regarding shoulder injury and was referred here by a friend and co-worker whom came with other issues such as dizziness, knee pain, low back tightness, back surgeries, and not doing routine exercises she thought this was an excellent choice. I agree, they completed head to toe assessment. This is the first time I have focused on me! Wanting to change my ailments and conditions before I was limited to a walker or have no free mobility. I have progressed after dealing with weight gain when I quit smoking twice. I would gained weight 10 pounds each time. I feel I have set a goal for myself, exercise, and the weight loss program to completely correct them. All I need is to stick with the program and my goal and lifestyle change.

M. Tuthill
* Results may vary from person to person.


Don and I started at Benchmark in March of 2014, and have enjoyed the special attention to our health and fitness treatments and the courteous help from the staff. It is such a unique place like a “one stop” shop for revamping your life to a “healthy” lifestyle.

J. Barrett
* Results may vary from person to person.

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