Dr. Russ L’HommeDieu, DPT, is one of the most respected weight loss and personal success coaches in New York City and the Hamptons. “Doc Russ”– Is not only a Doctor of Physical Therapy, he is a “real world” expert on weight loss. He has lost over 230 pounds and has been maintaining it for over 10 years!
Doc Russ knows that many people lose weight only to gain it back and true weight loss success requires you stay trim and healthy for the rest of your life.
He knows this because he's been there. He, himself, has lost and gained over 500 pounds in his life so he understands how difficult it can be to keep the weight off.
What he realized this last time is that losing weight and losing weight for good require a different set of skills. His Lose Weight for Good program helps people develop the skills necessary to stay fit and trim for life.
So, what’s his secret to lasting weight loss? In brief, “The only way to keep that smaller body is to live a bigger life.” That means a bigger mental, physical and spiritual life. He designed his Lose Weight for Good!® program for people who want lasting results. Lose Weight for Good!® uses neuroscience and real food to help people re-train their brain, re-engineer their environment and build a supportive social network so that they NEVER have to diet again.
It is the only weight loss program to use "Systems Thinking" to help members actually resolve their weight issues by creating sustainable changes within all the interconnected areas within your life that have caused you to gain weight.
He also knows that any personal transformation requires support. The great paradox in weight loss is, while only you can lose the weight, you can't do it alone. Even if you do, without the right support system, it won't last. His program give you that support and shows you how to build that support withing your own life.
Doc Russ also started "I Love You to Health" - to help couples support one another in their weight loss efforts.
Why is Doc Russ so interested in couples? Because sometimes the massive lifestyle change that turns overweight and unhealthy people into trim , healthy people can ruin a marriage. Doc Russ has been there too. After he lost his weight, he struggled with how to help his spouse do the same. In the end, she didn't and it destroyed the relationship but, it wasn't because she failed to lose weight. It was because they failed grow together.
Doc Russ is passionate about eating healthy, being active and helping couples create "healthy" relationships.
Among other things, he also enjoys mountain biking, hiking, geocaching, cross country skiing, sailing, rock climbing and, above all LONG distance kayaking. His longest distance was a 270 mile trip around Long Island which he completed in 8.5 days as a fundraiser for Diabetes.