Diet Counseling

In order to achieve truly the best results with your body shaping goals, we believe in a comprehensive wellness plan that includes healthy diet and exercise habits, otherwise known as the DC Lifestyle. You can and will accumulate additional fat that was not previously there if you continue with poor habits. No amount of body shaping will be effective in the long run without developing and maintaining a healthy routine. That is why we offer weight loss and lifestyle coaching to help you attain a level of optimal health at any age or stage of life.

Take Shape for Life®

Dr. Birchall is a strong advocate for the Take Shape for Life® program because it helped him turn his own life around, and it has helped many other members of the Dermacare Family to lead healthier, happier lives. Previously, as a family physician, Dr. Birchall would advise his patients on proper diet and exercise, even though he was overweight himself. As he began to realize the impact the additional pounds were taking on his quality of life, Dr. Birchall made the decision to find a weight loss program that actually works.

After the Take Shape for Life® program helped Dr. Birchall lose 40 pounds and continue to keep the weight off, he became a coach for others looking for a healthier, higher quality of life. The Take Shape for Life® program helps you achieve your health goals by breaking the program down into three simple components:


Take Shape for Life® uses the Medifast® diet plans because they are clinically proven to work, and they help maintain your goal weight once it has been reached. The program works under basic weight loss principles: balanced nutrition, portion control, 24 essential vitamins and minerals, and a low glycemic index. The program is also easy to follow and Dr. Birchall was able to lose 40 pounds in just two months with “amazing ease.”

Personal Health Coach

Personal health coaches for the Take Shape for Life® program are actually weight loss counselors that have been through the weight loss process themselves. According to the Take Shape for Life® website, research has shown that a personal coach is a key factor to a safe and successful weight loss program. Health coaches are available to provide the precise amount of support you need – no more, no less.

Habits of Health

Take Shape for Life® also utilizes the principles in “The Habits of Health,” a best-selling book by Dr. Wayne Anderson. This book covers simple daily habits that are relatively easy to incorporate into your life, such as eating healthy fish two to three times per week and feeding your body every three hours. Through Dermacare’s DC Lifestyle program, we offer the support needed utilizing different principles from “The Habits of Health” to help our patients make healthier lifestyle choices.

The information about Diet Counseling on this page was reviewed by Dr. Jeff Birchall. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us using our contact form below.