Weight Loss Testimonials - Ciccone Family Chiropractic and Wellness Center

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Weight Loss Testimonials

“I have struggled with weight my entire life. Over the years I have tried many things that have worked and others that have not. Optiburn is the first weight loss program that produced this amount of success and results. It’s built in a way that I can now maintain the work that I have done and incorporate it into my life long term. What was even more exciting is that my wife and I did this together. We both had great outcomes and plan to continue our health journeys.
We learned so much from Optiburn and it helped us identify what works and doesn’t work for our individual bodies. This plan also helps minimize inflammation and move the body towards overall health. Because of that, I feel better than I have in years and have much more energy. I am excited to offer this program to all our current and future patients. I believe in this program completely and that anyone ready to take the next step toward a healthier lifestyle, and commits to the program completely, will see these results for themselves.”

--Dr. Dennis

“As a 46-year-old woman, it amazes me what we’ve been conditioned to believe about our bodies. I fell into that trap last year when I gained fifteen pounds in a very short amount of time. My brain was saying “You’re at that age now.” My entire life I’ve heard the stories, read articles, seen advertisements, and listened to my elders talk about what happens after 40. The big turning point and clearly the point of no return! As I watched the number on the scale go up, I felt my determination start to go down. Even though I’ve always been a healthy and active person, I started to get comfortable in a place I was so uncomfortable. I felt different in my skin, my bloating was horrible, and I was preparing for the worst. It’s funny how we just settle for where we are sometimes. It’s not so funny that most of that comes from being told something repeatedly and then believing it.
I started our Optiburn program 6 weeks ago. My focus was to lose the extra weight but what happened was greater than that. I gained my freedom back from all of the labels, stories, and other things that had molded the way I was starting to view myself. I stopped believing that the weight couldn’t come off or that I just had to accept the bloating, fatigue, and uncomfortableness. The control was back in my hands, and it feels incredible. So much power comes with your thoughts! After only a short amount of time, my view of food changed, not because of the weight loss but because of the way my body was responding. After 6 weeks I feel great, my joint pain is gone, my self-confidence is back and my drive for change is strong. It’s unfair the untruths that we’ve been told and it’s also unfair to pass them along. We can be something different and amazing at any age. We can change our own mindset, take responsibility for our own health, and create the change for other women around us. Challenge yourself to create a new standard, a new place where you feel good and a place that you’re proud to be. Come join me it feels amazing!”


“If I’m honest, I was skeptical before starting the 6-week Optiburn Program. I’ve been battling with my weight since my first child (19 years ago!). I’ve had some small success over the years with the MANY diets I’ve attempted, but it has been hard-won and the weight loss was excruciatingly slow. Optiburn brings you back to whole and natural foods and allows your body to detox from all the artificial products we ingest daily. In complete transparency, the first week was HARD but the results were almost instant and they were incredibly motivating. Once I adjusted and learned how to work the program, I settled in and started watching the numbers on the scale decrease consistently. By the end, in just 6 weeks, I had lost 11 pounds. Before this, I never lost this amount of weight in this short time frame with any other diet.

I also had some great non-scale victories. I have never been able to give up traditional coffee creamer and sugar and it’s always hindered my weight loss. This program introduced me to healthier alternatives and 2 weeks after completing my 6 weeks, I am still incorporating my learned lessons and healthy choices. My carbohydrate addiction (I know so many of you can relate!) has been severely curbed and it’s freeing to no longer feel the need to ingest the empty calories or eat “just because”. Each meal and snack are now a conscious and planned choice because I am enjoying how I currently feel and look. I will be starting another round of the 6-week program shortly and am looking forward to continuing my journey to an even healthier me!”


“I wasn’t sure what to expect from the Ciccone Wellness’ 6-week Metabolic Cycling Program… The first week was a huge learning curve with understanding how and why the program works. It was initially a bit of a struggle while my body adjusted to only ingesting whole and natural foods, but once I passed that hurdle, I found a rhythm with meal planning and prep. If I have one piece of advice, it is to set yourself up for success and use all of the tools and suggestions this program recommends. This works if YOU work with it. In 6 weeks I lost 15 lbs. I love that I not only lost weight but gained some education on healthier food choices and alternatives and this has helped me keep the weight off. 

I had some pretty incredible non-scale wins, too! I was diagnosed with high blood pressure and high cholesterol in my early 20s. (I am genetically predisposed to both.) After just 6 weeks I had my first normal reading of blood pressure in many years (even with medication). I also had my labs come back with cholesterol levels in the normal range. I have struggled to achieve that on my own for over a decade. And lastly, being in law enforcement, my duty belt takes a huge toll on my back and hips and causes daily pain. Losing the extra pounds has provided relief and made each day more comfortable for me physically. I plan to repeat the program in the next couple of weeks and look forward to my future successes with Optiburn.”


Doreen completed the 90-Day Ciccone Wellness’ Weight Loss Program and lost 33lbs! 
She not only looks great but she feels great, too! Her energy level is amazing and at 70 she is now biking 6-7 miles per day! 

She has absolutely loved her weight loss journey and the non-scale victories have been huge for her. She has tried numerous programs prior and although she was able to lose the weight, keeping it off was where she struggled. She now feels confident in the lessons learned from the program, including what works for her body and what doesn’t. She is now equipped to continue to work the program to lose the remaining 5lbs to her personal goal weight. What’s the best part!? The program taught her how to maintain that goal weight while still living and enjoying food! For the first time, she feels completely in control of her body. 

It has been a pleasure to witness Doreen’s journey first-hand. This is why our coaches enjoy their job so much and they genuinely celebrate their patients’ victories. 


Meet Latisha—she came to us with severe joint pain, very low energy, and her weight was creeping up despite her efforts to keep it off.

Over the 90-day program, not only has her joint pain gone away, but she is now sleeping better and has “legit energy!” In addition to all those amazing benefits, she also lost 45lbs! She went from a size 22 to a size 16. Her skin is glowing and she’s back to living an active lifestyle.

The most important part of her story is that she will never go backwards. We worked together to change her body, habits, and mindset, and now she knows what works for her and what doesn’t.

She doesn’t have to follow fad diets, count calories, or deprive herself of cake at birthday parties. She has the keys to continued health and weight loss!

Here’s what helped Latisha:

She had incredible results with the program, and you will too!


Let us introduce you to, Yeydi, a graduate of the 90-Day program. Prior to this program, she had tried numerous weight loss plans and while she had some minor success, was never able to keep off the lost weight.

After completing the Ciccone Wellness’ Weight Loss program, she has developed a different perspective on food and its purpose, regained her self-confidence both mentally and physically, created a new relationship with food, and reestablished self-control. She controls her food choices; food no longer has control over her.


She’s glowing and feeling absolutely amazing! She is no longer suffering from heartburn, headaches, neck and back pain, inflammation, dizziness, shortness of breath, and fatigue, and has had ZERO gallbladder flare-ups since starting the program! She experiences lots of clean energy, better sleep, and clear skin.

This has been life-changing for her and we feel lucky to have had the opportunity to see her success first-hand. She is now equipped with the knowledge and tools to maintain her success.

Read Yeydi’s personal weight testimonial here: http://w5v.2b0.myftpupload.com/yeydi-jimenez-wellness-journey/


Hello, my name is Rhea Harkins, a proud graduate of Ciccone Wellness’s 6-week Anti-inflammatory Program. I first heard about this program from a FaceBook post featuring Dr. Dennis. He was speaking about Thyroid issues and how they are overlooked and often just treated with medications without finding the root causes. Other symptoms mentioned were trouble sleeping, low energy issues, and chronic pain. My immediate response was “Is this guy talking directly to me?”. I spent time listening to each of his podcasts and knew immediately this was exactly what was happening to me in my own life.

I am a 57-year-old woman, I present healthy to the common eye, however, I have consistently complained over the years to doctors about extreme exhaustion, chronic aches and pains, stubborn weight gain, one failed diet after the other (and I’ve tried every one of them), horrible sleep at night and needing a nap during the day. My final scare was being diagnosed with sleep apnea! No way was I going to wear one of those monster masks! I was scared that if I felt this bad now, what was I going to be like in another year? I’m too young to feel this old!

After meeting with Tieva, I was hooked. I was determined this was going to be my LAST ditch effort to save my life, take control back and stay accountable to myself. No one else had my best intentions more than I did.

To say I was a little intimidated at first is an understatement. I had trips planned, social events to go to, and friends to see. I was already nervous about how I was going to handle it all, thinking I had to deprive myself of all things happy. I did it, with absolutely no problem. I kept my WHY FIRST AND FORMOST, and it was the KEY TO MY SUCCESS! The TRUTHs came a little humbling, but the WHYs just got more and more intense to me as I focused on healing my body, realizing what’s most important in my life, and how I want to continue living my life.

I found that at the end of the day, I felt satisfied and fulfilled with the foods I was eating and couldn’t believe how great all foods tasted, appreciating the flavors more.

The Coaching aspect was also absolutely key to success, having accountability, pep talks, and talking me off the edge of disappointments led me to believe in myself and not worry about fluctuations but rather to look at them as a tool to figure out what my body needed next. The FaceBook Support Group is equally amazing! All participants are either in the program or graduates. Everyone supports each other and helps with encouraging words or amazing recipes. It is an amazing compliment to the program itself.

During my time in the program, I encountered MANY obstacles. I broke my right foot, took 3 vacations, and was hospitalized for a blood issue, all within 6 weeks, and yet, I STAYED ON PROGRAM, was STILL successful, and lost over 17 lbs! When they tell you that you’ll never worry about going on vacation, regaining weight, or depriving yourself of birthday cake, or celebrating any way you chose, believe it! It’s all true! I will never have to even think about what to do as long as I know what day of the week it is, I’m golden. If I forget that, then I have bigger problems ahead. LOL

Do this for yourself, YOU’RE WORTH IT!

--Rhea Harkins

“Let’s talk about how a little goes a long way!

This is Zenaida and she recently completed our six-week program. Her goal was to lose 10lbs and lower her A1C’s to reduce her risk of diabetes. She was able to accomplish BOTH goals, along with a few others.

All accomplished in 42 days!

More importantly, she has kept the weight off and now has all the tools needed to determine her future health. We truly enjoyed having her in one of our wellness programs and look forward to updates on her future success!”


Where do we start with this client?! Cathy has been a beloved patient of ours for many years and we knew she would see amazing results with our weight loss program. Cathy, however, is also the biggest skeptic I know—her first thoughts and words were, “This likely will not work,” but she trusted me enough to try it anyway. I am happy to report that she is now a full-blown believer, and her commitment and hard work have paid off. She is a graduate of the 90-day program and can proudly boast the following stats:

More important than any of these stats though, is that she is sleeping better, feeling better, and just living her best life! Two weeks after graduating, she’s maintaining her weight using everything she has learned about her body along the way. Thank you, Cathy, for trusting us and giving yourself this gift! 

You can read Cathy’s full testimonial for her program here: 

--Cathy Otocka

Motivated!? How can you not be!? Want to have a free 10-minute phone call with our Program Director, Tieva, and learn more about the Ciccone Wellness’ Weight Loss Program? Sign up here: https://msgsndr.com/widget/booking/8BvfCSveRSdVH1yoRMLA

Mishella lost 30lbs in 40 days and says she went from feeling “okay” to feeling AMAZING!
Ann took all the lessons the program taught her and she repeated her results multiple times over the course of 12 months to lose a total of 112lbs! And she’s kept it off!
Rosetta lost 55 lbs and came off of 8 medications!
Suhail lost 20 lbs and gained energy!
Jackie lost 23 lbs and changed her nutrition for good in just 6 weeks!

BEFORE she was…                                       

  • Tired
  • Depressed
  • Unmotivated to exercise
  • Dreaded shopping
  • Disliked taking photos
  • Addicted to sugar/carbs
  • On medications (diabetes, thyroid, BP)
  • Nothing worked/always gained weight back

AFTER she is…

  • Energy
  • Happiness
  • Able to be active (hiking, gym, playing w kids)
  • Confidence
  • Able to fit comfortably into clothes
  • Doesn’t mind photos
  • True to self… maintains better relationships
  • Able to leave a legacy of health for family
Optiburn works for ALL ages!
Heather lost 25 lbs and is now off RA meds and is full of confidence!
“The couple who gets healthy together, WINS together!”
“Look at her confidence!”
The smiles of success never get old!