Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is Andrew Hanoun A Doctor? 

No, I am not.

I graduated from the Canadian College Of Naturopathic Medicine, however, decided not to get licensed.

I am NOT a Medical or Naturopathic doctor. 

I have a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner certification. 

I also hold a Doctor of Pastoral Science degree, conferred by the Pastoral Medical Association, a private ecclesiastical association. 

This means that the services I offer are based on addressing the physical, mental or spiritual (or all three) aspects of health.

I DO NOT diagnose, treat, or cure any diseases or illnesses, including but not limited to that of Obesity.

Q: Isn't Losing Weight Fast Unhealthy?
One of the biggest myths propagated by the fitness industry is that only 1-2 pounds of fat loss a week is healthy.

This is because when you force your body to lose weight through chronic intense exercise and low calorie restrictive diets, 1-2 pounds a week is the best result you can get.

The truth is, your body desperately wants to get rid of the inflammatory fat, as it knows how dangerous it is. The problem is it's too stressed and inflamed to be able to do so. It's waiting for the right signals.

When you heal the body, get rid of the inflammation and toxins, and send it the proper signals, the fat melts off, and in the process you feel amazing.
Q: Are These Results Too Good To Be True?
Since our clients are mostly women in their 40s-70s who've tried everything else and cannot lose weight or keep it off, we hear this all the time. 

Feel free to watch the testimonial videos from our clients to see their individual results.

Please understand, results are never guaranteed. Whether genetic or environmental, it should be noted that food intake, rates of metabolism and levels of exercise and physical exertion vary from person to person. This means weight loss results will also vary from person to person.
Q: How Many Calories Am I Eating On The Program?
There are 4 phases of the program: Priming, Loading, Releasing, and Maintenance. 

During priming, you will not be counting calories. This phase is designed to really support the metabolism.  It is also designed to support the wounded emotional relationship most people have with food.  It also enhances the detoxification process of the body, gearing it up for the next 3 phases. 

On the loading phase, you will be consuming a lot of food.

On the releasing phase, we move away from calorie counting, and instead focus on portion sizes. You will be eating two large meals daily, both of which are delicious and satisfying. 

A big part of our philosophy is educating our clients on how to have a healthy relationship with food that is simple and sustainable. 

On maintenance, we have you increase your meals to three a day, and teach you to increase your food intake while maintaining the weight that was released.

Once you've reached your goal weight, we will teach you how to re-introduce foods you love back into your diet, while maintaining your new goal, without ever having to count calories!