About Our Weight Loss Program

Metabolic Reset is a supervised and personalized weight loss program.  The program was created at Starkel Nutrition, and we are located in the University District. Our program is created to work with the body’s biochemical processes, allowing you to reset your metabolic rate while you burn fat as energy.

The program is based on four principles: balanced blood sugar, using body fat as an energy source, emotional support, and physical movement. Results include loss of body fat, improvements in cardiovascular and metabolic health, and a healthier relationship with food.

Our client Kristi before and after our weight loss program

Properly managed blood sugar allows metabolism to run at a faster rate. With the proper combination and quantity of foods and exercise, the body burns fat instead of muscle to lose weight.

Our weight loss program recognizes that each person has a different relationship with food, and that certain foods are more nourishing for some bodies than others. We also understand that meaningful weight loss takes time, and is the result of deep personal growth and sustainable lifestyle changes. With this program, you will receive the support and tools you need in order to reach your healthy weight, and to trust your ability to maintain it for life.

About Your Nutritionist

Siona Sammartino

We are nutritionists and mental health counselors specializing in weight loss. Our program is effective because we use our expertise in counseling, whole foods nutrition, food allergy testing, and blood sugar balance as the catalyst to a healthy and maintainable weight. To learn more about Siona, your program lead, please visit our About page.

Who is a good fit for this weight loss program?

This program is appropriate for anyone with:

  • 5-200 pounds to lose
  • High blood pressure
  • Pre-diabetes or diabetes
  • Food sensitivities
  • High cholesterol
  • Hypertension
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Poly cystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Poor relationship with food and exercise
  • Low energy, fatigue, headaches

* Please note: This program is NOT appropriate for people with eating disorders or disordered eating.

Learn more about the Metabolic Reset program structure here.