Evidence Based Weight Loss Approach

Structure House has empowered more than 40,000 people over the last 40 years to lead healthier lifestyles. Their proven success speaks for itself1:

  • Average weight loss is 5-6% of total body weight during the Core Program
  • 98% report reduced levels of depression and mood disturbance
  • 92% with elevated cholesterol leave our program within normal ranges
  • 74% increase in reported self-esteem
  • 39% improvement in physical mobility
  • Elimination or significant reductions in medications/treatment for high blood pressure, sleep apnea, and diabetes
  • Reduced pain for a better quality of life
  • One year after completing the Core Program, participants average 12% weight loss
  • 86% have maintained their weight loss 2 years following participation in the Core Program2

structurehouse-content-girlinwaterThe Structure House Diabetes Program was the first program to demonstrate that lifestyle change alone promotes rapid health improvements in individuals with diabetes. A peer-reviewed study3 showed that participants in our diabetes program experience:

  • Elimination or reduction in diabetes medication
  • Improved glycemic control
  • Reduced blood pressure
  • Improved lipids
  • Reduced hemoglobin A1c

Our featured participants are further evidence of the life-changing effects of our comprehensive Structure House Core Program. Each of them has a unique journey to wellness and healthy weight loss – learn how they have personalized their Structure to achieve their goals:


1 Pells, J.J., Stout, A.L., & Musante, G.J. (2010). Expanding Stepped-Care for Obesity: Overview and Evaluation of an Intensive Treatment Program for Adults. Obesity and Weight Management, 6(3), 146-151.

2 Pells, J.J. (2015). [Annual follow-up data: Weight loss outcomes]. Unpublished raw data.

3 Pells, J.J., Stout, A.L., Rodriguez-Diaz, M.M., Quigley, C.A., & Musante, G.J. (2012). Brief Intensive Lifestyle Intervention Leads to Rapid Diabetes Improvements. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, 6 (2), 178-185.