Greater Orlando Medical Weight Loss Teams Up With Celebrity Chef George Stella

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Food Network Star & Author Will Provide Cookbooks & Healthy Recipes Exclusively to Patients

Greater Orlando Medical Weight Loss(G.O.), one of Central Florida’s leading weight loss clinics, has announced that it has entered into a collaborative agreement with celebrity chef George Stella. Stella, who lives in Kissimmee, is best known for his appearances on The Dr. Oz Show and The Food Network, and is the author of five top-selling “low-carb” cookbooks.

Stella first gained national recognition more than a decade ago as patriarch of the “Half Ton Family.” After adopting a healthy lifestyle, George and his family lost 500 pounds and built a reputation for living “Stella Style” – loosing weight and keeping it off by maintaining a low-carb, healthy diet. When he began his weight loss journey, Stella, a former professional chef with Disney, tapped into his cooking knowledge by creating original easy and delicious “Stella Style” recipes that eventually led to five cookbooks and multiple TV appearances. Now, he will be providing G.O. patients with the very same weight loss tools and resources for which he is famous.

Greater Orlando Medical Weight Loss has been in business in Central Florida for four years, helping more than 500 patients reach their weight loss goals utilizing a combination of nutrition counseling, medication therapy, behavior modification and exercise recommendations. Founded by Dr. Rene Cruz, G.O. adheres to a philosophy of safe, healthy weight loss achieved under medically sound guidance. Dr. Cruz, G.O.’s Chief Medical Officer, is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and has practiced in the Central Florida community for more than 15 years and understands the direct link between weight issues and overall health

“We couldn’t be more pleased that Chef Stella has decided to exclusively endorse our program and we will be able to offer our patients Stella Style low-carb cookbooks and custom-made recipes created especially for us,” said Dr. Rene Cruz, a 2011 “PatientsChoice” award winner. “Our program is a process; it’s all about implementing and committing to a lifestyle change. These new tools will help educate our patients about what food to shop for and how to create easy, healthy meals that will help them enjoy long-term success on the journey to health and well-being.”

A pioneer in the low-carb weight-loss revolution, George Stella was looking for new avenues in which to share his message. “I live in the area and had heard good things about the Greater Orlando Medical Weight Loss program, so I actually approached them first about the idea of a partnership,” said Chef Stella. “I agree with Dr. Cruz’ philosophy of safe, controlled and healthy weight loss, which is the process that worked for me and my family. Living Stella-style is all about low-carb, healthy eating so I knew my recipes and cookbooks would mesh well with the program. I look forward to a long-term collaboration with G.O. and helping lots of Central Floridians reach their weight loss goals.”


Greater Orlando Medical Weight Loss Clinic provides medically supervised weight management programs for patients in a safe, caring and supportive environment. The program helps patients reduce weight through a combination of nutrition counseling, medication therapy, behavior modification and exercise recommendations. The professional staff addresses the needs of the patient on an individual case-by-case basis beginning with a technologically sophisticated weigh-in and full body composition analysis, which accurately calculates metabolic activity, body fat and other vital measurements. This information forms the basis of a customized weight loss plan and daily caloric and nutritional intake requirements that allow them to reach a target weight. The maintenance program uses sophisticated medical tools and continuing education to support the patient and prevent re-gain.

There are two Greater Orlando Medical Weight Loss locations in Central Florida: 1) Maitland, 424 Lake Howell Road, Maitland, FL 32751 and 2.) Dr. Phillips, 7319 Stonerock Circle, Suite 100, Orlando, FL 32819. For more information call: 407-598-4960 or visit

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