"New York Times Leading Weight Control Practice"

Dr. Stephen Gullo
New York's Premier Weight Control Specialist

Diet Doctor Stephen Gullo developed the first and only diet program that focuses not only on food, but on how the food effects you and your control. Embrace a new model for Weight Control and Management that changes your body size and fundamental thinking about food. “I show you how to reverse a lifetime of failed eating habits.”

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Trusted By Millions of Health Seekers Worldwide for Decades

Stephen Gullo. Ph. D.

Dr. Gullo’s voice has reached millions of readers as a Contributing Editor for Self Magazine, a weight consultant to Allure Magazine, and most recently, as a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Women’s Health, the nation’s leading fitness magazine for women.


Dr. Gullo and you will create a structured and highly individualized eating plan to bring you to your goal quickly and safely.


Your program is tailored to your unique food issues and taste preferences. Lose the pounds without the cravings.


You will receive Dr. Gullo’s cell to stay in touch daily, weekends, & holidays when you may need him most!


The key to our high level of success is that each person receives a great deal of personal attention and support.

The Pioneer of Behavioral Nutrition

His clients have included the families of four presidents and members of five reigning royal families, Hollywood A-Listers, Sports Legends,  dozens of CEOs, as well as members of the Boards of Trustees and administrations of all the major teaching hospitals in New York City. In the academic world he has treated university presidents as well as trustees of some of America’s leading universities including – Harvard, Columbia, NYU, and Yeshiva. For weight control, he is the “doctors’ doctor” since so many of his patients are nationally recognized physicians.


Know Your Food History

The most important cornerstone for success is “patient history, totally ignored in almost all weight programs.


Strategy Over Willpower

Willpower is a fragile friend. It fails you when you are stressed, tired, or bored. Willpower is no match for cravings, but the strategies of the winners triumph.


Dieting Without Deprivation

For the first time, dieting no longer involves deprivation. The “Insider’s List” of the best restaurant tips and new lite-foods, including those that mimic the effects of injections such as Ozempic.

Take control of your life with food

About me

I will teach you the "insider" strategies of the winners and the techniques that have enabled them to overcome the odds that have sabotaged so many.

Dr. Gullo received his doctorate in psychology from Columbia University, where he was the Patterson Fellow in Psychology, and the president of Columbia served as one of his mentors. His doctoral research was supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health. 

Since beginning his practice decades ago, Dr.Stephen Gullo has gained worldwide acclaim for his pioneering approach to weight control. Dr. Gullo is a rarity in the field:  A man who understands the human psyche, and a man raised in the world of fine food; a weight loss expert who has served as an editor of a gourmet food and wine magazine and someone who took the lessons of his patients to heart and to his own issues with food. Dr. Gullo is the only diet doctor who has devoted his career to studying “the winners at weight control,” those who lose weight and keep it off for a lifetime. 

"A program for those who finally realize they are not destined to lose to a cookie, a chip, a chocolate, or a bagel."
Stephen Gullo. Ph. D.

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What My Clients are Saying

Since the word ‘diet’ was invented

“The only new thing to come along in the field of weight control since the word ‘diet’ was invented.” 

Dr. Austin Kutscher

Administrative Chair, National Obesity and Weight Control Education Institute

An icon and the only I know who reads obesity and succeeds.

Dr. Stephen Gullo has truly deserved world acclaim for his successful and groundbreaking approach to weight control.  Many of my patients not only lose weight when they have failed before but also are able to keep the weight down.  He is an icon and the only I know who reads obesity and succeeds.

Walter Futterweit, M.D., F.A.C.P, F.A.C.E.

Clinical Professor of Medicine and Chief, Endocrine Clinics

Dr Stephen Gullo, guru of “dieting without deprivation” and “Thin Tastes Better”

Dr. Stephen Gullo has become a trusted friend. He personalizes his counsel for each patient, and asks each patient to send him a daily food diary, so we can plan our meals. He is kind, generous and supportive. Dr. Gullo pioneered the use of GG Bran Crispbreads (www.ggbrancrispbread.com), high-fiber “GG” crackers that help reduce appetite, for weight loss. Dr. G, as I call him, advises his patients to plan their daily meals and snacks, based on their lifestyle and “food history”. Dr. Gullo received his doctorate in psychology from Columbia University, and for more than a decade, he was a professor and researcher at Columbia University Medical Center. He is the former chair of the National Obesity and Weight Control Education Program of the American Institute for Life-Threatening Illness at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center. His first book, “Thin Tastes Better,” was a national bestseller. Dr. Gullo is president of the Center for Health in New York City.

Renee S Edelman

Dr. Gullo’s expertise in this field is truly exceptional

It is with great pleasure that I recommend Dr. Stephen Gullo as a weight control specialist. Dr. Gullo’s expertise in this field is truly exceptional, and his dedication to helping individuals achieve their health and wellness goals is evident in every aspect of his practice.
I have had the privilege of working closely with Dr. Gullo over the past several decades, and I have consistently been impressed by his depth of knowledge, professionalism, and genuine care for his patients. He possesses a unique ability to tailor his approach to meet the specific needs of each individual, recognizing that weight control is not a one-size-fits-all endeavor.

One of Dr. Gullo’s greatest strengths is his comprehensive understanding of the psychological factors that contribute to weight gain and difficulty with weight management. He recognizes that successful weight control goes beyond simply counting calories or following a strict diet plan; it requires addressing the underlying emotional and behavioral patterns that influence eating habits.

Dr. Gullo’s approach is grounded in evidence-based practices, yet he also remains open to incorporating innovative strategies and techniques to best serve his patients. Whether through personalized meal plans, behavior modification strategies, or ongoing support and encouragement, he is committed to empowering his patients to make lasting changes and achieve their desired outcomes.

Beyond his clinical expertise, Dr. Gullo’s compassionate and empathetic demeanor fosters a supportive and nurturing environment for his patients. He takes the time to listen attentively to their concerns, providing guidance and encouragement every step of the way.

In conclusion, I wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Stephen Gullo as a weight control specialist. His combination of expertise, empathy, and dedication make him an invaluable resource for anyone seeking to improve their health and achieve long-term success in weight management.


Boca Raton Florida

Dr Stephen Gullo is a magic wellness guru

Dr Stephen Gullo is a magic wellness guru.  As former Editor in Chief of SELF (Conde Nast), a magazine devoted to health, I have seen and written about the top experts in wellness, nutrition and diet. Dr Gullo is the standout. He is a brilliant, compassionate, caring practitioner and, most important of all, his advice and strategies are compelling and effective.   In this age of stress, anxiety and speed, his work with patients  is invaluable and, for me, that’s some kind of magic.

 Alexandra Penney

Bestselling Author, "How to Make Love to a Man"

Dr. Gullo is a true one of a kind ‘gem’

Dr. Gullo is a true one of a kind ‘gem’ and has been a constant source of support and motivation in my weight loss
journey which began over 20 years ago. His guidance and encouragement during setbacks along the way, and his true compassion
have kept me motivated and focused to maintain a 40+lb weight loss.  I never felt judged….only inspired, supported,
and empowered to continue on the right path.  Dr. Gullo’s expertise and his ability to reach my ‘psyche’
has made a profound and enduring difference in my life for which I am forever grateful. 


Extraordinary wisdom, knowledge, and support for over 20 years

I enthusiastically endorse Dr. Gullo in his skill at assisting individuals in managing their weight and life.  I have been a patient of his and benefited from his extraordinary wisdom, knowledge, and support for over 20 years; he has undoubtedly contributed to my fitness, health, and longevity.

Dr. Richard Krueger

Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Columbia University, College of Physicians & Surgeons

My greatest supporter and cheerleader

Dr. Gullo changed my life. He has become my greatest cheerleader, mentor, and supporter. Never judgmental, never condescending but always, always looking to help and empower. I look forward to our sessions, where he takes the time to not just promote a healthy lifestyle, but to dig deep down and fix dark habits that had formed over time. Over time, he has become more than my nutritionist, but a trusted ally, therapist and friend. His voice is forever engrained in my head – not just when I have a plate of pasta in front of me – but when I confront any particular issue. He encourages me to shoot for the stars. He has instilled confidence when no one else could. Dr. Gullo is a gift and a treasure and someone that I will love and be forever grateful for.

Nicole D.

Dr. Gullo is an experienced and gifted

Dr. Gullo has a practical, no-nonsense yet still compassionate approach to helping people lose weight. He relies on his training and many years of experience to hone in on helpful strategies. His focus on maximizing the intake of fish, eggs, and vegetables, while minimizing intake of carbs and sugar, is a sensible way to lose weight. I have benefitted from working with him, and anyone who takes their work with him seriously would benefit as well


Dr. Gullo has changed my life!

I’ve lost over 20 lbs. in just under 4 months with Dr. Gullo. The best thing is that I’m not “on a diet” – I’m making changes in my life that improve the way I eat, cook and relate to food altogether. My thinking is changed forever. I have the tools and strategies to live a much trimmer life. I cannot tell you how liberating and exciting this is for me.

Eliza B.