Dr Leon Massage

About Dr Leon

Celebrated as the go-to weight loss physician around Australia, Dr Leon is an eminent practising doctor who has been treating people with weight issues and obesity for more than 25 years. He has helped thousands of his followers to lose weight and regain their health by teaching them how to overcome their genetic predisposition to gain weight, and take control of their emotional, non-hunger eating. He does this by teaching them the right food, the right mental techniques, and the right exercise, to succeed with their weight loss. Drawing from his personal struggle with weight as a teenager and young adult, allows Dr Leon to understand the frustration endured by many individuals struggling to lose their excess weight. This unique combination of scientific and clinical expertise, together with his personal experience, make Dr Leon’s program a life-changing experience.
Dr Leon Massage is an, author, motivator and speaker. He has been a contributor to many health and weight loss journals. He is the Australia Medical Association spokesperson on weight loss, nutrition, and healthy eating.
Dr Leon treats patients at his clinic in Melbourne, Australia, speaks to groups, and delivers lectures. If you wish to make an appointment to see Dr Leon or book him for a talk, you can call his clinic: +61 3 9527 4355 or email: [email protected]

What’s so special about Dr Leon’s weight loss program?

Dr Leon’s weight loss program is not a diet. It is a unique system created by Dr Leon Massage that makes weight loss easier and faster, without the pain and self-denial of most diets. It shows you how to take control of your weight and regain your health and vitality. Each one of us has a unique genetic and metabolic profile. As a result,  people respond differently to certain foods.
Dr Leon discovered that there are specific metabolic issues common to a majority of people who struggle with excess weight and food addictions. They have a metabolism that responds poorly to sugar and carbohydrates, resulting in rapid fat gain, especially unhealthy abdominal fat that leads to diabetes and heart disease. Dr Leon teaches you how to fix your metabolism to lose that excess fat, fast, and get a leaner, healthier body. You will discover the science, the foods and unique techniques to overcome insulin resistance and a slow metabolism, eradicate emotional eating, and make your weight loss faster and easier.
 This is what makes Dr Leon’s weight loss program so special – it simply works.

Dr Leon’s Weight Loss Program

Dr Leon’s program will speed up your weight loss, boost your metabolism, and bring back your health and vitality. With Dr Leon’s program there are no pre-packaged, processed foods - only wholesome fresh foods. You do not need to count calories or points. There is no food that you can never eat. And it doesn’t even feel like a diet.
Dr Leon’s weight loss program is a revolutionary weight loss solution that puts you in control. The remarkable weight loss results, together with the amazing lifestyle and health improvements, has many doctors referring their patients to Dr Leon. That is why it is the weight loss program doctors recommend.

See Dr. Leon in Action

Dr Leon is a spokesperson for the Australian Medical Association, Victoria, on weight loss, nutrition and healthy eating. He presents at many events and functions across Australia and Internationally. Below are some key presentations and notes.

In the press

“It is more about lifestyle and how to live healthier. Dr Leon helped me get fitter, healthier and lose weight” – Dr Gerald Segal Former AMA Past President “…brilliant weight loss program which is medically sound and practical. It simply works.” – Dr Ross Walker 3AW

Body & Soul Article on Vitamins Posted by: Charmaine Yabsley

Publications : Herald Sun
Australians spend up big on supplements each year. Charmaine Yabsley investigates whether they’re a waste of time and money.Popping a daily vitamin has become as routine as brushing our teeth, with around 50 per cent of Australians using vitamins or mineral supplements every year.
It’s big business too: we spend around $230 billion annually on therapies, supplements and alternative medicines in our search for wellbeing. But do vitamins work? Or are we throwing our money – literally – down the drain?

Don’t Judge A Book by its Cover Diet Dilemma Posted by: Daniel Hoy

Publications : Herald Sun
Head to your nearest book store and take a look in the health and fitness aisle. Not only will you see an enormously vast number of diet books, you’ll see just as many different messages.
They promise results from 21-day diets, to a week, to a day, even down to a new you in three hours. On the surface these books have little in common, but they do share one common trait.
They promise the kind of quick fix that rarely works if you want to achieve longterm weight loss.
Weight-loss expert Dr Leon Massage says the most sustainable goal for weight loss is 1kg a week…

Media’s Focus on Ideal Body Shape Can Boost Women’s Body Satisfaction …. momentarily. Posted by: Dr. Leon Massage

Publications : DR LEON (AMA Victoria spokesperson – Weightloss & Nutrition)
Research reveals women gain momentary motivation and inspiration from health and beauty magazines showcasing “ideal” body shape, particularly women actively dieting. But as dieting takes time and effort, and women still report their weight as the greatest source of unhappiness – it’s a short-term high which dissipates to the usual dissatisfaction.
DR LEON has spoken about the media use of unrealistic body images (in health and beauty magazines), expectations for quick weight-loss (Biggest Loser) and products promising rapid weight-loss (detox and diet programs) – and has medically sound, metabolic based practical advice for people keen to achieve sustainable long-term weightloss.

Doctor’s Order Posted by:

Publications : Weight Watchers If you only see a Doctor when you’re sick, read on to discover how you can stay healthy and informed.

What’s wrong with me? Posted by: Rachel Smith

Publications : Good Health
Funny twinges, ongoing infections, not feeling ‘right’… these can all be signs of your body’s red-flag system. And if you stop and listen to your symptoms, says GP Dr Leon Massage, you’re more likely to catch things before they become chronic – or serious. “Keeping a health diary is probably overly neurotic, but it’s essential to keep an updated list of the tablets you’re on – and to know what they’re for.” Also, monitor any worrying symptoms on a calendar, especially if they’re increasing in severity, occur at certain times or via definite triggers.

Doctors Target Obesity Posted By: Holly Mckay

Publications : Caulfield Leader
Doctors are being urged to ramp up treatment for overweight and obese patients. The Weigh Forward clinical audit, recently published in Clinical Obesity, confirms doctors could play a vital role in successfully helping patients with significant weight loss. But the report also found that GPs were hesitating to intensify suggested interventions, including pharmacotherapy, very-low energy diets and bariatric surgery, which if used earlier could stimulate greater weight loss and health improvement.
St Kilda East doctor and the Australian Medical Association, Victoria’s spokes- man on weight loss, nutrition and healthy eat- ing, Leon Massage, said their focus was to upskill doctors to help stimulate weight loss in patients. Dr Massage, who also works at Inkerman Medical Group, said one of the reasons GPs played a pivotal role was because patients listen to their doctors advice. “Weight and obesity are such difficult areas be- cause you have to motivate patients,” Dr Massage said.
“The reason GPs should be doing more is because pa- tients actually listen to them. We know that when a doctor recommends some- thing, they (patients) at least go away and think about it.” Dr Massage said people more often than not had “un- realistic expectations” about weight loss, with many first trying fad diets that promised rapid weight loss. “They’re given a piece of paper saying do this for five weeks and that’s it,” he said. “GPs can give them the in- formation they need and continue to support and supervise them over a long period of time.” He said as well as the like- lihood of diabetes, heart dis- ease and arthritis, doctors had found that the further into the obesity spectrum people got made their chan- ces of losing the weight lower.
The good news is, it’s not too late! Your metabolic rate isn’t fixed, which means there are things you can do to help speed it up.