Our Story

Evolve180™ is not just about effective weight loss.
We’re about lasting transformations, service with heart, and science-based solutions.

And yeah, we’re all about doing things differently.
Why? Because the way things are usually done wasn’t working for us, so we wanted to do it better for you.

Above: Sherene Kershner’s original before & after transformation.

In 2011, Evolve180’s founder, Sherene Kershner, was searching for yet another weight loss solution. She was having many health problems due to a lifelong struggle with weight, and she was tired. Tired of the rollercoaster of hope and
disappointment that had come with every other weight loss attempt she’d made. Tired of feeling like there was something wrong with her. She was considering weight loss surgery. She just felt… done.

But then Sherene encountered a colleague—she was working at Microsoft—
who had lost 70+ lbs on the Ideal Protein program. As a last-ditch effort before surgery, she decided to try

ONE.

LAST.

DIET.

And it worked! Better than anything else ever had. All in all, Sherene lost over 100 lbs!

She became determined to understand why this weight loss program had worked when so many others had failed. And, being a bit of a layman science geek, she delved into the research. Over time, she became an expert on the epidemic prevalence of weight gain due to:

  • Metabolic Syndrome (a.k.a. pre-diabetes)
  • Carb-intolerant metabolisms
  • Insulin resistance
  • Hormonal issues

“We knew we were doing something right because our clients couldn’t stop raving about their weight loss success!”
— Sherene Kershner, Founder

She also learned about the unique efficacy of low-carb (ketogenic) diets for people with these problems. It turned out that ALL of her obese clients fell into the carb-intolerant category— meaning that their bodies overreact to carbohydrates.

It explained so much about why typical diets weren’t working!

Understanding that she (as well as most obese people) need weight loss and maintenance protocols focused on managing carbohydrates, Sherene launched a business with Dr. Karen Shepard to bring the Ideal Protein protocol to others suffering from carb-intolerance.

Originally called Ideal Northwest, their weight loss clinic began in Bellevue with just 10 friends and family members. But it quickly grew to over 1700 clients by 2018. And this growth was entirely due to word-of-mouth referrals from successful clients!

But that’s not the end…

Sherene became one of the most well-known, respected, and beloved coaches in the Ideal Protein network. Yet she still struggled to maintain the weight she lost on the protocol.

So she began to shift how she did things. Because she is on the extreme end of carb-intolerance, she needs a stricter level of carb control.

She created her own Maintenance Program, which helped her to stabilize her weight.

When she shared her Maintenance Program with clients, it made maintaining easier for them, too! Dramatically.

But in the meantime, she’d put significant weight back on. And when she went back on the Ideal protocol to fix that, she struggled in ways she hadn’t the first time around.  Wondering why, she determined that over the prior 5+ years, Ideal Protein had changed. Different foods. Different proteins. Different sweeteners.

It was clear that while Ideal Protein continued to work for many people, it no longer worked for her because of her hyper-sensitivity. On top of that, she knew that many of the cutting edge weight loss techniques she’d discovered – such as Intermittent Fasting – wouldn’t be allowed.

It became clear that it was time to come up with her own approach for a cleaner and more flexible ketogenic journey… And as always, she wanted to share it with others who struggled like she did.

And that was just the beginning…

 

…and so began a new weight loss approach and a better weight loss experience at our flagship studio in Bellevue, WA.

Drawing inspiration from cutting edge nutritional innovators, including Dr. Jason Fung, Dave Asprey, Mark Sisson, Mark Hyman, Diane Kress and many others, the experts at Evolve180 have woven together a truly unique way to lose weight and keep it off for good!

Hear what our clients have to say

Our Team

Evolve180 Weight Loss has assembled an amazing team of Consultants and Specialists – including mental health counselors, registered dietitians, and coaches with tons of ‘street cred’ to provide wrap-around support for your customized journey.  They’ve all been hand-selected and personally trained by Sherene and Tracey to deliver service the same way they do —with humor, heart, and deep understanding.

Are you ready for transformative, sustainable results?
Come share your journey with a team that gets it.