Chris' Story — Lost Weight and Increased Energy

*Results described are not typical and will vary for each individual.

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After our son was born last year, my wife wanted to lose weight and get healthier. Although I wanted to lose weight and improve my cholesterol numbers, I initially decided to join her in the Nutrition 4 Weight Loss Program just to support her, but I got so much more out of it than I ever bargained for!

I Felt Crummy and Needed to Lose Weight

Before doing the Nutrition 4 Weight Loss program, I felt crummy and knew that I needed to do something about my weight. According to my doctor, I was obese and my health numbers were trending in a bad direction. In fact, when I was screened for health insurance policies my results were not good. My policy payment would have been sky-high since my results were showing me as “risky” for a policy. I decided to hold off getting a policy until I could lose weight and get healthier.

The timing couldn’t have been better for my wife and me to take the Nutrition 4 Weight Loss Program. She was ready, I was ready, and since we had a new baby at home, it was a great time to change our eating for the better.

Lost Weight, Improved Sleep and Increased Energy

So far, I’ve lost 27 pounds, which feels phenomenal! I was at a 38-inch waist size, and I refused to buy a bigger size. Now, I’m wearing 36-inch shorts. Last year they were tight, now they are loose. I’m wearing my belt on the smallest hole, so I’ll need a smaller one soon. I used to have backaches and struggled to get out of bed in the morning, but I’ve noticed that I feel better and get up with ease. My sleep quality has improved ten-fold, which brings about many other positive changes in my life, including clear thinking and more energy. I’m no longer fatigued at the end of the day.

By the time I met with Brenna, I already learned lots from taking the classes and listening to all the great podcasts of the Dishing Up Nutrition show. Brenna helped make sure I was following the program correctly, and the podcasts really got me engaged with the Weight & Wellness way of eating. The more I listened to the shows, the more the message was reinforced. All the outside guests and studies they talked about validated the NWW approach to eating, and this really kept me going.

It feels great to be armed with the nutrition knowledge I have now to make smart choices. The biggest payoff for me is that my son will start off eating right. I’m so excited and happy to know what I know now. He’ll be set up to avoid Type 2 Diabetes which runs in my family and so will I. It’s a wonderful feeling!

Create Your Own Success Story with Nutrition Education

Chris was able to lose weight and improve his health with the power of nutrition education and personal support. Sign up for the Nutrition 4 Weight Loss program today and be on your way to improved health. The 12-week program is available in-person or online and includes a two-hour consultation with a licensed nutritionist or dietician.

Find more tips and advice on managing cholesterol in these additional articles and podcasts and be on your way to better health!

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