Kristy’s Story - 40 Pounds Lost & In Control of Her Weight

*Because everyone is unique, individual results vary.


Kristy-before-and-after.jpgI have struggled with my weight my entire life. In 2010, I had gastric bypass surgery and lost 150 pounds. I kept the weight off for the first two years, but slowly started to gain it back. By 2015, I had gained back 110 to 120 pounds and was once again close to my max weight.

Binge Eating and Consumed by Sugar

I was consumed by sugar and found myself compulsively eating Swedish Fish candy. I attended counseling for binge eating for close to two years. While enrolled in the counseling program, I found and listened to Dishing Up Nutrition, which is how I heard about Nutrition 4 Weight Loss. The idea that food can fix so many things was intriguing to me. When I enrolled in the class in September 2016, my head was in the right place to make the necessary lifestyle changes.

How Food Affects Your Body

I loved the physiological focus of the class and the idea that everything starts in the gut. I found it very interesting to learn about the scientific facts and research behind the Nutritional Weight and Wellness way of eating and living your life. There was a wealth of information about how food affects your body. I never realized how many things can impact you physically, like not getting enough sleep. At that time, I never got seven or eight hours of sleep and didn't realize that could be contributing to my weight gain. On top of that, I was shocked to discover that many of the foods that I thought were good for me, really weren't.

I Am Finally In Control of My Eating

During the course of the Nutrition 4 Weight Loss program, I lost 40 pounds* and was thrilled. Within just the first few weeks, I noticed my sugar cravings were gone. Even more important than the weight loss, is how much better I feel. Before the class, I struggled with low moods and depression. Now I am positive and hopeful, and know I can continue to lose weight because I am in control of my eating and of my life.

My teacher, Oralee, was very funny and made the class interesting and engaging. I really enjoyed the accountability of being in the class with other people who were also trying to lose weight. I liked the class so much, that I signed up for another session in January 2017. I also appreciated the support of having a nutritionist. I never felt like I was getting enough help before, but my nutritionist, Kate, understood how food could be causing me to react a certain way. I appreciate how she creates a very personal plan designed around my needs, it's not a one-size-fits-all eating plan.

Create Your Own Success Story with Nutrition Education

Kristy was able to lose weight and gain control of her eating 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 kicking the sugar habit in these additional articles and podcasts and be on your way to getting rid of sugar cravings for good!

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Compulsive Eating and Sugar Cravings

 

*Most people following the Nutrition 4 Weight Loss Program can expect to lose one pound or more per week, but because everyone is unique, individual results vary.

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