Hometown: Studio City, CA
Profession: Mother of 3
Starting Weight: 155 lbs.
Current Weight: 130 lbs.
21 Day Weight Loss: 10.5 lbs.
Total Weight Loss: 25 lbs.
Sizes: Size 10 to size 2
Total Inches Loss: 27
Weight Loss Buddy: Her entire family!
Favorite Foods: Pasta & sweets
“My whole life, I’ve struggled with weight up and down, up and down. I really honestly thought that the only way that I could be skinny was by not eating starving myself, which is not healthy”.
As a chronic dieter, I tried everything under the sun. After my second child, I tried the prepackaged meals. It was terrible. I ended up just giving it away. It was just not good. I tried diet pills, and they just made me jittery. And they’re actually appetite suppressants, so they down my metabolism and made everything worse, but I didn’t realize that at the time. Plus, I discovered that I had Osteopenia as a result of extreme dieting and the diet pills. So, I actually hurt my body trying to be skinny and healthy.
And it was so frustrating because every trick in the book that I tried didn’t work. My body had completely changed and none of the starvation stuff that I did before, none of the quickfix diets actually worked. So, I was at a standstill. I got very used to wearing black mom sweats. It’s a terrible place to be. You kind of rationalize that, ‘Well, I have three beautiful kids. So what if I’m a little heavier … or a lot heavier.’
And then I saw Food Lovers, and I thought okay, it looks kind of a little bit too good to be true. You know, how can you eat all day? I mean, I’ve never been able to eat all day and lose weight. The only way I stayed skinny was starvation or diet pills. But, I thought, it can’t hurt. I’ll give it a try.
And when I first started, I thought, this is amazing because as a busy mother of three, you’re completely exhausted all the time. But after the first week on the program, I had all this energy. I mean, amazing energy that I hadn’t had in probably four years!
So I thought, even if I don’t lose a pound and I have all this amazing energy, it was so worth it. But then, the pounds started coming off, and the inches started coming off, and my pants started getting a little bit too big, and I was like, ‘Wow! I have energy. This is wonderful. I can keep up with my kids, plus I’m starting to see that I can get skinny again.’ And that happened within 21 days.
And on the Food Lovers Fat Loss System, I did not have to give up anything. Nothing that I loved. Ice cream, chocolate, chocolate cake, pasta, pizza. All of the wonderful foods. I ate a dessert every single day, and I was still able to lose 25 pounds in 12 weeks.
It’s food that I’m going to be eating for the rest of my life, and I’d recommend it to everyone. It was nice to know that I could still have that flavor and that delicious quality of food, and be losing weight. I mean, it’s kind of crazy when you think about it!
And now I’m wearing color. I’m wearing things that are more figure flattering. I’m wearing fun things. The pants I have on now, I was actually shopping and saw them on a mannequin, and the store didn’t have them on the, on the rack. And I said, ‘There’s no way I’m going to fit into the pair on the skinny, little mannequin. And I got them on and they fit me. And it was like, I can’t believe that I’m wearing these again. I can’t believe that I’m able to wear this size again!
I made really simple changes that happened to get drastic, positive results. And this is something that I’m going to keep with me for my entire life. That’s huge because I want to grow old gracefully. I want to be healthy. I want to be there for my kids and my family. And as a result of Food Lovers, I’m probably going to live a lot longer, so I’ll be there for my kids and my grandkids. And that’s what life is about.”