Hometown: Waterloo, IA
Profession: Graduate Student
Starting Weight: 337 lbs.
Current Weight: 222 lbs. 197 lbs.
21 Day Weight Loss: 15 lbs.
Total Weight Loss: 115 lbs. 140 lbs.
Sizes: Size 48 to size 38 size 34!
Total Inches Loss: 17” from midsection
Body Fat: Lost 18% body fat
Weight Loss Buddy: Wife Amanda
“I have struggled with weight all my life. In fourth grade, I weighed about 220 pounds, so I’ve always been the fat kid in school. We would run around the track in gym class, and they would make fun of me for falling behind. It was humiliating going to fat kid stores buying big clothing. It was just always very, very embarrassing for me.
I would come home. I would feel exhausted. I would plop down on the couch. It was a never ending cycle. I was on a one way track to developing high blood pressure, diabetes, all sorts of health concerns as I got older in life. When I look at my before picture, I see a person that is tired, a person that has given up on himself, and a person that is going to die early from his, from his extreme heavy size.
In the past, I have tried to lose weight by fasting. I would skip a meal. I would skip breakfast. I would skip lunch. I would eat very, very little. That’s what I did to lose weight in the past and it never worked for me. I would starve myself and I wouldn’t lose weight.
I had seen the Food Lovers Fat Loss Program infomercial several times, and each time I was inspired by the success that the testimonials showed. And the science behind it seemed right. It seemed like something that would work for me. My wife eventually came to me and asked me, ‘Frank, do you think that we should buy this off the internet?’ And I was about ready to try anything, so I said, ‘Go ahead and buy it. It looks like it would work well for us.’ I was willing to take a chance with the Food Lovers Fat Loss Program, and that chance really paid off.
The beauty of the Food Lovers Fat Loss Program is you do not have to get rid of any of the foods you love. Of course you don’t want to eat deep fried food every night, but there is room to incorporate those foods into your diet if you want to. On a normal week, I would eat every single thing I wanted. If I wanted to go out, see a movie and eat some popcorn, I would do that. If I wanted to have a drink with dinner, I could do that. I love Kettle Chips. I love tortilla chips. And you are able to eat those snacks. That’s the beauty of the program.
If I had not taken the leap of faith and purchased the Food Lovers Fat Loss Program, I would be in the exact same situation I was one year ago. I would be 336 pounds and on a fast track to diabetes and many, many health concerns associated with being overweight. I would be depressed with myself. I would be down on myself because I had not taken the initiative to change this about my life.
My life is different today because I have so much more energy. I’ve got a great outlook. I do not see myself as the person who’s going to die early, who’s going have troubles with all sorts of health problems. I am the guy who’s going to be healthy. I’m going to be there for my kids. I’m going to be there for my wife. And I’m going to live a long and healthy life as a result.”
Hometown: Waterloo, IA
Profession: Promotions manager
Starting Weight: 228 lbs.
Current Weight: 168 lbs.
21 Day Weight Loss: 7 lbs.
Total Weight Loss: 60 lbs.
Sizes: Size 20 to size 10
Total Inches Loss: 34
Body Fat: Lost 7% body fat
Weight Loss Buddy: Husband Frank
“Weight has been an issue my entire life. I was never thin, I was always big or ‘bigger.’ So I've been trying probably my entire teenage to adult life to lose weight, with many different programs, none of which were very successful. Some I lost 10 to 20 pounds, didn't keep it off, or kept it off for a while, but 10 to 20 pounds wasn't really enough.
The other programs didn't work over the long run for me because they didn’t fit into my life, really. I wouldn't stick with the program because I would get bored with it, or it wasn't fulfilling enough, or I was hungry all the time, so the weight would come back.
I have a wonderful husband, I have a good job, but there's always that thought in the back of your mind that you want to lose weight, you know? I wasn't the size I wanted to be at my wedding, so that was a constant reminder when I saw the pictures are on the wall, that it was not where I wanted to be for the rest of my life. It was kind of the point when I decided I needed to make a change.
Ordered the Food Lovers Fat Loss System after I saw it on the infomercial. It arrived a couple days later. I got home from work one day and the box was on my doorstep, so right away I opened it up and dug through everything, looked it over, put in the getting started DVD, and started the next day.
The biggest difference between the Food Lovers Fat Loss System and other plans is this one just makes sense. It uses small changes to how you do things to get huge results. So you're not redoing your entire life.
Nothing was difficult about it. It's really clear and spelled out. It's not confusing. It's really just easy to use. This program doesn't deprive you of anything. You can really work in anything you ate before, it's just in the right combinations, and you can have really anything you want. I didn't starve myself at all. It's kind of the opposite of everything I've tried. I thought starving was the way to go, and it turns out it's not it's eating the right things at the right times.
After the first 21 days I lost seven pounds, and every week after that, I lost between two to four pounds a week, steadily. I lost seven inches off my waist since I started the program and about five or six inches on my hips, so all over, I’m a lot smaller.
When I was 60 pounds heavier, I didn't really realize how tired I was and how drained I was at the end of the day. Now, I realize how much energy I can have every day, and how fun workouts can be when you're not dying in the middle of them!
The person I am today is a more energetic person, a happier person. I have a better outlook on life. You just don't realize how much better life can be when you're healthy and fit and happy. It just makes everything better.”