Weight Loss Success Story: Melissa S.
I'm happy to be sharing another wonderful story of weigh loss success.
Read how Melissa lost 50 pounds and has kept if off for two years by changing her relationship with food. Her advice is that sustainable weight loss requires behavioral change is so true.
I love that she has now become a fitness professional so she can help others achieve success.
Tell Us A Little Bit About Your Weight Struggle
I lost 50 pounds by changing my relationship with food. I ate whole, real foods, changed my mindset and have kept the weight off for almost 2 years.
What Was Your Wake-Up Call Or "A-Ha Moment" That Caused You To Really Commit Yourself To Succeeding?
My father confonted me about my weight gain. After that conversation, I decided I was not going to keep buying bigger clothes and decided to change my eating habits.
How Have Your Eating Habits Changed Since Beginning Your Journey? What Did You Eat Before And What Are You Eating Now?
Before, I ate fast food 3-4 times a day.
After, home cooked meals made with whole foods. I prep my meals to take the "thinking" out of eating.
What Is The Difference In Your Fitness Before You Started And Now?
As a former athlete and "skinny girl", I ate whatever I wanted without weight gain. I did not take fitness seriously because I was "skinny."
My bad habits caught up to me and I had to change.
Now I workout 5-6 days a week because I care about my current and long-term health.
What Has Been The Biggest Change/Payoff For You So Far?
As a result of my life change, I have become a fitness professional so that I can help other people change behaviors and find long-term weight loss success.
How Much Weight Have You Lost? How Long Did It Take You To Lose It?
I lost 50 lbs. in about 15 months.
Any Advice and/or Words of Wisdom to Share
Sustainable weight loss requires behavioral change.
If you're serious about long-term change, you must be willing to reflect and act on the changes you need to make.
Perfection is not the goal, rather an honest assessment of how you can change to make healthier choices.
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