The Essential Tools
“I’ve struggled with my weight most of my life. My first ‘diet’ was in fourth grade. I lost 40 pounds, but my weight kept going up and down.”
In college, Whitney gained the “freshman 15” times three. She tried all the fad diets with little success. In 2010, she saw a bariatric physician. With his program, which included daily pills and a very strict eating regimen, she lost 40 pounds in four months.
“I met my husband that semester and quickly realized that the plan that had helped me reach my goal weight was not sustainable long-term. I gained 50 pounds in the next year, and 50 more after we had our son.”
Feeling like she was at a loss, Whitney decided to call her cousin who was an OPTAVIA Coach.
“She introduced OPTAVIA to me and I told her I would think about it. I was sure I could do it on my own.”
Two years later, Whitney and her husband decided they wanted to have another child. After consulting with her obstetrician, he recommended she lose weight to have a healthy pregnancy.
So Whitney tried a vigorous workout routine and would lose a few pounds here and there, but they would magically reappear after a birthday party or holiday.
“Finally, after seeing a picture of myself in my Halloween costume, I realized I was getting nowhere. I called my cousin back and said I was finally ready for help.”
With her cousin’s guidance and support, Whitney lost 45 pounds in three months.*
“The best news of all is we’re expecting a baby. And with OPTAVIA, I feel like I finally have the essential tools to have a healthy pregnancy and continue my weight loss journey once the baby is born. I’m a happier, healthier version of myself and I give OPTAVIA a lot of credit for helping me get here.”