Leading By Example
“In my professional role as an acupuncturist and massage therapist, I am expected to set an example of good health. I never felt like I set a good enough example, because I had been overweight for 30 years.”
Laura had been successful in losing weight, but it would all come back one way or another.
“I would tell my clients that if they lost weight, it would help their problems. But how could they take me seriously when I was not following my own advice?”
At a routine doctor’s visit, Laura’s doctor told her that she exhibited symptoms of metabolic syndrome.
“That was a huge wake up call for me because I thought I was taking care of myself. I took vitamins and ate healthy foods, but I guess I wasn’t doing everything I needed to do.”
Laura decided to make a permanent change and found OPTAVIA. She knew the Program was rooted in healthy habits and that her first step on her weight loss journey was to reach a healthy weight.
“I've lost 80 pounds*, I now have a healthier BMI, and I learned other habits that help me on a daily basis. I go to bed at a consistent time, I exercise, I drink a lot of water, and I pace my meals and snacks to give me well balanced blood sugar levels. It's really helped me a lot, and I've been able to keep my weight off.”
Now Laura is an OPTAVIA Coach and uses these tools to help her own Clients achieve optimal health.
“That’s what I really wanted to be all along, a good example. Now I am, and I'm glad. Thank you OPTAVIA!”