March 27, 2013

Meg, Athlete & Yoga Instructor in Dallas, TX, Loses 15 lbs with Nutrition

Note: Your results may vary, depending on the both the level of your compliance with our program and strategies, and the speed at which your unique body responds.

 

My name is Meg, I life in Dallas, Texas and I work in marketing at a large corporation, a large healthcare corporation.  I am big into yoga.  I’m actually a certified yoga instructor and I play roller derby.

What was the problem?

Slowly over the course of about a year I had gained probably 15 pounds which is sort of unusual for me and I just really needed a little bit of help being accountable to sort of a more healthy style of living.  I just needed somebody there to help remind me to make better decisions basically.

How’d you hear of us?

I saw a coworker of mine over the course of a couple of months she lost a bunch of weight and she looked really healthy and she seemed really happy and that’s sort of what got that conversation going.

Why Elect Wellness?

Normally when you’re looking for some kind of weight loss program to follow it’s sort of a Russian roulette of trying to guess if maybe this person’s program will work for you versus this program.  No deprivation-based diet, which many of them are, is sustainable, it just isn’t!  That’s not how you live and even if you lose weight on it the second you get off of it you’re going to gain that weight back because you’re going to go back to the way that you’re eating.

What worked for you?

You know, the little odd things that I do, I have a sweet tooth, and they acknowledged that and instead of saying well you absolutely can’t have sweets it’s more like well what can we find that’s healthy to eat that’s not going to ruin your healthy eating during the day but still satisfies that sweet tooth?  And we’re just going to acknowledge that that’s going to happen and we’re going to acknowledge that little mistakes will be made and that not everyday’s perfect but how do we kind of work around that so that it works on a day-to-day basis?

Was home-delivery valuable?

I do quite a bit of extracurricular activity so not having to drive someplace and not having to take the extra traffic time is actually a really big deal to me.  Whether it’s 30 minutes or 15 minutes or whatever it’s huge for me.

What was the result?

I lost the 15 pounds that I had gained so that was great because now my pants fit again and I’m way to cheap to buy new pants.  Inches lost all around my body; pretty much the entire thing.  Mostly around my waste which is where I wanted to lose it anyway so that was great, that was perfect.

Learn anything surprising?

I definitely learned that I wasn’t getting enough protein.  I am a vegetarian.  I do participate in quite a few athletic endeavors so it’s very important to me that I eat correctly for those activities because if I don’t then my muscle recovery isn’t good, then I can’t go to practice the next day and then I can’t play a good game later that week.  So that’s all very important and then I figured out that what I was eating was not really appropriate for how an athlete would need to eat.  I learned a lot about how to eat both pre and post workout activities so if I have a two-hour practice how do I fuel up for that and how do I eat after that to make sure that I’m getting the most out of the exercise as possible?

Exercise vs. nutrition?

I have been working out that entire time that I was gaining that weight so it was really the change in eating was a huge shift.  Just how I approached that and that’s really how I lost the weight.  It was not – I was working at the same level, in fact, in some of the months that I worked with my nutritionist I was actually working out less.

Any advice for others?

You can’t put a price on feeling good and being able to move around well and being awake and energetic and just feeling good about yourself.

Note: Your results may vary, depending on the both the level of your compliance with our program and strategies, and the speed at which your unique body responds.