Changing my diet and taking ID nutrition vitamins was a more gradual process I had to take it one step at a time.
First, I stopped eating out. I was a fan of the drive-through restaurant and was nervous to give it up, but after learning about clean eating from Coach D, I knew it was the only way.
I started counting calories, reading foods labels, and even weighing my food to learn about appropriate food servings. The weight started coming off. Don’t get me wrong it wasn’t easy! I had to stick with it and practice serious self control. I would decline certain social events because they revolved around food.
I changed driving routes to avoid my favorite drive-throughs, I brought lunch to work, and kept healthy snacks on me at all times. I also started cooking more meals at home using healthy recipes from my coach.
I eliminated "diet" from my vocabulary and looked at this as a lifestyle change. I felt like crap when I ate "crap" and felt good whenever I ate "clean."
Lifestyle Coaches helped me realize that this program is about a lifestyle change, not about just being on a diet. I took that lesson to heart, and have strived not only to lose weight, but to change my life. In pursuit of my change, Coach D encouraged and supported me throughout the whole process. I could tell he truly cared about my health.
As the months continued I enjoyed noticing the little things that came with my weight loss. After only two months of being on the ID nutrition vitamins, I was taken off of my acid reflex medication.
During the next nine months, I lost fat and build muscle! Because I saw results every single week, it motivated me to keep going. Coach D taught me healthy eating habits, the value of exercise, and the importance of living a healthy lifestyle. The benefits of being healthy have been priceless!
My waist size has gone down over 5 inches which has greatly decreased health risks that may have been lurking. I also now walk into a room with my head up again and my shoulders back. I have received many comments from co-workers saying I look more "alive" and that I have the "sparkle in my eyes.
I have the energy to play with my kids. I am happier, more confident in myself. Perhaps the most special aspect of my weight loss journey is the lifetime friendships I developed with the people that I workout with and the ones that have helped me with my goals.
Lifestyle Coaches really is The one that works! I have referred many of my friends because I want everyone to have this opportunity to change their lives. Thank you Coach D, for giving me my life back!