David: 200 lbs. Lost
Non-Surgical Weight Loss of 200 Pounds Markedly Improves Health
David Speer fits the profile of many Americans. He has a sedentary lifestyle, eats out daily, sometimes more than once, and has seen his weight increase steadily over the years. Hitting an all-time high of over 400 pounds, Dave was feeling the physical effects of being overweight. He realized he had a real problem that was only going to get worse if he didn’t do something about it.
Despite being only in his 40’s, David’s health profile looked like that of someone much older. His blood pressure, cholesterol and triglyceride levels were all high, and he was using a C-Pap for sleep apnea. Reflux and gout were also a problem. Of great concern was the fact that he was starting to have kidney problems. It was time to lose weight, develop a new lifestyle and a new way of thinking about food.
David started the OPTIFAST program in June of 2010. In 12 months he had lost 200 pounds! Without the use of medication, his cholesterol is now normal. He has doubled his level of good cholesterol, and his triglyceride level has been reduced by 60%. After losing 70 pounds, David was able to discontinue his blood pressure medication. His body fat percentage dropped from 41% to 12%! David is proof that weight loss can markedly improve health.
David committed himself to an exercise program as he lost weight. He began “doing what he could.” Now he is running, biking, and participating in spin classes. Since May David has run several 5K races. He is training for the Pelotonia bike ride in August and a half marathon in October!
“The OPTIFAST program provides the tools required for successful weight loss. The only thing it cannot provide is the right mental attitude,” states David. With the right mindset, you will succeed.