Jonathan: 60 Pounds Lost
Jonathan T. weighed over 200 pounds for a good part of his adult life. Over the years he tried several diet plans on his own. He would lose weight, feel more comfortable, and then eventually convince himself that “I got this” or “I can take a break” and end up regaining what he lost. Years went by weighing much more than he should, and health problems arose. The reality of now having health issues likely brought on by excess weight was the impetus to, once again, attempt weight loss. He was ready to feel better, look better, live longer, and be open to a healthier lifestyle.
With previous attempts at weight loss, Jonathan found a “guided” approach to losing weight the most successful for him. He checked out the Central Ohio Nutrition Center and decided to try the OPTIFAST® Program. Knowing it would be helpful for him, he liked the accountability that was built into the program. In about 4 months Jonathan shed 60 pounds! He now weighs close to what he did in his 20’s! Thanks to weight loss, he no longer requires two prescription medications. Both his blood pressure and cholesterol levels are back within the normal range! His waist size dropped 5 inches. Having had foot surgery prior to weight loss, he has happier feet with having to support60 fewer pounds!
One of Jonathan’s goals was to learn how to make better food choices. He has been working closely with a CONCI dietitian to gain that knowledge. His new healthier lifestyle includes yoga and striving for 10,000 steps daily. Guidance and accountability have worked well for Jonathan. Jonathan “gets what he has to do” and now knows the pitfalls of “taking a break” from his new lifestyle commitment.