Profession: Emergency Medicine Resident Physician
Beginning Weight: 193 lbs
Ending Weight: 163 lbs
Size Before: 14
Current Size: 10
How long has it taken you to reach your goal? It took about four months, have kept it off over a year
What was your motivation to lose weight? Health, energy, being an example for patients, preparing my body for the possibility of a baby
How often do you work out? 4+ days per week
What were your worst diet habits before you began to lose weight?
Eating processed foods, eating cheeses and fast food, Fries, pizza…you name it, I ate it. All without a second thought!
What dietary changes did you make? I didn’t count calories, but I ate more whole foods, prepared myself. I quit salting everything. I switched to foods that could offer ME something nutritious!
What is your go to healthy snack? Honey crisp apples if I can find them
What food will you not give up? Cake
What advice do you have for others to inspire them to lose weight? Don’t give up! And quit lying to yourself. You know what you need to do, and you CAN do it! It’s not always easy, but it gets easier once you change your habits. Stop thinking of food as the enemy, and start looking for the ways it can help you! Learn about why certain foods are good! Learn about your body! And it’s okay to indulge ever so often, but really pay attention to how it makes your mind and body feel.