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Sheila Thomas, Massachusetts

Age 66

* The average person can expect to lose 1-2 lbs. per week. Results may vary. Weight loss is influenced by exercise, food consumed and diet
35 lbs lost*
Sheila Thomas - after
Sheila Thomas - before

My Story: In the year 2000, at age 52, I was 35 lbs. overweight and unhappy with my size. I thought the fatigue I felt was a natural consequence of aging.

My Goals:
I saw a TV interview with Dr. Atkins and was impressed with the logic of his presentation. I was eating 'low fat,’ thinking I was helping myself. But the Doctor’s concept of eating like a 'hunter-gatherer' resonated with me. I bought his book, read it entirely and began my journey.

How Atkins Helped Get Me There: Within eight months, I lost the 35 lbs and went from a size 16 to a size 8.The lean body of my youth had reappeared. I was thrilled. In addition to the weight loss, the most amazing part was a dramatic increase in energy. I never felt tired during the day, as I had before.

My oldest son had a friend who was a photographer. My son was so impressed and proud my new look, he insisted I have his friend take photos and submit them to modeling agencies. This was something I never considered doing at all but to my surprise, I started getting work.

It's now eight years later and I model full time with agents in Boston, New York and Miami. I have studied acting and have worked in TV and film.

Now I'm 66 but look and feel better today than I did at 40.

I exercise regularly and still follow the Atkins principles. If I put on a couple of pounds, I simply go on a two-week induction and the weight is gone. I love the meal replacement bars and eat them regularly. I find the maintenance phase extremely easy to follow and it has become part of my life. I also had my HDL go from 35 to 88 since I've been on the Atkins way of life.

The Atkins Nutritional Approach dramatically changed my life (for the better).

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