Brooks Hollemans

Age 30

* 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
80 lbs lost*
Brooks Hollemans - after
Brooks Hollemans - before

My Story: My wife and I attempted Atkins in 2003, and we were successful for the minimal time we were using the approach. Unfortunately, late that year, our family experienced a series of very traumatic events. My mother and my wife’s grandmother both passed away suddenly and my grandmother had two very serious strokes. On top of all that, I was involved in a near-fatal automobile accident, which resulted in my needing three surgical procedures on my head/brain. I was released from the hospital following a two-month stay. Although my memory is a bit spotty around the time of my accident, I do at one point remember being told that I weighed somewhere between 250 & 270 pounds. I was understandably immobile, and was being given a necessary 4000 calorie a day diet to help my body heal its multiple injuries. Needless to say, I had not been on Atkins for some time.