* 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
At some point in your life you wonder if you are truly living or just existing! I use to exist and barely. I didn’t care what I ate and certainly did not move a muscle. It’s funny the body gives you warnings and I listened. After the doctor gave me a full workup, it was determined that I had a BMI of 35(obese),was pre-diabetic and to put the icing on the cake with a cherry on top I had high blood pressure. I was placed on meds and told that I had choices; First continue on this path and have a stroke, go on insulin, or worst case die. None of those choices were appealing. I decided to take my life back and head to the gym. I was put on meds and told to get the weight off! As I made going to the gym a part of my daily routine this past year, the fitness professionals have been so supportive and recommended the Atkins plan for me and it worked. I have been taken off one of my meds. With the change in life style and eating utilizing the Atkins diet, I ran my first 5K and 10K this year. I am still on my journey and I know it is obtainable. My family and friends are so supportive. Each day is a joy and I love working out and eating right with Atkins.
My goals are to get my BMI down to 25 which means losing another 20lbs. Lastly, I do want to run a half marathon next year!
How Atkins Helped Get Me There: Atkins provided me with food choices that I would not have even tried. Instead of the fast food race. I am now eating healthy and enjoying every minute, I love beets, tomatoes and capers, peanut butter and apples. (I thought I hated peanut butter) not anymore. I can purchase MIM, and other healthy prepared foods from the store and not worry that it will not be healthy!