Caryn was thrilled with the results she saw after being on the Vida180 plan for four months. She had lost 22 lbs and was down to a size 10 pants.
The beautician was delighted with her new healthy shape. However, 22 lbs were not enough, so Caryn remained a loyal member of Vida180, and lost another 12 lbs! “My BMI is now 21.6, well within normal limits!
The initial weight loss was not that difficult, but it has been more difficult for me to keep it off. This was typically the point where I would give up.
Having a Vida Nutritionist to keep me on course has really helped! ” reports Caryn.
Read how Vida180 taught Caryn how to hang on for the long haul and stay on track.
I found Vida180 online; I requested the website’s newsletter and was impressed with the content. At first, I thought there must be some catch. But after several newsletters, I was curious, so I decided to sign up for the program.
I first signed up for three months to look my best for my 40th birthday. I also wanted to be able to fit into the clothes that were in my closet.
I had never weighed 176 lbs before. My weight was not even that high when I was pregnant.
I no longer felt comfortable in my own skin and did not like to look at myself in the mirror. During the holiday season came the biggest shock: I tried on my clothes, and even a size 16 was too tight!
It was clear to me that I had to do something.
I have tried so many different diet plans before. I tried the cabbage soup, Atkins, Hollywood, and GI diets. All without long-term success. Many of these diets also had one major drawback: they were costly, and I always gained the weight back!
Four years ago, I joined a diet program where you count points and go to weekly meetings. I lost 26 lbs and was satisfied. However, I soon stopped complying with the plan and fell into the old behaviors again.
Although my main meals were still relatively wholesome and healthy, my portions were too large. Before long, I began piling on the pounds because I was not monitoring what I ate and grabbed food throughout the day without any accountability.
Finally, I lost interest in the meetings because it was simply too expensive, and I could not find time every week.
I was clear that I needed to find a more concrete plan. The Vida180 meal plan was easy to follow because I could use ingredients I already had in my pantry. Every week, I get a detailed plan with all the meals and snacks for the week.
The flexibility is great since meals can be replaced as desired. A big advantage is that I never have the feeling of being hungry. Since I began following the Vida180 diet plan, I no longer have intense sugar cravings.
All the dishes I’ve eaten so far were delicious. Since my kids enjoy most of the recipes, I only have to cook once a night. The best part is my entire family is getting healthier.
I particularly like that with the Vida180 plan, I can eat almost anything. Vida180 is hassle-free and flexible. I have been able to integrate eating out with the Vida180 plan. I do not count every calorie individually. Therefore the Vida180 diet is pretty stress-free.
Interacting with other members helps me stay honest with myself. When I found myself having difficulty, I just had to call or email my Nutritionist for advice. I loved having a real professional at my disposal.
Of course, I feel better about what I see in the mirror. Before Vida180, I only had two pairs of pants in the closet that fit. Now, seven pairs fit again, and four are even too big!
I am very proud because I’ve gone from a size 16 to a size 10! Finally, I was excited to buy myself new clothes! Now I dare to wear figure-hugging clothes, and I even bought myself a bikini for my upcoming European trip. No longer will I have to hide under a towel at the beach or pool.
Reaching New Goals
I reached my first goal of 154 lbs after 4 months and decided on a new goal: 142. I wanted to take things slowly and not stress myself out. The strategy worked: I’ve reached my next big goal, the 142 lb mark!
Of course, I realize that it is hard to keep the weight off. Luckily I have the support of the Vida180 Nutritionists to guide me along and keep me in check. I’m a year in, and I have maintained my weight.
I am overjoyed with Vida180! I have recommended Vida180 to all my family and friends. I am very proud and happy to have won the battle against the extra pounds.
Results vary. Typical weight loss on the Vida180 program is 2-5 lbs per week for the first 2 weeks and 1-2 lbs per week thereafter. Vida180 does not claim that these results are representative of all participants on the Vida180 Program.
Vida180 recommends you consult with a physician before starting a weight-loss program. Individual results will vary.