Astrid started Vida180 with a weight of 220 lb.? Within five months, she proudly lost 48 lb.? With a weight of 172 lb, she felt much better and fitter.? “I was most impressed that the Vida180 plan offered professional support as well as a varied meal plan.” said the 39-year-old veterinarian. Read about her amazing success below.
It was a picture that really opened my eyes. I participate in canine sports, our training group takes a lot of pictures.? Late last summer, I looked at some of the pictures and was shocked at how large I looked. I knew it was difficult for me to run the dog through the agility course, but I guess I was in denial on how unhealthy I really was. Now I could no longer close my eyes when I stepped on a scale.? I was used to avoiding all mirrors at home.? On the rare occasion I looked, I would groan at the site of myself.? With the image of the photos in my mind, the spark ignited for change.? I started my weight loss plan that very day!
I was chubby as a child, due to overeating high calorie foods.? My parents were constantly trying to forbid me from eating candy and kept it hidden. This only caused me to overeat the forbidden snacks in excess.? As a teenager, I alternated between starvation diets and overeating.? This of course eventually led to more and more weight gain.? In addition, I am an emotional-eater, constantly binging on unhealthy foods whenever I was stressed or in a bad mood.? With my current veterinary schedule, I sometimes went 6-8 hours without a meal. I would get to the point where I was starved.
Throughout my life, I have tried many diets. I would initially lose weight on diets that were popular at the moment, such as the “cabbage soup diet”.? I even tried to subsist exclusively on dry crackers.? These diet plans? typically left me irritable, frustrated and in a bad mood.? I could not concentrate at work. Once I stopped these plans the weight always came back along with a few extra pounds.? This yo-yo cycle is well known to anyone who has ever been on a diet.
What I needed was a guide and the advice of professionals.? This thought propelled me to visit a self-proclaimed nutritionist.? As it turned out, the advice given involved the sale of powdered-food shakes which would be my new meals.? I continued on this plan until I could no longer tolerate the taste of the shakes. Again, any weight I had lost was quickly gained back.
By the time I found Vida180, I was in desperate need of help. I reviewed Vida180 carefully and went back to the site quite a few times.? A few days later, I entered my height and weight to obtain the free diet analysis.? I began to realize that if others could do it so could I!? This time I overcame my inner fear!
Initially the weight fell off quickly.? When the weight loss slowed, I was happy that I was able to rely on my Nutritionist fir support. It was amazing to have a qualified Registered Dietitian available for consult whenever I felt stuck. Seeing my clothes become looser kept propelling me forward. Nothing made me happier than trying on pants that were formally tight? and realizing I now needed a belt.? Watching the astonished faces and enthusiastic comments from friends and acquaintances who had not seen me in awhile prompted me to continue to reach for my goal.
The recipes in the Vida180 plan are so diverse and satisfy my cravings.? They are easy to prepare and taste great.? You are never hungry and don’t think about food all the time.? It is great to be allowed to snack during the day.? I am learning how to choose the right meals at restaurants. I am careful to avoid meals such as salads that might appear healthy, but can be quite calorie laden.? I let waiters know how I want food prepared.? I can enjoy food at parties or holidays simply by adjusting the portion size I eat.
Thanks to Vida180, I feel so much better!? I am more physically fit than before. The arthritis in my ankle is alleviated and my back no longer hurts!? My agility trial times have improved and my dogs are winning again! My practice is thriving and I am now able to fully concentrate on taking care of my patients. Vida180 has given my energy and strength back!
I would like to lose an additional 22-26 lbs.? I will continue with Vida180? until I achieve this goal. I know I can do it!
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 makes no 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.