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I started to recognize that I wasn’t on a diet

Habits of Health has helped me get my health straight

In May 2007, I found myself on a beach in North Carolina on a beautiful sunny day as a health professional and promising people that I was going to improve their health. I was swimming with my shirt on, and that was a pivotal day for me because I recognized that I was incongruent, first of all, as a health professional. Secondary, I never saw my kids. I was a workaholic, always just slaving to the business of the health industry. I felt a calling that day to get my health straight.

Finding a system that would work for me

I was brought up by professional athletes – my father is a professional skier and my mother was a professional tennis player, and naturally I grew up in that environment. So doing things the right way was a kind of important to me. I needed a program that had structure because I was a workaholic and didn’t have any free time to get to the gym.

I needed a program that had structure because I was a workaholic and I didn’t have any free time to get to the gym.

I knew that I needed to eat more frequently, get nutrition, and get the calories straight, but I could not execute it. I love Dr. A’s program because it made it goof-proof and took care of the nutrition, which was important to me even with an extremely busy schedule.

I had an amazing result and transformation right off the bat, which naturally motivated me to continue on that journey, but I think the most important thing that the program did was introduce me to what I really needed to focus on.

The microHabits I knew I needed

Not only did I have an amazing program, but I had somebody that was there to help me answer some simple questions, guide me, and give me a little bit of accountability, which I probably wouldn’t have been able to do it without them.

In about three months, I lost 55 pounds*. My energy was better, my sleep improved. I had a little bit of mental clarity, and at that moment I started to really engage in the program and recognize that I wasn’t on a diet. I was actually building these little microHabits that I kind of always knew I needed to have, like drinking water and getting better sleep and exercise.

*Average weight loss on the Optimal Weight 5 & 1 Plan® is 12 pounds. Clients are in weight loss, on average, for 12 weeks.