"I was a heavy kid, teenager and then a heavier adult," Kim says about her struggle with her weight.
A Different Type of Program
Kim has been struggling with weight for most of her life. It seemed that nothing would help, "I tried dieting on my own - all the different types of programs" she says.
With all the programs she would lose weight but always gained it back. Then she found Kettering Weight Loss Solutions and after reviewing the program, she decided the Health Management Resources (HMR) weight management program was the perfect fit for her. Morris decided on the HMR meal replacement plan because her father recommended the program and she knew others who had seen success with it. "My dad and I decided this could work for us" she said, "My dad wanted to lose 40 to 50 pounds, and I wanted to lose 115."
In July 2014, Kim and her dad started the program together. "The program is well-monitored, and there is a lot of accountability. It's easy to follow -- you aren't on shakes forever, and they do teach you how to maintain a lower weight," says Kim. This has been important to Kim as she closes in on her goal weight.
Kettering Weight Loss Solutions helped Kim find a plan that was right for her to help her not only lose the weight, but keep it off. "They have different levels of the program," Kim explains. "For me it's at least five shakes a day, and the weight comes off fast. They don't want you to get hungry, so you can have more than five. The main thing is you don't want to get in a position where you may fall off the plan."
A New Beginning
"I've lost 90 pounds and have about 25 pounds to go," Kim said. "I'm now eating three shakes a day and two of the program entrees, along with five servings of fruits and vegetables." In addition, Kim sets a goal for herself to burn an equivalent of 2,000 calories a week through a combination of cardio and strength exercise. "I didn't have any significant health issues when I started the diet, but I feel much better and everything is easier," Kim said. "Getting out of my chair and lifting things is easier. Life is easier." The program has taught Kim what she can and cannot do with regard to food. "So much of people's lives revolve around food," she said. "I think this is a great program, and it's been very successful for me. I'd recommend it to anyone looking to lose weight."
Linda has struggled with weight her whole life. Everything she tried failed to give her the results she wanted. Today Linda has lost not only lost the weight, but has learned how to keep it off.
In January of 2015, Linda called Kettering Health Network Weight Loss Solutions and started her program later that month. The staff set her up with the classes she needed and started her dieting right away.
Linda finds the Monday night classes helpful, along with tools such as her fit bit and fiber additives to her meals. She likes that the classes teach convenient ways to maintain her diet after the program, even when traveling, which Linda has struggled with in the past.
According to Linda, Kettering Health Network Weight Loss Solutions offers a convenient, controlled environment that wants you to be successful. In her classes, she feels supported and motivated, making the class truly helpful. Her daily diet focuses on supplementing with shakes and eating good proteins and fats. With the help of Kettering Health Network, Linda has made an entire lifestyle change instead of temporary weight loss.
Linda is now 70 pounds lighter and hopes to lose another 10 pounds as she continues to eat better and maintain a healthier lifestyle. Her original goal was for 10,000 steps a day has now turned into a goal of 15,000 steps.
Linda is most proud of the impact her journey has had on her family. Her two younger sisters have also followed in her footsteps and taken a step in the right direction to promote a healthy lifestyle. Linda has been able to remove blood pressure and cholesterol medicine from her regiment, and her family doctor and cardiologist are proud of the progress she's made. "I'm at a size I don't remember being in my adult life," she said.