* Average weight loss for Clients on the Optimal Weight 5&1 Plan® with support is 20 lbs.
Clients are in weight loss, on average, for 12 weeks.

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My life has been transformed by Take Shape for Life (TSFL) and I consider it to be a true honor to share this program with you! I was introduced to TSFL by my mom, Jill, who struggled with obesity for most of her adult life. Growing up, I watched her lose weight and then gain it all back (and then some!) by trying diet after diet. After starting TSFL in September 2008, she lost 70 pounds and has kept it off ever since! Though I was initially a skeptic (oh, here she goes on another new eating plan), her unprecedented success showed me that there was something truly different about this program! It was so easy for her that before long my dad (who has a solid Midwestern appetite) decided to do the program as well. He was the last person that I would have ever expected to try a program like this, yet he lost 50 pounds and was able to reduce his cholesterol medication. While I was pregnant with my son, my husband decided to try the program and he lost 45 pounds in about 12 weeks. After having my son, I decided that I would be insane not to give it a shot since I had struggled with my weight for many years myself and now had some extra pregnancy weight to lose too. I started on the nursing mom's program and went on to lose a total of 45 pounds. I went from barely squeezing into my 12/14 size pre-pregnancy pants to wearing a size 6. We are both at our high school weights and now have a hard time remembering what it was like to be those people in our before? pictures. Thank goodness for that! One of the most rewarding decisions that I have made is to pay it forward and join Dr. Wayne Andersen on the mission to Get America Healthy. Prior to TSFL, I pursued a Master's Degree in Public Health with the goal of helping others that were struggling as my mom had struggled. Yet I didn't have the tools to do this in an effective way. Now as a Certified Health Coach, I get to do this each and every day! Are you ready to begin your journey to health?

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