Since September 12, 2011, Ed has lost 119 pounds. He continues on his weight loss journey to lose another 98 pounds by the end of 2012. “The Inherent Health Weight Management program has given me a path to sustained health, says Ed. “I’m getting good nutrition, increased energy and gaining muscle tone while I lose the weight.”
At a starting weight of 392 pounds, Ed contemplated how he could lose weight and keep it off without starting “another diet” that promised fast and lasting results. He had tried many of the popular weight loss programs; he drank the powdered shakes, sipped bowls of cabbage soup, reduced fat, cut carbs among other programs. While Ed had succeeded at losing some weight while dieting, he had always gained the weight back plus much more.
With his body sore, bloated and tired Ed was angry at himself for allowing the vicious cycle of bad eating habits and a sedentary lifestyle to continue so long that his health was in real jeopardy. He had developed loud snoring with early stages of sleep apnea, high blood pressure, fluid retention in his legs, and he was unable to comfortably stand without joint pain or walk without becoming winded.
Determined to be successful in reaching his weight loss goal of 175 pounds (which meant losing 217 pounds), Ed researched his weight loss options. While he dreamed of a magic pill or operation that would solve his weight problems forever, he knew that it was his own self-destructive behaviors that needed to change. From his experience and long history with diets, Ed had learned that one diet doesn’t work for every person and he didn’t want to fall into the same rut of feeling hungry, deprived and then overeating.
The Inherent Health Weight Management test made a lot of sense to Ed because it tailored a nutrition and exercise program that matched a person’s own genetic profile. The test results showed he was a Carb Reducer with a High Met exercise profile. Seeing immediate weight loss results when he started only casually following the Weight Management nutrition program recommended for him, Ed’s confidence increased. He finally felt assured that he was on the right track to lose the weight and reach his health goals.
Two months later, Ed was surprised when he realized that he had already lost 27 pounds. He also noticed a significant increase in his energy level since he started the program. Wanting to continue his progress and follow the Weight Management program more closely, Ed began to incorporate High Met exercise by joining a gym and working out on the elliptical and stair machine. He found that for the first time he was able to maintain muscle tone while he was losing weight. He eventually took up kick boxing and other activities he enjoyed. Eight months into the Weight Management program, Ed signed up and took part in a 5K charity walk/run event and ran the entire last kilometer. A few months prior, running would have been impossible for Ed as he would be out of breath just walking up a flight of stairs.
The diet and exercise combination had somehow reduced Ed’s craving for food and he was surprised that he could lose weight without feeling hungry. After consistently losing weight over several months, Ed felt much healthier and enjoyed the increased energy he had in the morning and throughout the day. He was sleeping much better, his snoring and sleep apnea began to disappear and his knees and ankles didn’t hurt as much. The water retention in his legs had also improved.
You can follow Ed’s progress as he continues on his weight loss journey to lose a total of 217 lbs. on Facebook and Youtube.