My story is probably similar to many people who grew up in the 1960’s. I was an obedient child and followed my parent’s mantra to always “clean my plate” and “never waste food”. I was always a “Big Boy” and played high school and college sports. Weight was never really a problem for me until I reached the age of 30. I did not change my lifestyle or eating habits after college and as a result the 3 pounds I gained each year resulted in a total body weight of over 300 pounds!
Since I was obese I was a prime candidate for a stroke or another heart attack. With the 300 pounds of weight came a size 48 pants. Typical results of obesity which I exhibited included the following:
- High blood pressure
- High Cholesterol
- The need for a CPAP machine as a sleep aid(Continuous Positive Air Pressure)
- I could not cross legs
- I had difficultly tying shoe my laces
- Very limited styles of clothing
- Ankle, knee and back pain
- Shortness of breath
- Lack of flexibility and mobility
- Lack of energy
- SeIf conscious of size and what others thought of me
- 42% body fat.
No Other Diets Worked
I would get depressed because I would lose weight on some diets but always gain back the lost weight, plus a little more. I tried Weight Watchers, Nutri-System, Fat Flush, Doctor’s quick weight loss diet, Scarsdale Diet, Hollywood Diet, the all you could eat cabbage diet, etc… I tried lotions, pills, other diets and gadgets and I could not lose weight. I was depressed and needed to shed 80 unwanted pounds. With the help and encouragement of my family, I made up my mind to lose weight. Also, with a positive attitude and support of my family I was ready to start the journey. But, I was missing one key ingredient for successful weight loss: I needed Élan Medical Team to help and guide me through the process.
“I needed Élan Medical Team to help and guide me through the process”
I chose Elan Medical because they had positive ratings from their clients, a doctor and staff that specialize in weight loss, and because they are a local business. At first I was very skeptical about the program. Losing 20 pounds in 3 weeks sounded “fishy” to me but to my surprise, THE PROGRAM WORKS!!!
The program is not a fad diet; it is supervised by a medical doctor. Blood tests are performed and reviewed by the doctor to check progress and to adjust medications as needed. The weekly weigh-in meetings with my coach are meaningful and beneficial. Topics such as diet and exercise are discussed. My coach was inspirational and provided me with the motivation I needed. Both my doctor and coach are available in person or by telephone or text. The support staff is friendly, cheerful, and always very supportive. The self injections are very easy and are painless.
The limited calorie diet is very easy to follow. The daily appetite suppressant works and has no side effects. Finally, this program works because it addresses lifestyle changes, eating habits, and hormonal change. After 4 months on the program I have made considerable progress. My weight loss has been 70 pounds and my waist size is a 38 and still shrinking. Positive attributes of the weight loss program include the following;
- Normal blood pressure (without taking medication)
- Normal cholesterol(without taking medication)
- CPAP is no longer needed(no more tangled hoses to deal with)
- No body aches or pains
- I can see my feet and tie my shoe laces
- I can jump rope and take hikes. On a recent trip to Costa Rica my family was amazed that I was actually way ahead of the group while hiking through the rain forest, instead of lagging behind catching my breath
- I am addicted to my exercise regime(at least 1 hour per day, even on trips and vacations
- I have changed my eating habits and eat fresh fruits and vegetables and limit my intake of red meat. I try to avoid packaged foods and read food labels
- My new healthier lifestyle has made me feel stronger; I have more energy and flexibility; I have more motivation, ambition and drive and I feel younger than my years
- I get compliments on how great I look and how much weight I have lost
- I always tell people about the Élan HCG Diet
- I have so much more energy. I am like a puppy that is curious and gets into everything. My wife call me a, “busy body”
- My body fat content is now 28%
- I am happy and I will try to set a good example for others by being fit.
Words cannot give justice for the gratitude I have for the HCG diet. Thank you, Élan Medical, Dr. Andrew, and the support staff, from the bottom of my heart. Health and happiness are back in my life. The HCG program is quick and simple to follow. The fat and pounds just melt away. You cannot go wrong with this diet. I love my new life style and I love Élan for helping me achieve my goals. The way I felt as I lost weight far outweighed the so called “Joy” I used to get from eating. I want people to know there is hope and it is possible to lose weight quickly and safely. I now have confidence and control and will not be fat again. Diet, exercise plus Élan equal Success.