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She Trimmed Her Portions and Lost 24 Pounds in a Month

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Great success story! Read before and after fitness transformation stories from women and men who hit weight loss goals and got THAT BODY with training and meal prep. Find inspiration, motivation, and workout tips | She Trimmed Her Portions and Lost 24 Pounds in a MonthKris Sumey and her husband wanted to slim down and found success with the Diabetes DTOUR Diet

Age: 41

Pounds lost: 24

Inches lost: 10

Blood sugar dropped: 17 points

Despite the hundreds of diets we tried over the years, my husband, Randy, and I remained out of control with food. We ate out every night, and our portions were gargantuan. When Randy was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, this was no longer an option. His life depended on learning a new lifestyle regardless of our unhealthy habits. But I didn’t know how I was going to plan a healthy menu while juggling my hectic schedule. I found DTOUR at the perfect time. As I reviewed the program, my brain chanted a mantra of defeat: I can’t do this. I can’t eat these small portions. I don’t have time to cook. But 3 days into the program, the doubts were squashed. I felt lighter, more alert, and healthier. I found that we could eat from the menus provided, could measure our portions, and could shop for healthy food. It was just a matter of doing it!  It was a challenge to adapt to smaller portion sizes at first, but I did it. Eventually, I knew that another meal or snack would arrive in just a few hours. The menus are designed in a way that keeps me from being hungry throughout the day. The proof is in the reading on the scale and in the way my clothes fit today—way too loose.

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The biggest change with DTOUR is planning and shopping for new foods. I had numerous food conversions. Before the program, for example, I hated hummus and beans. Now I love them. There’s a new world of enjoyable and satisfying food adventures that we’re exploring. It feels incredible to lose 24 pounds in only a month. This started out to be about helping my husband and his blood sugar. Yet less than 18 months ago, my cholesterol was 320. I worked hard over the past few months, and it crept down to 261. But it was at 203 after 6 weeks on DTOUR—down 58 points. Now, that’s exhilarating. Losing 10 inches off my waist was a miracle. A dress that the zipper wouldn’t budge on last month slides like butter (or should I say trans-free canola margarine). It’s now in the new pile of clothes I call the TBA (to be altered) pile. It’s now possible for me to enjoy the beautiful colors and fabrics that aren’t always available in clothing for a woman my size. In fact, there is a red dress I have my eye on. I will wear this dress soon. When I do, you can be sure there will be a  big party and a choir belting out the “Hallelujah Chorus” before my grand entrance!

Source: fitbie

Originally posted 2012-03-28 04:49:11. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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