Losing weight can be a roller coaster of an experience. Maybe you go on a fad diet and lost 10 pounds relatively quickly. Then the diet ends and you end up gaining 12 pounds even faster than the time it took you to lose 10. When your weight goes up and down over time, especially if the numbers are large, it can be far worse for your body than being overweight consistently. All the stress and strain on your bones, muscles and hormones can wreak havoc and leave you feeling defeated.
Finding a healthy weight loss program that doesn’t leave you feeling like you’re starving all the time can be a challenge. But Vince Nicholas, producer on The Armstrong & Getty Show, found it when he joined Medifast California Weight Control Centers. For Vince, it started with another New Year’s Resolution—one he had made many times before to no avail. But by the end of 2012, Vince was motivated enough to work with a weight loss counselor at Medifast California and set up a personalized blueprint based on his own weight loss goals.
Committing himself to his custom plan wasn’t nearly as hard as he thought it would be, because he wasn’t left feeling too hungry at any point throughout the day. His meal plan was packed with nutritious, filling foods that left him satisfied and energized. The healthy diet combined with a strength training and cardio program had him losing weight fast, and he was able to keep up with it by being accountable to his Medifast California weight loss counselor. In less than a year of following the start of his weight loss blueprint, Vince lost 150 pounds and felt like a whole new person.
“The counselors never let me down, always kept me motivated and taught me so much about how to eat right to maintain my weight loss and never feel as if I was starving,” says Vince of his experience at Medifast California. As exciting and rewarding as losing all that weight was for Vince, he was most happy about being able to keep it off. Maintaining weight loss can be far more challenging than losing it to begin with, because it involves staying disciplined and not falling back into old habits.
While 2013 was about losing the weight, 2014 became about maintaining his weight loss. Vince had fun playing basketball and building muscle, which helps to consistently burn fat.
“Watching Vince come to our center over the past two years and transform each week has brought us a special kind of pride,” said Vince’s former counselor Terri Huckabee. “He went from a man afraid of leaving his house to a 5K runner who reconnected with his family and started dating.”
It’s now been three years since Vince joined Medifast California, and he’s in the best shape of his life. “The past three years have been life-changing for me. I’ve been running, working out, doing so many things I could never do when I was heavy.” Vince is now a confident, free and fit person thanks to Medifast California Weight Control Centers.