Starting Weight: 158 pounds
Current Weight: 125 pounds
Total weight lost: 33 pounds*
*In a CMWL multicenter randomized trial involving 550 patients who followed a CMWL Low-Calorie Diet (LCD) or Modified LCD Program, both with and without appetite suppressants, the average weight loss was 2 pounds per week over a 12-week period. The research was wholly funded by an independent third party with the exception of travel expenses. According to a study published in The American Journal of Medicine, participants completing a 12-week medical weight loss program lost 11.1% of their body weight, on average. Results may vary.
I weighed 95 pounds before I became pregnant with my two children. Then I gained more than 80 pounds with both pregnancies. Though my children are now six and four, I tried everything and I could not keep myself motivated to get back to a comfortable weight. I was not fitting into the clothes that I was used to wearing.
I tried a lot of different weight loss regimens but nothing motivated me to follow through. Finally I was referred to The Center for Medical Weight Loss (CMWL) by a doctor who knew a lot about the program.
CMWL Doctor Key Part of Weight Loss
I started with CMWL in May 2011 and did a total of 12 weeks on the CMWL weight loss plan with Dr. Giannakopoulos (“Dr. G”). We had parties and barbecues every night at my house, so needless to say, it was hard to stay 100 percent strict – but I did it.
I think aside from the CMWL program itself, your doctor plays a very important role in helping you to lose weight. In my case, I feel like Dr. G has a very unique way of motivating you and making you aware of the whole picture. Losing weight is like a puzzle, and it’s your choice to put all the pieces together. He made me understand how to implement that and at the same time he educated me about eating habits, calories, and more.
Benefits of Losing Weight
I would have to say the best part about losing weight has been self-confidence; it comes into play with everything you do, at least for me. Also, going into a store after having gone from a size 12 to a size 4 to 6!
I have a very sensitive stomach and before I lost the weight, every time I ate I got a stomach ache. Being on this diet was like a dream come true. I had no stomach pain at all!
I still want to lose a little bit more weight. This time around I am going to keep buying the shakes and bars but adding more meals and running at least four to five times a week. So far it has worked. I have kept the weight off for eight months now, and just went back on the CMWL plan and already lost 3 to 4 more pounds.
CMWL is life-changing. There is nothing better than feeling great about yourself!
Favorite CMWL Product:Chocolate shakes.
Top Tip to Stay Motivated:Think about the way you felt when you tried on clothes and didn't feel good about yourself and look at how far you have come – no looking back, only forward. You only live once, be happy!
What I Like Best About CMWL:Dr. G.
At CMWL, I learned valuable information from Dr. Kaplan to help keep me moving forward
"Being both a CMWL doctor and patient, I have first-hand knowledge of how well this program works. I will never be overweight again."
"I got the same results without having surgery…I accomplished something I thought was impossible."