The next story in our Motivational Monday series is the tale of Patti Thomas, a school secretary from Leesburg, Va.
For years she’d been trying to lose weight, exercising and eating healthfully. But the pounds just wouldn’t move.
“At one time I was even a vegan for over a year, and I still didn’t lose weight!”
Like many of our customers, Patti was exasperated and about to give up.
“I had actually gained 10 pounds in the last year while I was trying to lose weight! I was at the end of my rope, and then my husband found RealDose Weight Loss Formula No. 1.”
Patti decided to give it a try. She read our Fat Loss Fast Start program guide cover to cover. Then she jumped right in.
Immediately, she became a RealDose junkie. Not only did she follow our advice closely, she devoured the weekly emails we sent. She even created a notebook, so she could take our instructions wherever she went!
She gave up all sodas. Not just regular soda, which we know is chock full of sugar — but diet as well. I know many dieters love their artificially flavored drinks, but the fake stuff can actually make you fatter. As Patti discovered, artificial sweeteners can stoke your sweet tooth and trigger cravings that lead you to binge on high-calorie foods later.
So cutting diet soda out can actually tame your cravings.
Patti also made sure to eat small snacks throughout the day, keeping her blood sugar steady so she never became ravenous.
“I started to keep standby foods around all the time, so I wouldn’t be tempted to eat the wrong things,” she says. “And I always ate a small snack before leaving work, so I wasn’t starving before dinner.”
That meant she was better able to make healthy choices.
Which meant good news for her waistline.
“Once I added RealDose to my program, I was amazed at how easily the weight finally began to come off.”
My hunch is that the proprietary blend of Piper betle leaf and Dolichos biflorus seed also added some support. These 2 herbal extracts from India have been clinically shown to balance fat-regulating hormones and accelerate weight loss up to 2.4 times more than diet alone.
The real test came when Patti’s weight loss got to a standstill.
“I maintained, but didn’t lose for 3 weeks.”
And they were looooong weeks.
This is a huge issue for almost all of our customers. Because at the start of a healthy eating plan, the weight slides off easily. If you’ve ever wondered why … it’s because it’s mostly water weight that’s disappearing.
But there’s only so long that water-weight loss can continue. So after a few weeks, weight loss slows as that water-weight loss transitions to actual fat loss. Until it eventually comes to a (frustrating) stop.
Because the slimmer you get, the fewer calories the body needs to maintain itself day-to-day.
While many dieters throw in the towel at that point, Patti soldiered on. “I felt like giving up, but I hung in there.”
And a good thing she did. She stayed with the program, and eventually the weight started to come off once again.
“My body was just adjusting. And when it was ready, it started dropping again.”
Since then, she’s hit a few more plateaus. But this time it’s “been there, done that” for Patti.
“I stayed focused and broke through once, so now when it happens, I don’t worry about it. I just do what I’m supposed to and stick to it.”
And now Patti’s down 20 pounds, with her eye on a new special-occasion dress in a few months.
I’m so proud of Patti. She’s learned some great new habits, and she’s learned patience.
Two great things everyone needs when trying to adopt a new lifestyle.
Here’s to your good health!
Steven Sisskind, M.D.