“This post is sponsored by MD Diet but all opinions and results are my own.”
So, my “before” picture (below) is one of the most embarrassing pictures I’ve ever allowed to be posted for the public to see.
I told my daughter to really get me from straight on so you can see just how far my gut sticks out. This is what a desk job has done to me. Ok, ok. I won’t blame it on the job. It’s what I’ve done to myself. This is my before picture. Taken February 24, 2019. Just take a moment to look at it because you’ll never see me like that again.
I am not an over eater. In fact, it’s hard for me to eat enough food every day. All of this weight gain is from eating the wrong kinds of foods and not exercising because I’m old an creaky now, and all sorts of weird things hurt when I exercise. So I’ve let that be an excuse for not really taking care of myself.
I’ve tried all sorts of diets and some of them have worked for me, but the weight just comes right back when I go off those diets.
Just recently I’ve tried the Macro Diet and the Keto Diet and they didn’t really work for me and I knew I wouldn’t be able to sustain those for a lifestyle change. So I kept researching and came across MD Diet in Salt Lake City, Utah. They had actually emailed me and asked if I had heard of their services and I hadn’t. So I read all about them and asked a lot of questions and I decided to give it a go. Their plans are really affordable and they sell products and supplements in their clinic so it’s really convenient. I’m so glad that I took that first step a few weeks ago to change my life forever!
Here is a picture of my family. Do you notice anything? If you are overweight, you probably do. I’m making sure at least half of my body is hidden behind my son. Little tricks you learn when you think you’re fat. How many pictures do you have of yourself like this? Every one? Me too.
Stop hiding behind people in your pictures and let me tell you why MD Diet is different than other diets and food plans.
The number one difference and the most important in my opinion is that MD Diet has Nurse Practitioners that are checking your health every week. They test your blood and make sure that you will lose weight the healthiest way possible.
How it works:
- You come into the clinic and take a comprehensive nutrition class.
- You do a three day cleanse to get your body prepped for weight loss.
- After your three day cleanse you go back into the clinic and get weighed again along with calculating your body fat percentage.
- That same day you get your blood drawn so they can test you for certain diseases that could be preventing you from losing weight.
- You talk to a doctor or nurse practitioner about your results along with a lot of questions about your medical history.
- They might prescribe a weight loss medication to you like phentermine to kick start your weight loss and help suppress your appetite.
- After that a nutritionist will talk to you about your diet plan and how to follow it. They will give you a pamphlet containing all the information you need to be successful at home. This includes the type of exercise you need for your body type and age.
- Once a week you come into the office to be weighed and receive a Vitamin B12 shot to help you with energy.
- Once a month you will get your tests done again and a re-evaluation with the doctor or nurse practitioner where things will be tweaked if needed.
- The goal is to lose 2 pounds a week on MD Diet. Losing weight slower helps you to not gain it back fast.
- Once you hit your goal weight they have a healthy eating plan for you so you can keep the weight off.
Right now I’ve done steps 1-8 and I’ve been on the diet for 1 and a half weeks.
I didn’t have anything wrong with my blood tests, but you guys, seeing your body fat percentage is eye opening. I’m actually considered morbidly obese. For realz, that makes me want to throw up! I was so surprised to learn about my body and the amount they said I had to lose to be in the healthy weight range. It was 154 pounds. I’m only 5’4″ so I was shocked. Most websites say that someone my height needs to weigh about 125 or 130. I am pretty muscly though. And muscle weighs more than fat so that’s got to be right, right?
She prescribed phentermine to me as an appetite suppressant and it’s working like a charm. Nothing sounds good to me and I actually have to make myself eat. We were warned that if we were going to take a medication that we needed to make sure we were eating exactly how the plan is laid out. Otherwise when we go off the medication we will gain weight back faster.
Week One: At my one week weigh in I had lost 1.8 pounds, which she told me was good because the goal is 2 pounds a week. (On the cleanse I lost 3 pounds though so I’ve already lost a total of 4.8 pounds) I was a little sad about that because I felt like I had lost more. But it’s all about how you feel, right? I think I’m eating too many carbs per day, so I’m going to pay closer attention to that in these next weeks and see if that helps me lose more this week. I haven’t started exercising yet because I injured my shoulder a few weeks ago and can’t really get around too well. Week three I’ll get going on that and will hopefully see better results from that.
Week Two: (coming soon)
Week Three: (coming soon)
Week Four: (coming soon)
I’ll post results as I get them each week this month to keep you updated on my progress and keep myself motivated.
Now, why am I doing this?
It’s important to figure out your WHY. Why is it important to YOU that you lose weight. Once you decide that it will be easier to accomplish your goals. I need to do this for myself because I’ve neglected my health for too long. I need to be healthier so I can be around long enough to play with my great, great grand children. (I’ll live to be that old, won’t I). I need to be able to get out and play soccer with my kids without having to stop halfway down the field. It’s time to take care of ME.
Who’s with me? Who is determined to take charge of your life and create a healthier lifestyle with me? Head over to MD Diet and see if it’s right for you.