New You Contest Winner-Elizabeth

Tempe, AZ
Weight Lost as of 6/2013: 120lbs*

*The success stories depicted in this section are representative of these individuals only and do not represent all OPTIFAST patients. The typical OPTIFAST patient loses over 50 pounds in 18-24 weeks. For many dieters, weight loss is only temporary.

Elizabeth did not struggle with her weight for most of her life and was fairly physically active. In her late twenties, she began taking a new medication which caused her to rapidly gain weight. Embarrassed by this weight gain, she retreated from friendships and previous activities that she enjoyed.

By age 34, Elizabeth weighed 250 pounds, her knees hurt and her ankles were constantly swollen. She joined the OPTIFAST Program in hopes of regaining her old life – rekindling friendships, going on first dates and being socially active. Through the OPTIFAST Program, Elizabeth lost 120 pounds, approximately 48 percent of her body weight*.

“OPTIFAST felt uncomplicated,” said Elizabeth. “There was education and support. Everyone assured me that if I followed the plan, the plan would work. By week three, my energy was up. I felt I had turned a corner.”

Now Elizabeth is happier than she’s ever been. She’s back to her active lifestyle – playing tennis and practicing yoga. She said: “I’m not afraid of life. I’m half the size I was, but I finally feel as big as everyone around me.”