James J.

OPTIFAST Weight Loss Success Story - James J.

Weight Lost: 80 lbs*

*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.

I didn’t think it would work or that I could do it! I was wrong!

So there I was in the doctor’s office being examined for my third hernia in 3 years, sweating and wheezing after the long walk from my car to the elevator, and stinging from the chewing out that I had received the day before from my general practitioner about my blood pressure, cholesterol and triglycerides. The doctor told me he could operate on the hernia, but not until I lost some weight… a significant amount of weight… like 60-80 pounds!

The next day, I signed up for the OPTIFAST program. The OPTIFAST expert told me I needed to lose a minimum of 100 pounds. After a convincing argument I signed up for the program. I was then showed where, in virtually every area of my body, I needed to change. The numbers being written down on that assessment looked like GNPs of small countries, not measurements! The numbers on my lab reports looked like NBA superstars’ salaries, not blood levels. “Alright”, I thought, “I’ve probably made the right choice… I’ll try and make this work.”

The first day was difficult. I expected as much. But the second day, though no piece of cake (literally), was notably easier. By day three, I was rolling and I haven’t stopped since. With renewed confidence, I committed myself to the OPTIFAST program, and committed myself to my goals and success. Doors opened for me that I truly had thought were closed. I cleaned my garage, built furniture, drove my newlywed bride crazy with my energy and almost best of all, I could tie my shoes without asphyxiating myself!

After 15 weeks, I lost 80 pounds, 12 inches from my waist, brought all my high numbers down to normal, and stopped needing my BP and cholesterol medications. But, most importantly, I have my life back. I have more energy and am more youthful than I have been in years. I am expecting my first grandchild right at the time I expect to lose my 100th pound.

Neither I, nor my friends, thought this transformation possible, but now we all feel that anything is possible and with the help of the OPTIFAST program, I am going to try to prove that.