New You Contest Winner-Johanna

Seattle, WA
Weight Lost as of 3/2011: 93lbs*

*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.

Like many mothers, Johanna struggled with excess weight gain during pregnancy. Her struggle continued post-pregnancy and while she had some success in losing a few pounds here and there, the weight always returned. As the scale went up and down, so did her confidence.

During this cycle, Johanna came to understand that she was using food to shield herself from facing difficult life experiences. This revelation, combined with mounting weight-related health problems such as high cholesterol and blood glucose levels, became the catalyst for her transformation. After joining the OPTIFAST Program, Johanna battled her poor food behaviors and lost 93 pounds.*

Johanna is a busy, working mom and says that freedom from the stress and guilt caused by overeating has changed her life for the better. She now has a healthy relationship with food, normal cholesterol and blood glucose levels and is dedicated to keeping her body strong and healthy.