Elk River, MN
Weight Lost as of 3/2012: 95lbs*
*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.
Having been overweight from a young age, Michelle never really saw her weight as an issue – it was merely a fact of life. But as a nurse in a cardiology office, she knew better and a diagnosis of hypertension at the age of 33 was a true reality check, one that prompted her to begin a journey to better health.
Michelle was introduced to The OPTIFAST Program through a health initiative offered by her employer. After a few failed attempts at do-it-yourself weight loss, she immediately recognized the importance of the structure and accountability the Program offered and signed up right away. The Program not only helped her to make healthier eating choices, but the support, counseling and lifestyle education it provided also helped her identify her triggers for unhealthy eating and subsequently find true balance in life.
As a nurse who shed 95 pounds,* Michelle is today better able to support her patients and co-workers with their own weight loss and fitness goals. Admitting that the changes were not easy at first, she says, “each day is a gift I truly intend to cherish – one I may not have had without the OPTIFAST Program and the support of my weight loss team.”