Like many people, Dianna struggled with “maintaining a healthy weight” for most of her life and had tried nearly every diet and weight loss solution on the market, “none with sustained success.” As a selfproclaimed foodie, she found her struggles to be even more complex since her eating was tied to her emotions and centered around community events.
“I have long wanted to be the person I am in my head versus the mirror,” Dianna explained of her decision to start OPTIFAST®. “I am truly not sure when I started the program if I believed that this would be the one that would be life-changing or just that I needed to do something, but this program provides the right mix of simplicity and accountability that works for me.”
I am stronger than I knew!
As for the results, Dianna revealed that after her 98-lb weight loss* she has more energy and is healthier, happier and more confident overall, which has reignited her love for tennis, dancing and the beach. “I like myself better,” said Dianna, “No longer [do I] feel I need to hide in the back of photos. I can accept compliments with grace (sometimes, still learning to be worthy).”
Ever the realist, Dianna had this to say for others who are considering seeing if the OPTIFAST® Program is right for them: “There is no magic and weight loss is not easy. It takes dedication and commitment no matter what program you are on,” adding, “One of my favorite parts of the [OPTIFAST®] Program is the classes. … The classes really help with strategies and techniques for managing specific scenarios as well as providing education on food and nutrition … I have become more mindful about many things which allows me to make better choices. This time it really is different. The journey continues...”
*The success stories of Opt for OPTIFAST® Contest winners are representative of those individuals only and do not represent all OPTIFAST® patients. OPTIFAST® patients who actively participate in a 26-week program typically lose approximately 30 lbs. and maintained approximately a 25-lb. weight loss at 1 year. In a separate study, OPTIFAST® patients maintained an average weight loss of approximately 19 lbs. after 2 years and 15 lbs. after 3 years from starting the program.
* The above patients are OPTIFAST® NEW YOU winners. The success stories of OPTIFAST® New You Contest winners are representative of those individuals only and do not represent all OPTIFAST® patients. OPTIFAST® patients who actively participate in a 26 week program typically lose approximately 30 lbs. and maintain approximately a 25 lbs. weight loss at year 1. In a separate study, OPTIFAST® patients maintained an average weight loss of approximately 19 lbs. after 2 years and a 15 lbs. after 3 years from starting the program.