2020 Contest Winner
Before starting the OPTIFAST® Program, Jen was incredibly worried about her health and found little tasks, like taking the stairs, to be exhausting. “I was very concerned about how that was going to impact my time with my family going forward and the quality of that time. … You don’t realize what it’s like to be overweight until you walk in those shoes, and it’s not easy. You get treated differently, you kind of get looked down upon. These are all reasons to change it. To do something about it. To be a healthy person.”
I feel empowered now and confident. I know I can do anything I set my mind to and accomplish my goals because it’s important to me and within my reach. I believe in myself again.
After being told about the OPTIFAST® Program by her husband, Jen joked, “I figured what do I possibly have to lose except weight?”
Well the joke was on Jen, who exceeded her expectations with a whopping 102-lb. weight loss.* As she revealed about the last fourteen months, “[It’s] really been life altering. Physically I’m able to do things again. I’m able to enjoy my family. I have energy. Mentally and emotionally I feel much better about myself.”
Following her success, Jen set out to inspire others who are struggling to lose weight. To anyone out there dealing with self-doubt, Jen says, “Just believe in yourself. You’re absolutely worth it. You deserve it, to be a happy, healthy person, and this plan can help you. … It’s not going to be easy, but something worth the time and effort, and definitely achievable. Giving the [OPTIFAST® Program] a try is something to do for yourself and the people that matter to you most, so that you can be your best self for you and them.”
*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.