2020 Contest Winner
Joss found her weight gain to be difficult, as well as physically and emotionally uncomfortable. “When I looked in the mirror and saw pictures of myself, I didn't recognize that person, I didn't look like how I saw myself in my head, and that was really hard to live with.”
I'm happier with myself and my life now, and I have more confidence in my ability to achieve big goals.
Like many others she tried to lose the weight on her own but ultimately went to her doctor for help. After being recommended the OPTIFAST® program, Joss says she attended an information session to learn more. She joked, “My only question was, ‘How soon can I start?’ and I was up and going within a week.”
She says the 163-lb weight loss* has changed her life for the better in so many ways. Explained Joss, “I never have to worry about fitting into a seat or space. I'm way more comfortable in my own skin. I can dress exactly how I've always dreamed of dressing. I actually like the way I look and feel like I'm an attractive person, which has made me want to take better care of myself in other ways. I'm much more physically comfortable. And it doesn't hurt that all my doctors are very happy with me.”
“My favorite thing about the program was that the people helping me always made me feel like I was the one in change and in control of everything, and I had the final say about what was going on. I think that is really important to being successful in something like this, feeling like you are the one in control.”
*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.