Occupation:Med Student
Starting Weight:300
Ending Weight:225
Total Inches Lost:27
Other health issues improved/overcome:Low back pain and snoring

Client Interview

What has your LIV experience been like?

I mostly worked with Jan, who was great. She was very knowledgeable, and every session I had with her was productive and informative. She was flexible, and good about adapting to my schedule and tailoring her suggestions or workout plans to my priorities. As a LIV customer, I have lost and consistently kept off quite a bit of weight, while noticeably improving my strength and overall fitness. I definitely notice the difference in my everyday life. I can do activities I might have struggled with before, have more energy throughout the day, concentrate better at work, and just generally feel better.

What made you first realize you wanted to make a healthy lifestyle change?

I felt limited by being so out of shape, which really bothered me. I have always enjoyed the outdoors, and so do my family members and many of my friends. In the past, if someone proposed a hike or a bike ride, I always had to question whether I was up to it. I don’t feel that way anymore, and I’m often the first one to the top if I go hiking with friends

What was the most challenging thing you had to face during your lifestyle change, and how did you ultimately overcome it?

One of my biggest challenges is that I tend to eat out of boredom or go to restaurants as a social activity, which can obviously lead to weight gain. Switching to healthier foods seemed to reduce the urge to snack as much, and allowed me to snack occasionally without gaining back much weight. I learned more about nutrition and being conscious about ingredients, which helped me make healthier choices when eating out.

What is your biggest piece of advice for those looking to make a similar healthy change?

The biggest lesson I’ve learned about losing weight and improving fitness is that any change should be essentially permanent. The biggest mistake I used to make was being focused too much on losing weight and getting to a particular number, as if this was the goal. I think this made me too ready to quit when things weren’t going my way. It also caused a rebound effect because I would revert to my old habits if I did reach a particular weight loss goal, and then gain the weight back. LIV really reinforced that getting healthier requires committing to healthy habits for life, which I think is the only way to sustain weight loss.

Would you recommend LIV Wellness to others wanting to make healthy lifestyle changes?

I have been going to LIV for more than two years, and I would highly recommend their services to anyone looking to improve their eating and exercise habits.