I’m Lisa, and I’m 40 years young!
I’d like to share my short story that I know will resonate with you…
I was never one of the “cool” skinny girls in school. Regrettably for most of my life I yo-yo’ed between a size 12 and 14 no matter what I tried.
Throughout my life I’ve suffered through countless diets – where I:
- Ate food that tasted like cardboard
- Took dangerous prescription medicines
- Choked down diet pills that made my heart race
- Even starved myself, desperate to lose the weight
Each and every time I would stop dieting for only a few days only to have the weight pile back on with a vengeance.
I used to chalk it up to genetics.
…until a random visit to my family doctor turned my life upside down.
It was a Monday morning.
I had been feeling nauseous for the second day in a row.
My husband wanted to get me to the doctor to see what was wrong.
After 35 minutes in the waiting room the nurse came and got me. She took my weight (the WORST part of a visit to the Doctor for an overweight girl like me) and got me ready to see Dr. Turner.
After a few minutes of basic questions he ruled out the common offenders and asked me to take a pregnancy test (anyone else not like peeing on a stick?).
I could see on Dr. Turner’s face, minutes later when he reentered the room, that something wasn’t right. I immediately began to feel nervous.
“Lisa, congratulations, it looks like you’re going to be a mother”, he began.
My mind began to race and I felt what could only be described as wonder and joy.
But, what happened next would send me plummeting into a spiral of fear that would change my life forever.
“But, I’m concerned”, he continued, “that if you don’t lose your excess weight, there’s a strong chance you are going to lose your child”.
Suddenly I felt like I needed to swallow but I couldn’t and my heart started pounding.
No longer was my weight problem something I could ignore. I may lose my first child because of my weight? I hadn’t considered that as even a possibility.
In that moment, reality hit me like a ton of bricks. I took a deep breath and when I exhaled, the tears started flowing.
I continued to cry for what seemed like forever. It was an utterly helpless feeling.
When I arrived home that evening, I was confused, alone and still in shock. I wanted to be strong but I knew if I spoke to my husband I’d break into tears. Finally I shared the news with my husband.
I was so ashamed and scared to tell him that “I” may be the reason we can’t have a beautiful child together.
As I cried, my husband, too, began to cry (something I had never seen him do).
I realized in that moment that unless I figured out how to drop my weight quickly, there was a good chance I would lose our baby and things would never be the same.
Tuesday, 2:35 PM I texted my big brother:
He called me and I shared what had happened with John. Like the good big brother he is, he calmed me down and asked if he could do some research and talk again in a few days.
In John’s day job, he worked in a lab formulating weight loss supplements for a well known diet pill company. But, I knew pills were not the answer for me since pills can often lead to dangerous side effects in pregnant women.
Thursday, 1:23 AM, laying in bed trying to sleep when I hear a loud knock at the front door.
So loud, in fact, that my husband jumped up out of a deep sleep, scrambled for a baseball bat that lay near the dresser and clumsily stumbled toward the front door.
I tossed on my robe and shadowed nervously behind him.
To my surprise it was John!
“You’re awake!”, he said.
“I am now, what are you doing here?”, I asked in a daze.
“We have to talk”, said John, who also looked tired but strangely wide awake with excitement.
“It couldn’t wait”, he said. “I had to tell you. I figured it out!”
For the next 15-minutes, John proceeded to tell me everything he’d been up to for the last several days. Since we talked last, he’d been pouring through research papers.
I sat in silence, mouth agape, in a trance, listening to every word….
He continued to tell me that he’d spent the last few days intensely researching a very specific hormone that controls fat loss.
The bizarre discovery, and what had John so excited, is that women produce twice as much of this Hormone than men. Normally this Hormone does nothing, but when triggered, causes our bodies to burn 2-times more fat than in men.
He continued to explain that this Master Hormone might very well be able to end my long battle with weight loss. He told me I’d need to start right away.
John grabbed a pen and paper and outlined exactly what to eat and when to eat each food.
I was still very skeptical, especially when he listed off several foods that I thought were not ok on a diet, like Ice Cream (my personal guilty pleasure).
I thanked John for being a good brother and taking care of me, and we all went back to bed for the night.
The next morning I jumped out of bed as a girl on a mission! I headed to the grocery store and purchased every food on John’s list.
I just remembered thinking “This seems far too easy”.
But I was desperate and ready to try anything.
Plus, John obviously knows what works for fat loss since he had also battled our poor genetics earlier in his own life.
I immediately began eating the foods John outlined and followed the other surprisingly simple steps he’d shared with me the night before.
Since I took John’s advice, here are the SHOCKING results I experienced that I will always consider a true miracle:
- My weight dropped like a brick from 210 lbs to 157 lbs in just under 5 months. My husband and I no longer had to worry about delivery issues with our baby. I’m happy to say we had a healthy, happy baby girl named Page and we couldn’t be more blessed!
- I have since lost an additional 27 lbs (80 pounds total)! This was over the course of just one year. It was far easier than I expected, I never once felt hungry and I’ve not gained back any of the weight since.
- I just had my 40th birthday and, I feel as healthy and energetic as I did in my 20’s. Keeping up with children would have been impossible for me at my previous weight!
- My extreme fatigue and dramatic mood swings have disappeared and my creativity and “zest for life” have come roaring back just in time to welcome a new member into our family. I truly couldn’t feel happier.
Since then, something else amazing has happened and it’s the main reason I’m sitting at my desk writing this letter now.
My brother is an amazing person who is not only brilliant but also a natural teacher with a big heart. Our lives had been changed so much by John’s breakthrough discovery that we encouraged him to share his tips with women everywhere.
John has since quit his day job and made it his personal mission in life to share his healthy weight loss discovery with women all across the world.
If you’re a woman who has struggled with weight loss, you owe it to yourself to watch my brother’s presentation which you can find right here.
Turn up your speakers and click the play button to watch now.
I really hope it has even a fraction of the impact on your life that it has had on mine because the information you’re about to learn has forever changed my life.
I really hope it has the same impact on you as it did on me. Because the information you’re about to learn has literally saved my life.