• Meet: Annette Procida • Her weight before Digest Diet: 165 pounds • Her weight after: 154 pounds • Total lost: 11 pounds! • Inches lost: Almost 6 total! 1.5 inches of belly fat! • Health gains: Lost 4.8 percent of total body fat • Also: Everyday activities feel easier
This busy working mom of three had come to a full stop. After losing 50 pounds, her weight loss had come to a standstill. She needed a jump start. “I’ve been on a successful weight-loss journey for two years, but I hit a brick wall.”
She believed that the plateau was due to the hormonal changes going on in her body. “My weight was up and down, and I couldn’t break it. So many people have told me that when you hit menopause, you stop losing weight—I won’t let that happen. I felt that this diet came at the right time, to help me put my body back in losing mode.”
Boy, did she do just that, losing 11 pounds in three weeks. According to Annette, “I didn’t have a hard time. In the beginning, I was a little freaked out when I saw those shakes and soups. I thought I would be starving. But to tell you the truth, that was my favorite part! It was filling; it was delicious; it was easy.” (Her fave shake flavor: apple, peanut butter, and cinnamon.)
One major factor in Annette’s success: her 23-year-old daughter, Dana, who did the Digest Diet with her mother and lost 8 pounds in three weeks. They had each other’s backs the whole way: Dana packed their lunches and snacks, while Annette cooked for the two of them in the evening. Says Dana: “We enjoyed making the recipes together, putting love into the food.” What else added to their success? They both exercised every day. “That is what I enjoy and take the time to do for myself,” says Annette. “My mom inspires me to take care of myself,” adds Dana.
Annette intends to reach her goal weight of 145 pounds by continuing with the Digest Diet (and she plans to do it with her other daughter as well). She urges others to try it. “This way of eating can be done every day without any problems. Just go with it. You’re going to enjoy every single thing you eat.” And her advice to those who fall off the path is simple: “Sure, you are going to want to eat something you love, like pizza or pasta, but that’s okay. You have a guide to get right back and keep on going with your new, healthy way of eating.”