Digest Diet: Diane’s Weight-Loss Success Story

After 21 days on The Digest Diet, Diane got the jumpstart she needed to lose weight, dropping dress sizes and gaining confidence.

Diane Before and After the Digest DietErin Patrice O'Brien

• Meet: Diane Rohan
• Her weight before Digest Diet: 185 pounds
• Her weight after: 174 pounds
• Total lost: 11 pounds!
• Inches lost: 8.5 total! 2 inches of belly fat!
• Health gains: “My skin is clear and bright. People ask if I’m getting facials!”
• Also: Increased optimism and happiness; Vigorous activities feel easier

“I’ve been battling my weight all
my life. It’s like a roller-coaster,” says
this energetic event planner and
mother of a teenage son. She eats
well and exercises because it makes
her feel good. “I do Zumba. I have a
Stairmaster in my house. Working
out is what I do for fun.”

That’s why it’s all the more
frustrating that since entering her
early forties, losing weight has
felt like an unwinnable challenge.
“The last four or five years, nothing
is working. The doctor tells me I’m
‘middle-aging.’ Well, I just don’t
accept that, the whole ‘You’re getting
older, you’re spreading out, and
that’s the way it is.’”

The Digest Diet was just the jump
start she needed: the 48-year-old
experienced incredible results,
losing 7 pounds in just four days, and
dropping more than 11 pounds in just
three weeks.

Around Day 15, she began to
experience doubt: The menus
provided such a bounty of food, she
thought, that she couldn’t possibly
continue to lose. But the fat releasing
menu surprised her and proved its
power: “I kept weighing myself in
the morning, and the scale just kept
getting lower and lower.”

She faced another challenge when
she joined her family and friends at a
local burger joint. “I drank water while
people ate burgers and fries. They
were laughing at me, saying, ‘You’re
not going to eat anything?’ ” But
she knew she had better
choices waiting at
home. “I was
talking to a
friend recently,
and we were saying that
sometimes you can just say, ‘I’ve
had enough of that in my life.’ ”
She was ready, and she was
motivated. “I stuck to this
diet. I was determined to
lose weight. And I did.”

Not only did she
succeed in releasing the
pounds, she also feels
and looks amazing. “I am
less sluggish and can zip my size
ten jeans!” When asked what’s next
for her, the answer is simple: “The size
eights at the back of my closet!”

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