I’ve tried to lose weight many times on my own before joining〈MSL〉, but I would always end up bouncing back to where I started from. Every since I started working full time, exercising and diet had been difficult to manage especially working OT and having to eat out.
Gradually, the stress at work and the lack of exercise led me to seek comfort in sugary food and gaining significant amount of weight. In past I’ve tried cutting carbs, eat only one meal a day or solely increasing the level of exercise – but none of these methods were sustainable or healthy. As a result, I would get sick all the time. Being overweight also affected my self-esteem (although I stress that body image isn’t everything) and mood.
At the beginning of this year, I decided that it was time to seek professional help on how to manage weight loss. I wanted my weight and diet to be monitored by a specialist in nutrition and so I joined 〈MSL〉.I have to admit that the adjustment period in the beginning wasn’t easy.Learning to eat in set portions and drawing from other food groups (rather than just carbs) was a challenge. Drinking 2L of water a day was a challenge. But it wasn’t long before I reaped the benefits of a disciplined and well-planned diet. Not only did I manage to lose approx.30 Ibs and 10% fat but my symptoms of water retention has greatly reduced as a result of a lower sodium diet. I’ve also started to enjoy cooking and home prepped meals to bring to work.
I believe my weight loss experience has already impacted others around me,who have realized how healthy diet and regular exercise routine can bringabout such effective weight loss in such short amount of time. I’d like to thank〈MSL〉 for your cheerful and welcoming staff. More importantly, my registered dietitian for her guidance, cheerfulness and foodie inspirations. Finally, weight loss should be dealt with such encouragement and professionalism.