MWLC Patient Perspectives: Megan L. – Livonia

5 Jun

“Personal problems caused me to emotionally overeat and multiple injuries kept me from being physically active. As a result, I weighed 353 pounds by the time I was 21 years old. I wasn’t happy with myself and knew I needed to change. With this program, I learned how to have a better grasp on my diet and make more conscious eating habits by weighing my food. My meal plan had three different levels depending on my workout schedule. Every meal included protein – chicken, fish or red meat – vegetables and fruit. I also removed triggers from my life, like candy and chips, and didn’t overload myself with changes—I didn’t start exercising until I’d lost 100 pounds. At that point, I eased into an exercise routine, first with breathing exercises, then I graduated to high intensity interval training and weight lifting. I’m a whole new person now. I wake up and have energy for the whole day (something I’ve never experienced before). If you’re trying to lose weight, don’t get discouraged. It didn’t take one day to put all of the weight on and it won’t take one day to take the weight off. Don’t give up on yourself – there is nothing more dangerous than self-doubt, but there is also nothing more powerful than self-respect.”

“Don’t give up on yourself – there is nothing more dangerous than self-doubt, but there is also nothing more powerful than self-respect.”

– Megan L., 22 years old, Livonia

Carrying around extra weight doesn’t just impact self-esteem and confidence, it can also lead to joint pain, trouble performing daily activities and an increased risk for serious health issues like heart disease and diabetes. But losing weight can be incredibly hard—a factor that helps explain why almost 35 percent of Michiganders are overweight and 30 percent are obese.

That’s where the Medical Weight Loss Clinic can help. We are a Michigan-based company run by physicians who take a clinical approach to weight loss. We create customized programs based on each person’s medical profile and weight loss goals, combining one-on-one counseling, food plans, recipes, nutritional supplements and a custom exercise regimen. Our clinics also offer Blue Cross members an exclusive discount through the Blue365 savings program. Members can access the discount by logging into their account.

The Medical Weight Loss Clinic recently helped four Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan members lose weight and get their health back on track. Read their stories here:

Are you ready to start your transformation?  Book a free consultation today!

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