John and Lisa made it to the finish line!

John

 

Lisa

What can you do now that you couldn’t do three months ago?

“I can say no to foods that I don’t need to eat. In addition to this achievement, I can eat less when I do decide to eat something.” “Because of the lifestyle changes that I have been able to make and incorporate into my life, such as eating breakfast on a more regular basis, I’ve noticed a difference in my energy level. I’m usually less productive when I don’t incorporate the skills I have learned through the program.” 

What is the most significant change that you have made
in your eating habits?

“I have incorporated a much better mixture of veggies and smaller portions of meat on my plate.” “The most significant change I have made to my eating habits is cutting back on the amount of snacking. Also, I’ve replaced unhealthy snacks with more nutritional snacks such as fruit and veggies.” 

What part of the I Am Methodist Health program
has helped you the most?

“The fact that my wife is part of the program is a big reason why I’m having so much success. She’s the one who applies the concepts that  are discussed in the group and individual meetings” “The part that helped me the most is having group meetings so that we could bounce ideas off of each other.”

What advice do you give your co-workers to help them make
healthy lifestyle changes?

“Just start somewhere and make little changes like eating smaller portions or changing from regular to diet soda even once a day. Little things turn into big things!” “Pennies make dollars so start with reading nutrition labels and making small swaps such as turkey instead of beef two days a week instead of four days a week.”
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