“For as long as I can remember I was aware of my weight and self-conscious of my body. I started “dieting” when I was in grammar school, and although I had a wonderful support system in my family, I continued to gain weight. Throughout high school, I leapt on every fad diet bandwagon and even joined a gym, but I had no idea what I was doing. Throughout college and graduate school I was so focused on my studies, lab work, and my social life that I didn’t allow any time to focus on my own health. In graduate school I made a wonderful friend that changed my life and opened my eyes to fitness and portion control. This helped me so much and I was able to lose 45lbs! I was so excited to see my progress, but was anxious to think of how far I still had to go. Then I stopped losing. Just stopped – for about a year and a half. Nothing seemed to help. This is when I met Fred.
I’d always felt a great deal of shame about my weight and would avoid talking about it with anyone (even if they were complimenting my progress). Talking to Fred about it was different, though. He listened, and I was surprised how comfortable I felt telling him the good and bad aspects of my lifestyle. He took all the information I gave him and created an eating and exercise plan that was not only tailored to my overall goals but also fit my lifestyle (personal preferences/schedule) unbelievably well. Let’s just say that I am a different person now – not just physically, but mentally. I finally understand what people are talking about when they said they love working out! Since I’ve been following Fred’s plan I’m down an additional 32lbs and I’m not stopping anytime soon.”Casey F.