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How Don Lost 45 pounds and Rediscovered His Health

Read how Don T reclaimed his life in just 10 months

Don T. went through Dr. Pruchno’s weight loss program in 2016-2017 after years of being overweight and needing to take medications for blood pressure and cholesterol. After losing 45 pounds, Don has regained his health and rediscovered the joys of cycling – an activity he was unable to do prior to losing the weight.

Don tells his story:

“I retired from a sedentary and stressful profession at the end of 2015 at age 66. I weighed 217 pounds and had not exercised regularly for many years. I knew I needed to lose weight and lost some weight on my own until I started with HTC (Dr. Pruchno’s clinic) in September 2016 at 208.4 pounds.  By mid-June 2017, my weight was down to a low of 169 pounds.  Since that time, I’ve been successful in maintaining my weight between 170 and 175 pounds.

“I’ll be 72 years-old in July of this year and I feel better physically and mentally than I did in my 50’s and 60’s…”

Losing a total of over 45 pounds made a huge difference to my physical and mental health. I became very active physically and rediscovered my passion for cycling. I’ve ridden my mountain bike from Telluride, Colorado to Moab, Utah, participated in loaded backpacking trips on dirt and gravel roads in Montana and Wisconsin, and ridden thousands of miles a year on Iowa’s gravel roads. I’ve also hiked extensively in Colorado, Montana, and Utah.  

My health improved markedly. By June 2017, I had eliminated all prescription medications that I’d been taking to manage cholesterol and blood pressure. I’ll be 72 years-old in July of this year and I feel better physically and mentally than I did in my 50’s and 60’s before joining HTC.  Barring unforeseen illness, I feel confident that I can continue my high level of physical activity with my cycling friends who are much younger than me.

For decades, I struggled with my weight and related health problems.  When I asked my physicians for help, I was always given the same advice:  count calories and lose weight by burning more calories than I consumed.  I knew from experience that this didn’t work and only led to a pattern of weight loss and weight gain.  [WellnessFromFood] taught me how to change my eating habits for long-term success.”

Although Don T’s weight has fluctuated slightly throughout the COVID-19 pandemic he believes that Dr. Pruchno’s WellnessFromFood program has given him the skills and confidence he needs to keep losing weight.

Don T is not alone – Dr. Pruchno’s program has helped hundreds of people lose weight and rediscover their health using a 10-month, Registered Dietitian-supported program. This multi-phase low carbohydrate program teaches individuals how to make lasting lifestyle changes for long-term success.

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