By Cathy Cox
When eDiets heard from Jan D. on our Facebook page, we just knew we had to catch up with her and hear a little of her story! Were we excited when we finally did! This 68-year-old active grandmother of 5-year-old twins is full of energy and feeling better than ever after losing 14 pounds and her “thick middle.”
Although Jan was not overweight by any means at 5’4 and 126lbs, she felt “thick” around her middle and wanted an easy solution to healthy eating since she’s only cooking for one these days. Enter eDiets Fresh Prepared Meal Delivery! Jan says that losing weight after menopause is definitely not easy, but it IS possible. It took a long time, she lost at a rate of about 1lb per month rather than the industry standard of about 1-2lbs per week, but she says – it was blessing. “I learned so much I think because it took longer! If you lose it quickly, you gain it back…I’m not gaining it back!” She advocates just sticking with it, day by day.
Jan says she learned so much about creating a healthy lifestyle from being part of the program. She comments often and reads all the information available to our members and friends on our Facebook page. “eDiets gave me all the tools I need.” She learned all about healthy cooking and using a wide variety of veggies and different recipes, reading labels, and how to make better food choices all around. She said the meal plan itself helped her to learn proper portions, and now that she’s cooking on her own she knows the proper of serving of protein, for instance, by sight!
Now a trim 112lbs, a typical days workout for Jan includes about 30 minutes of some cardiovascular activity every day. She just enjoys moving! She runs 5k races and can keep up with her grandkids any day of the week, and has taken up learning to play golf. She’s noticed she’s running faster, so she said, “eating better and losing the weight must be affecting my overall energy!” Who doesn’t want that well into their 60s?
Before stopping her deliveries completely, Jan experimented on her own by skipping shipments now and then. She wanted to be sure to know how to incorporate all of the things she’d learned into her daily life before stepping away completely. She’s learned to make meals work for her on a budget, but also how to incorporate enough variety to keep things interesting, even when cooking for one.
“I recommend eDiets to all my friends; although I met and exceeded my goal and I’m now eating on my own. I learned so much about choices and portion control; even when I eat out. I will always be thankful I signed up with eDiets.”
We couldn’t be happier for you, Jan!