Torie Baumann, 52, of Roswell lost 40 pounds

SUCCESS STORY / Torie Baumann, 52: From 165 pounds to 125 pounds

Former weight: 165 pounds

Current weight: 125 pounds

Pounds lost: 40 pounds

Height: 5 ft 2 inches

Age: 52

How prolonged she’s saved it off: She started Aug. 15 and reached her current weight April 1. “It took me 7.5 months,” Baumann talked about.

Personal life: “I have been married for 28 wonderful years and just celebrated a daughter graduating from college and another daughter graduating from high school all last month,” Baumann talked about. “I have the blessing to be a stay-at-home mom and do volunteer work.”

Turning stage: “I was feeling miserable in general and felt much older than I should, I thought. I was tired all the time, hormones were off, arthritis was bothersome, (I had) difficulty sleeping, and my food cravings were just too strong,” Baumann talked about. “I knew modifications needed to be made, nonetheless (I) wanted to work on my full physique and by no means merely lose the load with no precise change in my nicely being in a foundational method which will help me long-term. I watched a very good buddy endure this method and have not solely wonderful experience with metabolic specialist Nancy Masoud ( … however moreover full success. I most popular Nancy’s technique of finding out what my physique needed with dietary nutritional vitamins primarily based totally on my deficiencies and the best way she would possibly help me to beat some of my nicely being factors further holistically.

Diet plan: Breakfast is a veggie omelet. Snacks embody gluten-free crackers and fruit. Lunch and dinner are hen, fish or a bison burger with veggies. “I found out through … testing that gluten was not my friend,” Baumann talked about.

Exercise routine: “I did exercise the first half of my weight-loss journey mainly by walking and hiking 3 to 5 miles several times a week,” Baumann talked about. “As I got closer to my goal and would plateau, I stopped exercising, per Nancy’s advice, and that did help me lose more.”

Biggest drawback: “Some of my biggest challenges were learning to cook ahead and do a better job of meal prepping. I also got stuck at the same weight for a solid month, and that was frustrating,” Baumann talked about. “… I have learned so much on how to help my body lose weight and feel better.”

How life has modified: “I am much more aware of planning my meals and have really enjoyed eating this way,” Baumann talked about. “I feel so much better and have an incredible amount of energy. I have learned to have food be my fuel and work better for my overall health. It is so much easier to live this way once you get through the learning curve. My sleep has improved, my arthritis is so much better and I just feel 10-plus years younger with a stronger, healthier and thinner body. I knew I didn’t want to be just thinner, but also healthier long-term.”

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