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Joe Presti from Brightwaters, New York
My name is Joe Presti. I'm a manufacturing plant supervisor from Brightwaters, New York. I've been married 21 years and have 2 teenage children. I was embarrassed by my weight my whole adult life. I tried all kinds of diets, but nothing worked. Then I stopped dieting and lost 45 lbs. in 4-1/2 months. I lost an amazing 4 inches from my waist. I didn't deprive myself. In fact, I feel empowered! Positive Changes was a smart investment. I'm more than satisfied with my results, and my family saves money at the grocery store by buying better food and not buying junk food. I no longer order out or eat fast food all the time. That saves a lot of money, too. I recently had my annual physical. When my doctor walked in the room, he was blown away by how I looked. He said, 'You're doing the best possible thing you could do for yourself. My blood pressure was normal for the first time in my life. My cholesterol was down from 230 to 150. Hypnosis put me back in control of my life. I have more energy and can do things I couldn't accomplish when I was overweight. I feel great and have more confidence.
When I was overweight, I always had seconds or ordered the biggest meal on the menu, and there were never any leftovers. I ate a triple portion of cereal and 6 cups of coffee for breakfast. In the morning I would munch on snack cakes and coffee. I snacked after dinner until I went to bed. I knew I was headed toward health problems, but I felt out of control and frustrated. I felt powerless. When I went to family functions I wouldn't get in the pool because I didn't want people to see me wearing a bathing suit. I had high cholesterol and took a medication that didn't really work. It gave me chest pains. I ended up in the hospital with two cardiologists trying to convince me I needed heart surgery. It was stressful, to say the least! I decided I didn't want to put myself in that position again. I tried many methods to lose my weight but only had short-term success. I did the low-carb and low-fat diets. Nothing worked. I would return to my old habits and my weight would come right back.
I learned about Positive Changes in the local newspaper. When I went in for my free evaluation, I was impressed with the center and the professional staff. There was no sales pressure. I was nervous because I didn't know what to expect when I was hypnotized, but my first hypnosis session was wonderful. By the end of that session, I wasn't nervous anymore. Even so, I still didn't expect the results I got. My goal was to lose 30 lbs., but I lost 45. My whole attitude about food changed immediately. Hypnosis helped me eliminate binging on my first day. A week after starting my program, I went out to dinner and ordered a salad and some grilled chicken instead of my usual large meal. I went home with half of it. My family actually asked me if I was okay because my habits changed so much. My reply was that I wasn't doing anything to lose weight. I was eating. I wasn't suffering or depriving myself. In fact, I really enjoy my eating habits now. I don't miss junk food, not even the candy and snack cakes I used to eat. I eat a balanced diet, following what I learned at Positive Changes.
I enjoy my leisure time more. I have no problem wearing my bathing suit and jumping in the pool at picnics and I no longer sit on the sidelines of my life. I've set new goals for myself. I want to start running in long distance races. A year ago I would have laughed if anyone told me I'd be doing that. I'm proud of what I've accomplished thanks to my program at Positive Changes. I feel like I've added years to my life instead of taking them away like I did in the past. I no longer have to worry about yo-yo dieting. That's an empowering feeling. I tried to change on my own for 43 years and didn't succeed. Positive Changes started me in the right direction and gave me the information I need to succeed throughout my life. I absolutely believe my weight loss will be permanent. If you're thinking of coming to Positive Changes, go! You'll have great results. I back up Positive Changes 100%.
* By following our program, our clients lost more than 4 lbs. on average in their first 3 weeks.
Results from a study commissioned by Positive Changes and performed by researchers at The Ohio State University.
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