It’s Not About Dieting, It’s About Metabolism – Back 2 Real Food
Wellness and Weight Loss
By Mimi Greenwood Knight
When Dr. Liz Graves counsels with men and women about weight loss, it’s because she’s been there, done that. She learned through her own first-hand experience that no two bodies are the same, so no one diet works for everybody.
Liz’s struggles with her weight began in in college. “I tried every diet and exercise plan that came along,” she said. “But it wasn’t until I started targeting my unique metabolism that I got lasting results.” Liz was pushing herself at the gym, two hours a day, five to six days a week. She was foregoing alcohol and eating a pristine diet. She skipped celebrations, events, and parties for fear of blowing her diet or because she didn’t feel good in clothes or a bathing suit. She tried protein shakes, juice fasting, Adkins, and more. She spent a fortune on personal trainers, body treatments, and detoxes. But nothing ever lasted.
All that changed when Liz started addressing her metabolism. “I have a better metabolism now in my 40s than I did in my 20s,” she said. “I have a healthier relationship with food and eat the things I love that nourish my body and give me energy. The best part is I feel good in my skin.” Liz spends her days now sharing with others the knowledge that changed her own life and celebrating their victories with them.
Patience is a Back 2 Real Food success story. “Patience started with the goal of being a size 12, something she’d never been in her adult life,” Liz said. “After a year and a half, she’s a healthy size 8 and feeling great with more energy and a bolstered self-image.” To date, Patience has lost over 120 pounds, more than 50 inches throughout her body, and eight clothing sizes. And more importantly, she’s kept it off.
Like many of us, Patience felt self-conscious at the gym. She’d try to hide in the corner hoping no one would notice her. She felt socially invisible and hated the physical limitations her weight imposed on her. She tried Keto and counting calories. But it wasn’t until she started her customized plan with Back 2 Real Food designed specifically for her body and metabolism, that she found life-changing success, losing 30 pounds during the Back 2 Real two-month protocol and an additional 90, over the next 16 months.
Leanne lost 31 pounds, going from a size 14-16 to a size 8 during the initial Back 2 Real Food two-month protocol, and then continued to lose. She reports that her skin looks better. She no longer experiences morning swelling and can breathe better at high altitudes. Since starting the program, Leanne has enjoyed three major trips — two internationally — and has been able to keep losing even as she travels and feels better than she has in years.
Debbie was doing CrossFit and diligently eating clean. Yet, she was unable to lose more than 10 pounds, no matter how hard she worked or how much she deprived herself. She’d hit a plateau. She started with Back 2 Real Food Wellness and Weight Loss and in just five weeks, she’d lost an additional 17 pounds, dropping two clothing sizes. Her husband, Mark, was soon able to lose the belly fat around his middle and his doctor reduced his blood-pressure medication. The couple has been maintaining their weight loss for over five years and say they love the lifestyle approach to the process.
“We all begin the year with the best intensions,” Dr. Liz said. “Then we get busy, and next thing we know we’ve fallen back on bad habits. It helps to have an expert watching your back, answering your questions, and helping you stay on track. We specialize in creating customized weight-loss and lifestyle plans to get to the true cause of most weight problems — metabolism.”