Julie Nevills

How a little incentive and support from friends influenced Julie Nevills to lose 30 pounds.

A Little Extra Motivation Goes a Long Way

While redoing their life insurance policies, Julie Nevills and her husband were surprised by the results of their physicals.

“My cholesterol was high, and I was overweight, and I was actually considered obese, and when you see that in writing, you kind of think, ‘Oh my gosh, I need to do something,’” she says.

As she submitted her monthly order online, Julie came across an announcement for the Beat the Holiday Bulge Weight Loss Contest and decided to give it a try.

“When I saw it on the computer, I thought, ‘This will give me a little extra motivation to stick with it,’ so I clicked on it, read about it, and said, ‘Why not try it?’”

By starting the contest, Julie discovered that with just a few healthy adjustments to her routine, she was able to see a real difference.

“I cut out the sweets, and the high fat, and I tried to cut out carbs other than fruits and vegetables,” she says. “I didn’t feel hungry because I had my GC Control™ midmorning and midday, and I really think the fiber helped so I didn’t eat as much for supper. All of those things really helped me to stick with it.”

As Julie discovered, eating out can be tricky when you’re trying to lose weight. It was one thing to make healthy choices at the grocery store, but finding healthy options on a menu was a little more difficult.

“I really think I just had my mind set that I was just going to do it, and I also didn’t eat out very much either,” she says.

Julie also found it easier to complete the contest with the support of her family and friends.

“When someone would bring something to share at work and I would maybe have that temptation, a close coworker would say, ‘Oh, don’t do it, it’s not worth it!’” she says.

With a little exercise and healthy eating, Julie started to see some positive changes.

“When I exercise I can do more, I have more stamina,” she says. “I feel a lot better. I’m really glad that I did it, and I think that it will be really easy to stick with and not gain anything back.”

Individual results will vary. When combined with exercise and a healthy diet, Melaleuca’s products may help promote a healthy weight and body composition.