Meet Tania, an Enara member who has lost a whopping 37.5% of her weight, and decreased her percent body fat by 24.5% in just over a year!
Before Enara, I tried working with a nutritionist one-on-one, but that didn’t go well for me. I’m a very picky eater and I don’t like certain foods, so having the nutritionist shove a card with healthy meat, tree nuts, oats, etc., in my face asking what I like from the list didn’t go so well. So I quit. I find it very overwhelming having to choose what’s the healthiest brand from all the options out there. It stresses me out and I end up walking away with a not-so-healthy alternative, which is my own “healthy” way of eating because it’s what I know. I thought I could do this on my own, piece of cake, HA! I tried for years with very little success. I cut back on a bunch of stuff, tried eating less. I even rode my bicycle to work and still wasn’t where I wanted to be.
The first time I heard of Enara was from my medical provider, and I must say, I was a bit skeptical about the program, not to mention the cost — yikes. But, at my heaviest of 225 lbs, and after years of insistence from my medical provider, I decided to see what was so special about Enara compared to the rest of the programs out there. I remember asking my doctor questions about the program, for she too was a member of Enara. I remember researching the program, and after months of consideration, I decided it was time to invest in myself. I wanted to make a permanent change — a change that would be for years to come — not one that would last a few months, then have me double my size and feel miserable.
I started my health journey with Enara 1 year and 2 months ago, and it has been the best investment I have made — kudos to me. My weight loss journey has been, to my surprise, consistent while on the Stepwise program. I have lost a total of 82 lbs! And although I’ve indulged in not very healthy foods along the way, I’m learning how to eat in moderation and not be so hard on myself for getting sidetracked. Still, I couldn’t be more ecstatic with the results.
I have learned to eat the right foods, control my portions, and be mindful of what I eat. Within a few weeks with Enara, I noticed an increase in my energy level, that I was moving a lot faster, and wasn’t huffing and puffing when going up a flight of stairs. I hate exercising and Daniela, my exercise coach, is well aware of this. But she doesn’t give up and keeps me motivated. She’s always sending me new workout videos she thinks I might enjoy, and I hate to admit it, but she’s right!
I am so grateful for Enara — for what it has taught and continues to teach me. None of this could have been possible without the support of my weight loss team (Stefania, Dana, Daniela, Dr. Cebik). I could not have done this without them.
Tania has lost 37.5% of her starting weight!
Tania’s Percent Body Fat
PBF (Percent Body Fat) is the percentage of your body that is made up of fat. Everything else is usually referred to as “lean tissue.” This gives a more accurate representation of health, fitness and leanness.
Tania lowered her triglycerides by ~63%
- Fatty foods and carbohydrates that we eat are broken down into globs of fat called triglycerides.
- High levels of triglycerides can increase your risk for heart disease, stroke, and nerve damage.
- Excess glucose in the blood can be used to make triglycerides, which is why people with insulin sensitivity, pre-diabetes, or diabetes often also have elevated triglycerides.
Tania lowered her LDL by ~19%
- LDL is the bad cholesterol.
- It collects in the walls of blood vessels leading to atherosclerosis which put you at greater risk for a heart attack or stroke.
- The goal for people with one other risk factor for heart disease (e.g. increased BMI, high blood pressure, diabetes, family history) is an LDL level under 100.
Tania increased her HDL by ~42%
- HDL is the good cholesterol.
- High HDL levels reduce risk for heart disease by helping to protect arteries from the buildup of plaque that can lead to atherosclerosis.
- HDL less than 40 mg/dL in men and 50 mg/dL in women is considered low.