Mindy DeForest’s wake-up call about her weight problem was heartbreaking and profound: her sister died of colon cancer. “My sister was overweight, and I knew that being overweight myself put me more at risk for all sorts of health issues,” she says. “I knew something had to change.”
At 208 pounds, Mindy was the heaviest she’d ever been. Even having children hadn’t caused her to gain so much weight, but the stress of caring for and eventually losing her sister, as well as being in an unhappy marriage, had caused her weight to balloon. “I’m a total stress eater,” she says. “I kept turning to food for emotional reasons, and I was really putting on weight.”
Like most people, Mindy had tried dieting in the past. Over the course of ten years she tried Weight Watchers, Body for Life, ephedra... pretty much everything. But unfortunately, nothing was working for her.
Mindy decided to try losing weight one more time, so she began working with a personal trainer. It didn’t take long before her trainer realized that a big part of her weight-gain issues revolved around stress eating, so he recommended she try a product called Relacore®.
“He told me it was a ‘belly fat’ pill that could help me feel less stressed, give me energy, and improve my mood,” Mindy says. She admits she was pessimistic after having tried so many products that hadn’t worked in the past, but says, “My trainer really believed in it, so I agreed to give it a try.”
It didn’t take long before Mindy was convinced of Relacore’s effectiveness. “I really noticed a difference in my mood. I was in the process of getting divorced and was worried I’d suffer from depression, but Relacore made a huge difference for me. I never felt down. I stopped my ‘nervous’ eating. And I could really tell from my mood when I missed a day, so I knew it was doing something for me.”
Before long, the inches started dropping off, and Mindy’s entire life began to change. “My selfesteem went through the roof. I started getting job offers, and I felt like for the fi rst time in years, people were paying attention to me. When I was overweight it was like I just blended into the background, but then I started getting thin and all of a sudden people were noticing me.” But then Mindy hit the dreaded “weight-loss plateau” and almost gave up on ever reaching her goal... until her trainer recommended a second product: Zantrex®-3 High Energy Fat Burner. “He told me it could help me get past my plateau and start losing again,” Mindy says, “and I’d had so much success with Relacore that I didn’t hesitate to try it.”
Mindy added Zantrex to her Relacore/diet and exercise regimen, and it gave her the extra boost she needed to blow through her plateau and start dropping even more weight. “With help from Relacore and Zantrex, I’ve lost 55 pounds, and I’m still going. I haven’t been this thin since my twenties. I just bought a new skirt, and when I was trying it on it felt so amazing to keep telling the store clerk to bring me a smaller size. I ended up buying a size 2. It was awesome. I couldn’t believe it.”
But for Mindy, the greatest accomplishment isn’t being able to fi t into a size 2. “It’s knowing that I really had the power to change my life. When I was overweight, I was miserable. But now everyone around me can see the difference losing weight has made not just in my physical appearance, but in everything. I have energy, I’m positive, I’m outgoing. My whole outlook on life has changed. I’m just so happy.”
*Tiffany Strobel is an author, columnist, and beauty editor of MyFreeDiet.com