Jami is back to her high school weight and lost her belly fat with guidance from an online weight loss coach
MOLECULAR & CELL
BIOLOGY, UC BERKELEY
March 21, 2023
Jami dropped from 130 to 114.8 lbs at 5’4” by following my weight loss framework, recipes, and personalized guidance
Jami didn’t want to feel the muffin top, or the “spare tire” that had slowly been creeping up over the past decade. At the age of 55, and at 5'4", 130 pounds, she had wanted to reach the weight of 125, where she felt more comfortable. Her weight wasn’t her biggest concern, however.
Jami can't remember when she weighed this little before!
Her waistline had been expanding - and it kept going up over time. She wanted to reduce her visceral abdominal fat because she knew that it was unhealthy and didn’t support longevity.
She had been wanting to learn to eat right, but couldn’t get herself to do it.
She had significantly improved her eating habits over the years but had not yet figured out how to implement a truly healthy, real food-eating lifestyle that enabled her to be the best version of herself. She didn’t feel confident that she could maintain the high quality of life that she wanted to a ripe old age.
She wanted to finally nail that down. She enjoyed being active but had been working out without seeing results for years, and that was utterly frustrating.
Jami needed guidance - someone who would work past her excuses and lead her to solutions.
She didn’t enjoy thinking about what to eat, let alone having to prepare and cook it. Even though she enjoys food, having to stop to eat felt like a waste of time, and the more thought and effort she had to put into the whole process, the less she liked it.
Jami needed someone to show her how to make the planning easy so she can simply implement it. Also, she was fearful of her perfectionism kicking in and spiraling into analysis/paralysis, ultimately defaulting to whatever is easy (e.g., not having the proper ingredients for an 'ideal' breakfast so defaulting to her beloved bowl of cereal!)
Ready to get rid of her muffin top and “spare tire,” Jami wanted to learn:
- How to trim down her visceral abdominal fat (belly fat that's stored within the abdominal cavity)
- How to eat right so that she wouldn’t be overwhelmed with perfectionism
- How to lose weight with a diverse, well-rounded diet that didn’t make her feel deprived or restricted - and that her husband would enjoy also (so she didn’t have to make two meals)
- How to make vegetables taste good!
What made Jami a unique client was that at 130 pounds and 5’4”, she had a relatively small amount of weight to lose - so details mattered! My job was to make those details tie uniquely into her framework to get her the results she wanted but just couldn’t reach on her own.
"I don’t think I was 115 pounds even when I was in high school!"
JAMI’S BODY TRANSFORMATION RESULTS
In just 8 weeks, Jami shed a total of 9 pounds and 1.75 inches from her waist, and continued to melt her fat away beyond what she thought was possible for her body:
- Eight months from the start of the program, she’s melted away a total of 15.2 pounds and now weighs 114.8!
- Her once troublesome waist and hips shrunk by 3 inches (and she now has a 29" waist!)
- She dropped 2 inches off of her thighs
Though it’s always impressive to see what my clients can lose within the 8-week program, it’s the check-ins that are most gratifying. Eight months after I first met with Jami, she continued to lose, demonstrating that the tools and skills she learned were sustainable, even with a busy schedule.
“I have not been tracking anything but have just been following the framework and guidelines the best I can without stressing over everything too much - this is sustainable for me.”
The program isn’t a diet, it’s a lifestyle!
- Jami doesn’t count calories but spends her time appreciating food and all its nutritional benefits to maintain genuine health.
- She no longer craves unhealthy food and as a result, her once-tight clothes now fit comfortably.
- She can now hold her desired weight and maintain the body she has always dreamed of mindlessly.
Even her husband has reaped the rewards of her journey- enjoying the same delicious foods and feeling better because of it. Now that she can cook for two, meal planning has become more manageable long term.
Jami knew she needed to fix how she eats, and that would work to get her weight off, not exercise.
After spending years trying to lose weight with intense exercise alone, Jami realized that she needed a new approach to see actual results. She noticed that making changes in her diet affected the way she felt and realized it could be a rewarding method for weight loss to explore. Her research lead her to my 8-Week Slim Down Jumpstart Program. With my guidance, Jami learned that permanent weight loss comes from eating the right foods.
Knowing how to eat is the fastest and most sustainable path to weight-loss
At the final check-in, Jami was proud to have achieved her weight goals and joyfully announced that “It’s a lifestyle! - the missing link I have been searching for at this stage of my life!”
HAPPILY EVER AFTER
Like most of my clients, Jami signed up for my 8-Week Slim Down Jumpstart program feeling discouraged that even though she was healthy, but she just couldn’t drop the weight.
Weight was something she never had to monitor before, and her active lifestyle always seemed like enough. Tired of fussing with her diet and unsuccessfully trying things that didn’t work, Jami knew that her weight concerns, like everything else in her life, could become an opportunity.
When Jami described her goals, we worked together to come up with a manageable weight loss plan, incorporated flavorful recipes, gradually introduced exercise, and explored valuable resources that would support her throughout the transition and into the future.
“I am really enjoying the food - it is really good! I would eat cereal every day for breakfast, and now I haven’t had it in a long time and I really don’t miss it because I have plenty of other good things to eat.”
Jami felt so full and satisfied and never restricted, and she could not believe she had found the magic fat-burning formula to eat less calories which helped her burn fat without exercise! She was eating so much more than she felt like she was eating - because her foods were full of fiber, protein, metabolism-boosting spices, and the right types of fat and carbs for accelerated fat-burning!
Jami loves what she is eating, and doesn't feel restricted or deprived
Jami needed an online weight loss coach that she could trust to give her guidance and accountability - and that’s what she got!
I’ve coached over 1,200 professional women just like Jami who lead successful lives but have often sacrificed their own health and happiness due to busy schedules.
My virtual personalized weight loss coaching program is simple and adaptable to any lifestyle and provides the guidance, framework, and accountability that any long-term goal requires.
Every woman who comes to me knows what they want – they just don’t know how to get there! My passion is to take the skills and tools I have gathered and transform your lifestyle in a seemingly effortless way for lasting results.
Through my tested and perfected Fat-Burning Food Framework, I can teach you how to transform your body and boost your metabolism WITHOUT tracking and while eating MORE!
To successfully embark on the weight loss journey, it is important to have the right support system in place- this could make all the difference in your success! As an online coach, I provide consistent and personalized feedback to achieve each client’s specific goals
Ultimately, we can train your body to be the powerful fat-burning machine it naturally is! Don’t let a busy schedule deter you from finally being your best self.
Check out these weight loss success stories from other women who have transformed their bodies through my personal weight loss coaching programs, or book a call with me to take the first steps towards living the rest of your life in the body of your dreams!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Nagina Abdullah is a health coach for middle-aged women and professionals. She coaches women to boost their metabolism naturally, shed pounds and keep them off. Her work with weight loss clients led to the creation of Masala Body, an online weight loss platform that provides an easy and accessible system that helps women sustainably lose weight. She has helped over 1200 women successfully lose from 10-80 lbs and create a sustainable lifestyle change. Nagina earned her degree in Molecular and Cell Biology from UC Berkeley. Read More…