Pounds lost: 35*
In Andrea's family, weight has always been a big issue. When she was growing up, her father was known as Big Papa Bear because he weighed nearly 400 pounds. Although Andrea never considered herself fat, she knew she was carrying extra weight and didn't feel on top of her game. Instead, she felt chubby, thick, and somewhat self conscious. Determined to feel comfortable in her own skin, Andrea (and her dad, Big Papa Bear) followed Joy's program. She strategically planned out her meals, started to cook slimmed-down versions of her favorite foods, and walked as much as possible (she was in dental school and had a hectic schedule). She eventually lost 35 pounds, and went from a size 12/14 to a tiny 2/4!
Today, Andrea is a successful dentist and will seize any opportunity to pass along health advice and slimming recipes to her patients. And by the way, her father has dropped over 200 pounds and has transformed his life as well!
*Weight loss varies by individual. You may not achieve these results.